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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

Mines revival excites Copperbelt

By CHATULA KANGALI, SYLVIA MWEETWA and KENNEDY MUPESENI – STAKEHOLDERS in Copperbelt Province are optimistic on the revival of the mining sector and want to benefit more from the increased investments if the Government ensures the enactment of the local content laws.Stakeholders in Kitwe, Chingola and Mufulira are expectant, with Kitwe District Commissioner Lawrence Mwanza […]

7 miners trapped

By CHATULA KANGALI and GLORIA KANGWA – SEVEN miners among them two Chinese and five Zambians are trapped underground after a mine accident which has caused flooding at the Chinese owned Macrolink Resources Copper Mine in Mwekera area of Ndola.With memories still lingering about a similar incident at Chingola’s Sensele open pit, where about 20 […]

Three cornered over fake fertiliser scam

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – POLICE and other investigative wings in Chingola have unearthed a scam in which some unscrupulous persons were allegedly mixing genuine and fake fertiliser and selling it to unsuspecting farmers.Copperbelt police chief Peacewell Mweemba said police were holding three people to assist with investigations and recovered more than 100 bags of counterfeit […]

Masked criminals raid Chingola restaurant, snatch gun

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – MORE than seven masked men armed with iron bars, screwdrivers and a firearm broke into a restaurant in Chingola after beating up the security guard and stole a firearm and assorted items in the early hours of last Saturday.Copperbelt police chief Peacewell Mweemba disclosed that the incident happened around 01:00 hours […]

Chingola couple, 4 months old baby burnt to death

By SYLVIA MWEETWA and JULIUS PHRI – A COUPLE and its four months old baby have been burnt to death after the room they were sleeping in caught fire in Chingola’s Chiwempala Township.The fire, reported on Friday around 02:00 hours, is believed to have been caused by a lit candle.Copperbelt police chief Peacewell Mweemba identified […]

Chingola residents weigh impact of Sensele disaster on economy

By JOWIT SALUSEKI – CHINGOLA, with its profusion of trees and flowers, is one of the most picturesque of Copperbelt towns.Founded in 1943, the town, which is synonymous with mining activities, is home to one of the biggest open-cast mines in Africa, the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM).Zambia Statistical Agency estimates from 2022 put Chingola’s population […]

Miner found alive, two dead!

By KENNEDY MUPESENI in Chingola – MIXED emotions gripped the mining town of Chingola early yesterday after news slowly filtered in that one miner was plucked out alive and two bodies were recovered from one of the flooded collapsed tunnels at Sensele mine, five days after their ordeal began.The miner, a 49 year old man […]

HH visits tragedy site

By TINKERBEL MWILA and KENNEDY MUPESENI – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is today expected at Sensele mine in Chingola on an on-spot check of the site of a tragic underground mine accident where 31 illegal miners remain trapped, five days after the tunnels they were working caved in due to heavy flooding.The status of the trapped […]

Glimmer of hope?…as Veep assures of robust response

By KENNEDY MUPESENI in Chingola – FOUR days after 31 illegal miners were trapped in a freak accident at Sensele mine in Chingola, there is some glimmer of hope that the men may still be alive, after a rescuer heard what seemed to be human voices coming from a blocked section after he descended down […]

Mine horror!

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – RESCUE efforts continued into the night to retrieve 36 or more, illegal miners trapped in flooded underground tunnels at an open pit mine in Chingola on the Copperbelt.The figure was yet to be confirmed as some illegal miners...

K8.8m tax evasion scam unearthed

By KENNEDY MUPESENI in Chingola – THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has uncovered a scheme of tax evasion involving Spax Mining Limited of Chingola involving K8.8 million.The company is owned by small-scale miner Kabaso Mulenga, popularly known as Spax, who in February 2020 was arrested by police for one count of murder and also faced […]

10 rounded up in Chingola fertiliser scam crackdown

By SYLVIA MWEETWA –ALERT police officers in Chingola on Sunday night apprehended eight men and two women after they were found packing suspected sub-standard fertiliser which was mixed with sand in some empty sacks while others managed to escape...

13 nabbed in Chingola for riotous behaviour

By SYLVIA MWEETWA and CHUSA SICHONE – THIRTEEN people have been apprehended in Chingola following riotous behaviour in which four vehicles were set ablaze when police were burying the remains of a body discovered in a decomposed state.Copperbelt...

4 bandits snatch K90,000 from Solwezi miner

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – FOUR armed men have snatched K90,000 from a Solwezi-based miner who was lured to Chingola by the bandits who pretended that they were selling a motor vehicle.The attackers also attempted to strangle the victim with a rope but he managed to overpower one of the attackers and run away.Read more

Time to take stock of disbursed CDF grants

THERE is normally a fanfare at the distribution of Constituency Development Funds (CDF).This is because the CDF is meant to address the development needs of communities around the country.And one message is consistent at the distribution ceremonies of these funds and this is that ‘don’t forget to pay back’.In today’s edition of the newspaper, we […]

KCM procures machinery for Nampundwe worth $131,000

By KETRA KALUNGA in Shibuyunji – KONKOLA Copper Mine (KCM) has said the newly-procured two front-end loaders for Nampundwe Mine in Shibuyunji will ramp up production of pyrite a vital mineral in the copper smelting process at Nchanga Smelter in Chingola.KCM provisional liquidator Celine Nair said the equipment purchased at a cost of $131, 035 […]

Chingola-Kasumbalesa road 65 p.c. done

By EMILY KUWEMA – CONSTRUCTION works on the Chingola-Kasumbalesa road have made progress now covering more than 65 per cent towards completion.The road works starting from Chingola to Kasumbalesa stretching 35 kilometres was being constructed under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with Turbo Kachin Investment Consortium as the concessionaire.Road Development Agency (RDA) Copperbelt regional manager, […]

‘Holy oil’ kills baby

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – A-TWO-YEAR-OLD baby in Chingola has died after the mother fed her suspected poisonous liquid believed to be anointing oil from a ‘woman of God’ meant to heal the child’s fractured leg. Read more

IDC to scale up cargo transport

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is implementing a plan to enable Zambia Railways rehabilitate its rail line from Chingola to Livingstone to improve train speeds and cargo.

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