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Court grants Jay Jay fresh application

By JULIUS PHIRI – THE Chipata Magistrate’s Court has allowed an application to hear a preliminary inquiry into fresh charges slapped on Petauke Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Emmanuel Jay Banda.The court granted the application after defense counsel David Banda from Messrs JMP Associate made a fresh application before Principal Resident Magistrate Borniface Mwala yesterday.In […]

6 thugs raid students’ boarding house

By SHARON KALIMBULA – SIX criminals in Lusaka on Sunday raided a students’ boarding house and injured a DMI-St Eugene University student leaving him with a deep cut on the head.The incident happened in the Seven Miles area and the 26-year-old male student was rushed to Chipata Level One Hospital for treatment.Read more

Chipata town clerk, procurement head nabbed

By JULIUS PHIRICHIPATA Council Town Clerk Aaron Kamalondo and Head of Procurement Harriet Mwape have been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and charged for corruption involving more than K3.5 million.ACC Head of Corporate Communications Timothy Moono said Kamalondo, 56, of house number 470 Luangwa Drive, had been charged with one count of Willful Failure […]

Alliance plot unearthed

By JULIUS PHIRI and JAMES KUNDA – THE hidden agenda behind the formation of the opposition alliance is to campaign for, and ultimately float Edgar Lungu as a Presidential candidate for the 2026 general election and not to fight against a perceived nondescript shrinking democratic space it has been revealed.Deputy secretary general of the Christian […]

‘Don’t lose sleep over same sex marriages declaration’

By JULIUS PHIRICHIPATA Catholic Diocese Auxiliary Bishop Gabriel Msipu has said the position of the Church remains the same that there will be no blessing of same sex marriages.Bishop Msipu said during Christmas Mass held at St Anne’s Cathedral Parish in Chipata yesterday that church members should not panic because the Zambia Conference of Catholic […]

FAZ should act!

THE continued acts of hooliganism in the Zambia Premier League leaves a lot to be desired especially for a country that prides itself as a giant in football.The continued harassment of match officials and attack on team bus warrants stiffer punishments on fans to help curb this growing disease that is denting the image of […]

UK injects £7m in SCT

By JULIUS PHIRI – THE United Kingdom (UK) has announced an injection of £7 million (K207 million) into the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) to help Zambia’s poorest citizens to adapt to climate shocks.Community Development and Social Services Minister Doreen Mwamba also said the Government intended to increase the number of beneficiaries on SCT from 1.3 […]

Police identify seven masterminds behind referee’s beating

By JULIUS PHIRI – SEVEN suspects have been identified as having been behind the beating of referee Frank Phiri and his assistants during the FAZ Eastern Province League match between Chipata City Council and Mikalile FC at the David Kaunda Stadium.Phiri, his first assistant Elemiya Phiri and second assistant referee Watch Zulu had to run […]

Kamanga warns against hooliganism

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says it will not tolerate the continued lawlessness and hooliganism being experienced at stadia in the various Zambian leagues.Over the weekend social media was ablaze with a video of fans attacking match officials during the game involving Chipata City and Mikalile FC while pictures of […]

Mtine mourned

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Zambian football family is saddened by the death of legendary administrator Tom Mtine, who has been described as a pioneer of local football.Mtine, 97, died yesterday at his home in Ndola around 11:30 hours and will be put to rest today in Chipata in accordance with the Muslim custom.Hastings, Mtine’s […]

Lusaka records 26 cholera cases, two deaths

By JAMES KUNDA – TWO people have died from Cholera with 26 new cases recorded in the last one week in Lusaka district, Health minister Sylvia Masebo has told parliament.Ms Masebo has since cautioned citizens to refrain from large public gatherings and avoid shaking hands when greeting people.In a ministerial statement to the House yesterday, […]

‘Bridge financial literacy, inclusion gap’

By JULIUS PHIRI – THE Government has implored financial institutions to help bridge the gap between financial literacy and inclusion.Eastern Province Minister Peter Phiri said financial literacy and inclusion gap help citizens to be better equipped and make informed financial decisions.Mr Phiri said during the official opening of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Chipata […]

Coroner orders arrest of 3 cops for causing suspect’s death

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Coroner’s court has ordered the arrest of three police officers based at Nyimba Police Station in Eastern Province for allegedly causing the death of a 32-year-old Nyimba business executive who was under their custody at the time he died.Mr Felix Kaoma, who is based at Chipata Magistrate court said when […]

FAZ to hand over 3 stadia

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has promised to hand over the remaining three stadia under the FIFA Forward Project by the end of this year.At the weekend FAZ, government and FIFA handed over the US$300,000 rehabilitat...

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

Choma man axes wife to death

By CHUSA SICHONE and JULIUS PHIRI – A FORTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD man of Choma District in Southern Province has axed his 33-year-old wife to death after she attempted to serve him divorce hearing summons.And a thirty-five-year-old man of Chipata in Eastern Province has been axed to death by his nephew on suspicion that he bewitched his step […]

Drug cartel busted

By JULIUS PHIRI and JAMES KUNDA – THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Chipata has arrested three pharmacists at the Chipata District Health office for theft of drugs worth more than K890,000 and seized four motor vehicles and five houses su...

Atlasmara, Eastern Water sign deal for digital bill payments

By CHATULA KANGALI – ATLAS Mara Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Eastern Water and Sanitation Company (EWSC) to digitalise the payment of water bills in the province. Read more

Ngonis conquer Bemba kingdom

By JULIUS PHIRI At Chipata Golf Club –  THE Ngoni people over the weekend conquered the Bembas in the 2023 Nc’wala golf tournament played on the sidelines of the Nc’wala traditional ceremony.The Ngoni took this year’s title with a 358-337 points...