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Zambian national shot dead in South Africa

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A 54 years old Zambian national has been shot dead in Germiston, South Africa by unknown people.

A man identified as Kenneth Sikopo, A businessman based in Germiston, was shot seven times by two assailants at about 20 hours local time last week.

According to the information made available to the Zambian Mission in Pretoria, Mr. Sikopo was shot at his business premises in the presence of his clients and friends.

Mr. Sikopo’s assailants entered his internet café and immediately closed the exit doors, indicating that they were there to kill Mr. Sikopo before shooting him and fled the scene without robbing the premises of anything.

Police have since launched a man-hunt and instituted investigations to ascertain the motive of his killing but have so far ruled out xenophobia as a motive for his murder.

Mr. Sikopo’s mortal remains were taken to Germiston State mortuary and is scheduled to be buried at waterfall cemetery  with the help of the Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA) after his family in Zambia signed the affidavit to have Mr. Sikopo buried in South Africa following logistical challenges to repatriate the body to Zambia .

And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba is saddened with the gruesome murder of Mr. Sikopo.

He said Mr. Sikopo had survived an attack a few months ago and hoped that his attackers could have been traced then.

Mr. Mwamba described the murder as barbaric and senseless, calling on the Police to urgently bring the assassins to book.

He has since wished the Sikopo family God’s strengthen and comfort during this difficult time.

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PF and Independent candidate cadres clash in Sinda, police say

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POLICE  in Sinda are investigating a matter in which  supporters of  Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Luckson Lungu and Independent candidate Erick Mwale for Kapoche are reported to have clashed leaving some with injuries.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo  said on 09th June, around  11 00  hours , the two opposing groups whilst conducting their campaigns, met at Matiya village in Chief Nyanje in Sinda District and a fight ensued.

She said a motor vehicle Mitsubish canter green in colour Registration number ALC 1092  used by the PF cadres had its front wind screen and right side door  damaged as stones are alleged to have been used in the act.

“No arrest has been  made yet as police await the identity of suspects involved in the fracas.
Dockets of Malicious  Damage and three  Assault OABH cases have been opened .
Investigations have been instituted,” she said.

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Get Ready for UEFA Euro 2020 on DStv and GOtv!

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SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can look forward to major international football as UEFA Euro 2020 takes centre stage, with the European continental tournament running from 11 June to 11 July 2021.

Despite taking place in 2021, the tournament will still be known as UEFA Euro 2020. The European football governing body said the event retained its name “to keep the original vision of the tournament, which was set to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Football Championship (1960–2020)” and to “serve as a reminder of how the whole football family came together to respond to the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, and of the difficult times that Europe, and the world, had to go through in 2020,” says Mrs Leah Kooma, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Zambia.

SuperSport is your #HomeOfFootball and the ultimate destination for lovers of ‘The Beautiful Game’. Let’s take a closer look at the format of the tournament, the top teams and players, as well as some special ‘did you know’ information

Tournament format

UEFA Euro 2020 features the same 24-team format as Euro 2016 (with six groups of four teams each, round robin action, followed by a knockout phase), but instead of being located in one ‘host’ country, the tournament will be spread over 11 cities in 11 different nations:

Wembley Stadium in London, England; Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy; Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany; Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary; Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan; Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia; La Cartuja in Seville, Spain; Arena National in Bucharest, Romania; Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland; and Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Each city will host three group stage matches and one match in the round of 16 or quarterfinals, with the exception of Saint Petersburg, which will host six group stage matches, and London, which will host two matches in the round of 16. Wembley will also host both semifinals (July 6-7) and the final on July 11. The stadiums will operate with limited capacity

due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, varying from 20 to 50 percent depending on prevailing circumstances.

Teams to watch

Portugal are the reigning UEFA Euro champions but do not enter 2020 as one of the clear favourites, given that they were only runners-up in their qualifying group behind Ukraine. Yet with Cristiano Ronaldo leading their attack and Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes as playmaker, A Seleção should certainly not be underestimated.

The bookies’ favourites are England – something of a surprise given their poor record at the European Championship, where the Three Lions have only been to one semifinal in the past 50 years. England, though, have attacking options (such as Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford) which are the envy of most of the rest of Europe and will have home advantage if they reach the sharp end of the tournament.

The reigning World Cup champions, France, are also one of the favourites. Les Bleus famously won Euro 2000 after claiming the global title two years prior and this generation has an even greater depth of talent for coach Didier Deschamps (who was skipper for their 1998 and 2000 back-to-back triumphs) to call on.

Also keep an eye out for Spain, who are bringing through some outstanding young talent; a Germany team which will be bringing to an end the 15-year tenure of coach Joachim Low; Belgium,  who are stacked with top performers such as Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku; and traditional European powerhouses Italy and the Netherlands, with the Azzurri and Oranje hoping to upset the odds this Northern Hemisphere summer.

Players to watch

– With 103 goals from 173 Portugal caps, Cristiano Ronaldo enters Euro 2020 as the tournament’s most prolific player. Even at 36, he remains a deadly presence in attack and ended the recent Serie A season with a Golden Boot-winning haul of 29 goals.

Marcus Rashford has risen to prominence both on and off the field in the past year, with Euro 2020 representing an opportunity for him to cement a legacy as a generational talent for England.

– Turkish attacker Burak Yilmaz may not be a household name just yet, but he comes into the tournament on the back of a brilliant season in France, where he helped Lille knock Paris Saint-Germain off their perch as Ligue 1 champions.

Romelu Lukaku is now arguably the most well-rounded and tactically efficient striker in European football, having brought his game to a new level under Antonio Conte at Internazionale, and Belgium could truly capitalise on their ‘golden generation’ if he continues racking up the goals.

Kylian Mbappe’s heroics at the World Cup helped France claim glory at Russia 2018 – and he’s an even better, more experienced player now! The lightning quick striker is sure to terrorise defences through UEFA Euro 2020.

Did you know?

 

  • Euro 2020 will have VAR (video assistant referees) for the first time in its history.
  • Euro 2020 will be the 16th edition of the European Championships, which were first held in 1960 in France.
  • Germany and Spain are the most successful teams in UEFA Euro history, with three titles apiece.
  • Germany have played the most UEFA Euro matches (49), claimed the most wins (26) and both scored (72) and conceded (48) the most goals in the tournament’s history.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is set to extend his record as the player with the most matches (21) and minutes (1793) played in UEFA Euro tournaments.
  • Ronaldo has also won the most matches (11 – a record he shares with Spain’s Cesc Fabregas and Andres Iniesta) and is set to become the first man to play in five tournaments (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020). Spain’s Iker Casillas was a part of five Euro squads (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016) but did not play in the first and last of them.
  • Ronaldo also needs one goal to become the all-time top scorer in UEFA Euro tournaments. He currently shares the record of nine goals with France’s Michel Platini.

No rival can compete with SuperSport’s coverage. Our viewers on DStv and GOtv can see all their favourite European stars vying for UEFA Euro 2020 glory in June and July 2021.

Don’ miss the 2020-21 football season on SuperSport on DStv and GOtv. Visit www.dstv.com and www.gotvafrica.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement.

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DEC arrests five people for various money laundering offenses.

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THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Lusaka has arrested five people for various money laundering offenses.

The suspects have been identified as Jimmy Mwemba Mwelwa, aged 26, Wesley Moonde aged 35 and Charles Mutoshi, aged 33 all of Lusaka and have been arrested for various offences including forgery and uttering of false documents, obtaining money by false pretenses, theft, unauthorized access to and interference with computer systems and data and money laundering.

DEC Public Relations Officer Mathias Kamanga says it is alleged that Jimmy Mwemba Mwelwa whilst acting together with Wesley Moonde, Charles Mutoshi and other persons unknown, forged documents and obtained over K2,000,000.00 and USD$ 5,000.00 from a named company.

Mr. Kamanga says Jimmy Mweemba Mwelwa further did acquire a motor vehicle from the suspected proceeds of crime which has since been seized by the commission.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, the Anti-Money Laundering Unit has arrested Evans Mulenga Kabanga, a male aged 51 of Bayuni in Makeni and Mukuka Kabanga, a male aged 60 of Garden House in Lusaka West, for conducting and providing financial services without a license, theft and money laundering.

“The five suspects have been released on Police Bond and are yet to appear in the court of Law.

Meanwhile the Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested four (4) people for trafficking in over 167 Kilograms of cannabis in various incidents contrary to Section 15 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act No. 35 of the Laws of Zambia.

In Western Province, the Commission has arrested Sarah Mwanzhi, a female aged 42 of Lemvu area in Luampa District for trafficking in 134 Kilograms of dry loose cannabis that was concealed in 50 kg polythene sacks.

In Muchinga Province the Commission has arrested Abraham Mando, a male peasant farmer aged 43 of Bwanga Village in Lavushimanda District for trafficking in 17 Kilograms of Loose cannabis that was concealed in a sack,” he said.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

12 Jun 2021, 2:00 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

110,332 Total Cases
1,365 Deaths
96,646 Recovered

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