THE National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) has advised members of the public not to panic, assuring all those eligible for a partial withdraw that money will be paid.
The Authority has also disclosed that as of yesterday, April 25th, a total of K253.7 million had been disbursed to those that were eligible to access the partial withdraw.
Earlier, some members of the public complained of the NAPSA system being stuck and having some glitches, making some of them fail to have access to their partial withdraw.
The members of the public, who were frustrated stated that the system keeps getting stuck at certain points, making them worry about accessing their partial benefits.
Others have complained of their documentation being incomplete, making them wonder if they will access their benefits.
However, NAPSA Managing Director Muyangwa Muyangwa in an interview with Mwebantu has assured the members that they will all receive their partial benefits and should not panic.
“People should not panic. I can assure every member that qualifies shall be paid. Money will not run out. We shall pay every member that qualifies,” he said.
Mr Muyangwa also noted that the Authority has received some complaints on access to the system, of which some people had issues of navigating the system, but assured that the challenges are being addressed.
“While we are having people facing challenges with navigating the system. To address this, we have also triggered what we are calling business continuity by opening our services at as early as 07:00 hours and then close until the last man standing is attended to,” he said.
He also said challenges such as an employer submitting incomplete records for employees are also being addressed.
“I can also say that as at yesterday,we had a total of 6,621 members paid and the total stands at K253.7 million being disbursed in the nine days that we started the process,” he said.
(Mwebantu,Wednesday, 26th April, 2023)
57-year-old North-Western man allegedly kills wife’s lover
A 57-year-old man of North-Western Province might spend the rest of his remaining years on earth in prison after being consumed by jealousy anger and betrayal which led him to kill another man.
Kennedy Liwema is alleged to have found his wife, Kakumbi Nyaketti,62 with her lover, Luka Motoho aged 65 sleeping naked in their matrimonial bed.
Acting out his anger, he started beating the victim using fists and a pounding stick and tied him using a rope.
North-Western Province commanding officer Dennis Moola said the incident occurred on February 23rd this year.
He said the case of murder was reported by the victims son.
“Facts surrounding the matter are that the accused person on February 15th, 2024 left his wife home and went to his farm in katendwa area. However, when he got back on February 23rd, between 20:00 hours and 21:00 hours, upon arrival he found his wife, Kakumbi Nyaketti aged 62 with the victim sleeping on his matrimonial bed naked in his house,” he said.
Mr Moola said the suspect then started beating the victim using fist and a pounding stick and tied him using a rope.
He explained that the victim who was unconscious was rescued and taken to the hospital by neighbours.
“However,upon arrival at the hospital , he was pronounced dead. Police rushed to the scene and on physical inspection of the body a suspected broken skull which was observed,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Sunday, 25th February, 2024)
Zindaba Soko boss detained for disobeying court
FORMER Road Transport and Safety Agency chief executive officer Zindaba Soko has been detained for contempt of court after he travelled to Dubai for a job interview and missed a court session.
He missed a court session in a matter he and two others are accused of forging a passport and National Registration Card (NRC) bearing a dead person’s name.
About two weeks ago, Soko asked for permission to travel abroad but was advertised to attend court before leaving but the instruction was not obeyed.
Consequently, Lusaka magistrate Irene Wishimanga issued a bench warrant against Soko .
When the case resumed yesterday, Soko was brought to court under warrant and when asked why he missed court, he told the court that his lawyers misled him.
Soko told court that his lawyers told him that they would file a notice in court indicating his absentia when he travelled abroad.
This is in a case Soko, 45, a transport consultant of Old Lilayi Road, is jointly charged with Ibrahim Mbongo, 24, a student of Libala South, Kelvin Kisambara, a businessman, both of Tokyo Way.
They are charged with forgery, uttering false documents, being found in possession of property believed to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.
Allegations are that between January 1 and 17 this year, with intent to defraud, the accused allegedly forged NRC255428/10/1 in the names John Tembo, who was reportedly dead, according the police.
The trio is further purported to show that the NRC was genuinely issued by the Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship, when infact not.
It is further alleged that Kisambara later fraudulently uttered the purportedly forged NRC to a banker at FNB bank in Chilenje.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 23rd February, 2024)
DJ in court after inserting manhood in four girls’ mouths
A 25-YEAR-OLD DISC Jockey (DJ) of Kanyama Township, Lusaka, has pleaded not guilty to the offence of unnatural offences after he allegedly sexually abused four girls by inserting his manhood in the mouth of four girls whom he invited to his house.
The victims are all under the age of 16.
The suspect, Kelvin Mutale, 25, has been charged with four counts of unnatural offences, an offence contrary to section 155(a) of the Penal Code.
It is alleged that on December 24, 2023, Mutale had carnal knowledge of four girls against the order of nature.
When he appeared in court yesterday, Mutale pleaded not guilty to all the four counts before Lusaka magistrate Crispin Hampungani for plea.
The accused then applied for bail pending trial, to which the State did not object.
Magistrate Hampungani granted Mutale bail in the sum of K20,000 and the money has to be paid in cash for the accused to be released on bond.
The court also asked the accused to bring two sureties.
The case has been adjourned to March 19 for trial.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 23rd February, 2024)