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Zambezi Magic introduces Amooye; The Captivating Drama Series Premieres tonight!

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ZAMBEZI Magic has once again proven itself as a leading local tv channel within the Zambian market. For over half a decade, viewers have been delighted with the best content that has kept them glued to their screens 24/7/365. Just as we thought that the channel could not surpass itself, we learn that Zambezi Magic is set to launch a riveting drama, Amooye which is set to premiere on tonight at 21.30hrs.

“As a channel we continue to find fresh content that resonates with the audience and that is equally relatable. Our mandate to our customers is to entertain, educate and create talkability about topics that exist within societies” said Mosibudi Pheeha, Channel Head of Zambezi Magic.

Pheeha further mentioned that she is personally excited about the premier of the show and is looking forward to viewer feedback. “We have already started engaging the audience on our social media platforms and I am sincerely encouraged about the positive response that we have received thus far” said Pheeha. “In addition to this marketing strategy we are aggressively communicating on all possible touch points to ensure the visibility of the show and encourage viewers to watch’.

Zambezi Magic is said to be equally excited to be working alongside major players within the content curation space, namely: Stephanie Dale who is no stranger to the channel. Most would remember Dale from the successful show, Tizibika that aired in 2019 which was directed by the equally talented Toyza Botah. Jones Nasilele (one of the directors on Ubuntu), Angel Sikumarie, former producer at Muvi TV as well as Leelee Ngwenya, Breakfast Show host on Fresh TV are also amongst the team that will be directing the show. Pheeha also pointed out that Zambezi Magic will be working alongside well-known as well as up and coming talented cast that are sure to keep viewers glued to their screen throughout the season.

ABOUT AMOOYE

Amooye tells the stories of three women: Wiza, Noni and Muta who are in their late twenties and early thirties as they try to figure out their careers, friendships and romantic relationships. The storyline also explores the intricacies and challenges of being an African woman living and working within the realms of an evolving society.

Join the conversation on social media using the official hashtag #ZMAmooye#ZambeziMagic.

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Court hears how pupil who passed only three subjects enrolled at UNZA and later got a job

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TRIAL in a case a student is facing seven counts of forgery and uttering false documents opened yesterday with the accused’s former teacher testifying against her.

The court heard that Precious Manase, 29, only passed three subjects out of the seven she sat for during Grade 12 examinations in 2009

In the seven counts , Manase, of Meanwood Ibex is alleged to have forged a School Certificate and uttered false documents which were made in order to facilitate her enrolment as a student at the University of Zambia (UNZA).

She is further alleged to have forged Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ) Joint Examination for School Certificate and General Certificate of Examination (GCE) statements of results.

Other allegations are that she purported to have a full Grade 12 certificate which was used to gain employment at Zesco as an Assistant Call Centre Agent and Assistant Customer Care Officer.

Further, she allegedly obtained pecuniary advantage in the form of salaries and allowances amounting to K429, 972.68 when she worked at Zesco.

During hearing before Lusaka Magistrate Irene Wushimanga, her former teacher at Munali Girls Secondary School narrated that Manase was a former pupil at the school.

Lamion Mbewe said after the accused, whom he taught Religious Education, wrote Grade 12 examinations in 2009, she only passed three subjects out of the seven she wrote.

She got nines or unsatisfactory in RE, mathematics, science and biology.

“English, she obtained a 6 which is a credit, maths she got a 9, unsatisfactory, Religious Education, she got a 9, unsatisfactory, science she got a 9, commerce she got a credit,” Mr Mbewe said.

He also told the court that Manase never wrote agriculture science because she missed that exam.

Meanwhile, another witness from UNZA told the court that when the accused enrolled at the institution, she produced a Grace 12 statement of results which showed that she got a seven in English, a four in RE, two in Maths and a four in Science.

The witness also told the court that Manase also produced a Grade 12 GCE from Kafue Day Secondary indicating that she got a two in English and a three in Science.

Trial continues.

(Mwebantu, Saturday, 26th November, 2022)

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Alleged UPND cadres arrested for assaulting a traffic police officer.

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POLICE  have charged and arrested two suspects identified as Monday Kapobe aged 40 of Garden Compound and Trust Musonda aged 27 of Mandevu compound in Lusaka for the offence of Assault on a Police officer.

The two suspects, driver and conductor respectively, who were clad in United Party  for National Development attire are alleged to have assaulted a traffic police officer who was on duty at the junctions of Freedom way and Kalambo road in Lusaka’s Central Business District (CBD).

Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said the incident happened on November 24, 2022 around 09:20 hours.

He said preliminary investigations indicate that the Traffic Police officer in company of other officers were doing motorised patrols in the CBD when they observed a Toyota Haice minibus registration number ABV 2328 which was picking passengers at non designated bus stops along Freedom way.

“The bus was intercepted and impounded. along the way to the Police Station near Zambia Revenue Authority offices. The minibus driver decided to disobey the officer’s directives and drove towards Lumumba bus station.

Upon noticing that the minibus driver was going in another direction, the officer who was on board of  the impounded minibus ,managed to pull the steering wheel to the left side of the road where the vehicle eventually parked,” he said.

Mr Mwale said the driver switched off the engine and mobilised some ‘co-boys’ who started harassing the officer.

He said the Traffic officer was only rescued by his fellow Traffic officers who rushed to the scene.

Mr Mwale said the suspects are in Police Custody and will appear in court on Monday, November 28, 2022.

(Mwebantu, Friday, 25th November, 2022)

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Lusaka Provincial veterinary officer and former ZRA assistant director nabbed for alleged corruption

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THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested Lusaka Provincial Veterinary Officer for alleged corrupt practices involving over K28,000.

Dr Patricia Bwalya, 50, of Longacres area in Lusaka has been charged with one count of Abuse of Authority of Office.
ACC head of communication, Timothy Moono has told Mwebantu in a statement that details are that on unknown dates but between the 1st August 2016 and 31st January, 2017 in Livingstone Dr Bwalya being a public officer namely Livingstone District Veterinary Officer in the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries allegedly abused the authority of office by irregularly charging members of the public for treating their animals despite such a service being free and her receiving a government salary to perform that service.
He said the second count, Dr Bwalya is charged with one count of Corrupt Acquisition of Public Revenue contrary to Section 34 (1) Sub (a)of the Anti-Corruption Act No.3 of 2012.
Details are that on unknown dates but between the 1st August 2016 and 31st January, 2017 in Livingstone District Dr. Patricia Bwalya being a public officer namely Livingstone District Veterinary Officer in the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries did corruptly acquire public revenue in the manner she irregularly charged members of the public for treating their animals despite the service being free and she collected a total sum of K28,392.50 for her own benefit, matters or transactions that concern the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, a public body,” Mr Moono said.
Meanwhile, the Commission has arrested former Zambia Revenue Authority Assistant Director for Tax Appeals for corrupt practices involving K22,000.
Mr Moono said Sonkwe Kasonkomona, 43, of Lusaka has been charged with one count of Corrupt Practices.
He said details are that on dates unknown but between 1st February 2020 and 29th February 2020 Mr Kasonkomona being an Assistant Director for Tax Appeals at Zambia Revenue Authority jointly and whilst acting together with others unknown allegedly solicited for K22,000 as gratification or reward for the facilitation of the release of a truck registration number T673 DEV/T852 CVZ belonging to Ali Raza of Akeza Investments Trading as Ali Raza Investments, a matter or transaction that concern , a public body.
“Both Dr Bwalya and Mr Kasonkomona have since been released on Bond and will appear in Court soon,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 25th November, 2022)

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26 Nov 2022, 8:57 AM (GMT)

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