POLICE in Lusaka has apprehended and detained former Defence Minister in the Patriotic Front government Davies Chama aged 57 of New Kasama and Brian Dumisani Nyoni aged 47 of Matero Compound Lusaka a former Diplomatic Staff at the Zambian Embassy in Ethiopia for an alleged offence of Attempted Murder Contrary to Section 215 Subsection(a) of CAP 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Zambia police Spokesperson Rea Hamoonga has told #Mwebantu in a statement, that it is alleged that the two persons on the 6th June ,2015 in Sichili of Mulobezi District of Republic of Zambia jointly and whilst acting together with others unknown did attempt to unlawfully cause the death of Mushaukwa Mushaukwa aged 47 of Shesheke.
He said the two are currently in police custody.
Couple found murdered near their home in Lusaka’s Kasupe area
A COUPLE of Lusaka has been murdered and their bodies dumped 30 meters away from their home in Lusaka’s Kasupe area.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said Bwalya Chileshe aged 56 of Kasupe area in Lusaka and her husband identified as Benard Chomba aged 60 were discovered dead about 30 meters near their home.
He said preliminary investigations indicate that the informer who stays in Avondale received a message from her friend that her sister and husband have not been seen for the past three days and their mobile numbers were ringing and gone unanswered which led her to report the matter to the Police.
He said when officers and the named informer went to the house of the two deceased persons and upon inspection they found assorted household goods scattered in different rooms of the house and also their motor vehicle, a Toyota spacio registration number ADD 5815 silver in colour was missing.
“The two bodies were later discovered near their house in a decomposed state. The scene of crime has been barricaded since the bodies are in a decomposed state.
It is alleged that the couple used to live alone at their house,” he said
Mr Mwale said the pathologist has since been informed so that the postmortem is conducted at the crime scene.
He said Police suspect foul play and investigations have since been instituted.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 23rd November, 2022)
Lusaka mother abandons child, police say
A child has been abandoned in Lusaka’s John Lang Township after the mother left it on pretext that she wanted to use the toilet.
In a statement police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said that police have since recorded a case of desertion of children.
He said m the case was reported by 19-year-old Monica Banda who was left in custody of the child when it’s mother requested to use the toilet.
“Brief facts are that the mother to the child requested to leave the child as she wanted to use the toilet and later disappeared to unknown destination.The child has been received and taken to social welfare for safe custody while investigation into the matter to locate the mother are ongoing,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 15th November, 2022)
Pastor arrested for defiling a 14 year old girl, police say
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)