A pastor at Life and Resurrection church in Eastern province has been arrested for defiling a 14 year old girl.
Meanwhile, a Lundazi based musician Moses Banda popularly known as ‘Mozy B’ has died after his canoe capsized while shooting a music video.
In the earlier case, Emmanuel Liyato 36 has been arrested and charged with defilement of a child under the age of 16.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident happened yesterday at around 20:00 hours at the pastors house in Kalongwezi Township in Chipata.
“Brief facts of the matter are that on the 12th November,2022, the victim aged 14 was sent by the mother to buy some groceries at a nearby shop that is where she met with the pastor who took her to his house and had canal knowledge of her,”
Mr Hamoonga said the suspect is detained in Police Custody and will appear in court soon.
Meanwhile, a Lundazi based Musician Moses Banda popularly knownas ‘Mozy B’ has died after his canoe capsized while shooting a music video.
Mozy B’s Tumbuka language hits such as “Nipeniko Nyanga Agogo” are loved by many in Eastern province of Zambia and Malawi.
Mr Hamoonga said said three unidentified people managed to swim for safety when the boat they were in capsized at Mapala Dam.
“The incident occurred on 13th November, 2022 at around 09:00 hours when the four went to shoot a video for their new song unfortunately the boat they were in capsized.
The body of the deceased has been retrieved and deposited in Chipata Central Hospital Mortuary awaiting Post-mortem and burial,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 15th November, 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)
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)
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)