POLICE have cautioned a coxswain in relation to the drowning of six Seventh Day Advertist youths who died on Lake Kariba.
Last week, six members of Lusaka Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventists died after they drowned in Lake Kariba during a camp meeting program in Siavonga.
And police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has told Mwebantu that Jonathan Haajaya aged 25 of unmarked house number Kanyelele compound Siavonga has been cautioned for the offence of criminal negligence and reckless Contrary to section 237(g) of the Penal Code of the laws of Zambia.
“Police have recorded a warn and caution statement from a Coxswain of the fishing rig. This in is connection to the drowning incident that occurred on 1st January,2022 in Siavonga district in which Six members of the Lusaka Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church are alleged to have drowned after jumping off the fishing rig he was in charge of,” Mr Hamoonga said.
He said investigations in the matter are still ongoing.
Ndola man seeks courts indulgence for divorce after his wife secretly builds a house
A 36-YEAR-OLD man of Ndola has been left in shock after he discovered that his wife was secretly building a house which is currently at window level.
Godfrey Kapwi has since dragged Linda Mutambo 29, his wife to court seeking divorce as he cannot trust her anymore.
Kapwi told the Kabushi local court that his wife bought a plot and built a house up to window level without his knowledge.
“I am in shock that my wife bought a plot and has been building it up to window level. What is more shocking is that her parents have been supporting her,” he lamented.
Kapwi narrated that his wife misused money which he gave her for personal things and that she even failed to buy clothes for the children.
“The most shocking part is that she hads built the same house in the same area with the man I was suspecting her of going out with. I am a driver and I am, always away from home and so when I returned I found out that she was dating the relative to the landlord, of which I forgive her and we moved on,”he said.
He told court however, that he could not continue living with her after this as he felt cheated.
However, Mutambo in her defence told the court that the couple started having problems when her husband got another woman pregnant.
“After he impregnated another woman we started having disputes most times. On top of it, my in-laws started to interfere in our marriage too much by saying we were staying on their plot and that was how my parents got me a plot and I started Building,” she said.
Passing judgment Presiding senior magistrate John Kabwe sitting with senior Magistrate Emelda Masuwa granted Divorce and ordered Kapwi to compansate his wife with K6,000.
(Mwebantu, Monday, June, 20th, 2022)
Swiss man convicted for attempting to illegally export medicines valued at K200,000
THE Lusaka Magistrate’s Court has convicted and fined a Swiss national to pay K100,000 for exporting medicines without export permit.
This is in a matter where the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) intercepted Daniel Waldvogel, a director for Health Support Zambia, aged 54 years of house number Hofwisiesenstrasse number zip code 8153 R Vemlang, Switzerland and took him to court in Lusaka for the said offence contrary to the Medicines and Allied Substances Act No. 3 of 2013 of the laws of Zambia.
When the matter was brought before magistrate Chrispine Hampungani, Waldvogel pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted and fined K100,000 in default of payment nine months simple imprisonment.
And ZMRA public relations officer Ludovic Mwape warned that the Authority will tolerate would offenders.
“We wish to issue a stern warning to all those who commit similar offences that we are equal to the task of ensuring that only medicines that are legally exported out of the Country will be allowed to leave the country,” he said.
Mr Mwape said this is to ensure safety, quality and efficacy of medicinal products and allied substances being exported out of the country.
He said failure to adhere to the set standards as regards to the exportation will result in offenders being prosecuted.
(Mwebantu, Friday, June 10th, 2022)
27 year old woman among three caught for trafficking drugs, As DEC arrests another for bribing them with K100,000 to have the case against drug suspects dropped
A 27-year-old woman of Lusaka is among three men arrested for allegedly trafficking more than 200 kilograms of Miraa, a stimulant said to cause excitement, loss of appetite and euphoria.
The fourth suspect is believed to have been arrested after he tried to bribe DEC officers with K100,000 to drop the case against the drug trafficking suspects.
The contraband is believed to have been destined for Ndola from East Africa through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
DEC Public Relations Officer Mathias Kamanga said Violet Nambeya is among three men arrested for trafficking Miraa, while the other suspect is charged with corrupt practices
“Details of the offence are that Mohammed Ali Hassan aged 44 years of Nalikwanda Compound in Ndola and an Operations Manager at a named transportation company in Ndola, Mohammed Ali Guledi aged 32 years of 1st Chingora Tower in Ndola, Chungu Chansa, a aged 47 of T270 Lubengele Township in Chililabombwe and MsNambeya, have been jointly charged and arrested for trafficking in 278 Kilograms of Miraa,” he said.
He said three motor vehicles that were being used in the transportation of the drugs have since been seized by the Commission.
“Further, another suspect has been arrested for corrupt practices contrary to the Laws of Zambia. Mohammed Warsame, a male aged 54 of 3345 Bongwe Road in Ndola and the proprietor of a named transportation company, in an attempt to free the suspects that had been apprehended by the Commission, offered K100,000 to DEC officers to try to get them to drop the case,” he said.
Mr Kamanga said the fifth suspect was arrested and the money he was offering as gratification has since been seized.
“The Commission wishes to warn members of the public to desist from engaging in the trafficking of drugs as this has serious repercussions when one is arrested. We further wish to state that the Commission prides itself in offering service with integrity to the people of Zambia and does not tolerate corruption. All the suspects are in police custody and will appear in court soon,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Monday, June, 6th, 2022)