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One person dies in a bus accident on the Kitwe-Chingola road, police say

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ONE person has died while 20 others sustained injuries in an accident that happened on the Kitwe-Chingola road.
Copperbelt province commissioner of police Elias Chushi has confirmed the accident in a statement to Mwebantu.
Mr Chushi said Involved was Zhong Tong bus  registration number AOB 3101 which was extensively damaged and was being driven by Geoffrey Mpana  39 of 84 Kapiri Fairview who sustained general body pains was treated and discharged.
He identified the deceased passenger as Brian Muhana aged between 40 and 45 of unknown abode, Ndeke Township, Kitwe, who sustained multiple injuries and died  upon arrival at Kitwe Teaching Hospital.
Mr Chushi said two other passengers identified Mwenya Michael 51 of 23 Luella Kalulushi and  Austin Katwamba 51 of Kitwe sustained serious injuries and are admitted to Sinozam Hospital.
He said the other 18 passengers sustained slight injuries and were treated and discharged at Sinozam Hospital.
“Also involved was a Mitsubishi Canter Registration Number ALE 9368 which has scratches on  both sides , depressed driver’s door, and it was being driven by James Kunda  35 of Chipata Compound Kitwe who sustained no injuries,” Mr Chushi said.
He said police are still investigating how the accident happened.

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Mabumba was not arrested because he neither recorded himself nor circulated the video, police say

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POLICE have clarified that the pornographic video which emerged last year showing former minister of education David Mabumba was done without his knowledge.
Reacting to concerns by journalists on why police arrested a couple of Lusaka leaving other notable figure such as Mr Mabumba and others, Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said investigations revealed that it was not Mr Mabumba who recorded it.
She said the video was done without Mr Mabumba knowing and was later circulated after a failed attempt to extort money from him.
“I think I gave a clear explanation about Mr Mabumba’s issue , unless it was difficult to understand. Go and read the law.The first question is, who produced Mr Mabumba’s video? When it was recorded, was he aware, second question is, who circulated it? Police investigations revealed that it was not honourable Mabumba who recorded it. It was done without him knowing and was later circulated after a failed attempt to extort money from him.
She however said police are still looking for a person who produced and circulated the video.
“I won’t give any further explanation because if you do not understand what the law says and if you have already taken a stance, you may not understand. So in short in honourable Mabumba’s case, we are looking for a person who produced and circulated. How does this become selective application of the law,” she questioned.

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Police arrest couple over their pornographic video on social media with gospel music playing in the background

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POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a couple for allegedly circulating their pornographic video on social media with gospel music playing in the background.

In a media statement issued, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said police through the Cyber Crime Unit commenced investigations into a case of obscene material which was circulating on various social media platforms with gospel music playing in the background. She said investigations into the matter led to the arrest of John Chewe aged 31, a pharmacist and Angela Kapumba aged 24, a dental assistant both working at a private Hospital in Lusaka.

Mrs Katongo said the duo had initially reported to Luckson Mapushi Police Post from where they obtained a Police report that on February 19,between 02:00 hours and 05:00 hours, unknown people had broken into their motor vehicle and stole a phone which was containing the said video and later circulated on various social media platforms without their knowledge.

She however said investigations revealed that there was no such incidence involving the theft of the mobile phone in question and that the report given to police was aimed distancing themselves from what was circulating on social media.

“Chewe and Kapumba have been warn and cautioned for the offences of Prohibition of Pornography Contrary to section 102(a)(b) of the Electronic and Communications Transaction Act number 21 of 2009,Making a False Document contrary to section 344 , CAP 87, Uttering a false document contrary to section 352 of Cap 87 and Giving false information to a public officer contrary to section 125, CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia,” she said.

Mrs Katongo said the couple detained in police custody yet to be charged and will appear in court soon.

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Be wary of fraudsaters, in our recruitment process, police warn

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 POLICE have cautioned members of the public wishing to apply to join the police service to be weary of fraudsters who may create fake Facebook accounts using particulars and pictures of police officers with the motive of defrauding them.
In a media statement, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the police have not engaged any company or persons outside the institution to receive application letters on its behalf except for Commissioners of Police who are based at respective Police Provincial  Headquarters.
She police have already put in place modalities on how to receive application letters from applicants.
“All application letters should be taken to Police Provincial Headquarters,” she said
Mrs Katongo further said applicants are not expected to pay any money for them to submit application letters or secure employment as the whole process is done at no fee.
“We therefore, call upon members of the public to report all those that would be found soliciting for money from applicants on pretext that they would facilitate the securing of employment,” she said.

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