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Posts published in August 2023

2 CBU dons in sex-for-grades scandal

By JOSEPH BANDA – TWO Copperbelt University (CBU) lecturers have been arrested in Kitwe for corruptly soliciting for K5,000 or sexual gratification from two female first year students to enable them pass examinations.Daniel Mwanza and Henry Mvul...

DEC officer subpoenaed over gold scam suspect’s absence

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – LUSAKA Chief Resident Magistrate, Davies Chibwili has subpoenaed a Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) officer to explain why one of the 11 suspects charged with espionage in connection with the fake gold scam involving...

Nawakwi arrested …formally charged for abducting two people

By CHUSA SICHONE – FORUM for Democracy and Development (FDD) president, Edith Nawakwi has been arrested and formally charged for allegedly abducting two people from Choma and placing them under confinement at different lodges in Lusaka against their will. Read more

Veep launches 3 policy documents

By CHUSA SICHONE –THE Government has launched three policy documents aimed at ensuring effective and efficient service delivery through utilisation of digital technologies.Vice-President W.K Mutale-Nalumango launched the 2023-2026 National Electronic (e) Government Plan (NeGP), Service Delivery Charter for the Electronic (e) Government Division and its Strategic Plan in Lusaka yesterday. Read more

Mystery Plane Carrying Gold, Weapons, Cash Lands in Zambia

[New Times] Zambian Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) intercepted an aircraft carrying five million dollars in cash and over 100kg of suspected gold at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport near the capital Lusaka, according to several sources.

Govt procures 71 fuel tankers

By KETRA KALUNGA – SEVENTY-ONE fuel tankers procured by the Government under the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Art for the youth empowerment programme will commence operations next month.Youth, Sports and Art Permanent Secretary Kangwa Chileshe said about five Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have been selected to manage the tankers on behalf of youths after […]

We’ll support recycling industry – Nkombo

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Government has reiterated its commitment to support the recycling industry and contribute to job creation and environmental protect.Local Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo says the Government acknowledges and commends companies and stakeholders that have so far invested in water recycling as their efforts are contributing to raising value […]

Ex-ZACCI boss Kawesha lands African post

By ANDREW MULENGA – IMMEDIATE past Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) president Chabuka Kawesha, has been elected Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) vice president.Dr. Kawesha becomes the first Zambian to sit on Africa’s apex private sector body after scooping 60 per cent of the votes at the just ended PACCI […]

Muthiya, Wemba in Garry and Vivienne Player Challenge

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIAN top golfers Madalisto Muthiya and Sydney Wemba will today be back on the course as they compete in the R2 million rich Garry and Vivienne Player Challenge to be played at the White River Golf course in South Africa.The tournament, under the Sunshine Tour, has attracted 132 golfers from Zimbabwe, […]

FIFA awards Asanović

By SANDRA MWILA – FORMER Chipolopolo coach Aljoša Asanović has won his case against the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for wrongful dismissal following a judgement delivered by the world football governing body, FIFA.It is believed that the damages are in the range of US$ 1.1 million.But FAZ says it has engaged FIFA to seek […]

PwC boss locked up 20 years for stabbing wife to death

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – PRICE Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Director, Tonderai Luwisi has been sentenced to 20 years with simple labour after the Lusaka High Court considered the extenuation circumstances that led him to stabbing his 38-year-...

First Lady’s heart-warming gesture

FOR a long time, our society has neglected or even banished children born with various disabilities for reasons that are utmost outrageous and based on superstition and shame.They have in a sense been treated like lepers who must be kept in isolation, away from the society and given sub-human treatment by the community.In the olden […]


By JAMES KUNDA – OUTGOING European Union (EU) Ambassador to Zambia and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Jacek Jankowski has extolled President Hakainde Hichilema as a remarkable and inspiring leader.Mr Jankowski’s tour of duty to Zambia has come to an end. He has been in the country since 2019.Prior to calling […]

HH toasts presidency!

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema and First Lady Mutinta yesterday led United Party for National Development (UPND) members to celebrate two years in office.The first couple, who toasted the day by engaging in charity work, also flagged off the drilling of boreholes in all the constituencies in Lusaka using their personal resources.Read more

State tells off M’membe

By JOSEPH BANDA – GOVERNMENT has refuted claims by Socialist Party leader Fred M’membe that it had any influence in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) preliminary report on recent Zimbabwean elections.And former vice-president Nevers Mumba who headed the SEOM has described Mr M’membe’s accusations as calculated lies aimed at promoting […]

Tragedy: Family of 5 among 15 crash victims

By JANE MWANSA, ESTHER NG’ANDU – A FAMILY of five is among 15 people who have died in separate incidents in marine and road accidents in the last four days in Luapula, Central and North-Western provinces.In Nchelenge, a couple with their three children drowned on Lake Mweru after the canoe they were travelling on capsized […]

‘DPP is right’

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Lusaka magistrate court has ruled that there is nothing strange with Director of Publication Prosecutions ( DPP) issuing a certificate of denial of bail in a matter in which 11 Zambians and Egyptians are charged with espionage.Lusaka chief resident magistrate, Davies Chibwili said in his ruling yesterday that the DPP, […]

Sugilite: 19 appear in court

NINETEEN suspects in the Sugilite scandal who include former Luapula Minister Derricky Chilundika, former provincial police commanding officer Gloria Cheelo Mulele and former Luapula deputy permanent secretary Roy Mwansa yesterday appeared in the Mansa Magistrates’ Court.The 19 were charged with one count of carrying out mining operations without a licence and one count of conveying […]

Peter Tosh memorial concert set for Sept 16

By KALI MULUZI – SOME 36 years after the death of reggae luminary Peter Tosh following his release of the album No Nuclear War, Lusaka’s Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) will on September 16 host the annual Peter Tosh memorial concert.South African reggae gospel artiste Senzo Mthethwa will headline the show at which Matero constituency […]

Offload maize grain on the market, MAZ urges farmers

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) has bemoaned the low inflow of maize on the market which has pushed the prices of the commodity to as high as K370 per 50 kilogramme (kg) bag.MAZ president Andrew Chintala said in an interview that the price of maize had increased from K280 to […]