Ndola killer cop to appear in the High Court for trial

THE Ndola police officer of Lubuto who shot dead a civilian has been committed to the High Court for trial. Obed Nkhoma, 38, a truck driver, was shot dead by a police officer in December last year. The police officer, who is alleged to have been acting on a report of malicious

South Africa HUNTS DOWN ZAMBIAN ‘KILLER’

THE South African Police Service (SAPS) is looking for a Zambian in connection with the murder of his son and girlfriend, who died after their home was set ablaze.Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba said SAPS had sought the help of his office to help locate Abassy Banda,

Our women are no longer safe – Jalila

A CHOMA based human rights activist Bright Jalila says there is nothing that Zambian women can commemorate International Women’s Day for when their plight is not respected. In an interview, Jalila said this year's women's day which fell yesterday was an embarrassment to the country. He said the current PF regime had

Beer impaired me, submits murder accused Precious Longwe

PRECIOUS Longwe, a Lusaka woman who is alleged to have killed her husband after she shot him five times in May last year, says she acted out of intoxication that had impaired her mind to the extent that she temporarily became insane. High Court judge Sharon Newa has found Longwe with

Maiko happy that government opening up to debate on marijuana

RESPECTED musician Maiko Zulu says Zambians should take advantage of the government's pronouncement that cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes is legal by engaging the Ministry of Health for the country's full benefit from the trade. Maiko, who in 2009 was jailed six months with hard labour for trafficking in five

FDD says K3,000 salary for councillor a mockery

FDD says the K3,000 monthly salary for a councillor is a mockery and testament that the ruling PF does not understand and appreciate the function of local authorities in national development. FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza on Saturday stated that those who did not understand and appreciate the role and function of

Benos, brother still await committal

INSTRUCTIONS to commit to the High Court a case in which Lusaka woman Tshiabu Benos allegedly stabbed prominent businessman Reeves Malambo to death are not yet ready. Benos has been appearing before magistrate Albert Mwaba for mention after the murder charge was explained to her and her brother Mumbi Mutanuka. When the

Court finds Lesa with case to answer

Court finds Lesa with case to answer By Mercy Nayame KOMBONI Radio director Lesa Kasoma has been found with a case to answer in a matter where she is accused of assaulting a police officer. Ruling on a case to answer, Lusaka magistrate Felix Kaoma said there was sufficient evidence requiring Kasoma to

PF youths ask ACC to release Kambwili probe findings

PF youths ask ACC to release Kambwili probe findings By Mwape Mbwelela PF youths in Lusaka have demanded that the Anti-Corruption Commission releases a report on its investigations into alleged corruption by Chishimba Kambwili. The youths who sought anonymity wondered why the ACC had taken long to avail their findings five months after