Lusaka man escapes lynching

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Lusaka man escapes lynching

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Lusaka, March 22, 2013, ZANIS —-  Obert Robe , aged between 22 and 24 , escaped unhurt  after his shop was looted by an angry mob for suspecting him of practicing witchcraft.

The incident occurred on 21st March, 2013 around 21:00 hours in John Laing Compound.

ZANIS reports that this is contained in a statement, today,  signed by Police Service spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela.

It is alleged that the owner of the shop abused the three juveniles aged between 12 and 14 which led to members of the public suspecting him of being a witch.

Afterwards they looted his shop and went away with groceries whose value is yet known.

Police only managed to recover two deep freezers which were abandoned outside the shop

The owner of the shop is still on the run and the case of child abuse is under investigation.

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Ms. Kanjela says Police are therefore appealing to members of the public who might have information about the whereabouts of the suspect to report to the nearest Police Station.

And  two road Traffic accidents have so far been recorded in Lusaka in which two lives have been lost.

In Libala South a 9 year old child died on the spot after being hit by a Toyota Mitsubishi Pajero registration number ARG6155 driven by Mutinta Mahiha aged 22 of house number 2535 Burma Road.

The accidents occurred on 21/03/13 around 15:30 hours when the driver was reversing negligently and hit the child who died on the spot.

The body is in U.T.H mortuary and the driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving contrary to section 161 of the Road Traffic Act No. 11 of 2002 of the laws of Zambia.

She will appear in court soon.

The other accident occurred around 16:00 hours along Chirundu road on the 21st march, 2013.

Involved was a cyclist Jacob Zonde who died on the spot after being hit by a Toyota Haice Bus registration number ALH 6858 driven by Thomas Kalembo aged 33.

The driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving contrary to section 161 of the Road Traffic Act No. 11 of 2002 of the laws of Zambia.

He will appear in court soon.

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