TAXI driver attacked, vehicle snatched by bandits dressed in Zambia Police attire


A TAXI driver in Kitwe has been attacked and his vehicle snatched by bandits dressed in Zambia Police attire.
The attackers armed with unknown firearms also got away with K4,000 from the taxi driver who only sustained an injury on the left side of the eye after being beaten.
Copperbelt deputy police chief Sam Chewe confirmed the robbery which took place in the early hours of Monday in Chimwemwe Township and named the victim as David Kanyanga.
Mr Chewe said Mr Kanyanga was attacked around 01:00 hours by four armed men who snatched his vehicle, a Toyota Spacio registration number ACR 2848 and the K4,000 which was in the car.
He said the vehicle was, however, recovered later after it was abandoned within Chimwemwe Township.
“The robbers are still at large but we have launched a manhunt for them,” Mr Chewe said.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old grade eight pupil that has been missing from home for close to a fortnight has been found dead, with the body hanging from a tree branch in Kasama.
The boy is believed to have committed suicide after being scolded by his mother for beating his younger siblings.
Fidelis Bwalya of Shimumbi Basic School in Chief Munkonge’s area in Kasama is suspected to have hanged himself from a mango tree with a rope.
Northern Province Police criminal investigations officer Kenneth Nkuwa confirmed the incident which happened on April 18, this year.
According to facts gathered by police, Bwalya was chided by his mother for developing the habit of administering corporal punishment on his siblings.
Bwalya, who was not happy with being admonished, told his mother that he was leaving home and would not be back.
His body was found in a decomposed state in a near-by bush last Friday.
The Police criminal investigations officer has since ruled out foul play and that Bwalya’s body had been buried.