State to compensate Mapenzi Chibulo family with K3.5million
A lastest consent judgement shows that the State will pay the family of late UPND supporter Mapenzi Chibulo, who was shot dead by police during a protest in 2021, K3.5million compensation for loss of life plus another K500,000 in legal costs.
“That the defendant shall pay the plaintiff the sum of only K3,500,000 being damages for loss of life ,damages for loss of dependency ,damages for loss of expectation of life damages for funeral expenses,” the consent Judgement reads in part.
The consent Judgement, which has been endorsed by the plaintiff’s lawyers and The Attorney General, is yet to be signed by Judge Charges Kafunda.
This is in a lawsuit filed by late Ms Chibulo’s father, Douglas Chibulo, who sued the State seeking compensation after his daughter was shot dead at Downtown Shopping Mall.
The shooting was during a procession from the United Party for National Development Secretariat to Chawama where the UPND were scheduled to have a rally.
In 2017, Mr Chibulo, then sued the state claiming damages for loss of life and asked the Lusaka High Court to award him damage.
He complained that the loss of life was as a result of negligence by the Zambia Police.
Mr Chibulo, citing the Attorney General as respondent, submitted that on July 8, 2016, the police, in their efforts to disperse people who were peacefully parading in a match past, used live ammunition to shoot at unarmed citizens
He said in the process, his daughter was shoot dead because of the careless act by the state agents.
The plaintiff submits that his family suffered financial loss at the time his daughter died especially in terms of communication and other funeral expenses.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 29th November, 2023)
Zambia Correctional Service Officer arrested for alleged murder of a bricklayer who delayed to bring him food, police say
POLICE in Mumbwa have arrested and charged a Correctional Service Officer stationed at Kitumba Correctional Farm in Mumbwa for alleged murder of Richard Silwamba aged 42 a bricklayer at Sugarloaf Enterprise Kaindu in Mumbwa.
Clifford Chota Mubili 29 allegedly beat up the deceased after he delaying from buying his food.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the officer will appear in court soon.
“It is alleged that the deceased delayed to come back from buying foodstuffs after having been sent by the suspect, making him annoyed and later got a metal bar and hit the deceased on the face,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said the body of the deceased was inspected and a deep cut was seen on the upper right eyebrow.
The body has been deposited in Mumbwa District Hospital Mortuary awaiting Postmortem while the suspect is detained in Police custody and will appear in Court soon,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 27th November, 2023)
Lusaka man nabbed after posing as a medical doctor
A 29 YEAR OLD man of Lusaka has been detained after he allegedly personated being a medical doctor.
Joseph Mwale who was using the name Dr John Mulenga was detained after he obtained K650 from a couple of Lusaka with a view to operate on the women who experienced a gynaecological complication.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Mwale made an appointment to operate on the woman at Chawama Hospital after obtaining from her money amounting to K650.
He said it was before the operation that it was discovered that the alleged person was not a doctor
“Kabwata police received a report of Impersonation from Irene Njovu aged 25 of unmarked house number in Chilenje who reported that there was a person who was impersonating to be a medical doctor using the names of Dr John Mulenga of unknown house number in Chipata Compound who she was introduced to by her husband Joseph Mwale aged 29,” Mr Hamoonga said.
He said the suspect was apprehended on November 24,2023 around 18:30 hours at East park mall and is in custody awaiting to appear before court.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 27th November, 2023)