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By Emmanuel Mwamba

TO stay healthy, to reduce the harm of sugar to my body, I earlier this year took drastic measures.

So I abandoned processed and fast foods, and opted to eat more home cooked meals.

I also abandoned my favourite Coca Cola taken with Ice, and a lot more things.

Since then I’ve tried to eat more vegetables and more fruits- regularly.

But a new problem emerged.

I found out that I was constantly constipated and feeling bloated.

Earlier, this condition was attributed to my relocation to Ethiopia as the City of Addis Ababa sits at a very high altitude and has up-to 30% less oxygen than Lusaka or Johannesburg.

I spoke to various doctor friends(You know I can’t get myself to a clinic or hospital, and I have this phobia against medicines and clinics) and I also tried those various mother-to-son remedies.

But recently, a doctor friend of mine listened to my story and concluded and pin pointed what could be the problem.

The honey in my tea!. I likely take a lot of fake honey.

I take tea very often, very regularly whether the weather is hot or cold, warm or cool, I take my tea…

Honey in my tea, other than my nshima, is likely the biggest staple in my diet.

He warned that fake honey was among the biggest fraud on food on the market.

He said even top hotels have been found to stocking this fake honey.

So don’t believe the label proclaiming pure honey as the content could be fake.

Infact the claim of the labels that this is pure honey is frequently abused!

I’ve since learnt that honey suffers widespread adulteration and traders mix honey with anything from syrup to sugar.

In many cases the honey traders mixed it with sugarcane syrup, or syrups derived from rice, beet and other sugars.

Honey is also adulterated by adding molasses, fructose or glucose syrups.

Imagine taking this syrups as frequently as I take my tea!

So,whoever is coming from Zambia, please you must bring me real and pure honey.

And Kapenta!

 

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Zambia Police Service records 14,569 criminal cases countrywide from July to September, 2021

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THE ZAMBIA Police Service says it recorded 14,569 criminal cases countrywide during the period July to September 2021compared to 14119 cases recorded under the same period in the year 2020.

And the police say a total of 7,633 arrests were made representing an arrest rate of 52.39% as compared to 7829 arrests made in 2020 which represented 55.45%.

Police Spokesperson Rea Hamoonga told #Mwebantu in a statement that the number of cases reported escalated by 450 representing a 3.08% increase.

Mr Hamoonga said Lusaka province recorded the highest number of cases accounting for 26.08% followed by Copperbelt province with 14.89% of the total cases reported country wide.

He said Muchinga province recorded the lowest number of cases at 3.04%.

Mr Hamoonga added that Southern, Eastern and North-Western provinces recorded 11.82%, 10.68% and 9.27% respectively.

“Luapula province recorded 7.47% while Central recorded 6.83%. Northern recorded 5.11%, Western 4.75%,” He said.

“We recorded a reduction in the arrest rate in the third quarter of the year 2021 as compared to the year 2020,”.

He added that the total value of property stolen in the third quarter of 2021 is K87,817,906=00 as compared to K111,617,367=00 stolen under the same period in the year 2020 representing 21.32% reduction.

He further said the total value of property recovered is K14,206,552=00 compared to K11,812,723=00 recovered under the same period in the year 2020 representing 16.85% increase in property recovered.

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My wife has a boyfriend, a Mr. Mubanga, Keith Mukata tells Court

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KEITH Mukata has complained to the Lusaka High Court that his wife and her alleged boyfriend have been calling him a criminal.

He also stated that his wife Maricoh Roisin Hoare Mukata and her boyfriend, a Mr Mubanga, have been inciting his children and workers to turn against him.

Meanwhile, Mukata has submitted that it was impossible for him to harass Maricoh from a house where she does not live in.

Early this month, Maricoh filed for divorce on grounds that her husband denied her conjugal rights for three years.

However, Maricoh explained in her divorce petition that in 2018, she fell pregnant for Mukata after prison authorities gave her chance to have sex with him during a prison visit.

Maricoh stated that their marriage has broken down irretrievably for the reason that Mukata has behaved in such a way that she cannot be reasonably expected to continue living with him as there is no love and affection.

Maricoh has applied for an order of injunction to retrain her husband,

relatives, employees or agents from going near her home or work place until the matter is determined.

But Makata has opposed the protection order which his wife is seeking, saying it was impossible for him to harass her because she does not live in his house.

He complained that it was in fact Maricoh and her boyfriend Mubanga who have been belligerent towards him and have been calling him a criminal even to his children.

He accused Maricoh and her lover of inciting his children, workers and people in general to turn against him.

“I have since reported the petitioner and Mubanga who is her boyfriend to police for criminal defamation,” stated Mukata.

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DEC arrests Lusaka man for fraudulently withdrawing over K 3 million belonging to members of staff from a named Ministry

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A BUSINESSMAN of Lusaka has been arrested for fraudulently withdrawing over K3million belonging to members of staff from a named Ministry.

Shadreck Matabishi, 45 of Plot 55504 in Chalala off Shantumbu Road was arrested for theft and money laundering.

In a media statement issued to Mwebantu, Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) assistant public relations officerJulie Mukumwa, said Mr Matabishi was arrested for theft of K3,533,770.51 from a named Ministry.

She alleged that Mr Matabishi fraudulently withdrew money over the counter on names of other people as beneficiaries and mostly members of staff from the named Ministry without the knowledge of the beneficiaries.

Ms Mukumwa said the suspect has been charged with theft and money laundering.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident a suspect identified as Moses Chali Lukumba, 20 of Chirundu Town has been arrested for engaging in buying and selling of foreign currency without a Bank of Zambia Licence.

She said  Lukumba has also been arrested for being in possession of property namely ZMW1,950 and USD560, suspected to be proceeds of crime and for engaging in money laundering activities by way of engaging directly or indirectly into a business transaction using the proceeds of crime.

“The suspect has be charged for engaging in buying and selling of foreign currency without a Bank of Zambia Licence contrary to Section 6 (2) of the Banking and Finance Services Act No.2017 as read together with the regulation 8 of the Banking and Financial Service regulation 2003 of the Laws of Zambia, possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime contrary to Section 71 of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act 19 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia and money laundering contrary to Section 7 of Act 14 of 2001 as read with Act No.44 of 2010 the Prohibitions and Prevention of Money Laundering Act,” he said.

Ms Mukumwa said the suspects have been released on police bond and will appear in court soon.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

30 Nov 2021, 9:34 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

210,169 Total Cases
3,667 Deaths
206,406 Recovered

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