INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned opposition UPND cadres who stormed a registration centre in Chitamba village in Lukashya constituency.
Kanganja said the said cadres destroyed some machinery which were being used during the on -going mobile National Registration card (NRC) exercise and stole equipment, and also beat up officers whom they found at the centre.
“I wish to sound a strong and timely warning to the suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) Cadres who stormed a registration centre in Chitamba village in Lukashya of Northern Province on 13th September, 2020 and destroyed some machinery being used during the on -going mobile National Registration card (NRC) exercise, stealing some equipment as well as beating up officers they found at the centre,” Kanganja said in a statement.
He condemned the action taken by the cadres saying that everyone was aware that the mobile registration exercise is not a hidden process.
The I. G said if there are any suspicions or concerns around the NRC registration procesa, police are open and ready to receive complaints from anyone concerned regarding the exercise.
“In addition, this process has no bearing on the by-elections currently taking place in Lukanshya and Mwansabombwe Constituencies but it is being done in preparation for the 2021 general elections. It is therefore disheartening to note that Political Parties that pledged to maintain peace during and after the by elections are the ones in the forefront perpetuating violence,” said the I. G.
He warned that the police will follow the matter to the latter and will take punitive action against all those found wanting.
Catholic priest robbed of K 200,000 which was in his vehicle, police say
A Catholic priest has been robbed of K200,000 which was in his vehicle.
The incident happened on Wednesday around 11:15 hours at a lodge where the priest went to have lunch and he left the money in the vehicle.
North-Western Province Commissioner of Police Joel Njase identified the priest as John Park, 45, a South Korean national of St Marks parish in Kalumbila district.
Mr Njase said when the priest returned to his vehicle, he discovered that the front passenger door was smashed and the money was missing.
He said Police visited the scene and viewed CCTV footage from the bank.
Mr Njase said no arrests have been made yet.
“On 29th of July 2021 at 1410 hrs a report of Theft from m/v was made at solwezi central police station by male john park aged 45yrs of St .mark Catholic church manyama and a Catholic priest. Nationality south korean that the parish money all amounting to k200,000 was stolen from his motor vehicle Toyota Fortuner reg no. ATB4980 white in colour.
This occurred on 29th July 2021 at 1115hrs at Koza lodge car park mitec area Solwezi.The complainant withdraw the said amount from absa bank town center and drove his vehicle to koza lodge to have lunch and he locked the vehicle in the car park and leaving money in the car. When he came back he discovered that the front passenger door smashed and all the money stolen.
Police look for “innocent” aged 18 who defiled a 13 year old girl for four days at his house
POLICE in Kitwe have launched a manhunt for an 18 year old man who defiled his 13 year old girlfriend after hosting her for 4 days.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Elias Chushi said the mother of the girl reported that her daughter had gone missing.
He said girl was “hosted” by a man only identified as Innocent who was his
“Police in Kitwe received a report of Defilement in which a girl aged 13 of the same address was defiled by Innocent other names not known aged 18 of unmarked House Number in Musonda Compound Kitwe.The girl left home for a party on 25 July 2021 around 15:00 hours which was held at her friend’s house in Musonda Compound in Kitwe. The party ended around 17:30 hours and as she was heading home she was approached by a male person namely Innocent other names not known who proposed love to her and took her to his one roomed house where she spent 4 days with him. Her parents were looking for her and managed to find her loitering within Musonda Compound, on 28 July 2021,” Mr Chushi said
He said the girl informed her parents that she had been with Innocent and had sex with him in his one roomed house during the whole period.
Mr Chushi said medical report was issued to the victim and was escorted to Kitwe Teaching Hospital by female police officer.
Widower sues private hospital for causing death of wife during a procedure
A widower has sued Viva Med Limited following the death of his wife after she was allegedly subjected to a breast procedure.
Viva Med Hospital, its four medical personnel and the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) has been sued for negligence.
James Philip Mdala, an administrator of the estate of Agnes Lucia Kaluzi Mdala, his late wife, has sued the six defendants for failure
to give him complete and full information about the condition of his wife when she was undergoing surgery which caused her death.
He also cited Dr Akhta Akhtaev, a medical practitioner, Dr Dildora (other names
unkown), medical practitioner, Nasrin (nurse practitioner, other names unknown), Linnah Chibwe (nurse practitioner) and HPCZ.
Agnes was aged 34 at the time she discovered a lump in her breast in October last year. October being a Breast Cancer Awareness month, she decided to have the lump examined.
She was advised that since she was still breastfeeding her one year one month old baby, the lump could be blocked milk duct.
However, Agness in December 2020 went back to the hospital to check if the lump had reduced but it did not.
The hospital decided to conduct a lumpectomy as it was the most ideal procedure to remove the lump.
Agnes was told that the doctor would make a small incision along the areola to extract the lump and send it for biopsy.
According to Mdala, his wife was assured that the procedure would take approximately 30 minutes and it would be done as an outpatient because it was not a complicated procedure.
He said his wife also informed the doctor that she was allergic to tilapia fish, game meat and tramadol pain killer.
Mdala said the doctor asked his wife if she had ever undergone an operation under general anaesthesia and she responded in the negative.
He said the deceased after being assured that the operation will go on well went to the hospital on December 18 last year around 13:30 hours for the lumpectomy which was scheduled for 15:00 hours
but was only taken to the theater after 16:30 hours.
Mdala said after about an hour of waiting for his wife to come back from the theater, he was told that the lumpectomy was a success but that there were complications
as his wife went into anaphylactic shock due to a reaction to propofol.
Mdala was also told that his wife had a skin reaction as well as aclosure of throat which had necessitated her being intubated but
assured that she would be fine.
Mdala stated that at 17:20 hours, a nurse claimed that Agnes was
finally about to be brought out of surgery but he saw that more
medical equipments were being taken into the room she had occupied
before going for the procedure.
Agnes was brought back from the theater around 18:20 hours but her condition deteriorated and later she was moved to Care for Business (CfB) where she died on December 23, 2020.
He has sued the hospital for negligence, saying that his wife would not have opted for surgery if she was
warned by the medical personnel about the risk of the procedure which caused her death or certainly contributed to it.
Mdala wants the court to declare that
Viva Med as a private health facility could not hold a Class A
licence for as long as it was not equipped with a functional Intensive
He also wants the court to declare that the facility could not conduct operations and procedures under general
anesthesia for as long as it was not equipped with the
complications that arise under the general anesthesia.
Mdala further seeks aggravated damages from the hospital and its health practitioners with interest on any damages awarded and costs.