Daily Archives: March 6, 2017

Govt suspends Church of Christ over stampede


Government has with immediate effect suspended the operations of the Church of Christ following the stampede in which eight people died at Lusaka’s Olympic Youth development Center (OYDC). Minister of Religious Affairs Reverend Godfridah Sumaili has told a news conference that the suspension will stay until all investigations are concluded. Reverend Sumaili says preliminary investigations have shown that the church ...

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Police nab another fugitive of post-election violence in Namwala

bonnie Kapeso

Police in Namwala have arrested another fugitive of the post-election violence in 2016 who has been elusive for the past five months. Southern province Police Commissioner Bonnie Kapeso says Clement Musulwe, aged 31, alias Mwanamalumbwe of Maala village in Chief Mungaila’s chiefdom in Namwala district was arrested yesterday by alert Police officers at Namwala’s Niko area. He says Mwanamalumbwe becomes ...

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GBV negatively impacting on GDP – Govt

Edwige Mutale PS

Government says Gender-Based Violence (GBV) has negatively influenced the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and the national economic wellbeing. Ministry of Gender Permanent Secretary Edwidge Mutale says GBV is a costly global and local issue whose effects are felt by everyone. Speaking during a discussion on the Strategic direction on GBV programming in Lusaka today, Ms. Mutale reaffirmed government’s commitment ...

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Immigration Dept removes 96 foreigners

The Department of Immigration has removed a total of ninety six (96) foreign nationals from the country, including eighty-seven (87) removed in a mass removal exercise conducted in Lusaka on 3rd March, 2017. Public Relations Officer Namati Nshinka says those removed during the mass removal exercise include fifty nine (59) Tanzanians, twelve (12) Congolese, seven (07) Ugandans, five (05) Rwandese, ...

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Small scale illegal miners encouraged to obtain licenses

Illegal miners

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Development Minerals Coordinator for Zambia Lyapa Manza has encouraged small scale illegal miners to form groups and obtain artisan licenses. Mr. Manza says the law allows small scale miners to come together and form cooperatives and apply for licenses in development minerals and conduct their mining activities legally. He points out that sand mining is ...

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CCZ calls on Police to pursue cadres who went to LAZ


The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has strongly condemned the acts of violence perpetrated by Patriotic Front cadres targeting Law Association of Zambia president Linda Kasonde. CCZ General Secretary Reverend Dr Suzanne Matale says the Council is saddened by the harassment of Ms Kasonde by the PF youths who besieged her office on Friday, 3rd March, 2017. Reverend Matale ...

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The Judicial system is rotten – HH


UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has charged that the country’s judicial system is rotten. Speaking when he featured on Joy FM’s The Platform programme this morning, Mr Hichilema says the judicial system especially the Constitutional Court has demonstrated that it has no integrity. He says the country needs a functional judicial system that will deliver justice to the people of Zambia. ...

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Eight die in food stampede

Esther Mwaata ZP

Eight people have died while 28 others have been injured in a stamped which happened at Olympic Youth Development Center in Lusaka around 06:00 hours today as a crowd jostled to enter the premises to receive food hampers. Among the dead are six female, one male adult and one male juvenile. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says Five died on the ...

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