A 41-year-old man of Nakonde who is also a ZESCO employee has died after a marital dispute with his 26-year-old wife.
The two are who got married in 2016 are believed to have only enjoyed one year of a peaceful marriage, as after that they have been having altercations.
Alice Nakaonga has since been arrested for the alleged murder of Wesley Bwalya who is believed to have suffered head injuries after allegedly being hit with a stick.
Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said police received a report of murder which happened today at 07:00 hours in Nakonde.
He said the incident was reported by Isaac Chapolokio a ZESCO employee that his workmate Mr Bwalya died after being allegedly murdered by his wife Nakaonga
“Susan Namuchimba who is the elder sister to the deceased’s wife told police that her sister has been married to the deceased since 2016 which is about five years now and had three children .She explained that just after a year of her sister being in marriage, the couple started having marital disputes, a thing which continued despite several attempts to solve the problem,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said that she explained that yesterday at around 19:00 hours whilst at home,she saw the couple coming from the market going to their house and her brother in law , the now the deceased was in a drunken state.
“At around 21:00 hours, she over heard the couple fighting and she rushed to go and stop them .She further explained that upon reaching the house, she found the couple outside the house and the deceased was lying on the ground while her sister was sitted by the door .She stated that her attention went to her sister who was bleeding as there were no visible injuries on the deceased,” he said.
He said that the suspects sister also explained that she saw a deep cut on the upper lip of her sister,suspected to have been sustained after being beaten by her husband,the now the deceased and that was when she took her sister to the police station to report the matter.
“She was issued with a medical report form and advised to go to the hospital. At around 23:00 hours whilist still at the clinic as her sister was admitted, she saw the deceased being brought to the clinic by his workmates in a critical condition and he was also admitted as well. Unfortunately this morning around 07:00 hours, he passed away and the matter was reported to Nakonde police station,” he said.
He added that police officers rushed to the clinic and found the body of the deceased lying on the bed facing up ward and when it was inspected, he had a swollen right hand and head and it suspected that the deceased was hit on the head by his wife during the fight with a stick.
“The body of the deceased has been posted in the mortuary awaiting postmortem,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Friday, August 5th, 2022)
Lusaka woman convicted and fined K7000 in default nine months simple imprisonment for illegally importing pregnancy tests from Tanzania
THE Chinsali Magistrate Court in Muchinga Province has convicted and fined a Zambian woman K7000 in default nine months simple nine months Simple Imprisonment for importing medicines and allied substances from Dar es salaam, Tanzania into Zambia without an import permit.
This is in a matter where the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) intercepted Shillan Chirwa, female aged 44, of Lusaka Arrakan Barracks and took her to court for importing medicines and allied substances without an import permit from the Authority.
Chirwa was found with 200 bottles of 100ml of Cephalexin oral suspension and 130 x 100 boxes of Pregnancy test strips.
This was during a route check conducted on a Tanzanian Bus called “Classic Coach” at Chansali Check point of Chinsali District.
When the matter was brought before magistrate George Banda on August 4, this year at Chansali Magistrate’s Court , Chirwa pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined upon being convicted.
The medicines and allied substances were seized and forfeited to the state for disposal.
And ZMRA public relations officer Ludovic Mwape has warned would be offenders to desist from committing illegalities.
“We wish to issue a stern warning to all those who commit similar offences that we are equal to the task of ensuring that only medicines and allied substances that are legally imported in the country are allowed on the Zambian market.
This is to ensure safety, quality and efficacy of medicinal products and allied substances being imported in the country,” he said.
Mr Mwape said failure to adhere to the set standards as regards to the importation of medicines and allied substances will result in offenders being prosecuted.
(Mwebantu, Saturday, August 13th, 2022)
Two pupils nabbed for alleged examination malpractice after they created a WhatsApp group to receive leakage, police say
FOR an ordinary person the word ‘choir’ has nothing to do with sitting a General Certificate of Education (GCE) which is ongoing country wide, choir is related to singing for the Lord Almighty.
But if you just jumped off the bus, you need to be told that the word ‘choir’ was being used by some GCE external students in a clandestine WhatsApp group which is a conduit of examinations malpractices in Lufwanyama.
But their day was not rosy as when they sat their science paper two, they could not get away with it.
The two pupils who are both external candidates for the 2022 Examination Council of Zambia General Certificate of Education were found with questions and answers for the 2022 Science paper two Examination on their mobile phones which they entered with in the examination centre.
The allegedly created a WhatsApp group they named ‘choir’ where unknown persons were sending the exact questions with answers to the papers they were writing.
Copperbelt province Commanding officer Sharon Zulu confirmed the arrest other two pupils.
She said this was after District Education Standards Officer, General Inspection and Teacher, Astridah Ntambo aged 51 reported Daniel Machisa aged 19 and John Mushitu aged both from Chingola were found with questions and answers for the 2022 Science paper two Examination on their mobile phones which they entered with in the examination centre.
She said the incident happened on Tuesday at Milopa Secondary School of Lufwanyama.
“Brief facts are that all candidates are cautioned beforehand not to enter with their mobile phones in the examination room but the two did enter with their phones and created a WhatsApp group where unknown persons were sending the exact questions with answers to the paper they were sitting for to their phones on the WhatsApp group they named ‘Choir’,” she said.
Mrs Zulu said the two had their phones confiscated while the exam was in progress.
“All phones were confiscated and kept as exhibit and the two students have been arrested,” she said.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, August 11th, 2022)
Three senior managers fired at workers compensation
WORKER’S Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) has fired three more senior managers.
Early this month, the Board announced the dismissal of Chief Executive Officer Priscilla Bwembya following the investigations into the procurement of 39 motor vehicles during the 2021 campaigns.
In a memorandum addressed to the workers, the Board of Directors said the termination of employment for Mrs Bwembya comes after disciplinary hearing on charges levelled against her.
“Please be informed that following disciplinary hearing by Workers Compensation Board of Directors on charges leveled against Mrs Bwembya, the Board has terminated her services with effect from July 21st, this year,” reads the memo in parts.
And in another memorandum addressed to the workers yesterday, WCFCB Acting Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Patrick Siampwili said after disciplinary hearings, management decided to separate the officers.
The officers fired include director investment Frank Chanda, manager for human resource and administration Chipoya Chiponda and manager procurement and supplies James Kapila.
“Kindly be informed that following the disciplinary hearings held on July 22 this year, the staff committee resolved to separate the senior management officials from the Board’s services with the effect from August, 2022,” Mr Siampwili said.
In June this year, the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) released 30 vehicles belonging to WCFCB which were deemed to be proceeds of crime.
In a media statement issued, DEC public relations officer, Mathias Kamanga said it was alleged that a fleet of motor vehicles had been procured fraudulently and that the motor vehicles were being used for campaigns by a named political party during the run-up to the August 12, 2021 general elections.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, August 11th, 2022)