POLICE yesterday between 20:00 hours and today September 19 at 00:10 hours apprehended five University Of Zambia students and five persons following the riots that occurred leading into the early hours of today.
The 10 have been identified as Gift Mukadi, a third year student studying bachelor of science in the school of education, Chawezi Muwowo, aged 21, a first year student studying Project Management, Kachisa Kambangu aged 29 a first year student studying Masters in Geology, John Chisela, aged 22 a second year student studying Human Nutrition and Masho Kapembwa Mulenga, a third year law student.
Others are Clinton Njovu aged 25 of house number 22/25 Ngombe compound,Mwansa Mwila, aged 20 of unmarked house number Mtendere East, who is unemployed,Moses Mutale aged 44 of unmarked house number of Kamango area in Kalundu, Michael Phiri aged 27 of unmarked house number in Kalingalinga compound who is unemployed and Derrick Mukelebai, aged 27 of unmarked house number in Garden Chilulu compound a garden boy.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said more than 500 students rioted over the cancellation of the 2023 University of Zambia Students Union elections due to financial challenges.
He said the students blocked Great East road with drums, stones, burnt tyres and started stoning motor vehicles.
“During the riot, five shops were broken into and assorted groceries whose value is yet to be established were looted within the University. One female student identified as F/ Twambo Chinyama aged 22, who is a first year student studying psychology sustained bruises on her right hand and general body pains,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said quick action by Police prevented the situation from escalating.
He however said students then retreated back into Campus.
Mr Hamoonga said officers have since been deployed around the campus and are monitoring the situation.
“Investigations into the matter are still ongoing,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 19th September, 2023)
23-year old allegedly commits suicide after a quarrel with her mother over a K10, police say
A 23-year-old grade 11 pupil of Mwiinilunga district in North-Western province has allegedly committed suicide after a quarrel with her mother over a K10.
Queen Kavungu is believed to have taken the K10 without her mother’s permission and was then scolded for it.
North-Western Province commanding officer Dennis Moola who confirmed the incident said it occured between, Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th.
He said the incident was reported by the victims uncle, that his niece had committed suicide by hanging herself on a tree using a chitenge wrapper.
“Facts of the matter are that the now deceased on November 18th, around 20:00 hours quarrelled with her Mother Fridah Kavungu aged 44 of the same abode over a K10 which the now deceased got without the permission from her mother who happened to be the owner of the money. It was after the quarrel that the now deceased left the house without informing anyone,” he said.
He explained that the mother to the now deceased and other family members tried to look for her ,but could not find her.
Mr Moola said unfortunately, on November 19th around 14:00 hours, the body of the deceased female Queen Kavungu was discovered by some family members hanging on a tree using a chitenge wrapper material at a nearby bush about 500 meters away from her home.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 20th November, 2023)
Police pick up two security guards following a fire at Kamwala High School in Lusaka
TWO Kamwala High School security guards have been detained by police to help with investigations following the fire that gutted the head teacher’s office, Library and bus.
The security officers were taken for questioning after fire swept the building which houses the head teacher’s Office and the Library.
Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said according to the guards, the fire was noticed this morning at around 05:00 hours and they did not see any intruders in the school premises.
“We received a report of arson from Mr Chiliba Mamba 56 the Head Teacher of Kamwala High School who reported on behalf of the school that properties for the school whose value is not yet ascertained were today around 05:00 hours set ablaze by unknown persons. The Fire Brigade team was called to the scene and managed to quench the fire. Affected were a Yutong School bus Registration ALM 135 and the Office building which houses the Head Teacher’s Office and the Library,” said Mr Hamoonga.
He said police officers found the two storey building and school bus extensively damaged by the fire.
Mr Hamoonga said no property was stolen when part of the school was set ablaze.
He said police have continued investing the matter.
(Mwebantu, Saturday, 18th November, 2023)
Police apprehends suspected mentally retarded man for defiling an imbecile
POLICE in Ndola have apprehended a man suspected to have a mental illness for allegedly defiling a woman who also has a mental condition.
The suspect was caught having sexual intercourse with a suspected the woman near the Kafue River.
Copperbelt Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba said the suspect Dominic Domi aged between 30 and 35 was found having carnal knowledge of the woman with a mental disorder by a motorist.
Mr Mweemba Isaac Kanguya heard a woman shouting for help as he was driving near the Kafue.
He said decided to park his car and as he got close to the river he saw a man having carnal knowledge of the woman.
“We received a report from Isaac Kanguya that a male person was found having carnal knowledge with a woman who is suspected to have a mental disorder and the said man is also suspected to be mentally ill,”said Mr Mweemba.
He said the suspect was later picked and taken to Ndola central police station.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 13th November, 2023)