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Newborn baby dumped in toilet pipe after mother gives birth, Police Say

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Six year old boy dies after falling in a three meters deep soakaway in Mansa

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A SIX year old boy of Mansa district has died after he fell in a three meters deep soakaway which was left uncovered.

Moffat Chilufya fell into the soakaway full of rain water as he was playing with his elder brother at their neighbour’s place on Wednesday at 16:00 hours.

Luapula province commanding officer Gloria Mulele explained that the mother of the deceased Gift Nakazwe 37 went to sleep and left the children playing.

She said while they were playing at the neighbour’s place a toy that Moffat was playing with fell in the soakaway and when he tried to pick it the boy slipped and fell inside.

“The incident happened when the deceased was playing with an object which fell in the soakaway but the moment he tried to retrieve the object  he slipped into the soakaway and drowned. Immediately his mother was informed and she came and reported the matter to the police,”said Ms Mulele.

She said the boy had already died at the time he was being retrieved.

Ms Mulele said burial arrangements were being made as no foul play was suspended.

(Mwebantu, Friday, 27th January, 2023)

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10 year old girl child defiled by 49 year old man of Kawambwa

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10-YEAR OLD girl has allegedly been defiled by a 49 year old man in Kawambwa district after taking her to his home where he covered her mouth with his trousers and had carnal knowledge of her.

The juvenile who complained of painful private parts and bruises was defiled on Monday around 19:30 hours and the matter was reported to the police yesterday.

Luapula province commanding officer Gloria Mulele explained that Mogrey Ngoma who is currently in police custody took the victim to his house so that she would cook nshima for him.

Ms Mulele said that after they finished eating,Mr Ngoma had carnal knowledge of the girl.

“The victim went to a drinking place where her mother was drinking beer and Mr Ngoma was also there drinking. Later Mr Ngoma took the victim to his house so that she could cook nshima for him then after the victim cooked and ate together he had carnal knowledge of the victim,”she said.

She said the victim could not shout for help because her mouth was with a trousers.

Ms Mulele said while in the act Mr Ngoma’s sister called him and when he picked the call she heard that there was someone in the house.

She said Ngoma Mr Ngoma opened the door for his sister and when she entered the house she saw the victim’s underwear on the floor.

Ms Mulele explained that the matter was reported to police and Mr Ngoma was apprehended adding that he will appear in court soon.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 3rd January, 2023)

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School fees pressures prompts Lusaka man to commit suicide, police say

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DESPITE the existence of the free education policy, a 47-year-old man of Chaisa Compound in Lusaka has committed suicide after allegedly being pressured by his former wife over school fees for the ex-couple’s only child who passed Grade 9 examinations.

The deceased was identified by his brother as Peter Zulu.

Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said the incident occurred on January 1, 2023 between 01:00 hours and 05:00 hours at unknown house number in Chaisa Compound.

Mr Mwale said preliminary investigations indicate that on January 1, 2023, the deceased was seen among his friends celebrating the New Year at one of the bars in Chaisa Compound.

“His brother, who they share a room with was reported to be out during the same period but when he went home around 05:00 hours, he found the deceased hanging by the neck tied to the rooftop in their room,” he said.

Mr Mwale said police were alerted and visited the scene where Mr Zulu was found hanging by the neck to a string.

“Further investigations revealed that the deceased was heard complaining that his divorced wife allegedly gave him pressure on the School fees for their only child who now qualified to Grade 10.The body was deposited in University Teaching Hospitals mortuary awaiting postmortem,” he said.

Mr Mwale said police have opened an inquiry file into the matter.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 2nd January, 2023)

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31 Jan 2023, 10:36 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

340,582 Total Cases
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