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Police arrest two Chinese nationals who allegedly hired two South African nationals and a Ugandan, to kill a Chinese businessman in Chingola

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FIVE foreigners among the two South Africans, two Chinese nationals and a Ugandan have been arrested for attempted murder in an assassination attack against a Chinese national in Chingola.

This comes after the Zambia Police Service unearthed a crime syndicate in which two Chinese nationals allegedly hired two South African nationals and a Ugandan to murder their fellow Chinese national in Chingola.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said this is in relation to an attempted murder case which occurred on March 2, 2022 at around 08:30 hours at Lian-an mining Limited Chingola in which Zhang Lian-an aged 45 a Chinese national and the proprietor of Lian-an Mining Limited was shot at three times in the chest.

Mr Hamoonga said investigations instituted into the matter led to the arrest of five suspects namely, Henry Kwotek 40 a Ugandan of 44 Ponana street in Gauteng of South Africa, Lucky Singate 32 a South African of 30 Ngcola Kwanobuale, Mawande Lungelo Qnoqnoza 34 a South African of 41 Mqolomba in South Africa.

He said the three suspects were interviewed and they led to the arrest of Cheng Moyn and Zhuang Pingzhen aged 47 of unknown house number in Livingstone.

“The trio stated that they were hired by Cheng Moyn from South Africa to come to Zambia and assassinate the victim and that he was the one who provided two fire arms one of which was used in the commission of the crime. A firearm with an erased serial number was recovered from Henry Kwoteck,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said the suspects further revealed that after the shooting incident they were paid K200, 000 by Cheng Moyn for carrying out the assignment.

Mr Hamoonga further said investigations revealed that Henry Kwoteck had fraudulently acquired a Zambian National registration card in the names of Henry Banda on April15, 2022 at 11:00 hours.

“An identification parade was conducted in which eight witnesses were called and among them one witness a driver who was booked from Livingstone to Kitwe and finally Chingola positively identified the three suspects namely Henry Kwoteck, Lucky Singate and Mawande Lungelo Qnoqnoza while the other seven witnesses positively identified Lucky Singate the hitman who shot the victim,” he said.

He said Kwoteck, Moyn, Singate, Qnoqnoza and Pingzen have been jointly charged for attempted murder.

Mr Hamoonha said Kwoteck has further been charged for two offences of found in possession of prohibited article and making a false document.

He said the suspects are detained in police custody and will appear in court soon.

Mr Hamoonga further said investigations have also revealed that the five suspects are believed to have been behind the aggravated robberies involving Chinese nationals.

“Zambia Police wishes to warn foreign nationals coming into the country with a sole purpose of coming to commit crimes that Zambia is not such a destination where they can come and commit crime and expect to flee.

As Zambia police we will not relent in dealing with such criminal elements as we stand ready to ensure that they face the full wrath of the law,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 17th April, 2022)

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Dr Nevers Mumba summons pastor Jimmy Kay and Ephraim for a cup of coffee.

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MOVEMENT for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) Nevers Mumba has summoned media personality and pastor, Jimmy Kay and gospel artist Ephraim also known as the son of Africa for a cup of coffee.

Dr Mumba said Jimmy and Ephraim are his two spiritual sons in whom he is well pleased.

He said both have amazing potential and sure success stories.

“I have followed their unfortunate fall out like every other Zambian on social media, with great pain. I am convinced that there could be something else we need to resolve outside what has been shared in their posts.

Interestingly, both their views are correct. Ephraim’s point of “despise not the days of small beginnings” would be my first point in a sermon. Jimmy’s point of “responsibility” would be my third point of the same Sermon. It’s a case of the same coin fighting over the two different sides.

I have summoned both of them for a cup of coffee at 2pm. It is well,” he wrote.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, June, 28th, 2022)

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Criminals chop off finger of 10-year-old living with albinism

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THREE criminals are on the run after they chopped the forefinger of a 10-year-old boy living with albinism in Mkushi.

One of the suspects has been identified as Kendrick, while the others are unknown.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said police have reported a case of the offence of Grievious Bodily Harm after a finger of a 10-year-old boy was chopped off.

“This was after Patrick Mwape aged 40 of unmarked house number Chilomo area Mkushi of Kashimba Village in Chitina Chiefdom a Peasant farmer reported that his son a Male Juvenile aged 10 who is a person living with Albinism was grievously harmed. The victim had his fore finger of his left hand chopped off using a sharp instrument by three male persons one of them only identified as Kendrick believed to be a resident of Mkushi. This occurred on June 25, 2022 between 09:00 hours and 11:00 hours at Chilomo area,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said  brief facts of the matter are that the victim was left home with his fellow minors at Chilomo area after his parents went to church.

He said whilst at church the parents received information about the incident and they rushed home where they found the victim crying and his fore finger of the left hand missing.

“Upon interviewing him he told the father that Kendrick came with other two unknown persons home and Kendrick called the victim to come close to them and immediately he did. The other two held him and cut off his fore finger using a big sharp scissors and knife. The three suspects went away with the victim’s finger. Later the victim was rushed to Mkushi District Hospital where he is admitted. Investigations have been instituted to bring the suspects to book,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga  appealed to the general public that may have information that may lead to the apprehension or successful prosecution of the suspects to report to Mkushi police station or any nearest police station.

(Mwebantu, Monday, June, 27th, 2022)

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67 immigrants rounded up in Kitwe clean up

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MORE than 60 people have been nabbed on the Copperbelt by the Department of immigration for abrogating the terms and conditions of their immigration permits and trading illegally.

The operation was jointly conducted by immigration officers from Ndola and Kitwe following a public outcry over the influx of illegal immigrants.

Department of immigration Spokesperson Namati Nshinka said the operation was carried out on June 25th and 67 persons in a clean-up operation conducted in various parts of Kitwe were apprehended.

Those nabbed were 34 Tanzanians from Chisokone Market for trading without permits, and 14 Chinese for abrogating the terms and conditions of their immigration permits. Others apprehended were 11 Suspected Prohibited Immigrants, Five Congolese, Two Burundians, and One Malawian,” he said.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

28 Jun 2022, 2:08 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

325,348 Total Cases
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