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Police officers beaten up by villagers

Irate villagers in Chinzu area of Kawaza Chiefdom in Katete district yesterday burnt to ashes a Toyota land cruiser belonging to Zambia Police.

Available information indicates that police in the district released some murder suspect without them being tried in court.

This did not sit well with relatives of the deceased and other villagers who went on rampage destroying houses of the suspects in the village as can be seen in the video.

Police rushed to the area to help normalize the situation however they were met with resistance and they were defeated by the angry villagers.

Some police officers have been sustained serious injuries.

Their motor vehicle burnt to ashes.

Reinforcement from Zambia National Service, Chioko camp, and Chipata police were called in to help quench the fracas.

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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