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Police speak on Katete uprising

Nine Police officers were seriously injured after a mob attacked them in Kamwaza village.

The nine Police officers were admitted to Saint Francis Mission Hospital in Katete District but Seven of them have been discharged while two are still admitted.

Katete uprising

Initial investigations by police reveal that the Headman in the area was protecting two suspects, who are alleged to have been involved in the suspected murder of a man only identified as KUSENSEYO in Chieftainess Kawaza’s area on October 6.

The public apprehended the suspects and handed them over to Police.

Katete uprising

Police however released the suspects on November 14, due to lack of evidence which incensed some members of Kawaza Village who resorted to damaging the Headman’s and the suspects’ houses.

Some members of the village also accused the Headman identified as CHINZU of practicing witchcraft.

Nine Police officers rushed to the village following a report of malicious damage to property in which six houses and one motor vehicle belonging to the Headman and the two suspects were damaged by known people in the village.

Katete uprising

And Police officers were leaving the village around 16:00 hours, an uncompromising mob blocked the road with logs and started pelting the officers with stones and sticks injuring them in the process while a police vehicle was burnt.

Police officers, who were armed, restrained themselves from using firearms on the villagers and only managed to withdraw.

In other news – Businessman Maxwell Chongu nabbed

Police in Lusaka through the Investigations Team have arrested and charged Maxwell Chongu a businessman aged 41 and Rozyna Mweemba Mumba a housewife aged 37 both of Avondale in Lusaka and Directors of Greenside Suppliers and Investments Limited for the offences of Undertaking Construction Works without a valid National Council for Construction Certificate Contrary to Section 21(1)(2) of the National Council for Construction (NCC) Act No. 13 of 2003, Obtaining Pecuniary Advantage by False Pretences Contrary to Section 309A of the Penal Code Chapter 87 and Money Laundering Contrary to Section seven of the Prohibition and Prevention of Money Laundering Act number 14 of 2001 as read with amendment Act Number 44 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.

Maxwell Chongu

The duo through their Company Greenside Supplies and Investments Limited secured a sub-contract with the AFCONS Infrastructure Limited in the construction of Lusaka City Decongestion Project in May 2019 without a valid National Council for Construction Certificate and thereby obtained a pecuniary advantage of USD 48,512 from the Government of the Republic of Zambia. Learn More

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