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Posts published in “Day: June 11, 2024

Bishop ‘John General’ denies raping church member

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – A FIFTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD Lusaka bishop, commonly known as John General, has denied allegations that he raped a wife of one of his congregants at her matrimonial house in Lusaka.John Nundwe, who is Overseer of Miracle Ministries International Church, told Lusaka Resident Magistrate Amy Chilangwa that he understood the charge but he was […]

Ndola farmer in court over wife’s murder

By MAPULANGA LIBINGA – A THIRTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD farmer of Ndola has appeared in court for the murder of his wife whose body was found dumped in a shallow well.The incident is believed to have happened after the couple had a domestic dispute.Moses Simbeye of Chipulukusu Township is facing one count of murder, committed on February 28, […]

‘We just have to win’ …as FAZ urges fans

By GODFREY DUBE – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has asked fans to be at their best behaviour and desist from the stone age behaviour of throwing missiles on the pitch ahead of the crucial World Cup qualifier against Tanzania this evening.FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said fans should avoid throwing objects on the pitch […]

Infantino visit to launch ‘next football cycle’ – Kamanga

By GODFREY DUBE – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says the visit by FIFA president Gianni Infantino comes at the right time when Zambian football is catching global attention.Infantino is expected to arrive in the country tomorrow for a two-day visit and will inspect some FIFA-funded projects and discuss various partnerships with […]

African champions get Malawi invite

By GODFREY DUBE – NETBALL national team coach Lazarous Tembo has named a 17-member provisional squad ahead of an international friendly with Malawi next month.The Copper Queens, as they are fondly called, have been invited to play a friendly match as Malawi celebrates 60 years of Independence on July 6.Tembo has blended his Africa Cup-winning […]

Magic takes over lead

By MWEMBE KAONA – MATERO Magic took over the leadership of the Midlands Basketball Association (MBA) men’s league table with an emphatic 70-61 win over reigning champions Munali Suns in a pulsating fixture played at the National Sports Development Centre (NASDEC) at the weekend.Both sides entered the court on Sunday evening looking to build on […]

Bwalya wins Mopani Zambia Open Pre-Q

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – NCHANGA golfer Keagan Bwalya will be in the Mopani Zambia Golf Open main draw after yesterday finishing top of the tournament Pre- Qualifier by four shots at Nkana Golf Club.The little-known Bwalya blew away the field that included foreign golfers and was joined in the main draw by nine other players […]

Pamodzi Hotel rakes in K128m

By CHATULA KANGALI –PAMODZI Hotel total turnover has increased to K128.44 million in the year ending March 31, this year.The total turnover increased from K105.38million for the corresponding period in 2023.Earnings Before Interest, Taxes and Amortisation(EBITDA)for the period ended March this year was K67.95million compared to K9.49 million for the corresponding period in 2023.The Profit […]

ZITF attracts 700 exhibitors

By CHATULA KANGALI and MAPULANGA LIBINGA – THE Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) has so far attracted 700 exhibitors both local and foreign for this year’s show scheduled to start this month end.ZITF marketing manager Florence Asaile said in an interview that 700 exhibitors, among them 45 international, had confirmed participation for this year.The 58th […]

Saudi envoy woos Oman investors

By JULIUS PHIRI –ZAMBIAN Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Duncan Mulima has invited the Oman business houses to explore the vast business opportunities available in various sectors of the Zambian economy.According to a statement issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Riyadh, Mr Mulima said this was for the mutual […]

‘Economy set to rebound’

By KETRA KALUNGA and ANDREW MULENGA – ECONOMISTS are optimistic that the country’s economy will soon rebound despite having declined from about 4.7 per cent in 2023 to 2.7 per cent this year, following Zambia’s successful completion of the debt restructuring process and the revamping of the mining sector.Mwiya Ikabonga and Chomba Chomba said in […]

Fake Sensele mourners sadden Govt

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – SOME families on the Copperbelt are pretending to be close relatives of illegal miners who lost their lives in the Sensele mine disaster just to take pecuniary advantage of Government support being rendered to those who are bereaved, a police investigation in the province has revealed.Copperbelt Minister Elisha Matambo confirmed that […]

Mpulungu records maize bumper harvest

By CHATULA KANGALI – MPULUNGU District in Northern Province has recorded a maize bumper harvest with more than 33,000 tonnes of the crop produced this year due to favourable rainfall received by the district in the last farming season.The district recorded a bumper harvest as result of farmers growing assorted crops and diversifying from fishing […]

Laws, processes hindering efficient service delivery will be amended – HH

By CHUSA SICHONE – LAWS and processes which hinder efficient service delivery to citizens will be amended, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.President Hichilema said while both laws and processes were important, he did not want them to stand in the way of the Government executing its mandate.The President said this when he swore in Princess […]

Jay Jay ill again

By CHUSA SICHONE – PETAUKE Central Independent Member of Parliament Emmanuel ‘Jay Jay’ Banda was yesterday discharged from Maina Soko Medical Centre but he fell ill again in the afternoon while being interviewed by police.Yesterday’s incident at Twin Palm Police Station was the second time Mr Banda was taken ill, with the initial occurrence being […]