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Police pick up 26-year- old Luanshya married woman and her lover after hubby dies in unclear circumstances

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A romance between a 26-year-old married bar lady of Luanshya and her 23-year-old lover has ended in tears as the two are now lead suspects in the alleged murder of the woman’s husband.

Loveness Mwansa and her boyfriend Ben Sichali, a caretaker have been picked up for questioning by police to help with investigations after Kelvin Chanda was found unconscious at home and later pronounced dead by health authorities.

Mr Chanda, unemployed is believed to have died in unclear circumstances and now his brother Ian Chanda suspects foul play.

Police however, await postmortem examination results to determine as to what could have caused the death of Mr Chanda.

Copperbelt Province Commanding Officer Sharon Zulu said police have recorded a case of suspected murder after the brother of the deceased reported the incident which occurred between July 18th and 19th this year.

“Brief facts of the matter are that on on Tuesday this week, at 07:00 hours Francis Chewe, the cousin to the deceased decided to go to the couple’s home to check on Mr Chanda and when he reached the house, he found Ms Mwana. When Mr Chewe asked for his cousin, he was told by the wife that he was still sleeping as they slept very late the previous night,” she said.

Ms Zulu said that Mr Chewe is said to have left, but that he decided to sit at a nearby shop and after some time he saw people frequenting his cousin’s house .

“When he inquired what was happening, he was told that his cousin was not alright. He then rushed there and when he entered the house, he found Mr Chanda laying unconscious on the floor in the sitting room,” she said.

She said that Mr Chewe told police that while in the house ,he saw Ben come out of his cousins bedroom and that later, Mr Chanda, the now deceased was rushed to the clinic where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

“Police have since picked up Ms Mwansa and Mr Sichali to assit with the investigations. When officers visited the scene of crime, they inspected the body thoroughly and found a black patch around the left eye of the deceased.The body has since been conveyed to Thomson District Hospital Mortuary awaiting post mortem to ascertain the actual cause of death,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, July 20th, 2022)

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Never again should any Zambian be subjected to such a traumatic experience, as NCOCC calls on police to thoroughly investigate the abduction of Pamela Chisumpa and the other young ladies

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THE Non-Governmental Gender Organization’s Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has appealed to the security wings to ensure that they investigate the abduction of Pamela and the 12 other young women and bring to book all those involved.

NGOCC executive director Anne Anamela said the episode has exposed the security situation in the country, adding that Police and other security agencies have the responsibility to secure all Zambians.

“NGOCC is pleased to learn that Pamela Chisumpa and12 others that had been abducted have finally been rescued from the captors who have been holding them hostage. As a women’s movement we would like to commend and thank the alert neighbours who acted swiftly to help the young women escape from the captors,” Ms Anamela said.

She however said the women movement is concerned with the physiological and emotional stress that the young women are going through.

Ms Anamela said the victims must undergo medical examinations which should be a combination of medical, psychosocial support and nutritional care.

“We can only imagine the trauma that these young women suffered at the hands of their abductors as evidenced by reports of mistreatment and starvation they were subjected to. It is clear from the circumstances that the young women suffered various forms of abuse by those criminals that held them hostage. We therefore also demand that the young women undergo thorough medical examinations,” she said.

Ms Anamela said the young women will also require support towards legal representation to ensure that justice is meted on their abductors.

She said NGOCC will actively coordinate a holistic response towards care for the young women to assist their physical, psychological and social recovery from the traumatic experience.

“We call upon the nation to support the healing of the young women. At this point what these young women require is love and emotional support,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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Zambian Businessman based in South Africa stabbed to death by unknown people

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A 34-year-old Zambian Businessman based in South Africa has been stabbed to death in unexplained circumstances in Pretoria.

Goodson Chomba was a businessman who owned, among other businesses, a driving school in South Africa.

Zambia High Commission First Secretary press based in Pretoria Tamara Nyirenda said Mr Chomba, the now deceased is said to have been stabbed several times by unknown people.

She said he was later rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

“Mother to the deceased, Anna Chama, confirmed the matter to the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria and investigations have since been instituted after the matter was reported to Police in Port Elizabeth,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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Alleged abductors of Pamela Chisumpa and 12 others arrested in Kaoma, Western province, police say

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TWO most wanted suspects in the case in which a mobile money booth operator Pamela Chisumpa and 12 others were abducted and being held captive in a house in Lusaka’s Chalala area have been arrested.

The suspects Mathews Sikaonga and James Mulenga both aged 22-years old were apprehended today in the early hours of 02:00 hours in Kaoma of Western Province.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the two were apprehended after a tip off from members of the public.

“Two of the suspects wanted in the case where thirteen ladies were held captive in a house in Chalala of Lusaka have been apprehended today the October 4th, 2022 at 02:36 hours in TBZ of Kaoma after a tip-off from members of the public. The two suspects are Mathews Sikaonga and James Mulenga Bwalya both aged 22 of Chalala area in Lusaka. Police investigations are on-going,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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