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Two Ndola mothers involved in Baby exchange situation at NTH



TWO Ndola mothers claim that unidentified individuals switched their babies at the Ndola Teaching Hospital (NTH), leaving them in a traumatized state.

In this case, both mothers contend that the larger kid, weighing 4.4 kilograms, is theirs and have rejected the smaller baby, weighing 3.4 kilograms.

In order to identify which baby belonged to whom, hospital officials conducted a Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) test in conjunction with the police.

According to Copperbelt Officers Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba, police were alerted to a possible case of child swapping on Friday the 13th of last week.

According to Mr. Mweemba, the father of one of the newborns, Danny Kiprios, 35, alleged that the baby boy his wife Majory Kiprios, 25, gave birth to had been switched by unidentified people.

“Brief facts are that on January 13th, last week at about 10:00 hours, the wife to the complainant gave birth to a baby boy at the above mentioned Hospital through ceaserian section. She was shown the baby boy who weighed 4.4kg. Thereafter it was taken to the nursery. The newly born baby was given a tag placed on the baby’s hand bearing its mother’s details. On January 14th, the next day after she recovered, she was taken to Post Natal ward. Mrs Kiprios asked for her baby boy. She was given a baby who appeared to be of a less weight to the baby she was shown first,” he said.

According to Mr. Mweemba, Mrs. Kiprios said that her infant son was with another mother named Violet Mulenga, who is 26 years old.

Both mothers Mrs Kiprios and Ms Mulenga, claim that they did not give birth to the baby boy who weighed 3.4kg. Both are claiming for the same baby who weighed 4.4kg at birth. The dispute was brought to the attention of the hospital management, who discovered that the tag on the small baby’s hand had a birth weight of 4.4kg. The tag on the big baby was tight and read 3.4kg, which clearly indicated that the tags were swapped on the two babies. The hospital management decided to take swabs for DNA, which was collected by Dr. Petrenko Vladimir from the mentioned mothers and the babies in question,” he said

He claimed that the Ndola Central Police Station investigation team and family members of the people involved were present when DNA samples were collected.

“The same DNA specimen is likely to be taken to Zambia Police Service Headquarters’ Forensic Department for determination of the rightful parents to each of the babies in dispute. Logistics are being prepared for one Police officer and one hospital official to travel. The concerned parties have been assured to be availed with Forensic results as soon as possible,” he said.


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President Hichilema to Visit Seseli Mine




Seseli Mine in Chingola

President Hakainde Hichilema is scheduled to visit Seseli Mine in Chingola on the Copperbelt, where a number of illegal miners find themselves trapped in a flooded open-pit mine. The announcement was made by Copper Minister Elisha Matambo during a press briefing in Chingola, reflecting the government’s commitment to addressing the critical situation.

Minister Matambo expressed confidence in the measures and interventions implemented by the government, ensuring that the ongoing rescue mission will reach the trapped miners. The President’s visit underscores the gravity of the situation and the government’s hands-on approach in coordinating the rescue efforts.

Mines Minister Paul Kabuswe provided further assurance, stating that safety precautions are rigorously being followed to maximize the chances of a successful rescue operation. He emphasized that the government has engaged with families affected by the incident, with twenty-seven families having come forward to claim missing relatives.

Source: aljazeera

In other news – It all ended in tears for Faith Nketsi

News that well-known Mzansi reality TV star and influencer, Faith Nketsi whose full name is Mapholoso Faith Nketsi was finally divorcing her short-term husband Nzuzo Njilo was met with relief from fans of the reality star and businesswoman.

Faith Nketsi

The reason behind the celebration of the divorce was because Faith’s brand took some knocks when her husband’s corrupt business ways were aired on the covers of Mzansi’s biggest. Read more

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PF MPs Urged to Embrace New Leadership Dynamics in National Assembly




Robert Chabinga

The leader of the opposition in Parliament, Robert Chabinga, has commended President Hakainde Hichilema for demonstrating a spirit of unity and magnanimity towards his predecessor, former President Edgar Lungu. In the midst of heightened provocations, Mr. Chabinga emphasized that President Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPND) are not responsible for the challenges within the former ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Speaking from his position as the Member of Parliament for Mafinga, Mr. Chabinga advised PF Members of Parliament to acknowledge the changed leadership in the National Assembly. He urged them to embrace discipline and decorum in the legislative body, emphasizing the importance of non-political conduct and effective representation aligned with the wishes of the electorate.

“President Hichilema has demonstrated love towards his predecessor, former President Lungu, even in the face of heightened provocation. The challenges within the PF should not be laid at the doorstep of President Hichilema and the UPND. It is essential for PF MPs to accept the new reality and move forward,” stated Mr. Chabinga in a statement issued to ZNBC News in Lusaka.

He underscored the importance of maintaining discipline in the National Assembly, urging MPs to prioritize the interests of the people who elected them. Mr. Chabinga emphasized the need for constructive checks and balances from opposition MPs, fostering an environment of cooperation and effective governance.

“Opposition MPs have a crucial role in providing constructive checks and balances in the House. It is imperative for all MPs to refrain from antagonizing one another and focus on contributing positively to the legislative process,” added Mr. Chabinga.

Source: Lusakatimes

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