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Posts published in March 2024

Need for another Absa Cup

NEWS of sponsors Absa Bank expanding Zambia’s only remaining cup competition is a welcome move which needs to be supplemented by other companies coming on board to sponsor other cup tournaments.Absa Bank needs to be commended for keeping alive the Absa Cup and also for expanding the 2022/23 competition to bring on board provincial teams […]

Power demolish Mwaimwena

By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA At Nkana Stadium – Power 5-0 MwaimwenaPOWER Dynamos say their progression to the 2024 ABSA Cup quarterfinals after the demolition of Kashikishi side Mwaimwena Striker is an important step in their campaign for the double.Assistant coach Songwe Chalwe expressed the side’s excitement with the result but would not get carried away by […]

Man (47) goes in 15 yrs for defilement

By MAPULANGA LIBINGA – A FORTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD man of Mufulira, who abducted an eight-year-old girl while she slept, and later took her to a graveyard where he defiled her, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour by the Ndola High Court.Alex Kasongo, unemployed was convicted and sentenced for one count of defilement of […]

Mopani sale legal – AG

By EMILY KUWEMA – ATTORNEY General Mulilo Kabesha has maintained that the sale of 51 per cent of the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH)’s shares in the Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) was legal and challenged those protesting to go to court.Mr Kabesha, who is chief Legal advisor to government, said in Lusaka yesterday […]

Embrace hardwork, peace, unity – HH

By CHUSA SICHONE and MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has called on Zambians to embrace hard work, unity, peace and reconciliation during this Easter period.President Hichilema said Easter marked the monumental display of love, reconciliation as Jesus Christ bridged the vast divide, bringing everyone closer to God.Read more

Woman (80) murdred

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – AN EIGHTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD woman of Chingola was last Wednesday beaten up and buried alive at a graveyard on suspicion that she had bewitched two grandchildren.The old woman was suspected of bewitching her five-year-old grandson Fabiano Chola and another grandson Charles Mututubanya who died suddenly at a funeral house. Read more

Report responsibly, Media urged

By SHARON KALIMBULA – INFORMATION and media minister Cornelius Mweetwa says the government is concerned with the continued unethical reporting by some media houses.Speaking at the launch of crown television on DStv and GOtv platforms Mr. Mweetwa regretted that sensationalism, misinformation and biased reporting in certain media outlets had become the order of the day […]

China to aid Zambia

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Chinese Government is working to mobilize large-scale emergency humanitarian food assistance to help the country overcome the current difficulties caused by the draught experienced in the country Chinese Embassy in Zambia ...

‘Polishing needed’

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA midfielder Miguel Chaiwa says the Four-Nations tournament won by Ke­nya has helped expose a few grey areas that the team needs to polish before the crucial FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifiers in June.The Chipolopolo finished third after beating Malawi 2-1 in the third-place play-off in a tournament won by Kenya […]

Indo Bank makes K50m payout

By KETRA KALUNGA – INDO Zambia Bank (IZB) has declared a K50 million dividend to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).IZB Board Chairperson Michael Gondwe said the board also approved to pay the bank’s shareholders the highest ever dividend in a sum of K125 million for the year ended December 2023.Dr Gondwe said the bank achieved […]

Nephew hacks uncle to death

By CHUSA SICHONE – A FORTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD man of Mutalaiti in Mongu District has been gruesomely hacked to death by his nephew on suspicion that he killed his grandchild through witchcraft.Muyunda Nangalelwa axed his uncle Namawa Kabisa on the head before stabbing him in the throat around 18:00 hours on Saturday over suspicion that the 47-year-old […]

‘Mopani revival good for economy’

By ANDREW MULENGA and MAYA NTANDA – SOME Kitwe residents and stakeholders have commended the government for the revival of Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) which they say was almost collapsing.The residents and stakeholders say the finalised deal between the Government and International Resources Holdings (IRH) was a positive move which would help revitalise the economy […]

Govt assures SMEs, cooperatives

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Government says it will provide machinery and working capital to the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as cooperatives that will take up the spaces in the eight recently-constructed industrial yards.Small and Medium Enterprises and Development Permanent Secretary Subeta Mutelo (right) said this is to enhance value addition on […]

Cheap defeat – Grant

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA coach Avram Grant says the Chipolopolo conceded easy goals as he picks positives from the Four-Nations match draw against Zimbabwe which eventually saw the team lose on penalty shootouts.Grant said in a post-match interview after his side squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-all before losing 6-5 on penalties at […]

Over detention, cops harassment among top 10 vices – PPCC

By CHUSA SICHONE – OVER detention and police harassment of suspects are among the common top 10 complaints against officers that the Police Public Complaints Commission (PPCC) receives regularly.According to a PPCC brochure, the other common complaints lodged against police officers included unlawful detention, police harassment, death in custody, brutality, unfair treatment, corruption, abuse of […]

Mopani sale legal – Kabuswe

By SHARON KALIMBULA, GEORGE SINKALA and CHUSA SICHONE – THERE is nothing illegal about the sale of 51 per cent shares in Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) to Delta Mining Limited, Mines and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe has said.Mr Kabuswe also dismissed claims that President Hakainde Hichilema sold the MCM shares to himself. Read more

Be patriotic, jaw-jaw opposition counselled

By GEORGE SINKALA – SOME Members of Parliament (MPs) have urged opposition political parties in Zambia to be patriotic and put the country’s interests first as they provide checks and balances.Patriotic Front (PF) Chama South MP Davison Mung’andu said he was saddened by some opposition political parties that had resorted to issuing unconstructive statements which […]

Slain BRE Induna: Witch doctor, 3 brothers arrested

By KELVIN MUDENDA – A WITCH DOCTOR and three brothers have been arrested in connection with the murder of influential Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) senior traditional leader Mwangelwa Akapelwa.Mr Akapelwa,72, who was also known as Induna Inete in charge of Mongu and Limulunga districts in Western Province, was shot from the back while trying to […]

Successful SADC Troika indaba elates Namibia’s Veep

By SHARON KALIMBULA – NAMIBIAN vice-president Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwa has said her expectations were met at the summit because there was reaffirmation from the SADC member States to bring about peace and stability in the region with specific focus on the DRC and the Cabo Delgado in Mozambique.Ms Ndaitwa, who left the country yesterday morning, […]