Mine accident claim three lives in Chongwe, police say
THREE miners in Chongwe have died after a rock fell on them while underground.
The incident happened today, January 19, 2023 around 08:20 hours in Kasenga B area of Chongwe District.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said deceased have been identified as Shi who is a Chinese national aged 40, Bupe Malambo aged 21 and Robert Hawele aged 22 while Frank Tokolwe aged 26 and John Kasapato aged 22 survived the incident with injuries.
He said the victims are all from Kasenga area in Chongwe District.
“Police officers visited the scene and investigations revealed that today, January 19, 2023 around 07:00 hours, 24 miners were working underground the mine. The five victims were working separately at one section where they were extracting copper ore when a rock fell on them,” he said.
Mr Mwale said the victims were rushed to Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospitals where three were pronounced dead upon arrival while the two are admitted to the same Hospital where they are receiving treatment.
He said police have opened an inquiry into the matter.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 19th January, 2023)
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)
Witchdoctor arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a 10 year old girl of Lusaka,as IG warns criminals behind the killings
POLICE have arrested two suspected criminals in connection with the gruesome murder of the 10-year-old girl identified as Universal Kamushi of Lusaka West who was went missing on March 24, 2023.
The suspects have been identified as Harrison Chisenga aged 25 of Chipata Compound and Jacob Phiri aged 36 of Ngombe Compound.
And Police have also arrested a witchdoctor and his son in connection with the same incident.
Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba said Harrison Chisenga was picked up on March 28, 2023 around 19:30 hours after a tip-off from concerned members of the community in Lusaka’s Westwood area who saw him hiding in one of the unfinished houses.
He said after interrogations, the suspect revealed that he was with his friend identified as Jacob Phiri during the killing of the girl.
“The two suspects later led Police officers to a Witch Doctor identified as Pensulo Musonda aged 68 of Chipata Compound where they took the body parts of the girl. The Witch doctor was picked together with his 27-year-old son identified as Justin Musonda.
Investigations have since heightened and all the suspects are detained in Police custody,” he said.
And the IG says his command has noted with concern the escalating cases of missing persons, majority of which are children.
He said Police investigations have so far revealed that most of the cases turned out to be abductions by people who happen to be known or close to the victims.
Mr Kajoba said public safety and in particular the safety of childrenshould be everyone’s concern.
“As such, parents, guardians, school authorities and society as a whole have a huge role to play.The two recent crime incidents involving the abduction and eventual killing of Chikondi Banda and Universal Kamushi are suspected to have been perpetrated by people known by the two victims. The suspects allegedly took advantage of the victims while they had left their homes for school,” he said.
The IG has since directed Police officers under the Zambia Police Community Services Department (CSD) to enhance security sensitization programmes in schools, shurches and compounds countrywide.
He said the move will help enlighten children on the importance of personal security.
“Where possible, children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or a close relative as they go to and from school.
Further, guardians are advised to always ensure that they monitor the movement of their children or any person under their custody. Let us all remember that, “Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard,” he said.
Mr Kajoba also warned would-be perpetrators of such crimes that police are monitoring with keen interest and we will do everything possible in order to pursue offenders and make sure that they are made to answer for their actions.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday 29th March, 2023)