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28 people killed in New Year road traffic accidents, police say

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A total number of 225 road traffic accidents were recorded during the new year holiday with 22 being fatal road traffic accidents in which 28 persons were killed.
And over K500,000 raised in admission of guilt fines during the same period.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo disclosed in a media statement that 27 were serious road traffic accidents in which 31 persons were seriously injured, 54 were slight road traffic accidents in which 61 persons were slightly injured and 122 were damage only road traffic accidents.
Mrs Katongo said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents with 105, followed by Copperbelt Province with 31, Central province with 22, Southern and Eastern provinces with 14 each.
“Luapula recorded 11, North Western and Western provinces recorded eight road traffic accidents each. Muchinga and Northern Provinces recorded the least with six and four respectively,” she said.

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Police arrest a 70-year-old man for sexually abusing his 16-year-old granddaughter

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POLICE on the Copperbelt province have received a report of Incest which a 70-year-old man of Ndola has been sexually abusing his 16-year-old granddaughter.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the victim is alleged to have been abused between January 2015 and January 10 this year.

She said police have since instituted investigations into the matter.

“Police received victim which a female adult of Pamodzi VLC reported that her cousin aged 16 years had been abused sexually on several occasions by her biological grandfather aged 70 years, the recent one being on 10th January, 2021,” she said.

Meanwhile, police in Kitwe have arrested a woman identified as Dorothy Sakala for allegedly assaulting her ex-husband Blessings Kasongo 32 of Chimwemwe Township by pouring hot water on him.

Mrs Katongo said the incident happened when the victim went to his ex-wife’s house to warn her to stop going to his house.

“This infuriated the suspect who poured hot water on him. He sustained burns on the left side of the face, left shoulder, and on the back. He is currently admitted to Kitwe Teaching Hospital,” she said.

Mrs Katongo said Ms Sakala is currently in police custody.

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Court hears how a Bishop slept with a married woman in his church

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A CLERY man of Ndola has been sued for committing adultery with a married woman belonging to his church.
Beacon of Hope Tabernacle Church Bishop Donald Chirambo has been sued in the Ndola High Court as second respondent in a divorce petition filed by Christopher Mulenga, a businessman.
Mr Mulenga wants his marriage to be dissolved stating that his wife Susan Mulenga and Bishop Chirambo have been involved in an adulterous relationship.
Mr Mulenga claims that his domestic worker informed that on several occasions, he saw his wife and Bishop Chirambo in compromising and romantic positions such as kissing.
Mr Mulenga  said when he checked his wife’s phone amid protests, he came across unsavory details about their affair and also pornographic materials which she shared with the Bishop.
“At one time during the sexual intercourse, the petitioner was able to sense that the respondent had just had sexual intercourse with someone,” reads the petition.
Mr Mulenga further state that when he confronted Bishop Chirambo about the affair with his wife, he denied the claims but only admitted to having been found in a compromising position with his wife.
He further claim that  he found a dairy in which his wife was keeping and making entries of the illicit affair.
Mr Mulenga also stated  that his wife has a tendency of using traditional herbs and other substance on him, adding that on one occasion he found her with strange substances while family members and domestic workers have found her smoking strange substances around their home.
He has since asked the court dissolve the marriage as the wife’s behavior has taken a toll on his physical and mental well-being thereby causing him to suffer poor health.

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We have been investigating Honeybee Pharmacy corruption allegations since last year, ACC says

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THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)  says it has been investigating Honeybee Pharmacy corruption allegations since August last year.

ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono has confirmed in a media statement that following revelations of suspected corruption in the manner Honeybee Pharmacy was awarded a contract by the Ministry of Health to supply Medical Kits, the Commission has been investigating the above allegations since August 2020.
He said the investigations were instituted arising from information received from a named stakeholder.
Mr Moono said a number of witnesses and suspects have been interviewed and investigations have since reached an advanced stage.
He said the Commission anticipates that the investigations will be concluded soon.
“Several individuals and entities have in the past few days called upon the Commission to pursue this matter. The Commission wishes to assure the public that it will not relent to bring to book any persons or entities that will be found involved in the corrupt activities,” Mr Moono said.

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15 Jan 2021, 2:30 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

34,278 Total Cases
527 Deaths
24,105 Recovered

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