Bandits rob Pastor in Shibuyunji

Sue Chapman in Mukobela village in Shibuyunji district
Sue Chapman in Mukobela village in Shibuyunji district

Suspected robbers have stolen property worth K 75,226 including a motor vehicle from a female pastor identified as .

The incident which happened last Saturday around 19:00hrs involved a Free Lander Registration number AKB 18 which is Marron in colour.

The suspects are reported to have had a Pistol and a Matchet when they robbed the pastor.

Police sources told ZANIS that the vehicle was later recovered at an accident scene which occurred along Mumbwa road in Mayani area.

The source disclosed that one person believed to be in his twenties was found in the vehicle but was pronounced dead on arrival at University Teaching Hospital (UTH).

The Vehicle is currently impounded at Westwood Police Station in Lusaka West

Shibuyunji District Officer in Charge Robson Moono said police are still investigating the matter.

He has since appealed to members of the public with information that may lead to the suspect’s whereabouts to contact police and possibly identify the accident victim.

MORE ABOUT  Sue Chapman’s work  in Mukobela 

  • Sue Chapman – Principal of The Kings School, Leader of Dayspring Christian Ministries

Dayspring Christian Ministries is a charity that brings together different projects in schools, churches and communities in and around Mukubela a village in rural Zambia 40km west of Lusaka. The charity is registered in Zambia, with trustees from Christian Vision Bible College, and is headed up by Pastor Sue Chapman. Sue also founded Dayspring, and you can find out more about her if you cast your eyes to the left hand column.

Aims of Dayspring Christian Ministries:

  • To plant Churches that grow and go on to plant other churches.
  • To serve the communities where we establish churches
  • To Train and mobilize men and women to serve God effectively.

In 1998, Pastor Sue Chapman started The King’s School in her home in Mukubela. As a fully trained teacher herself, her aim was to enable children from the rural areas to have a good Christian education to equip them to support themselves and their families.

The school has its main site at Mukubela with a further infants school at Shampule. The King’s School welcomes 4 year olds into Pre-School and Reception classes with 5-17 year olds placed in Years 1 – 8 according to ability rather than age. Classes are small, with no more than 25 children. The children learn in English, which is the official language of Zambia, (there are 70 indigenous languages) but, of course, it is not their mother-tongue. The curriculum follows the UK Key Stage 1 and 2 so that the children are well prepared to take public exams, which are written in English. The children pay £20 a year (£25 above Grade 7) which includes all books, stationery and some uniform. It is customary for schools to provide a house for a teacher and his/her family which has resulted in much ongoing building work as The King’s School expands. Teachers at The King’s School are paid between £20 and £30 per month. In addition they receive a gallon of maize, housing

In the community

As well as numerous building, health and school projects, Dayspring also helps in the community in the following ways:

Seed loans: A seed loan project was set up to give people drought resistant maize to grow. This even gave a good harvest during the severe drought of 2003. In Chikoloma the church has been given 2.5 hectares of land on which to grow maize and cotton. This helps to support some of the charity workers and also provides local employment.

Water: Dayspring has been active in helping to provide wells or boreholes in Kapela, Chikoloma and Mukubela. These make a big difference to people living nearby as they now don’t have to walk a long way to fetch water.

Training: Dayspring sponsors the training of adults at Bible College, and at Teacher Training College. Dayspring Christian Ministries also trains church leadership teams so that they can be more effective in serving the members of their churches.