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Zambian truck driver shot in South Africa

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A 37-YEAR-OLD Zambian truck driver has sustained life threatening wounds after being shot at by unidentified people at Beit bridge border in South Africa following a botched attempt to rob him of his money and other valuable accessories.

The driver, identified as Stephen Nansowa, was attacked and shot at by suspected criminals while in his truck waiting to be cleared by customs at the border.

According to information made available to the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, Mr Nansowa sustained head injuries and was rushed to a hospital within Limpopo Province where he is receiving medical attention.

The matter was reported to local Police who have since instituted investigations.

And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti, who expressed sadness over the incident.

He has urged the South African Police to expedite investigations into the matter in order to bring the people involved to book.

Major General Miti said the attack was sad and wished Mr Nansowa a quick recovery.

This is according to a media statement made available by first secretary for press and public relations at Zambia’s High Commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.

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Woman killed at an over night prayer meeting in Lusaka, police say

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A 45-YEAR OLD woman has been brutally murdered while another left unconscious in a church building by unknown criminals who also stole equipment worth K36,000.
The incident happened on April 15, between 02:30 and 05:00 hours at Omega Fire Ministries located in Chalala area in Lusaka.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale told Mwebantu in a statement police visited the scene and found two women lying in a pool of blood.
“Police in Lusaka received a report from Thokozile Tembo aged 29 of Chalala area in Lusaka in which it was reported that two Church members of Omega Fire Ministries identified as Rebecca Chongo aged 45 residents of Chalala area and Jane Soko aged 35 of Chelstone were attacked by unknown people inside the church building,” Mr Mwale.
He said Ms Chongo was found dead with a stab wound on her left cheek while Ms Soko was found unconscious with cuts on her head and neck.
Mr Mwale said sharp instruments are believed to have been used in the act.
He said preliminary investigations revealed that there was an all-night prayer meeting at a named church which ended on April 15, 2021 around 02:30 hours and the two victims opted to stay in the church building as they did not have means to go to their respective homes in the night.
Mr Mwale said three black LG plasma television sets and one Yamaha mixer all valued at K36, 000 are reported to have been stolen from the church building.
“The body of the deceased was deposited in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem while the unconscious woman is receiving treatment at Chilenje Level One hospital. Police have since instituted Investigations into the matter,” Mr Mwale said.

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Police arrest Correctional officer of Mansa for attempted murder

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A 31-YEAR-OLD Correctional officer of Mansa has been arrested for attempted murder.

On April 9, 2021 at 19:30 hours, Frederick Chishimba shot at Pathias Bwale aged 19 whom he suspected of being a thief.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale confirmed the incident in a statement issued yesterday.

He said the incident occurred at Regional Correctional offices in Mansa, Luapula Province.

Mr Mwale said the victim sustained a bullet wound on his left foot.

“The suspect is in police custody awaiting court appearance,” Mr Mwale said.

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Police charge and arrest Malambo, Sejani, Simooloka and Lilanda with the offence of abduction

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POLICE in Lusaka have formally charged and arrested Fines Malambo, Ackson Sejani, Javern Simooloka and Vincent Lilanda with the offence of Abduction.

Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said the four are still detained in police custody awaiting court appearance.

Last week, police disclosed that they were investigating and looking for Pheluna Hatembo and Milton Hatembo who are alleged to have been abducted.

The two are witnesses in the case United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema is alleged to have fraudulently acquired farm number 1924 in Kalomo.

Mr Mwale further said claims in some sections of the media that the two are being held for their own safety are not true as police is keenly following leads which will assist in the arrest of the duo.

“The assertion that Police knows the whereabouts of Pheluna and Milton Hatembo is not true and should be treated with utmost disregard,” Mr Mwale said.

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