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Mporokoso District Education Board Secretary commits suicide after testing positive for Covid-19, police say

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MPOROKOSO District Education Board Secretary Joseph Kamalondo has committed suicide after testing positive for Covid-19.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed in a statement to Mwebantu. Mrs Katongo said Kamalondo 56 of UN village Compound tested positive on January 29, 2021 and around 13:00 hours committed suicide. She said Kamalondo was found hanging to a window burglar bar by a nursing staff on Monday.

“He was found hanging to window burglar bars by a nursing staff on 1st February, 2021 at around 21hours in the bathroom of the COVID-19 isolation house using oxygen nasal prongs,” Mrs Katongo said.

She said the body has been taken to Mporokoso District Hospital mortuary while, an Inquiry has been instituted in the matter.

Meanwhile police in Muchinga is investigating a case of arson in which a pastor’s vehicle was set ablaze by unknown people.

“Lawrence Mutale 57, a Pastor of True Faith Bible Ministry in Kamwanya Compound in Mpika reported that his motor vehicle ISUZU KB 220LE twin cab Van, Registration Number ABA 6665, White in colour was set ablaze by unknown person. The value of property burnt is K61,000.00,” she said.

Mrs Katongo said pastor Mutale reported that on January 31, around 17:00 hours, he parked the motor vehicle at his home, well secured. She said the complainant told police that the following day on February 1, between 03:00 hours and 04:00 hours, he heard strange noise outside where he had parked the vehicle and upon checking through the bedroom window, he saw the fire inside the vehicle from the driver’s seat and the rear right passenger’s door was wide open.

“He quickly notified the District Fire Brigade who managed to put out the fire after members of the public and neighbours attempted to help put it off with sand. The burnt motor vehicle was bought for him by his Church,” she said. Mrs Katongo said investigations have been instituted in the matter.

And Mrs Katongo said police are investigating a matter where two men of the same family were burnt to death by a mob in Mpulungu. She said the two men where suspected to be wizards.

“Peter Sichilima 35 of Sebente village, Chief Chinakila reported that his elder brother Anord Sichilima 49 of Mutono village and Demus Simpemba 57 of the same village were allegedly burnt to death using petrol by a mob.

This occurred on 31st January, 2021 between 22-00 hours and 23-50 hours at Mutuno village at Namukonda stream in Mpulungu.

It was reported that the two named deceased persons were being suspected to be wizards on allegations that they bewitched Justice Musukuma who died a month ago at the same village,” she said.

Mrs Katongo said the deceased persons were dragged from the home of headman Living Simpemba where they had gone to seek refuge due to the wrangles and taken to the above mentioned stream and set them on fire using petrol.

“Investigations are still underway and we appeal to members of the public in the area to help police with information that may lead to the apprehension of the suspect. We wish to remind members of the public to desist from taking the law into their own hands because doing so is criminal hence risk being prosecuted. We further wish to state that all those that took part in the murder of the victims will be arrested and charged with murder in accordance with the law,” Mrs Katongo said.

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58 people escape death after bus catches fire, RTSA says

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FIFTY-EIGHTY  people have  escaped death after a bus they were in caught fire near Moyo farms in Kabwe along the Great North Road.
Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) head of public relations Frederick Mubanga said according to preliminary investigations conducted, the accident that happened at 07:29 hours involving a Zhong Tong Bus registration number BCC9815ZM belonging to Talwaka Lumo Transport Limited  driven by, Mukuka Chali, happened after a tyre burst and in the process caught fire.
“There were 58 passengers on board and all of them escaped unhurt and their lugguage secured,” he said.

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MultiChoice Zambia set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March

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MultiChoice Zambia is set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March till Friday, 26 March 2021 on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) at 23:00 CAT.

BBNaija lovers will have another opportunity to relive some of the best moments of the BBNaija Lockdown edition, six months after the epic grand finale which saw Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe emerge winner. The highlights episodes will also get fans primed and excited for the upcoming Reunion show of the season.

BBNaija continues to be a TV phenomenon in Nigeria and across Africa. The Lockdown edition set the record for the number of votes cast with 900 million votes recorded during the show and over 60 billion impressions on digital. The edition also broke the Showmax live-streaming record, becoming the most-watched live entertainment content ever on the streaming service.

Fans of the reality TV show will enjoy up to 40 episodes, containing their favourite and most memorable moments from the Lockdown edition. BBNaija Lockdown Highlights will air on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) from 23:00 CAT till 00:00 CAT daily, available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and GOtv Max and Plus.

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Unknown criminals in Lusaka steal 48 goats, police say

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UNKNOWN criminals in Lusaka West have stolen 48 goats valued at over K23,000 from a kraal.

The criminals are also alleged to have slaughtered three other goats and left the carcass on the scene within the kraal.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has since appealed to members of the public who could have information that may lead to the apprehension of the suspects to report to any nearest police.

“Police are investigating a matter of stock theft in which unknown criminals stole 48 goats valued at over K23, 000, property of female adult Allen Mwamba aged 36 of Lusaka West,” she said.

Meanwhile, Police in Kaputa of Northern Province are investigating a matter in which unknown people swindled a woman identified as Scholar Kasikuti aged 23 out of K1, 895 through mobile money.

She said the victim was deceived by unknown person pretending to be an employees of MTN that she was a lucky winner of a sum of K2,000 in an MTN competition and asked her to give them her personal details.

“Members of the public are therefore advised to be security conscious and avoid giving personal or bank details to unknown people running unverified promotions,” Mrs Katongo said.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

03 Mar 2021, 2:22 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

80,090 Total Cases
1,108 Deaths
76,299 Recovered

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