SEVEN people have died in a road traffic accident which happened on Kafue – Mazabuka road near Pama meat area yesterday.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has confirmed in a statement issued to Mwebantu.
Mr Hamoonga said five people died on the spot while two died on the way to Mazabuka General hospital.
He said the 12 other passengers sustained serious injuries when the motor vehicle they were traveling in a Toyota Hiace minibus registration number ACT 6889 which was driven by Mulenga Mulenga aged 28 of Kafue hit into a stationary Scania truck registration number AJC 2657 at Pama meat area on Kafue – Mazabuka road in Mazabuka on 28th December, 2021 around 20:30 hours.
“The deceased persons have been identified as Serina Chuulu aged 50 Chunga Compound, Lusaka, Lisa Moon aged 42 of Mbole,Batoka,Messiah Musaka aged 57 of Mbole ,Batoka M/Raphael Moto aged 49 of unknown house number,Kenan Sichinga aged 28 of Zambia compound in Kafue and two unidentified.
While the 12 injured have been identified as: Hamote Hachilala aged 33 of Zambia Compound,Journey Hachilala aged 35 of Kafue, Mwiinga Alick aged 27 of Pemba,Grace Sinamakwa aged 54 of Sinazeze, Mweetwa other names not known ,Gift Nyileti aged 36 of Matero in Lusaka ,Berious Siambuli aged 33 of Freedom compound in Lusaka with four females and one male remain unidentified,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said the driver of the bus is among the injured.
He said all the injured are admitted to Mazabuka General Hospital while the bodies of the deceased are in the hospital mortuary awaiting post- mortem, identification and burial.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, December, 29th,2021)
‘I personally know Bowman Lusambo’, says a Lusaka High Court judge as he recuses himself in paternity case
LUSAKA High Court judge Wilfred Muma has recused himself from handling a case in which Bowman Lusambo has sued a Ndola woman over the paternity of her four children.
Lusambo sued Mercy Matongo Cowham who accused him of fathering her four children.
Lusambo applied that the court orders that a Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test be conducted on the children to ascertain their paternity.
Mercy wants the court to order Lusambo to be maintaining the children with K5,000 for food, K3,500 groceries, rental K5,000, water bills K200, electricity K200 which comes to K13,900 per month plus K7,000 every six month for the children’s clothing.
The judge who was assigned to preside over the case has recused himself because he personally knows Lusambo.
And judge Muma has also recused himself from handling another matter involving Lusambo where he was sued by Zamtel over a house in Ndola.
(Mwebantu, Friday, January 21st, 2022)
Five Sentenced to Five Years for Bushmeat in Mumbwa
The Subordinate Court in Mumbwa has sentenced five men to five years imprisonment with hard labour after they pled guilty to illegal possession of 88kg of bushmeat poached from Blue Lagoon national park in Kafue District.
On 10 January 2022, officers from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife apprehended five suspects namely, Wanton Mweete, 37, Kelvin Ndongo ,37, Phineas Chilala, 42, Jackson Munkuli, 41 and Festus Lwano, 36, who were found with 88kg of fresh Kafue lechwe meat and two shotguns inside the Blue Lagoon national park.
The five suspects, all from Chief Mwanachingwala’s area, were charged with one count of unlawful possession of protected animal (Kafue Lechwe), contrary section 130 (1) of the Zambia Wildlife Act No. 14 of 2015
When the matter came up, they all pled guilty to the charge and were sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour.
The Kafue lechwe is endemic to Zambia, meaning it cannot be found anywhere else in the world. As such, Kafue lechwe attract many tourists to visit the national parks they occur in. However, targeted poaching of this species for bushmeat has reduced its population at an alarming rate. At one point Zambia had a population of more than 250,000 Kafue lechwe. Sadly, the population now stands at below 25 000.
Kitwe man claims he is the father of one of Mercy Cowham’s children
A -28- year old man of Kitwe is seeking to be joined in the paternity claim involving Mercy Colham and Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo.
Luckson Nyawali is alleging that he is the father of Chipego, the first child Mercy claims was fathered by Mr Lusambo.
Mr Nyawali, a mineral analyst based in Kitwe says he is also ready to undergo a DNA test and will be applying to the courts to compel Mercy to also release Chipego’s DNA samples for analysis.
He said he has decided to speak now after Mercy’s allegation on social media.
Mr Nyawali narrated that he met Mercy in 2013 in Chipata when they both attended Grade 12 Extra Tuitions at Hillside Basic School.
He said Mercy fell pregnant in 2014 and they agreed to start cohabiting until she left for Luanshya a few months later and delivered a baby girl at Roan Mine Hospital in Luanshya.
Nyawali added that the baby was named Chipego by a Mr Musange who is Mercy’s brother in law who kept her in Luanshya.
He says he has not seen Chipego since 2017 when Mercy last brought her to Chipata and is now demanding custody of the child.