Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Kambwili survives another accident

Chishimba Kambwili on the accident scene

Former Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili has survived yet another road traffic accident the second in a space of about two weeks. Dr. Kambwili is said to have been heading to Lusaka from Northern and Luapula Provinces with other members of the Parliamentary Committee on Health. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has told QTV News that the accident happened ...

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UPND is being irresponsible – Sunday Chanda

Sunday Chanda

The ruling Patriotic Front says it is irresponsible and unreasonable for the UPND National Management Committee (NMC) to demand for the immediate release of their leader Hakainde Hichilema after its meeting yesterday. PF Media Director, Sunday Chanda says the calls for the unconditional release of the incarcerated opposition leader have no legal basis. Mr. Chanda says the calls should be ...

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HH asks court to ignore certificate of committal

HH leaving court

Defence lawyers have asked the Lusaka Magistrate Court to ignore the certificate of committal to the High Court for treason trial for UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his co-accused. The lawyers have submitted before Magistrate David Simuusamba that the certificate of committal has been issued on a bad charge and therefore it is null. They have also raised concern that ...

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Police record 5,464 GBV cases in Q1

Esther Mwaata ZP

The Zambia Police says it recorded a total of 5,464 Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases countrywide during the first quarter of 2017. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says out of these cases, 627 were child defilement representing 11.5 percent of the total reported cases. Ms Katongo says Lusaka province recorded the highest number of defilement cases with 330 translating into 52.6 ...

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ZDA records $1.7billion FDI in Q1

PATRICK-CHISANGA-ZDA

Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) Director Patrick Chisanga says the country managed to attract foreign direct investment worth 1.7 billion United States dollars in the first quarter of 2017. Speaking in an interview with Q news, Mr. Chisanga says this is compared to the US$3.4 billion investment the country attracted in the whole of 2016. He has noted that the increased ...

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DPP refers HH’s treason case to High Court

HH at court in van

The Director of Public Prosecutions has given the go ahead for UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s treason case to be taken to the High Court for trial. In a certificate of committal to the High Court dated 3rd May,2017, signed by Deputy Chief State Advocate, Lusaka province Mirriam Matandala on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions presented to Magistrate David ...

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Prevailing political environment not conducive for dialogue – Mwanza

Governance Activist Isaac Mwanza has observed that the prevailing environment in the country is not conducive for political dialogue. Mr. Mwanza has since called on stakeholders championing political dialogue to wait until such a time when the environment is conducive for such an undertaking. He notes that as things stand, the UPND cannot accept to dialogue with any party in ...

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PF de-links delayed IMF deal from political tension

The ruling Patriotic Front says it’s cheap propaganda for anyone to assume that political tension has delayed Zambia from sealing a deal with the international Monetary Fund (IMF). PF Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya says such is lies being spread by those who think the arrest of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has dented Zambia’s image. Mr. Bwalya has argued that the ...

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Govt had nothing to do with attempts to oust Kasonde

Given Lubinda 2

Government has distanced itself from the recent attempt to oust the Linda Kasonde led Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) leadership through a motion of no confidence. Justice Minister Given Lubinda says government has not interfered with operations of LAZ contrary to assertions that it was behind the motion moved by Lawyer Kelvin Bwalya. Mr. Lubinda has since challenged Mr. Bwalya ...

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