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Mazabuka woman stabs husband with a knife after he refused reconciliation following a 9-year separation, police say



A 28-year-old woman of Mazabuka in Southern Province has been arrested for stabbing her 47-year-old husband after he refused to reconcile with her following separation.

It is believed that Yvonne Ng’andu had gone to visit her husband Wamundila Muhau with a view to reconcile after going on separation, but he was reluctant due to the abuse he was facing.

When he was reluctant she removed a knife from her chitenge wrapper and stabbed him in the stomach , prompting the intestines to come out and she fled.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident happened on Thursday at 17:00 hours in highlanders township of Mazabuka.

“Brief facts of the matter are that, the victim, a security guard and his wife have been on separation since 2013. However, the suspect on September, 29th ,2022 around 14:00 hours went to visit her husband with a view of reconciling with him ,but when the victim was reluctant to accept due to the abuse the suspect subjected him to during their stay, she unexpectedly drew out a knife from her chitenge wrapper, stabbed the victim in the stomach and intestines came out. She continued stabbing him all over the body and later on fled,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said the victim sustained deep cuts all over his body and the knife used in the act was not found at the scene.

“The victim is admitted to Mazabuka General Hospital. Police managed to apprehend the suspect who has since been charged and arrested for the offence of unlawful wounding,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Saturday, 1st October, 2022)


Mr Lee’s Employee detained for disobeying the court 



FRED Chulu, alias, Mr Lee’s Employee, is currently detained regretting why he travelled to China last month at the expense of attending court sessions in a matter he is accused of using insulting language.

Chulu, 30, had his police bond revoked last week, friday and will now be coming from a correctional facility to attend court sessions.

This is in a case the vlogger of Hellen Kaunda Township is facing three counts of use of Insulting language.

Allegations are that between May 12 and 13 May, 2022, the suspect appeared in three separate videos on Facebook circulating on social media.

He was captured using insulting language and conducting himself in a manner likely to provoke any person as to cause such person to break the public peace or to commit an offence against the person.

Chulu was later arrested and taken to court where he stopped attending sessions for about two months and his surety was no where to explain his absentia.

When magistrate Mutinta Mwenya queried the accused’s whereabouts last month, investigators informed her that he was last seen online in a clip in China where he was seemingly having a time of his life.

The court then issued an arrest warrant against the accused, who usually posts Facebook clips about his whereabouts and what he is upto.

Last week, Chulu, who recently shared a Facebook video announcing his arrival from aborad, was dragged to court on return of bench warrant.

When asked why he had not been coming to court, the braided-hair youth, said “I was in China”.

Magistrate Mwenya, who rebuked the youth for disobeying the court, revoked his bond and ordered for his detention.

The Chulu then applied for bail which was also denied on grounds that he is a flight risk.

The matter was adjourned to this week.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 5th December, 2022)


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Solwezi Queens Academy accident victims evacuated to Lusaka



THE four accident victims from Solwezi Queens Academy who were seriously injured have been evacuated to Lusaka and are currently being monitored at the University Teaching Hospitals.

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga has since thanked government, through the Ministry of Youth, Art and Sports and their health counterparts for facilitating the evacuation of the critically ill patients.

The quartet that was evacuated aboard a Zambia Air Force plane are Emeriana Melitu, Mwandu Musonda, Regina Sanduke and Ruth Chinyama.

“The four players have been flown to Lusaka on recommendation from the medics and we are grateful that government has made this possible through the ministry of sports and their health counterparts,” Kamanga said in a statement.

“The quartet is now at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and we are monitoring their progress, ” he said.

Mr Kamanga says the players and technical staff that had been discharged from Mkushi District Hospital were being taken back to Solwezi.

“In the meantime, we have dispatched our General Secretary to Mkushi to coordinate the dispatch of the bodies to Solwezi and also the survivors who are out of danger back to their bases,” he says.

Mr Kamanga also said FAZ will take up the costs for burial of the deceased but will work closely with families and the provincial leadership.

He has also thanked the North Western and Central Province football leadership for responding swiftly to the tragedy and ensuring that the survivors were treated quickly.

The Solwezi Queens Academy bus was involved in a road traffic accident on Saturday morning along the Serenje-Mpika road whiled the team was heading to Mpika for a Week Four fixture with Mpika Doves.

This ia according to a statement issued by FAZ communications manager, Sydney Mungala.

(Mwebantu, Sunday, 4th December, 2022)

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Baby drowns in a well. Police open an inquiry file and postmortem will be conducted



A ONE-YEAR OLD baby has died after drowning in a well while he followed his mother who was going to the toilet.

Police assistant public relations officer Godfrey Chilabi said on December 3,2022, Police received a report from Alice Tembo aged 28 of Kakubo village who reported that her son, Blessings Daka aged one year three months drowned in a well.

Mr Chilabi said when officers rushed to the scene and with the help of the community managed to retrieve the child who was later pronounced dead upon arrival at Chongwe District Hospital.

Preliminary investigations indicate that on December 3, 2022 at around 05:00 hours the mother (Alice Tembo) went to the toilet outside and left the baby alone in the house. When she came back, she did not find the baby in the house.She started searching for the baby and with the help of members of the community, the baby was discovered to have fallen in a well.

It is suspected that the baby was following the mother outside hence falling into the well,” he said.

Mr Chilabi said the body of the child has been deposited in Chongwe District Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

He said an inquiry file has since been opened.

(Mwebantu, Sunday, 4th December, 2022)

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06 Dec 2022, 1:01 AM (GMT)

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4,019 Deaths
329,690 Recovered

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