OVER 200 road traffic accidents were recorded during this years Easter holiday.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said out of the 210 accidents recorded, nine were fatal in which all the nine were killed, 26 were serious road traffic accidents in which 40 persons were seriously injured, 56 were slight road traffic accidents in which 64 persons were slightly injured.
Mr Hamoonga said 119 were recorded as damage only road traffic accidents.
“In comparison with 2021 Easter Holiday, 193 road traffic accidents were recorded as compared to 210 road traffic accidents recorded this year. The figures show an increase by 17 road traffic accidents,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said the record shows a decrease in both fatal road traffic accidents and persons killed by 12.
He said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of Road Traffic Accidents with 90 and one death while Copperbelt recorded 28 with two deaths.
“Central recorded 27 with three deaths, Southern had 22 Road Traffic Accidents, Eastern and Muchinga recorded 11 Road Traffic Accidents with one death recorded from each Province, Western and Luapula had eight Road Traffic Accidents with one death recorded in Western Province, Northern had four Road Traffic Accidents and North-Western had one Road Traffic Accident,” he said.
And Mr Hamoonga said K528, 795 was raised as admission of guilty money in this year compared to K924, 690 raised as admission of guilty money in 2021 compared.
He said the figures shows a decrease in admission of guilty fines collected by K395, 895
“The increase in road traffic accidents and casualties in 2022 Easter Holiday can be attributed to non-compliance to road traffic rules and regulations by some motorists and road users,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, 21st April, 2022)
Dr Nevers Mumba summons pastor Jimmy Kay and Ephraim for a cup of coffee.
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)
Criminals chop off finger of 10-year-old living with albinism
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)
67 immigrants rounded up in Kitwe clean up
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.