A 27-YEAR-OLD woman has died after plummeting in the Kafue river while posing for a photo.
Martine Misakabu aged 27, a Congolese drowned in the river at around 13:30 hours.
According to police spokesperson Esther Katongo, the victim arrived in the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo in July, 2021 and is reported to have come visiting her brother in law.
She on September 11, this year, the victim in the company of her friend travelled to Kafue District to attend a a traditional marriage ceremony known as Chilanga Mulilo at Kafue boys.
Mr Katongo said after the ceremony, Ms Misakabu together with other seven persons are reported to have gone to Kafue river cliff for an adventure at around 13:00 hours.
She said while there, the victim went to the edge of the river for snap shooting.
“It was at that point that the victim tried to take a selfie and as she was trying to position herself she slipped and fell in the river,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said police in conjunction with fire brigade officers rushed to the scene and retrieved the body
She said the body has been deposited into Kafue General Hospital mortuary.
Mrs Katongo said police have since opened an inquiry into the case.
“Police in Kafue District recorded a report of drowning from Alex Mwansa aged 37 of Munali road in Meanwood near Chamba Valley in Lusaka that his sister In- law identified as Martine Mbwaya Misakabu aged 27, a Congolese national drowned in Kafue river at around 13:30 hours,” she said.
A former UTH labtech commits suicide in unclear circumstances.
A FORMER University Teaching Hospital (UTH) laboratory technician has committed suicide in unclear circumstances.
Briden Kakonkanya is believed to have resided in Kaunda Square stage one of Lusaka.
In a media statement, Police spokespersoon Rae Hamoonga said Mr Kakonkanya’s body was discovered by Lubasi Namangulwa aged 35 of house number 26/16 Ng’ombe compound, a Security officer employed by Pre secure who on his way from work.
He said Mr Namangulwa discovered Mr Kakonkanya’s body hanging lifeless from a tree with a green rope tied around his neck.
Mr Hamoonga said the suicide is suspected to have occurred between Sunday 17th October,2021 at unknown time and Monday 18th October,2021 around 07:00 hours at Munali Secondary School grounds in Lusaka.
He said the scene was visited and officers found Mr Kakonkanya’s body.
He said the deceased is suspected to be aged between 50 and 55.
Mr Hamoonga said no foul play was suspected.
“Upon reaching UTH mortuary, the deceased body was identified as Mr Kakonkanya a former employee of UTH laboratory who worked as a laboratory technician and resided in Kaunda Square stage one of Lusaka.The deceased body was deposited in UTH mortuary awaiting post mortem,” he said.
Vocal powerhouses… Esther Chungu and Wezi to feature at the Stanbic Music Festival
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NAREP president Stephen Nyirenda in property legal battle with wife
NATIONAL Restoration Party (NAREP) president Stephen Nyirenda has sued his wife Lesa Kasoma in the Lusaka High Court for forging his signature and fraudulently adding her name to his property title deed.
In a statement of claim, Nyirenda who is Muvi television proprietor, wants the court to nullify the title deed for his farm in Roma township because his wife allegedly added herself as a joint tenant.
He also wants the court to order cancellation of the certificate of title of Subdivision A of Subdivision No 175 of Farm No 44a situated in Roma, Lusaka issued in his wife’s name as a joint tenant because she forged his signature.
And Nyirenda wants the court to compel the Ministry of Lands to re-issue the certificate of title in his name as it appeared prior to the fraudulent deed of moiety lodged on June 19, 2019 by Lesa.
He is further claiming damages for loss of commercial business opportunity and pecuniary benefit suffered during the joint tenancy and any other reliefs the court might deem fit.
Nyirenda explained that he bought the farm in 1995 and started developing on it in 1996.
He stated that he uses the place for commercial transaction with local banking institutions.
Nyirenda stated that he moved into the premises in 2001 and his wife had beenstaying at the same place.
He stated that he noticed the title deed of the farm was missing and when he asked his wife about it, she never gave
a proper answer but kept on changing on its whereabouts until he threatened to report her to the police.
Nyirenda stated that she surrendered the title deed to him on August 27, 2021 but it looked new and had an additional of his wife’s name.
He stated that Lesa forged his signature, adding that she was in a habit of forging his signature on documents to suit her needs.
Nyirenda stated that he has never executed a deed of moiety with Lesa over the farm and the signature purported to be his appearing on the deed of moiety was forged and fraudulently obtained.