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Chipata father and son arrested for suspected murder of a mobile booth operator

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A FATHER and his son of Chipata in Eastern Province have been arrested in connection with the death a mobile money agent.

Emmanuel Nyirenda was found dead in Katete district recently after he went missing on June 10.

The suspects have been identified as Charles Phiri aged 54 and Joseph Phiri aged 27.

Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale says initial investigations have revealed that the victim was murdered and his body dumped near Katete an Airstrip.

“The deceased was reported missing on June 10, 2022 around 14:00 hours and his body was found on June 11, 2022 around 07:00 hours near the Airstrip in Katete District. Initial investigations revealed that the victim was Murdered in Chipata and his body was dumped near Katete Airstrip in Katete District,” he said.

Meanwhile, a 72 year old woman identified as Margaret Kanyemba of Kabyobyo village in Siavonga District has been shot by unknown people at her house.

Police officers who rushed to the scene found the victim lying in the pool of blood in front of her house.

“The shooting incident occurred on June 18, 2022 around 20:00 hours in Siavonga District.

The victim was rushed to Siavonga District Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival,” Mr Mwale said.

He said preliminary investigations indicate that the deceased was sitted on the verandah alone when an unknown person shot her.

Mr Mwale said police have instituted investigations into the matter.

(Mwebantu, Monday, June 20th, 2022)

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Never again should any Zambian be subjected to such a traumatic experience, as NCOCC calls on police to thoroughly investigate the abduction of Pamela Chisumpa and the other young ladies

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THE Non-Governmental Gender Organization’s Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has appealed to the security wings to ensure that they investigate the abduction of Pamela and the 12 other young women and bring to book all those involved.

NGOCC executive director Anne Anamela said the episode has exposed the security situation in the country, adding that Police and other security agencies have the responsibility to secure all Zambians.

“NGOCC is pleased to learn that Pamela Chisumpa and12 others that had been abducted have finally been rescued from the captors who have been holding them hostage. As a women’s movement we would like to commend and thank the alert neighbours who acted swiftly to help the young women escape from the captors,” Ms Anamela said.

She however said the women movement is concerned with the physiological and emotional stress that the young women are going through.

Ms Anamela said the victims must undergo medical examinations which should be a combination of medical, psychosocial support and nutritional care.

“We can only imagine the trauma that these young women suffered at the hands of their abductors as evidenced by reports of mistreatment and starvation they were subjected to. It is clear from the circumstances that the young women suffered various forms of abuse by those criminals that held them hostage. We therefore also demand that the young women undergo thorough medical examinations,” she said.

Ms Anamela said the young women will also require support towards legal representation to ensure that justice is meted on their abductors.

She said NGOCC will actively coordinate a holistic response towards care for the young women to assist their physical, psychological and social recovery from the traumatic experience.

“We call upon the nation to support the healing of the young women. At this point what these young women require is love and emotional support,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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Zambian Businessman based in South Africa stabbed to death by unknown people

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A 34-year-old Zambian Businessman based in South Africa has been stabbed to death in unexplained circumstances in Pretoria.

Goodson Chomba was a businessman who owned, among other businesses, a driving school in South Africa.

Zambia High Commission First Secretary press based in Pretoria Tamara Nyirenda said Mr Chomba, the now deceased is said to have been stabbed several times by unknown people.

She said he was later rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

“Mother to the deceased, Anna Chama, confirmed the matter to the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria and investigations have since been instituted after the matter was reported to Police in Port Elizabeth,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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Alleged abductors of Pamela Chisumpa and 12 others arrested in Kaoma, Western province, police say

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TWO most wanted suspects in the case in which a mobile money booth operator Pamela Chisumpa and 12 others were abducted and being held captive in a house in Lusaka’s Chalala area have been arrested.

The suspects Mathews Sikaonga and James Mulenga both aged 22-years old were apprehended today in the early hours of 02:00 hours in Kaoma of Western Province.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the two were apprehended after a tip off from members of the public.

“Two of the suspects wanted in the case where thirteen ladies were held captive in a house in Chalala of Lusaka have been apprehended today the October 4th, 2022 at 02:36 hours in TBZ of Kaoma after a tip-off from members of the public. The two suspects are Mathews Sikaonga and James Mulenga Bwalya both aged 22 of Chalala area in Lusaka. Police investigations are on-going,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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