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62-year-old, Serenje man, defiles, impregnants orphaned granddaughter, police say

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POLICE in Serenje District have arrested a 62 year old man for allegedly defiling his 15 year old granddaughter after which he allegedly facilitated for an unsafe abortion upon discovery that she was pregnant.
Police  spokesperson  Esther Katongo  said in a statement  that the matter was reported on 22nd April, 2021 at 1245 hours by a family member  aged 33 that his niece aged 15 of Zambia compound in Serenje was defiled and impregnated by her grandfather and had her abort the pregnancy.
“This occurred between April 2018 at unknown time and date and March 2021 at unknown time and date at the the suspect home in Zambia compound Serenje,” she said.
Mr Katongo it is alleged  that the victim was being kept by the suspect after her mother died  in 2018.
She said the suspect is alleged to have been taking advantage of her vulnerability when her grandmother went away for business until she got pregnant and aborted at three months.
Mrs Katongo said the suspect is in police custody yet to be charged with appropriate charges.

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11 people among them a Chinese national injured after explosion at Jinfa Steel Company in Chambishi, police say

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ELEVEN people among them a Chinese have sustained injuries during an explosion at Jinfa Steel company in Chambishi.

Copperbelt province commissioner of police, Elias Chushi said in a statement  that the explosion  occurred  on May 13, this year between 07:45 hours and 08:00 hours.

He said 10 are Zambians while one is a Chinese.

He named the victims  as Evans Kalufyanga 46, Maybin Nkandu 29, Gideon Mtonga 32, Timothy Chibwe 40, Mike Shabukome 28 and Aaron Musonda 29.

Others are Kunda Nkandu 24, Angel Mubanga 29,  Christine Simwanza 31, Musonda Everisto 26 and a Chinese National, Luo Yi Ping 55.

Mr Chushi  said  the victims sustained multiple burns during the explosion.

“The cause of the explosion is not yet known but one eyewitness explained that, the workers were loading scrap metals in the furnace, after which there was a loud explosion. Furthermore, it is suspected that, some scrap metals had harmful substances which could have caused the explosion,” he said.

The commissioner  said all the Casualties are admitted to Sinozam Friendly Hospital in Kitwe.

He said of the 11 casualties, six are in a critical condition, whereas are stable.

Mr Chushi further said the company management didn’t report this matter to the authorities.

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Police detain mother over the death of her 8 month old baby

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A 27-YEAR-OLD woman of Lusaka  has been  detained over the death of her eight month old baby who is alleged to have been murdered in unknown circumstances.

According to police deputy spokesperson  Danny Mwale,  Isaac Chimba Mwansa aged 28 reported that his child identified as Lemmy Mwansa died in unknown circumstances.

He said the incident is suspected to have occurred on May 13, 2021 in Kalikiliki Compound.

Mr Mwale said preliminary investigations revealed that the couple did not have any dispute but slept in different rooms.

“The mother identified as Esnart Banda aged 27, in her alleged drunken state, slept in the living room while her husband slept in the bedroom. The house is two roomed,” he said.

Mr Mwale said the baby was discovered dead near to the door away from the mother by the father who woke up to go outside the house around 04:00hours.

He said Police have since detained Esnart Banda while the body of the deceased has been deposited in University Teaching Hospital  Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

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Police detain Chilufya Tayali

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POLICE in Lusaka have arrested Economic and Equity Party President, Chilufya Tayali for the offence of Defamation of the President.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said Mr Tayali’s follows a video which went viral on social media in which he made derogatory remarks against President Edgar Lungu.

“He is detained in police custody for the subject offence,” she said.

And after his arrest,  Mr. Tayali wrote on his Facebook page that police apprehended him because of his ‘few’ criticism against the Head of State.

“Just because of a few criticisms on President Lungu, they have arrested me. I guess they don’t want me on the ballot,” reads his post.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

15 May 2021, 6:28 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

92,409 Total Cases
1,260 Deaths
90,777 Recovered

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