THE Mansa Fast Track Court has convicted and fined Mwale Nyirenda Roderick for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
And the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has secured 36 convictions in the same Fast Track Court on Traffic offences in the first week of this month.
Meanwhile the Lusaka Fast Track Court on road traffic offences has secured 949 convictions for various traffic offences during the second quarter of 2018.
According to a statement issued by RTSA Public Relations Manager Mukela Mangolwa, Expired Road Tax with recorded seven convictions, Expired Insurance recorded four convictions, permitting the use of a Motor Vehicle with Expired Test Certificate with three convictions and Affixing of Tokens two convictions.
Mangolwa listed other offences which resulted in convictions as driving under the Influence of Alcohol, Plying for Hire and Reward, driving a Motor Vehicle in a dangerous condition and Use of a Motor Vehicle without a Road Service License.
Meanwhile the Lusaka Fast Track Court has secured 949 convictions for various traffic offences during the second quarter of 2018.
Mangolwa said among the leading offences recorded were 345 for dangerous driving, 307 for expired road tax, 221 for expired test certificate and 124 for uninsured motor vehicles, 91 for unlicensed drivers and 58 for use of hand held mobile phone whilst driving.
Jordan Simwizye, 24, a 4th year medical student at CBU, commits suicide over his alleged inability to pay his debt
A 24-year-old fourth year medical student from Copperbelt University (CBU) on the Copperbelt has committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree.
Jordan Simwizye whose body was found almost in a decomposed state is suspected to have taken his life due owing a lot of people money.
Copperbelt commanding officer Peacewell Mweemba who confirmed the incident said that the matter is believed to have occurred on Saturday when the deceased went missing according to his aunt.
“Brief Facts of the matter are that the reporter, being a security guard who found the body was in a company of his friends and as they were doing some patrols around Copperbelt University premises here in Ndola and it so happened that they came across a dead body of a male person hanging on the tree. The matter was later reported to Police who in turn visited the scene and confirmed the incident the deceased hanged himself using a rope,” he said.
He said after inspecting the body which was a bit decomposed, a phone was found on the deceased and the same was used to communicate with the relatives to the deceased and the deceased was later identified by his aunt Adess Mwewa of Lubuto township in Ndola.
“According to the identifier (Aunt to the deceased) the deceased went missing on Saturday around 15:00hours. Reasons for committing suicide is not known as no document/note was found on the deceased body which contained any reasons for his action however, the aunt to the deceased strongly suspects that her nephew (deceased) decided to take his life because of credits he had of different people,” he said.
Mr Mweemba added that the body of the deceased has since been deposited at Ndola Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting possible postmortem and burial.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 6th December, 2022
Zambia records an increase in GBV cases, police say
MORE than 8,000 cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) have been recorded this year as compared to the about 4,000 cases reported in the third quarter of the year last year, Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba has bemoaned.
He said last year reports of criminal stood at around 6,303 cases, while the non-criminal stood at around 2,487 cases as compared to last year where 4,042 criminal cases of GBV were reported while 900 were non-criminal.
He has since called on police officers who he described as the first respondents in such matters to ensure that such complaints by both female and male victims are taken seriously.
Mr Kajoba was speaking during the launch of the 13th Basadi Operation which was done simultaneously with other SARPCCO member States.
“It is sad that the country continues to record the rising cases of GBV reports in the country as evidenced by the 2022 Third Quarter report in which 8,790 reports comprising 6,303 criminal and 2,487 non-criminal reports were recorded countrywide as compared to 4,042 criminal and 900 non-criminal reports recorded during the Third Quarter of 2021,” he said.
He said the need to collect gender disaggregated data that is accurate , timely and is crucial to ensuring gender sensitive responses for victims of GBV.
Mr Kajoba called on Police officers who he described as first responders to ensure that GBV complaints made by women and men are taken seriously and that all victims receive appropriate support at the Front Desk as they navigate the often complex justice system.
“It is important that there should be clear unbiased communication between the victim and Police officers.Reporting GBV cases can be extremely upsetting for victims. It takes a lot of courage to make the initial decision to report a GBV complaint,” he said.
Mr Kajoba further called on Police officers and all stakeholders to enhance anti GBV sensitization programmes through all available avenues.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 6th December, 2022)
Mr Lee’s Employee detained for disobeying the court
FRED Chulu, alias, Mr Lee’s Employee, is currently detained regretting why he travelled to China last month at the expense of attending court sessions in a matter he is accused of using insulting language.
Chulu, 30, had his police bond revoked last week, friday and will now be coming from a correctional facility to attend court sessions.
This is in a case the vlogger of Hellen Kaunda Township is facing three counts of use of Insulting language.
Allegations are that between May 12 and 13 May, 2022, the suspect appeared in three separate videos on Facebook circulating on social media.
He was captured using insulting language and conducting himself in a manner likely to provoke any person as to cause such person to break the public peace or to commit an offence against the person.
Chulu was later arrested and taken to court where he stopped attending sessions for about two months and his surety was no where to explain his absentia.
When magistrate Mutinta Mwenya queried the accused’s whereabouts last month, investigators informed her that he was last seen online in a clip in China where he was seemingly having a time of his life.
The court then issued an arrest warrant against the accused, who usually posts Facebook clips about his whereabouts and what he is upto.
Last week, Chulu, who recently shared a Facebook video announcing his arrival from aborad, was dragged to court on return of bench warrant.
When asked why he had not been coming to court, the braided-hair youth, said “I was in China”.
Magistrate Mwenya, who rebuked the youth for disobeying the court, revoked his bond and ordered for his detention.
The Chulu then applied for bail which was also denied on grounds that he is a flight risk.
The matter was adjourned to this week.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 5th December, 2022)