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Chinese jerabos ‘deported’

By CHUSA SICHONE - THE Immigration Department has said all the 31 Chinese arrested in Chingola at the weekend for illegal mining-related crimes are on their way out of the country. Immigration boss Moolo Milimo said in an interview yesterday that the screening of the Chinese was concluded on Saturday and the authorities had taken

Tackling chieftaincy succession wrangles

By DAVID KANDUZA - ZAMBIA has in the past registered high numbers of chieftaincy succession wrangles, with some chiefs’ installation ceremonies stalling for years. According to our survey, some royal family members have been left divided wrangling over the succession of the chieftaincy as a result of matrilineal marriage which was prioritised according to traditionalists.

From anointed pants to anointed water

IT is sad to note that a record number of fake pastors and religious charlatans are making a fast buck by calling every item they want to sell ‘anointed.’ These prophets of doom are targeting desperate congregants especially women with marital problems, telling them they are possessed by “spiritual” husbands and to repel the invisible

Chipolopolo friendly game deferred

By ADRIAN MWANZA - THE friendly match between Zambia and Gabon which was supposed to be played yesterday has been deferred to today to pave way for the  CAF Champions League match between top Gabonese side CF Mounana and Guinean side Horoya. The game which was supposed to take place in Franceville was moved to

Mangani wants a clean sheet

From ELIAS CHIPEPO in Suwon - ZAMBIA goalkeeper Mangani Banda says the team must aim at keeping a clean sheet when they face Italy tomorrow in a FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarterfinal match here in South Korea. Mangani said after a training session at the Suwon World Cup Stadium auxiliary pitch that the team would

Zesco eye Group C top spot

By RONALD CHAWE - TOP spot at stake as Zesco United square off with Recreativo Do Libolo in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup group C match at the Levy Mwanawasa this afternoon. Pressure is on the home side to make amends after suffering a surprise loss last match day away to Al Hilal Al Ubayyid

Catherine’s return to hold for another day

By GODFREY DUBE - FORMER World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight champion Catherine Phiri’s return to the ring has to wait one more day after the promoters switched dates that coincided with the opening of the Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Ndola. The Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP) in conjunction with Exodus Boxing Stable and

‘Elite’ Dynamos rise to top

By RONALD CHAWE - Nchanga 1-3 Dynamos ‘ELITE’ Lusaka Dynamos went top of the MTN/FAZ Super League table after a convincingly beating hosts Nchanga Rangers in the Week-10 game played at Nchanga Stadium in Chingola yesterday. Dynamos moved to 17 points one better than second placed Power Dynamos who played to a barren draw. Substitute

‘Revenge time’– Italy

From ELIAS CHIPEPO in Suwon, South Korea   - ITALY coach Alberico Evani has said tomorrow’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarterfinal match against Zambia would offer his side the opportunity to revenge the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games 4-0 defeat. Evani, who missed that match due to injury, said he was happy that he would be

Stop licking goals

WHAT a run by the Zambia under-20! It all started with lifting the regional COSAFA Junior Challenge in South Africa where they were unbeaten, winning the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) here at home as fans parked the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka to the rafters rooting them on. And now they have the whole

Strydom, Nortje in final day shootout

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE - OCKIE Strydom and Riekus Nortje will have a final day showdown today after finishing the third round of the Mopani Zambia Open neck-to-neck on 14 under par 202 yesterday. And amateur Gabriel Chibale says competing against professionals at the Nkana Golf Club has given him the needed exposure to improve his

Deaths cited in Kaindu land saga

By JAJAH COULIBALY - IN an interesting twist of events, the Kaindu Palace Committee has asked the Ministry of Local Government to dissolve the Mumbwa District Council and institute a land audit in the area following questionable land deals that are believed to have led to the death of two villagers in the area. In

MMD denounce Nevers

By NDUBI MVULA - THE Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) leadership has distanced itself from the letter by the Opposition Alliance signed by Nevers Mumba as party president demanding the immediate release of incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. MMD national secretary Raphael Nakachinda says Dr Mumba signed the letter in his own individual capacity and

Zambians cautioned against tax evasion

By THANDIWE MOYO - GOVERNMENT says  failure  to pay  taxes by the majority of people owning business will result in a breach of many developmental projects. Minister of Finance Felix Mutati said Zambians who avoided tax payment should think twice and own up patriotism. He said tax must be treated as a pleasure not a

Kambwili censured

By JAJAH COULIBALY - PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Copperbelt chairperson Stephen Kainga has advised Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili to desist from issuing statements on behalf of the party concerning it’s candidate for the 2021 general elections. In a statement availed to the Sunday Times, Mr Kainga  stated that it was unfortunate that despite being

Expedite infrastructure works – chief

By SARAH MWANZA - SENIOR Chief Mushota of the Chishinga people of Kawambwa District has called on the Government to expedite construction works in his chiefdom and connect the area to the national grid. He lamented that Government had taken long to complete the construction of Pambashe Boarding School, the Kawambwa-Mushota-Luwingu Road and to connect

Police, Lusaka bar patrons clash

By JAJAH COULIBALY - A COMBINED team of State and Lusaka City Council  police in the early hours of Saturday fought running battles with patrons found at non compliant bars operating beyond stipulated time in Lusaka. Though in full riot gear, some intoxicated patrons who managed to escape mobilised and started hitting back with stones

Power projects to boost generation capacity by 3,800 mega watts

By SARAH MWANZA - ACTING Energy Minister Christopher Yaluma has disclosed that the new power investment projects by ZESCO and some independent power producers at an estimate cost of US$9.7 billion will increase generation capacity of about 3,800 mega watts when completed. Mr Yaluma said the projects such as the Kafue Gorge lower, Batoka hydro

Expectant women occupy Choma mothers’ shelter

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI - LACK of maternity facilities in the outer regions of Choma, the provincial capital of Southern Province is forcing expectant mothers to  take up room in the Choma General Hospital mothers’ shelter as they await the arrival of the babies. The women who were found by the Sunday Times said they decided

Jerabos:Dozens Chinese held

By ABIGAIL CHIYENI - SOME 30 foreigners, most of them Chinese, were arrested yesterday in Chingola for illegal mining-related activities as a combined team of Police, Intelligence and Immigration officers swept through the copper-mining town. While the operation was taking place, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo, Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja, Immigration Director General

‘One EL of a wife’

By REBECCA MUSHOTA PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has described First Lady, Esther, as a role model to many as he celebrated her birthday yesterday. Mr Lungu said his wife and partner, Esther, was a role model to many and had fitted well into the wider role of mother of the nation. He said the First Lady

He hurt me – IG

By DELPHINE ZULU - INSPECTOR General (IG) of Police Kakoma Kanganja has told a Lusaka magistrate’s court that he is still hurting from allegations made against him in Facebook posting by Chilufya Tayali that suggested he had something to do with the Mongu incident over which opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been accused of treason.

Sibanda applauds sponsors

I EXPECTED a reaction from the inactive boxing stables at whom last week’s column titled “Emulate Mitanda’’ was targeted but instead, the response came from Mitanda Boxing Stables manager Gary Sibanda. Sibanda first phoned and later sent me a text message to agree with what I said in the column whose main theme was a

‘Italy beatable’

From ELIAS CHIPEPO In Suwon - COACH Beston Chambeshi has said Zambia would need to be mentally and physically ready when they face Italy on Monday and reach the semi-finals of the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup finals here in South Korea. Chambeshi said he was expecting another tough match against a third European side

Mukata murder case goes to High Court

By DELPHINE ZULU - THE Lusaka Magistrate’s court has committed opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata and his lover, Charmaine Musonda, to  the High Court for murder trial. Mukata, 45, a lawyer and Musonda, 37, a business executive of 2158 Lusaka West, were committed to the High Court

Wynter’s political nobody – Kambwili

By REBECCA MUSHOTA - ROAN Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has described Rainbow Party general secretary Wynter Kabimba as a political nonentity who does not deserve to be responded to. Mr Kambwili said in an interview yesterday that he could not respond or give a view on Mr Kabimba’s opinion about him

‘Conmen’ held with K100,000 fake notes

By JOSEPH BANDA - THE Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested four men found in possession of K100,000 in counterfeit notes that they were using to buy maize from unsuspecting farmers in Central Province. The four were arrested after they bought K10,000 worth of maize from a farmer in Chitambo and sent another K4,500 in counterfeit

King Dandy releases ‘I Switch’

By CHIPEMA SAKAIMBO - ZAMBIAN musician Wesley Chibambo has finally released his long awaited single track titled I Switch. The track was engineered by Jazzy Boy. King Dandy, as Chibambo is fondly called by his fans, nailed it with one of Zambia‘s most talented rapper, Chef 187. I Switch tries to inspire Zambian youth to

Gospel songbird Kanji says ‘I do’

By CHIPEMA SAKAIMBO - GOSPEL songbird Mwizukanji Namwawa – famously known as Kanji – last weekend married her lover Derrick Nyambe. The artiste said “I do” at a colourful wedding held at Inter-Continental hotel in the presence of a few friends and family members. Namwawa’s music career dates back to 2001 when she started singing

Nkana, Power eye top spot

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE - NKANA and Power Dynamos have a chance to go top of the league table for the first time this season when they face Kabwe Warriors and Nakamabla Leopards respectively in today’s MTN/FAZ Super League Week 10 fixtures. In Mufulira, Wanderers will be searching for the second victory of the season when