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15 PF councillors suspended for gross misconduct

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – THE Miles Sampa led Patriotic Front (PF) has suspended 15 councillors among them, the deputy Mayor of Mufulira on the Copperbelt for alleged gross misconduct.PF Mufulira District Chairperson Daniel Chibale said the 15 councillors had been suspended for campaigning for an independent candidate Edward Zulu ahead of the Butungwa Ward by-election […]

Four Kitwe armed robbers gunned down

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – FOUR robbers linked to a spate of armed robberies in Kitwe between October last year and January have been gunned down after they stole K120,170 at a filling station.Copperbelt Police Commissioner Peace­well Mweemba said the robbers were trailed after an attack at a fill­ing station in Kawama Township around 02:00 hours […]

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 […]

COVID alert! Six new cases in Kalulushi

KALULUSHI District in the Copperbelt has recorded six new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases out of the 18 suspected cases reported earlier this week.District medical health director Cliff Hara said this during an epidemic preparedness meeting in Kalulushi.Dr Hara, however, said the district had not recorded any COVID-19 deaths.He said only one COVID-19 patient was admitted in […]

‘CEC’s $200m green bond oversubscription a vote of confidence in Zambia’s economy’

By KETRA KALUNGA – SOME experts have said that the oversubscription of the $200 million Copperbelt Energy Company (CEC) green bond by over 178 per cent is a vote of confidence in the Zambian economy.They say that the project will help attract both local and foreign investments in the country’s renewable energy development.Financial expert Naylor […]

Govt waives penalties on all WCFCB payments

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Government has with immediate effect granted a waiver of penalties on all outstanding assessment payments to the Workers Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB).Labour and Social Security Minister Brenda Tambataba announced that the waiver of penalties will run from January 1 to March 31, next year.Ms Tambatamba said the waiver was […]

Candidate Master Godwin wins CEC chess

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA At Aabiya Lodge – SURPRISE-PACKAGE Kennedy Kanyoka cracked at the last moment to allow Candidate Master (CM) Godwin Phiri to win the CEC Copperbelt Youth and Festive Open tournament in Ndola.In the women’s section, Naomi Mwale finished with an eye-catching eight points from a possible nine to take the title.In the Open […]

Soccer star Patson Daka’s premises ransacked

By SYLVIA MWEETWAPOLICE in Kitwe have arrested five people for the theft of 300 boxes of tiles, seven wooden doors and other building materials at a site where Zambia soccer star Patson Daka is building a house.Copperbelt Police Chief Peacewell Mweemba said police received a report that unknown people stole the boxes of tiles, a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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...

Man pummels wife to death, takes own life

BY SYLVIA MWEETWA – A TWENTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD man yesterday beat his 27 year-old wife to death and later took his own life following a marital dispute in Kitwe’s Buchi Township.Copperbelt police chief Peacewell Mweemba said Bright Kizito of house number 929 Buchi murdered his wife, Abigail Malama after a marital dispute around 07:00 hours yesterday.The Police […]

Mealie-meal bust: 22,000 bags recovered

By SYLVIA MWEETWA and TINKERBEL MWILA – A JOINT security operation in Chililabombwe has discovered over 22,000 bags of mealie-meal stashed in 12 warehouses in a shocking case of smuggling on the Copperbelt.The operation by the police and Zambia National Service (ZNS) found a total of 22,620 of 25 kilogramme bags of different brands of […]

CEC pays out K334m to ZCCM-IH

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has handed over a dividend of K334 million to the ZCCM-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH).CEC board chairperson London Mwafulilwa said the handover of the K334, 956,911.14 dividends to ZCCM-IH, the second largest investor holding 31 per cent in the company, was demonstration of its commitment to deliver value […]

ZAM calls for enhanced value chain among manufacturers

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – THE Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) has called for more enhanced value chains among manufacturers to help boost their businesses.ZAM president Ashu Sagar said improved value chain among manufacturers was critical for peer learning, knowledge sharing and ensuring sustainable supply chains to develop the sector.Speaking in Kitwe during a public discussion […]

Cop takes own life…over suspicion his wife was having extra marital affairs

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – A POLICE chief inspector of Ndola has committed suicide on suspicion that his wife was having extra marital affairs.Evans Simweemba, 52, who was recently transferred to Twapya police station from Mufulira was said to have consumed a pesticide, Doom.Copperbelt police chief Peacewell Mweemba confirmed on Monday that Mr Simweemba was found […]

Mob batters man for sleeping with a dog

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – A-THIRTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Kitwe man was on Sunday night beaten up by an instant justice mob in Nkana West after he was caught committing beastiality.Copperbelt Police chief Peacewell Mweemba confirmed the incident and named the suspect as Hendrix Musukwa.Mr Mweemba said the owner of the dog Delphine Chibangu was awakened after she heard […]

Luanshya pastor in pulpit suicide bid

TINKERBEL MWILA – A LUANSHYA pastor is battling for his life after he allegedly attempted to commit suicide at the pulpit.Anthony Mambeu, 56, a pastor of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God, was discovered lying uncon­scious at the pulpit after taking doom insecticide.Copperbelt police chief Peacewell Mweemba con­firmed that the pastor had earlier informed his wife […]

Mentally-challenged man stabs mother to death

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – A FORTY-EIGHTY-YEAR-OLD woman of Kitwe’s Kawama township has been stabbed to death with a knife by her son believed to be a mental patient.The victim, Mirriam Banda, was stabbed by the son after questioning him over a bag of charcoal he hadsold, which was meant to be used for cooking.Copperbelt Province […]

Driver bolts with his Chinese boss’ K80,000

By SYLVIA MWEETWA –A KITWE driver, who was sent to buy stocks for his employer’s shop, has disappeared with K80,000 cash and a motor vehicle.Copperbelt Police chief Peacewell Mweemba said Zhang Hua, a Chinese national aged 48 of house No 36, Dormite road in Ganetone, a businessman reported that his motor vehicle Nissan Xtrail registration […]