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Bus accident in Luapula Province claims six lives and leaves many others injured, police say



SIX people have died while others have sustained injuries after a bus belonging to VIDA Logistics Transport of Ndola collided head on with a motorcycle.
Both RTSA Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga and Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo have confirmed the development in a statement.
The accident happened today around 07:00 hours on the Mwense- Mansa road in Luapula Province involving a Zhong Tong bus registration number AIB 3978 property of VIDA Logistics Transport of Ndola which was being driven by Kendrick Simusokwe of Kitwe.
Katongo said the accident happened when the driver of the bus was avoiding a pot hole  and went to the right side where he collided with the rider identified as Kalemfu Winston aged 22 years who was coming from the opposite direction.
She said due to the impact, the rider died on the spot together with  05 other passengers  who were trapped.
And Katongo said the number of the injured passengers has not yet been established and are admitted to both Mansa and Mwense Hospitals .


Wife to late Jerabo Chile one appears in court



WIFE to late prominent Kitwe businessman Richard Mbulu who was shot dead after a marital dispute has today appeared in the Kitwe Magistrate’s Court.

Annie Monta appeared for mention before before Chief resident magistrate Chongo Musonda.

When Magistrate Chongo explained the charge, Monta said said she understood it.

The Magistrate adjourned the matter to a later date for another mention to await instructions from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Monta could not take plea as the matter can only be heard by the High Court.

Meanwhile,  scores of residents were seen at the court premises to catch a glimpse of Monta, who was taken to court in a private motor vehicle.

In this matter, it is alleged that on Apri 30, Monta allegedly murdered her husband who was popularly known as Chile one at their home in Riverside following a marital dispute.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, May, 24th, 2022)

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Court finds a juvenile with a case to answer in matter he is accused of defiling a five year old girl



A FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD boy of Ndola has been placed  on his defence in a case he is accused of defiling a five-year-old girl on different occasions.

In the case, the juvenile who is a grade seven pupil is facing one count of defilement of a girl under the age of sixteen.

It is alleged that on January 31, this year the juvenile defiled the five-year-old girl.

When the case came up before Ndola chief resident magistrate David Chibwili, a police officer, constable Febby Mazuba 43, from Masala police station ‘victim support unit’ told court that on the material day she received a docket of defilement where a 14-year-old boy allegedly defiled a five-year-old girl.

Ms Mazuba said that the victim sustained painful private parts.

She said after being taken to the hospital, it was confirmed that the child was defiled.

“We also went to the scene where the girl showed me the place at her home where she was allegedly defiled from,” She said.

Ms Mazuba said after investigations, the juvenile denied to have defiled the girl.

And after finding him with a case to answer, Magistrate Chibwili advised his parents to find lawyers to represent the child as the case is very serious.

“The offence is a very serious offence whether at his age or adult the minimum imprisonment of this offence is 15 years so you should make sure to find a lawyer,” Magistrate Chibwili said.

Magistrate Chibwili adjourned the case with the hope that the juvenile will find a lawyer.

“I have therefore adjourned this case to June 7 this year for defence and I have extended your bail,” Magistrate Chibwili said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, May, 24th, 2022)

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Kitwe man to serve two years for stealing baby shoes, two phone chargers and one cell phone valued all together K1,450



A 24-YEAR-OLD Man of Mulenga Township in Kitwe on the Copperbelt Province has been sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour by the Kitwe Magistrates Court for stealing baby shoes .

Abel Kaunda was charged with two criminal counts contrary to the laws of Zambia.

In count one , Kaunda was charged with burglary and theft contrary to section 272 and 301 (a) of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia

Particulars of the offences are that on February 18, this year,  Kaunda broke into the dwelling place of a Maybin Mulenga and stole one pair of baby shoes , two phone chargers and one cell phone valued all together K1,450.

And in count two, Kaunda was charged with the offence of criminal trespass contrary to section 301 (a)of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

Particulars are that Kaunda on February 19, Kaunda unlawfully entered the premises of Kalonde Conelious with intent to commite an offence.

When the matter came up for judgement before Magistrate Malota Phiri, Kaunda was found guilty.

Magistrate Phiri said when Kaunda was interogated over the said iterms he alledged that they were for his wife.

Magistrate Phiri further said when Kaunda was searched he was found with a phone,which was used to call a number that was saved with a title “My wife”,but when the number was called,the person denied having been married to him and alladged that he was a thief that had broken into a house and stole the said  items.

And in mittiagtion, Kaunda begged the court to exercise leniency because he is a family man.

Kaunda said he left home a three month old baby and that he was worried about his family

But magistrate Phiri said the court was concerned with such an acts which have become popular in the district.

“You entered the bedroom of where these people where sleeping and stole these iterms,you need to respect people’s privacy because if you can enter a bedroom whilst people are asleep,it means you can do anything to them,” he said.

Magistrate Phiri said sentences was Kaunda to five hard imprisonment with labour in count one and was one year imprisonment with hardlabour in count two.

He said the sentences are to run concurrently.

(Mwebantu, Sunday, May, 22nd, 2022)

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26 May 2022, 12:45 PM (GMT)

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