Criminals steal from two schools in Muchinga province, police say
TWO schools in Nakonde and Isoka district respectively have been broken into by criminals who have gone away with various items.
At Chitamba Primary school, the criminals stole items altogether valued at more than K50,000 while at Chilanga Primary School, the criminals have gone away with items worth K26,000.
Muchinga province commanding officer Kaunda Mubanga said with regards to Chitamba Primary School police received a report of Breaking into a building and committing a felony.
He said the theft occurred yesterday between 01:00 hours and 05:00 hours at Chitamba Primary School in Nakonde.
“The report was given by Prisca Muzinza aged 52 a Head Teacher at Chitamba Primary School. She stated that unknown persons broke and entered the Head and Deputy Head Teachers’ offices and stole from therein six Hasse Desktop computers all black in color each valued at K6,000, one tablet Samsung blue in color valued at K15,000, one Welding Machine valued at K3,500, two office chairs black in color valued at K800, one electric kettle silver in colour in color valued at K250, two pairs of office curtains black/white in color valued at K600, thirteen GPE Radios black in color valued at K2,600, two wall Clocks black/white in color valued at K500 and two Adaptors valued at K500 altogether valued K59,450=00, the property of Chitamba Primary School,” he said.
Mr Mubanga said entry was gained through the doors after damaging the locks using an unknown breaking implement.
And in Isoka Police also received a report of Breaking into a Building and Committing a Felony Therein on March 7th at 09:30 hours.
Mr Mubanga said the incident occurred between Monday March 6th at around 17:00hours and Tuesday March 7th at around 04:00hours at Chilanga Primary School.
“Vivian Kapasa aged 44 of Chilanga Primary School a Deputy Headteacher at the said school reported on behalf of the school that unknown person(s) broke and entered the Headteacher’s office and stole from therein one Samsung Galaxy tablet black in colour valued at K10,000 and eight Laptops make unknown black and grey in colour valued at K16,000. altogether valued at K26,000,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 16th March, 2023)
Hippo crushes 71-year-old man’s upper right thigh bone
A 71-year-old man of Kaindu in Central Province area, has had his right femur crushed by a Hippo while fishing in the Kafue River. Sitali Sililo who was trying to catch fish when his boat was flipped over by a hippo which then attacked him and crushed his right upper thigh. Mr. Sililo was fortunately rescued by Mushingashi’s security department who received a distress call that a fisherman had been attacked by a hippo.
The team, through Mr. Sameki who is Mushingashi’s Security Assistant Supervisor, said following the distress call, they urgently coordinated the emergency assistance to rescue Mr Sililo.
“Knowing the injuries described, remoteness of the fishing village and lack of vehicle access to it, I arranged for a security boat to rescue Mr. Sililo and transport him to the nearest vehicle collection point on Mushingashi and to then transfer the patient over to the pre-requested Zambia National Service (ZNS) Kalenda Hill ambulance and medical team which was approximately 60km’s away,” Mr. Sameki said.
Mr Sameki and his security team had used their first aid skills to stop the bleeding, brace the broken leg and calm the panicked Mr. Sililo, before urgently transporting him to meet the ambulance at the rendezvous point.
“The ambulance team were very thankful for the assistance from the scouts. It was a great team effort between the community members who reported the attack and Mushingashi security team as well as the ZNS Kalenda Hill medical team to help Mr. Sililo get the urgent medical attention he needed, to save his life,” Mr. Sameki said.
And Mr Sililo in recounting the ordeal which happened on March 6th (2023) while in hospital at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) said that he had gone fishing in the morning at around 07:00 hours, when the hippo attacked him.
“I was in the water in my canoe and all I remember is that as I was trying to catch fish, I saw myself flying into mid-air and then dropped into the water after having my canoe being overturned by the hippo. It then attacked me and broke the bone in my upper right thigh,” he exclaimed in pain.
Mr Sililo who has since had his broken bone replaced with a metal bar says he is still in excruciating pain and has further called on well-wishers to come to his aid in terms of food support.
“Navutika (I am suffering) because I am in so much pain. All I can say is that I thank God I survived that day. One other thing that I am asking for is for Government or well-wishers to help me with food stuffs. My relatives are unable to meet all my needs and so I ask if I can be assisted in any way,” he said.
Clinical officer drowns on Lake Kariba
A Clinical officer based at Munyama Rural Health Centre in Siavonga District has drowned on Lake Kariba.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said Brocklin Mtonga aged 27 drowned after the dugout canoe he was in capsized near the harbor at Munyama Health Centre.
He said facts are that the victim went to play football at Matente village and on his way back home, he decided to use a waterway and boarded a dugout canoe which was been paddled by Milimo Buleke also of Munyama village.
Mr Mwale said initial investigations indicate that as they were approaching the harbor near Munyama Health Centre, their dugout canoe got filled with water causing it to capsize.
“His colleague managed to swim to safety while the victim went down together with the canoe,” he said.
Mr Mwale said the incident occurred on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 around 18:00 hours on Lake Kariba near Munyama Rural Health Centre in Siavonga District. “The body was retrieved around 22:00 hours. Police have opened an Inquiry File to establish the actual cause of the incident,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th March, 2023)
South African papa ‘heals’ Mwepu
A SOUTH-AFRICAN Pastor John Anosike of Word Faith in Cape Town has declared that 24-year-old Enock Mwepu has been healed of his heart problems.
The pastor said that Mwepu developed his heart condition as a result of consuming a sweet given to him by a friend.
Mwepu made headlines when last year when he was diagnosed with a heart condition which led to him shelving his career as the condition was said to possibly end his life had he continued with football.
Many sent out their words of sympathy to the young star, deciding for him to become a coach for young stars like him .
However, Mwepu in a video that has been trending online has been seen being prayed for by a South African based Pastor who claims that the young stars heart condition has been healed.
Mwepu revealed to the pastor that last year as he was on a plane travelling to attend international games and he was given a sweet by a friend.
He stated that since then, he developed a heart condition leading to him having heart palpitations.
“I just collapsed and they had to resuscitate me to wake up.Since then I came back to the UK and had to put a defibrillator to prevent heart palpitations,” he said.
After the testimony by Mwepu, Pastor Anosike declared that Mwepu was poisoned and further declared him healed.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th March, 2023)