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1-year-old girl dies, after being run over while playing at Church, police say

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A ONE year seven months girl was killed when she was accidentally run over by a driver at Christ Domino Church in Chilenje South in Lusaka, authorities said.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo told Mwebantu that the accident happened on Sunday at Christ Domino Church in Chilenje around 11:00 hours.

“There was a fatal Road Traffic accident which occurred on January 3 this year at around 1100 hours at Christ Domino Church in Chilenje South in which a female juvenile Peace Nalavwe aged one year seven months sustained fatal head injuries. Also involved was female Phaless Chirwa aged 40 years of Lusaka who was driving a Nissan Xtrail registration number BAF 3328,” said Katongo.

She said the driver of the vehicle was driving into the Church premises.

“The accident happened when the driver of the motor vehicle was driving into the church premises and in the process bashed the child who was playing. The body is in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem while the driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving,” said Katongo.

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Female ZAF officer jailed 6 yrs for assaulting niece 

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THE Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has jailed a Zambia Air Force (ZAF) officer six years simple imprisonment for assaulting her 11-year-old niece.
Lusaka magistrate Nthandose Chabala found ZAF officer Mildred Luwaile guilty of assault on a child and convicted her accordingly.
The magistrate said after considering evidence on record,  the prosecution have proved the case against Luwaile beyond reasonable doubt, adding that it was also well corroborated.
Luwaile on March 25, 2019 in Lusaka, assaulted her nice who is under the age of 16 and occasioned her actual bodily harm.
The niece had given a moving account on Oath on how Luwaile had on several occasions beaten her and burnt her body with hot objects.
But when placed on defence, Luwaile denied assaulting the victim, calling her a habitual liar with a tendency to fabricate stories.
She also denied burning the victim, explaining that she burnt herself after dropping a bucket of hot water as she was in the same room with her child.
Magistrate Chabala wondered why only the niece got burnt after the bucket of hot water allegedly fell as claimed by Luwaile when even her child was in the same room.
She said the girl’s evidence before court was corroborated by the medical report which was presented and other evidence from State witnesses such as the police.
Magistrate Chabala said Luwaile’s husband told the court that if the wounds were sustained outside the home, the wife would have told him that the girl was injured from outside the home.
“I find you Mildred Luwaili guilty as charged and convict you as charged,” she said.
Luwaile in her mitigation asked for leniency but magistrate Chabala sentenced her to six years simple imprisonment with effect from today.

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Police arrest 31 people in Chongwe for  attacking officers from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife

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POLICE have arrested 31 people in Chongwe among them a councilor for allegedly attacking officers from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.
The same suspects also alleged destroyed the officers and stole camping tents and stole properties at K34, 185.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said on Tuesday around 12:00 hours, a mob led by area councilor  Vincent Mwachiyeya in Chalenga area in Chief Nkomesha chiefdoms descended on  five officers and destroyed their camp tents valued at K33, 030 and also stole properties worth K34, 185.
“The 31 suspects a month them, the councilor were apprehended and are detailed  in police custody,” She said.
And Katongo said investigations in the matter have continued

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Maid allegedly commits suicide at her employer’s house, police say

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A MAID has allegedly committed suicide at her employers home in Lusaka’s Olympia Township for unknown reasons.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has told Mwebantu in a statement that Anastasia Mulenga 46 was found dead by her employer who went to check on her after noticing that she was not responding to the persistent alarm on her phone at about 05:00 hours.

“Police in Lusaka received a report of suspected suicide in which a living-in maid aged 46 is alleged to have committed suicide from her employers home in Lusaka’s Olympia Township.

The incident is reported to have happened on 21st January, 2021 at around 0520 hours,” Mrs Katongo said.

She said according to the employer’s narration, she did not find Anastasia in the room where she was sleeping and after a search, she found an empty bottle of pesticide namely doom on the floor of the kitchen.

“The pesticide was bought by the employer and was intending to use it on cockroaches and had stored it in the kitchen display.She then went outside and found the maid dead in a swimming pool,” Mrs Katongo said..

She said when police visited the scene, they found the body in the pool without visible injuries and has been taken to UTH mortuary for postmortem to ascertain the cause of death . An inquiry in the matter has been launched.

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