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2 days ago

Riots in Buchi Township in Kitwe after a car wash worker is shot dead by police

AN angry crowd has run riot in Buchi Township in Kitwe after a police officer fatally shot a man at a car wash.Copperbelt Police Chief Charity Katanga has confirmed the development.“Yes, there are riots in Buchi. The
2 days ago

Mob kills headman on suspicion that he was practicing witchcraft, Police say

A 66 year old village headman in Mwense District has been murdered on suspicion that he was practicing witchcraft.The angry mob set his house on fire and stoned him to death after he attempted to escape from
4 days ago

Chimwemwe Township residents run riot after Chinese shots a Zambian girl aged 17

CHIMWEMWE Township in Kitwe last night saw  rioting and looting after a Chinese national shot a young teenager girl.Roydah Mumba, 17, was shot and wounded on her right ankle  by a Chinese national identified as by Gao Em Ming,
5 days ago

2019 National Budget Presentation Date Set

THE Ministry of Finance says Honourable Margaret Mwanakatwe, MP, will present the 2019 National Budget on Friday, 28th September, 2018.This is according to statement released to the media by Ministry of Finance Spokesperson Chileshe Kandeta.“Over the last
5 days ago

Mansa: Police arrest four people for stealing bones from graves for ritual purposes

FOUR people in Mansa district have been arrested by police after they illegally exhumed human bones for ritual purposes.Among those arrested include a witch finder and all the four are expected to be charged with trespassing on
5 days ago

UPDATE: Government to Airlift on Sunday, the Remains of Zambians Who Died in South Africa

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Hon Joseph Malanji says His Excellency, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu was saddened by the fatal bus accident which occurred in Limpopo, South Africa where eleven (11) Zambians perished.And Hon Malanji says considering the
5 days ago

Two cyclists killed in a road traffic accident in Lusaka, Police say

TWO cyclists have died on the spot after a minibus driver lost control of the vehicle and careered off the road and hit them.This happened on Wednesday, September, 19th, 2018 at around 15 hours along Chilimbulu road
6 days ago

#Paipapono: Donors suspend US$13.9 million aid to the Ministry of Education

Donors have suspended nearly US$13.9 million budget support to Ministry of Education in response to claims of corruption.MINISTER OF FINANCE MARGARET MWANAKATWE ANSWERS PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS ON WITH-HOLDING AID TO ZAMBIAMinister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe, MP, has strongly expressed the
6 days ago

Police arrest “Mr Smith” and charge him with circulation of pornographic materials.

POLICE have arrested a 32 year old Ndola man has been arrested by police and charged with Circulation of Pornographic materials.The suspect has been identified as Mwamba Kafula of Lubuto area in Ndola West who is also
6 days ago

President Lungu wants all the stolen money to reach the poor, Amos Chanda says

STATE House Press Aide Amos Chanda says the reason why president Edgar Lungu took a drastic step to fire Minister Emerine Kabanshi is because he wants all the funds that were embezzled to reach the poor.Speaking when
6 days ago

Zamtel switches on Ngabwe

STATE owned telecommunications company Zamtel on Wednesday commissioned a new communication tower at Iwonde in Ngabwe in the Central Province.Located some 170km from Kabwe, the new site is the first ever Zamtel communication tower in the area
6 days ago

Police arrest three suspects out of the 17 that had escaped from lawful custody in Mansa

THREE more suspects out of the 17 that had escaped from lawful custody at Mansa police station in Luapula Province on Saturday have been arrested.And the suspects have been charged with Escape from lawful custody contrary to
6 days ago

Zambia takes over leadership in SADC process in Lesotho

MINISTER of Defence Hon. Davies Chama has witnessed the handover of Zambia assuming the chairmanship of the SADC Oversight Committee in Lesotho, Mr Mwila said President Edgar Lungu was keen to see peace and stability in Lesotho.He
7 days ago

#Paipapano: Emerine Kabanshi FIRED

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has with immediate fired Minister for Community Development Hon. Emerine Kabanshi.(DETAILS LATER) Post Views: 3 {{current_weather.dt | moment( atts.date )}} {{current_weather.temp | temp}} °{{units}} {{day.dt | moment(atts.date)}} {{day.temp | temp}} °{{day.temp_min | temp}} °{{units}} About
1 week ago

#Paipapano: Sweden freezes Aid to Zambia Over Corruption

SWEDEN has become the latest country to freeze aid to Zambia over suspected misuse of funds within Social Cash Transfer programme in Zambia.Finland, Great Britain and Ireland are also suspending their support.Sweden supports cash transfers to the poorest
1 week ago

Malawian national killed in Monze, Police say

POLICE in Monze District of Southern Province on 16th September, 2018 at 03:30 hours picked a body of a person in his 30s which was found lying in the middle of the road at Kayuni area in
1 week ago

UPDATE: Limpopo Bus accident, post-mortem done, Amb. Mwamba releases more details

AUTHORITIES in Limpopo Province have conducted post mortem on the remains of the accident victims.Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has confirmed the development.He said the Zambian government had expressed gratitude to the Premier and
1 week ago

Grandmother, 66, found raped and killed in her home, Police say

POLICE in Chisamba District of Central  Province are investigating a case of murder and rape after a 66-year-old woman was found dead in her house.Police Spokesperson Mrs Esther Mwaata Katongo told Mwebantu that a female adult aged 66 of Mukwemba village;
1 week ago

Suspected corruption makes donors to stop bilateral funding to Zambia

BRITAIN and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that $4 million they channelled into a social welfare scheme may have been misused, the Zambian presidency said on Tuesday.The social cash transfer scheme is a donor-supported programme under
1 week ago

UPDATE: Remains of the Deceased to be flown to Zambia

REMAINS of the deceased persons that were involved in the bus accident in Mokopane in Limpopo Province, in South Africa will be flown to Zambia .Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba has however
1 week ago

Young writer and a poet Luka Mwango dies suddenly

WELL-known writer and a poet, Luka Mwango, has died suddenly. He was 27.The late Mwango, dropped out of his 4th year of Engineering to pursue his passion for writing.He collapsed this morning.The funeral house is in Roma.MHSRIP
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Lusaka wife suspected of stabbing husband to death arrested

A 23 year old woman identified as Pauline Banda of Lusaka’s Misisi Compound has been arrested following the death of her husband after he succumbed to stab injuries on Sunday.Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo told Mwebantu that Pauline
1 week ago

Court convicts man for obtaining drivers’ license by false pretense

THE Lusaka Fast Track Court on road traffic offences has convicted and sentenced a 23-year-old man of Kamwala South, in Lusaka to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for obtaining a Drivers’ License by false pretence contrary
1 week ago

Northern Province to get flights into Mbala ahead of the Northern Tourism and Investments Expo

We are happy to announce that the long awaited Launch of flights into Mbala and Kasama by Mahogany Air will now take place on 6th October 2018 ahead of the Centenary Commemoration of the end of the
1 week ago

UPDATE: 11 killed after bus travelling from Zambia crashes in Limpopo

ELEVEN people were killed when a bus travelling from Zambia crashed in Polokwane on Monday morning.“Eleven people are confirmed to be deceased,” said Limpopo Department of Transport spokesperson Matome Moremi.Moremi said eight women and three men were
1 week ago

Police warn and caution, Opposition UPND Mazubuka MP Garry Nkombo

POLICE have warned and cautioned opposition UPND Mazubuka MP Garry Nkombo in relation to the death of Harry Chanda which happened on 25th February, 2013 in Livingstone of Southern Province.Harry Chanda a PF cadre was allegedly hacked when
1 week ago

UPDATE: South Africa bound bus overturns, kills six

SIX people are feared dead in a bus accident that occurred in South Africa on Monday morning.Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba disclosed this.“We regret to announce that a bus travelling from Kitwe,
1 week ago

17 suspects escape from Police cell in Mansa

SEVENTEEN (17) suspects from Mansa Central police station have escaped from lawful custody after pushing the two officers on duty who were trying to detain a new suspect who had just been brought.And in an effort to
2 weeks ago

Garry Nkombo retires as leader of the Opposition in Parliament

UPND Mazabuka Central UPND member of Parliament Garry Mpombo has voluntarily retired himself from the role of opposition Parliamnentary Chief Whip.And the party has appointed its Liuwa Member of Parliament Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane as the new party
2 weeks ago

We sign win to win agreements with Zambia, Chinese Amb. says

CHINESE Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie says it is not true that the China has bought some public properties belonging to the Zambia government as collateral in an event that the host country defaulted in repaying its