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Six vehicles hit into each other in RTA along the Chirundu-Kafue road, police say



SIX vehicles have been involved in a road traffic accident after one of the drivers failed to keep to their lane along the Chirundu-Kafue road.

The accident occurred yesterday, Sunday December 3rd around 12:00 hours.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said police have recorded a serious Road Traffic Accident involving six vehicles.

“Involved was Joe Hansi aged 48 of City Frontier transport Ndola who was driving a Sino Howo truck Registration Number BCE 9743 ZM, Trailer number BCF 9872 ZM and BCF 988 ZM loaded with Copper cathodes who was driving from West to East. The driver sustained minor injuries and the horse extensively damaged while the copper load spread on the road,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said also involved was Peter Zulu aged 39 of Chirundu Police Station who was driving a Toyota Axio Registration Number AEB 3895 ZM who was driving from East to west along Chirundu- Kafue Road who sustained general body pains and his motor vehicle was extensively damaged.

“Also involved were three juveniles aged three, five and 12 who were passengers on a Toyota Axio who sustained serious body injuries, Mutavesu Henry aged 33 of house number 861 Dvli Beti bridge South Africa who had parked his motor vehicle Registration number FLR 966 a Volvo truck, trailer number FPF 901L and FPF 094L.The driver sustained painful waist and the front part of the horse was extensively damaged.”

“Naomi Lusambo aged 30 of who was driving a Toyota Vitz Registration number BAV 7770 from East to West who escaped unhurt, a passenger in a Toyota Vitz Sherry Mwale aged 20 sustained a big cut on the forehead, Jackson Siabasimbi aged 32 of Chirundu who was driving a Mitsubishi Canter Registration number AEB 3868 ZM, escaped unhurt ,but had his motor vehicle damaged on the right side of the trailer,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga explained that further involved was Shepherd Chinyama a Zimbabwean National aged 34 of house number 445 Wood Park Gweru, Zimbabwe who was driving a Scania Registration number FPP941L, trailer FLG Registration number 523L and FLG566L, he escaped unhurt but had his three tyres from the right side his trailer damaged.

He said all victims who sustained serious injuries were rushed are admitted at Mutendere Mission Hospital in Chirundu District.

Mr Hamoonga added that the accident occurred when the first driver Joe Hansi, failed to keep to his lane in the process he went to the right side of the lane and hit into five other motor vehicles which were in the queue.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 4th December, 2023)


ERB lowers fuel prices amid Kwacha appreciation



THE Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has announced a downward adjustment in the prices of petrol, diesel, and jet A-I, bringing relief to consumers.

Effective midnight, petrol will be priced at K31.12 per litre, diesel at K28.78 per litre, and jet A-I at K28.23 per litre.

However, the price of kerosene will remain unchanged at K20.44 per litre.

The reduction in the prices have been attributed to the appreciation of the Kwacha which outweighed the increase in international oil prices therefore warranting a reduction in the domestic wholesale and pump prices of petroleum products.

ERB Board chairperson Reynolds Bowa said the price of kerosene has been maintained, adding that the decision on kerosene pricing will be reviewed consistent with the national supply and demand situation.

In a statement, Mr Bowa said over the review period, the Kwacha significantly appreciated against the United States Dollar.

“On average the exchange rate appreciated 14.4 percent. The appreciation was mainly attributed to interest rate hike by the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) and the directive that commercial banks hold back more funds in reserve. Furthermore, BoZ made available additional United States Dollars to the market,” he said.

Mr Bowa said the prices will come into effect at midnight and shall remain in effect until revised by the ERB.

He however said during the month of February the prices of oil on the international market increased.

Mr Bowa said the increase was mainly attributed to supply disruptions arising from geopolitical tensions in the Middle East which led to tightened supply of the commodity.

Meanwhile, the ERB in line with the Energy Policy has developed a bio-fuels pricing framework that will be used on blended fuel.

Mr Bowa said the growth of the biofuel industry will foster security of supply of petroleum products.

“Currently, a pilot phase for bio-ethanol trading has commenced and ERB will give periodic updates on how this programme is unfolding.” he said.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 29th February, 2024)

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ACC nab senior accountant, businessman 



A LUSAKA based senior accountant has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) alongside a business man for possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Kasemuka Chiteta, a senior accountant stationed at police headquarters has since been charged with one count of possession of property suspected of being proceeds of crime.

ACC head of corporate communications Timothy Moono said in a statement that Kasemuka Chiteta on dates unknown but between 7th April, 2023 and 12th February 2024 in Lusaka District, concealed possession of a motor vehicle namely Toyota Landcruiser BAD4360 registered under the ownership of Chimuka Chibawe a Lusaka based businessman.

“In a similar development, the ACC has arrested and charged a Lusaka based businessman, Chimuka Chibawe of plot No. 136 C Kalomo road Chilenje” Mr Moono said.

He said Mr Chibawe has been charged with one count of Possession of Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime contrary to Section 71 (1) of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act No. 19 of 2010.

“Details of the offence are that, Chimuka Chibawe on dates unknown but between 7th April, 2023 and 12thFebruary 2024 in Lusaka, concealed possession of a motor vehicle namely Toyota Landcruiser BAD4360 registered under his names when the beneficial owner is Mr. Kasemuka Chiteta a Senior Accountant at Police Service Headquarters,” he said.

The pair has since been released on bond pending court appearance.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 29th February, 2024)

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