A COMMUNITY head teacher has been arrested for personation, forgery and uttering of false document after he presented himself as a GCE candidate in an attempt to write examinations for another person.
Nathan Sikabole, a registered candidate for the GCE English Examinations was scheduled to sit for the exams, however 34-year-old Christopher Lwele Head teacher at Kwashamukwenu Community School in Matero decided to sit for the exams on behalf of Mr Sikabole.
Mr Lwele is believed to have been paid a K1, 000 by Mr Sikabole, who also forged a National Registration Card for Mr Lwele so that he could sit for his exams.
Mr Sikabole is believed to have managed to forge the documents as he is an employee at the National Registration office in Kabompo district.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident occurred on Tuesday, August 8th at Kaunda Square Secondary school in Munali area of Lusaka.
He said the incident was reported by the Head Teacher at Kaunda Square Secondary School.
“Brief facts of the matter are that on the July 31st, 2023, the Head Teacher received intelligence information regarding a GCE candidate named Nathan Sikabole, who was registered for two subjects: English and Civic Education, that he had hired someone to write the exam on his behalf. The Head Teacher conducted a background check on the registration process and obtained a facial image of the candidate,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said the head teacher put a red alert on the name in preparation for the exam date and informed the Provincial Education Office.
“The person was allowed to enter the exam room and write the exam. However, it was later discovered that this individual was not the same person who originally registered as Nathan Sikabole. Officials from the Provincial Education Office were called in, and they identified the male person as Christopher Lwele, aged 34, the Head Teacher at Kwashamukwenu Community Primary School in Matero,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said a case docket has been opened, and Mr Lwele has been arrested and detained at Chelston Police Station.
He added that Preliminary investigations have revealed that Mr Lwele was paid K1,000 to write the examination on behalf of Mr Sikabole, who is an employee at the National Registration Office in Kabompo District.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 9th August, 2023)
Edith Nawakwi in court for abduction and threatening to kill Hatembos
FORUM For Democracy and Development (FDD) Edith Nawakwi has been taken to court to explain why she allegedly abducted and threatened to kill two farmers, Pheluna and Milton Hatembo.
Ms Nawakwi, 63, has been charged with four counts of a kidnapping or abduction with intent to confine person and threating violence.
Allegations are that between August 31, 2021 and September 1, 2022, the accused, while acting with others unknown, with intent to cause injury or alarm threatened to kill Pheluna.
Ms Nawakwi did so when she allegedly told Pheluna that “I will kill you by chopping your head if you tell anyone whatever I discuss”.
In the second count, it is alleged that between the same dates, the former Minister of Finance, while acting with others unknown and with intent to cause injury or alarm threatened to kill Milton.
She did so when she allegedly told Hatembo “I will kill you by chopping your head if you tell anyone whatever I discuss”.
In the third count, allegations ate that between the same dates, Nawakwi, jointly and while acting with unknown others, abducted Pheluna from Choma to Lusaka.
She allegedly abducted the victim with intent to cause the woman to be secretly and wrongly confined against her wishes.
In the last count, allegations are that between the same dates, Nawakwi, jointly and while acting with unknown others, abducted Milton from Choma to Lusaka with intent to cause her to be secretly and wrongly confined against his wishes.
When the case came up yesterday, Lusaka chief resident magistrate Davies Chibwili allocated the case to magistrate Amy Masoja.
Ms Nawakwi is yet to take plea in the case which was widely publicized prior to the August 12, 2021 general elections.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 21st November, 2023)
PF infighting continues as Mile Sampa’s election challenged in court
PATRIOTIC FRONT (PF) Mporokoso Member Parliament of Brian Mundubile has petitioned the Lusaka High Court to declare null and void the extraordinary convention which elected Miles Sampa as party president.
Mr Mundubile seeks a declaration that Mr Sampa was expelled from the PF and is not a member of the party.
He also wants a declaration that Mr Sampa’s move to appoint Morgan Ng’ona as PF secretary general is null and void because the correct office bearer is Raphael Nakacinda.
The politician also wants the court to declare that Mr N’gona is not the PF secretary general.
Mr Mundubile also wants a declaration that the changes made to the office bearers of PF at Registrar of Societies, by the Miles Sampa-led PF, are null and void.
He also seeks a restraining order stopping Mr Sampa and Mr Ng’ona and their agents from issuing any statements on behalf of PF.
In this lawsuit, Mr Mundubile has cited Mr Nakacinda, Mr Sampa, Mr Ng’ona and the The Registrar of Societies as defendants.
He submits that Article 52(2) of the PF constitution provided that a candidate interested in contesting as party president must indicate his interest to the SG of the party.
Mr Mundubile says upto 600 delegates from each province are to be selected in accordance with rules made by the central committee as provided for by Regulation 69(b) of the PF constitution.
“That the PF constitution requires that for a general conference to be held. The central committee must summon such a meeting as required by article 58(k) of the PF constitution,” he submits.
On October 24, Mr Sampa was elected PF president at an extra -ordinary general conference held at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre.
Mr Sampa, who is Matero Member of Parliament, was elected after polling over 2,000 votes beating six other candidates.
But the PF deemed the extra-ordinary convention illegal.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 2nd November, 2023)
Unka-Go’s General manager shares remarks at Lusaka Tigers FC MoU Sponsorship Handover
As the cool breeze of Lusaka’s evening air filled the atmosphere, a historical moment unfolded at the grounds of the Lusaka Tigers Football Club. Under the watchful eyes of the club’s Chairman Mr. Edwin Mulenga, the Vice Chairman Mr. Mumbo Lombe, Treasurer Mr. Steven Chishimba, distinguished guests, and members of the media, Ms. Angela Chipalo, the esteemed General Manager of Unka-Go, took to the podium.
Her speech was not just words; it was a testament to Unka-Go’s unfettered commitment to not just business growth, but societal upliftment, a pledge to weave the fabric of community development through sports.
“For us at Unka-Go, mobility is not just about moving from point A to B, but about moving dreams, aspirations, and communities towards growth and progress,” Ms. Chipalo stated. A renowned mobility company under the Probase Group, Unka-Go has reimagined taxi hailing and motorbike delivery services, bringing an integration of efficiency, safety, and innovation.
A gleam of pride was evident in Ms. Chipalo’s eyes as she reminisced on the brand’s journey, including the successful partnership as the official mobility ally for the Stanbic Music Festival. Yet, this evening was about a new chapter, a chapter scripted in the lanes of Matero, home to the Lusaka Tigers Football Club.
“We are not just sponsors; we are partners, allies, and supporters,” asserted Ms. Chipalo. This one-year sponsorship, with prospects of renewal, is a pledge to breathe life into the club’s aspirations, nurture young talents, and make football not just a sport, but a catalyst for community transformation.
As Ms. Chipalo handed over a cheque of K200,000 to the club, it symbolized more than financial support; it was a gesture of faith in the club’s potential, and an investment in the dreams of many young footballers in Matero and beyond.
“In every strike of the ball, every goal scored, and every triumphant cheer, we see the echo of Unka-Go’s ethos – moving beyond boundaries, breaking barriers, and creating paths where none existed,” she remarked.
Football is more than a game. For the Lusaka Tigers and the community of Matero, it’s a source of hope, unity, and a platform where dreams take flight. Unka-Go’s sponsorship is not just about nurturing football talents but is a pledge to be a wind beneath the wings of the community’s aspirations.
As the event concluded, the stars twinkling in the night seemed to dance in harmony to the new melody scripted in the partnership of Unka-Go and Lusaka Tigers. A melody of hope, progress, and an unyielding drive for excellence. This is more than a sponsorship; it’s a journey where every stride, every victory, and every challenge will be a shared experience.
In the heart of Matero, as the cool night whispered the tales of a new beginning, Unka-Go and Lusaka Tigers stood not just as partners but as a symbol of a community’s unyielding spirit and undaunted dreams. Today, Lusaka didn’t just witness a sponsorship announcement but the dawn of a new era in Zambian football.
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