A 25-YEAR-OLD man from Nakonde has tragically taken his own life following the heartbreak of being rejected by his fiancé, who eventually married another man.
David Simfukwe, deeply affected by the rejection, began withdrawing from family members and friends.
According to family members, Simfukwe’s isolation intensified, culminating in his sudden disappearance on September 25.
On September 26, 2023, around 16:30 hours, the lifeless body was discovered hanging from a tree.
Muchinga province police commanding officer Paul Achiume said when officers visited the scene, the deceased was found hanging by the neck to a tree and was suspended about 30 cm from the ground.
“The deceased body was later retrieved and taken to Nakonde urban clinic mortuary where the uncle to the deceased Bernard Simbeye aged 54 of Mukuti village identified the dead body,” he said.
Mr Achiume said an inquiry file has been opened although relatives suspect no foul play.
He said the body of the deceased is in Nakonde Urban Clinic Mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 28th September, 2023)
Daka Shines with Goal, Assist and Witty Caption
PATSON Daka had a decent performance against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, scoring a goal, winning a penalty, and providing an assist in Leicester City’s 4-0 victory. But it was his post-match caption that stole the show, leaving fans chuckling.
Daka has endured a difficult time at Leicester since the arrival of coach Enzo Maresca, often finding himself on the bench and some times out of the match day squad despite impressive displays for Chipolopolo.
His limited playing time under Maresca has fueled speculation from some fans and pundits.
However, on Saturday, Daka was given a rare start and seized the opportunity with both hands. He won a penalty that was confidently converted by Stephy Mavididi before scoring Leicester’s second of the day, finishing off a pass from Issahaku Fatawu.
After the match, Daka took to social media to share his joy with pictures of himself celebrating his goal. The caption, however, is what caught everyone’s attention. Written in Thai, it read “ทําไมคุณถึงมองหาคําบรรยายภาพ?” which translates to “Why are you looking for captions?”.
The witty caption could be interpreted as a direct message to his critics and nosey followers.
With this display, Daka has put his critics on notice and sent a clear message to Maresca. He is ready to contribute to the team when given a chance.
(Mwebantu, Sunday, 10th December. 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)