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23-year old allegedly commits suicide after a quarrel with her mother over a K10, police say 



A 23-year-old grade 11 pupil of Mwiinilunga district in North-Western province has allegedly committed suicide after a quarrel with her mother over a K10.

Queen Kavungu is believed to have taken the K10 without her mother’s permission and was then scolded for it.

North-Western Province commanding officer Dennis Moola who confirmed the incident said it occured between, Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th.

He said the incident was reported by the victims uncle, that his niece had committed suicide by hanging herself on a tree using a chitenge wrapper.

“Facts of the matter are that the now deceased on November 18th, around 20:00 hours quarrelled with her Mother Fridah Kavungu aged 44 of the same abode over a K10 which the now deceased got without the permission from her mother who happened to be the owner of the money. It was after the quarrel that the now deceased left the house without informing anyone,” he said.

He explained that the mother to the now deceased and other family members tried to look for her ,but could not find her.

Mr Moola said unfortunately, on November 19th around 14:00 hours, the body of the deceased female Queen Kavungu was discovered by some family members hanging on a tree using a chitenge wrapper material at a nearby bush about 500 meters away from her home.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 20th November, 2023)


Police pick up two security guards following a fire at Kamwala High School in Lusaka 



TWO Kamwala High School security guards have been detained by police to help with investigations following the fire that gutted the head teacher’s office, Library and bus.

The security officers were taken for questioning after fire swept the building which houses the head teacher’s Office and the Library.

Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said according to the guards, the fire was noticed this morning at around 05:00 hours and they did not see any intruders in the school premises.

“We received a report of arson from Mr Chiliba Mamba 56 the Head Teacher of Kamwala High School who reported on behalf of the school that properties for the school whose value is not yet ascertained were today around 05:00 hours set ablaze by unknown persons. The Fire Brigade team was called to the scene and managed to quench the fire. Affected were a Yutong School bus Registration ALM 135 and the Office building which houses the Head Teacher’s Office and the Library,” said Mr Hamoonga.

He said police officers found the  two storey building and school bus extensively damaged by the fire.

Mr Hamoonga said no property was stolen when part of the school was set ablaze.

He said police have continued investing the matter.

(Mwebantu, Saturday, 18th November, 2023)

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Police apprehends suspected mentally retarded man for defiling an imbecile



POLICE in Ndola have apprehended a man suspected to have a mental illness for allegedly defiling a woman who also has a mental condition.

The suspect was caught having sexual intercourse with a suspected the woman near the Kafue River.

Copperbelt Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba said the suspect Dominic Domi aged between 30 and 35 was found having carnal knowledge of the woman with a mental disorder by a motorist.

Mr Mweemba Isaac Kanguya heard a woman shouting for help as he was driving near the Kafue.

He said decided to park his car and as he got close to the river he saw a man having carnal knowledge of the woman.

“We received a report from Isaac Kanguya that a male person was found having carnal knowledge with a woman who is suspected to have a mental disorder and the said man is also suspected to be mentally ill,”said Mr Mweemba.

He said the suspect was later picked and taken to Ndola central police station.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 13th November, 2023)

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Prophet arrested for car theft



A 40-year-old taxi driver of Lusaka has had his car stolen after he fell prey to a prophecy over his life from a 21-year-old fake prophet.

The suspect has also been arrested for stealing two phones from two women he duped by telling that he would pray for them for a breakthrough at the mountain.

Bwalya Chibwe is alleged to have hired Nathan Kembe’s taxi and directed him to take him to Ngombe township in Lusaka area.

While on the way to Ngombe from PHI, the suspect is alleged to have started prophesying over the victim.

When they reached the destination, the suspect is believed to have coerced the victim into going into the house for a short prayer session.

While there, he found two other women the suspect was purporting to pray for.

He then gave him anointed oil and some charms, which later made him lose consciousness and then his car was stolen.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident occurred on November 10th around 15:00 hours between PHI and Ngombe township.

He said on the same day police managed to apprehend the suspect and the stolen items.

“Brief facts are that on the material day, the victim aged 40 of Mtendere township was operating as a taxi driver using a Toyota Vitz registration number BBC6517 when he was hired by a lone dreadlocked young man from PHI to Ng’ombe. On the way, the client started prophesying over the taxi driver. When they reached Ng’ombe, the taxi driver was encouraged to attend a brief prayer session in a house where there were two women,” he said.

He said the victim was taken to a bedroom where he was given water, which the suspect claimed was anointing water and was advised to take a nap.

Mr Hamoonga said afterwards, he was made to wear some suspected charms around his waist and advised to sit comfortably.

“In the process, the taxi driver became intoxicated and became unconscious, and the suspect disappeared with the vehicle. The said motor vehicle is a property of Kaluma Nguni, who is out of the country but was left with Simayela Lupiya, aged 31 of house number 10 Harry Nkumbula road behind PHI mall and is valued at K115,000=00,” he said.

He said police instituted investigations and Simayela Lupiya informed them that the vehicle had a tracker and was in Garden House.

Mr Hamoonga said officers made a follow-up and managed to recover the vehicle and apprehended the suspect with another person in the car.

He added that later it was further discovered that the suspect had stolen two phones an Infinix worth K2,000 from Maureen Tembo aged 50 and a techno phone worth K2,500 from Gladys Chibuye whom he duped that he wanted to take their phones for a breakthrough prayer session at the mountain.

(Mwebantu, Sunday, 12th November, 2023)

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