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Tasila Lungu drags Chitambala Mwewa of SML TV to court for Cyber bullying and libel

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CHAWAMA PF member of parliament Tasila Lungu Mwansa has dragged Chitambala Mwewa of Simon Mwewa Lane TV to court for Cyber bullying and libel.

This follows a complaint filed in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court by Tasila, who is former president Edgar Lungu’s daughter.

Tasila wants Mwewa to be prosecuted for libel and cyber bullying.

In count one, Tasila alleges that Mwewa on September 15, 2021 published on his Facebook page a story entitled, “THE FORMER PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER” in which he stated that: “Tasila Lungu is being investigated for suspicious purchase of a named bank together with all the assets worth 300 million. Everyone from Eagle one to the average councillor was stealing in a BIG way during the Patriotic Front’s iron rule. The sheer number of multiple cases involving government officials in the PF administration might derail Double H7’s goal of placing our country on a better footing. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The Patriotic Front was a criminal organisation and they are in no moral position to provide checks and balances. I propose that the party be deregistered.

In count two, Mwewa is charged with cyber bullying contrary to section 71 of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act No. 2 of 2021 of the Laws of Zambia.

Allegations are that Mwewa on September 15 this year, published defamatory matter on his Facebook page.

She stated that the words were published for purposes of launching an attack on her using the cyber space without any lawful authority or reasonable cause to do so.

Tasila stated that the words are untrue, are defamatory matter and intended to bring her name into hatred, ridicule and contempt, suggesting that she had engaged in illegal activities when the same was not true.

She stated that the words were understood to mean that she is a criminal.

“I verily believe that by reason thereof, an offence has been committed by the accused justifying the institution of proceedings by way of a complaint before this honourable court,” she said.

Tasila added that Mwewa has no justification to utter by word of mouth defamatory matter to the nation and the world at large against her.

According to an warrant of arrest, magistrate Chrispin Hampungani ordered that Mwewa be apprehended and produced in court tomorrow, October 8, 2021.

Meanwhile, Mwewa was today apprehended by chief inspector in charge of court operations George Konde at around 10:00 hours from his premises.

Mwewa will be detained in police custody until tomorrow when he will be presented before magistrate Hampungani.

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Levy Mwanawasa  Medical University lecturer arrested for allegedly receiving K16,000 bribes from students

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THE  Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a lecturer at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University for allegedly receiving over K16,000.00 in bribes from students to facilitate their passing in continuous assessments tests.

Kenneth Chisamanga 43, a Lecturer in Pharmacology and Pharmacist of Meanwood Kwamwena Valley in Lusaka has been charged with 13 counts ofCorrupt Practices.

ACC head of corporate communication Timothy Moono has disclosed that between 1st January 2022 and 25th November 2022 in Lusaka, while acting together with persons unknown Mr Chisamanga being a lecturer at the University allegedly solicited and received various amounts of cash totalling K7,500 from a named first year student in the Midwifery Diploma Class as an inducement or reward for him to facilitate the adjustment in continuous assessment test results and final examination results.

“Further, Kenneth Chisamanga being a lecturer at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University did corruptly solicit and received various amounts of cash totalling K9,100 from another named first year student in the Midwifery Diploma Class at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University as an inducement or reward for to facilitate for the adjustment in continuous assessment test results and final examination results. Matters or transactions that concern Levy Mwanawasa Medical University a public body,” Mr Moono said.

He said Mr Chisamanga has since been released on Bond and will appear in court soon.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 30th November, 2022)

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Suspect behind a spate of aggravated robberies and attacks on Yango drivers shot dead, police say

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POLICE in Lusaka have shot dead one suspect identified as Marlon Mutakasha aged 32 popularly known as ‘Fresher’.

The suspect who is believed to have been behind a spate of Aggravated Robberies involving motor vehicles and attacks on Yango drivers was spotted in Lusaka’s Chunga area.

Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said officers, acting on a tip off from a member of the public who managed to get the registration number of the vehicle the suspect was using and the direction he took, traced the vehicle and managed to challenge the occupants.

“It was discovered that the vehicle was a Yango Taxi which was booked by the suspect identified as Marlon Mutakasha.The suspect was found with an ABSA Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card for a Mr. Siame of Chalala who was attacked on November 26, 2022 around 01:30 hours after he was booked through Yango Taxi whom they robbed and made to withdraw money at a named ATM along Alick Nkhata road,” he said.

Mr Mwale said in the same night, the suspect together with other unknown accomplices is alleged to have robbed a Mr Shambulo of his motor vehicle and a cellular phone before withdrawing money amounting to K11,000 using the victim’s ATM card at a named ATM whilst armed with Pistols.

He said the suspect was also wanted for the Aggravated Robbery of a Motor vehicle, Toyota Corolla VVTI registration number ABZ 1951 which was robbed at gunpoint on March 8, 2022 a property of a named government official.

Mr Mwape said the suspect was also found with 20 Sim cards for MTN, AIRTEL and ZAMTEL and a drivers’ license for a Ms Sompo.

After further interrogations, the suspect led the Police officers to his accomplices who he mentioned as Lawrence also known as Lole and Shadreck also known as Doza both of Chazanga compound for possible arrest and recoveries.

On their way to Chazanga compound, the vehicle which officers were using developed a machenical fault which compelled the officers to push it off the road. In the process the suspect who was handcuffed took advantage and dashed into the shrubs around Chunga cemetery  trying to escape. This prompted the Officers to fire several warning shots and unfortunately he was hit by a stray bullet.

Officers quickly called for another vehicle which was used to rush the suspect to the University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) for medical attention.Regrettably, he was pronounced dead upon arrival,” he said.

Mr Mwale said the body is in UTH mortuary awaiting formal identification and postmortem adding that investigations have since been intensified.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 30th November, 2022)

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Two of 12 suspects who escaped from Lawful custody jailed for two years for escaping

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TEN of the 12 suspects that escaped at a police station in Lundazi are still at large and allegations are that the are now terrorising the people in the area.

While two of the suspects who were facing the offence of Aggravated Robbery have since been apprehended , convicted and sentenced to two-years-imprisonment for the offence of escaping from Lawful custody.

Among the 10 other suspects still at large, one is a Murder suspect, one Aggravated Robbery suspect, two Arson suspects, two suspects facing unlawful possession of a firearm, one facing theft by servant, one facing the offence of naming someone to be a witch and one facing criminal trespass.

Lundazi area Member of Parliament Brenda Nyirenda during a question and answer session in parliament put a question to the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Jack Mwiimbu seeking to find out if police was aware of terror being caused by 12 suspects that escaped from unlawful custody last week Tuesday.

She further asked what the police what measures were taken to ensure that the 12 were taken back into custody.

In response, Acting Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Chipoka Mulenga who is the Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry said the Police was aware and that efforts were being made to bring the suspects back into custody.

“So far, two of the 12 suspects that escaped from lawful custody have been arrested and we’re convicted and sentenced to two-years imprisonment. These two suspects were facing the charge of Aggravated Robbery before they escaped,” he said.

He said however, that police had not recorded any cases of criminals terrorising members of the public, but that measures had been put in place to ensure the suspects were brought to book.

“Police have put in place intensified searches for the 10 escapees at large, intelligence searches which are working with members of the community and we have also enhanced foot patrols,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 30th November, 2022)

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