A COUPLE of Kalumbila district in Northwestern province has been shot resulting in the death of the husband and wounding the wife over allegations of practising witchcraft.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a statement that that the victims who have been identified as Royd Katontoka aged 67 and Mary Katontoka 52 were shot using an unknown type of firearm by two identified assailants whose identities we have withheld.
“Police in North western Province are looking for two identified suspects in connection with murder and attempted murder involving a couple which occurred on 28th May, 2021 around 1830 hours at Kinema Village in Chief Musele of Kalumbila District,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said Mr Katontoka sustained gunshot wounds on the belly and on his back while the wife sustained four deep wounds on her left leg.
She said when police who visited the scene found they found Mr Katontoka in unconscious state while his wife was found with four bullets wounds on her left leg.
“Both victims were rushed to Kankozhi Clinic where Mr Katontoka was pronounced dead and his wife was reffered to Lumwana Hospital. Dockets of Murder and Attempted Murder have been opened. A manhunt has been launched,” Mrs Katongo.
Meanwhile othe Copperbelt, police have arrested a female juvenile adult aged 19 for attempted child destruction.
The incident occurred on 28th May, 2021 around 04:00 hours at Kanyenda area of Mpongwe District.
Mrs Katongo said a report was recieved from a 51 year old member of the community that the juvenile had dumped a baby in a pit latrine after giving birth.
“The suspect is alleged to have delivered the child at her village under a mango tree around 0400 hours and dumped in a pit latrine which was about 5meters deep at a neighbours house located approximately 500 meters from her house. The dumped baby was discovered by the owner of the house, who after going to the pit laterine, heard a baby crying from the latrine hole. The baby girl was retrieved by residents and was rushed to Mpongwe Mission Hospital where it is admitted and it’s condition has been described as stable by health practitioners. Innitial investigations led to the arrest of the suspect who was also taken to a health facility for medical attention and has been admitted under police guard,” she said.
Tasila Lungu drags Chitambala Mwewa of SML TV to court for Cyber bullying and libel
CHAWAMA PF member of parliament Tasila Lungu Mwansa has dragged Chitambala Mwewa of Simon Mwewa Lane TV to court for Cyber bullying and libel.
This follows a complaint filed in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court by Tasila, who is former president Edgar Lungu’s daughter.
Tasila wants Mwewa to be prosecuted for libel and cyber bullying.
In count one, Tasila alleges that Mwewa on September 15, 2021 published on his Facebook page a story entitled, “THE FORMER PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER” in which he stated that: “Tasila Lungu is being investigated for suspicious purchase of a named bank together with all the assets worth 300 million. Everyone from Eagle one to the average councillor was stealing in a BIG way during the Patriotic Front’s iron rule. The sheer number of multiple cases involving government officials in the PF administration might derail Double H7’s goal of placing our country on a better footing. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The Patriotic Front was a criminal organisation and they are in no moral position to provide checks and balances. I propose that the party be deregistered.
In count two, Mwewa is charged with cyber bullying contrary to section 71 of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act No. 2 of 2021 of the Laws of Zambia.
Allegations are that Mwewa on September 15 this year, published defamatory matter on his Facebook page.
She stated that the words were published for purposes of launching an attack on her using the cyber space without any lawful authority or reasonable cause to do so.
Tasila stated that the words are untrue, are defamatory matter and intended to bring her name into hatred, ridicule and contempt, suggesting that she had engaged in illegal activities when the same was not true.
She stated that the words were understood to mean that she is a criminal.
“I verily believe that by reason thereof, an offence has been committed by the accused justifying the institution of proceedings by way of a complaint before this honourable court,” she said.
Tasila added that Mwewa has no justification to utter by word of mouth defamatory matter to the nation and the world at large against her.
According to an warrant of arrest, magistrate Chrispin Hampungani ordered that Mwewa be apprehended and produced in court tomorrow, October 8, 2021.
Meanwhile, Mwewa was today apprehended by chief inspector in charge of court operations George Konde at around 10:00 hours from his premises.
Mwewa will be detained in police custody until tomorrow when he will be presented before magistrate Hampungani.
One dead and 39 sick in wedding food poisoning tragedy, says Sylvia Masebo
ONE person has died and several others rushed to the hospital after drinking Munkoyo at a wedding ceremony in Nampundwe.
Maid, Kambwili appears in court for adduction of two children of Asian origin
A 28-year-old Lusaka maid and a 39-year-old man who abducted two children of Asian origin have pleaded guilty in the Magistrates’ Court.
Hellen Banda is jointly charged with businessman Chilumina Kambwili on two counts of abduction and one count of theft of a motor vehicle.
Banda and Kambwili are alleged to have abducted Sundrshan Patel and Njlakshi Patel, the unmarried girls under the age of 16 out of care and protection of their parent, Kumar D. Patel having lawful care against their will.
The offence was committed on September 13, 2021.
The two accused also stole a motor vehicle, a Toyota Allion registration number BAG 5479, valued at K110,000, the property of Patel.
They appeared before chief resident magistrate Dominic Makalichi and pleaded guilty.
Banda admitted that she took the children who are not her relatives.
She said she used to work at their parent’s house.
Banda had a tough time responding to a question on where she took the children but after being pressed for an answer, she said she took them to Kabanana compound in Lusaka where she stays.
She explained that she was fired from work for being absent and so she decided to take the children to her place.
And Kambwili admitted taking the children from their parents home without authority from the parents
He said the parents were not paying him his salary and so he took the children.
Asked whether he knew that it was an offence, he responded in affirmative.
The matter was adjourned to September 28 for facts and sentencing.
According to a police statement,
the abducted children were found in Lusaka’s Kabanana Compound in a rented house believed to have been occupied on Monday, 13th September, 2021, the day the children were reported missing.
More information will be availed at an appropriate time,” stated police spokesperson Esther Katongo.