FEAR GRIPS FAMILYShooting victim’s family living in fear

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FEAR GRIPS FAMILY
Shooting victim’s family living in fear
MUKWIMA CHILALA writes
@sunzambian
THE family of a 29-year-old man shot dead by unidentified people on Friday have expressed shock and security concerns.
Mr Christopher Nimbabazi was shot dead in his car on Friday evening just at the entrance to his house in 10-Miles, when he had just knocked off from his shop in the same area along the Great North Road .
Brother to the victim says that Nimbazi’s death has left the family in shock and fear because the alleged assailants did not get anything from his car .
The brother has since appealed to the Zambia Police to find the assailants and make sure that justice is served.
A witness and neighbor, John Bosco , said he heard two gunshots outside their house but that by the time they were coming out to check, the Nimbabazi had already managed to drive himself in the yard but died few minutes after .

`STIGMA HURTS’
NZP+ bemoans high levels of stigma against learners in schools
The Network of Zambian People living with HIV (NZP+) has bemoaned the high levels of stigma and discrimination against learners living with HIV and on Antiretroviral Viral Therapy in schools.

Speaking during the Katete District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) NZP+ Coordinator Kelvin Bulaya said there was a lot of stigma and discrimination in schools against HIV positive learners.

Mr Bulaya cited a case where a pupil from Katiula area of the district stopped going to school because of the stigma and discrimination he received from other pupils.

“The young boy was discovered by his friends that he was taking ARVs and so he stopped going to school because his friends where laughing at him. However the boy was later helped and counseled and had resumed school,” he said.

Mr Bulaya emphasized on the need to sensitize school going children on the need not to stigmatize and discriminate against learners who are living with HIV.

He also indicated to the house that some adolescents living with HIV are failing to declare their statuses for fear of stigma from their sexual partners.

He said this was leading most of the adolescents to indulge in unprotected sex, even when they are aware about their status which posed a risk to themselves and to their partners.

Meanwhile, District Social Welfare Officer, Joyce Msoni called for collaborative efforts between her institution and the ZNP+ to ensure that adolescents found positive are linked to community agents under her institution that can offer help and counseling.

She said the community agents have been trained in case management and are aware of none disclosure of such matters and will be helpful at community level to offer the necessary counselling and help to the adolescents.

ZANIS/ENDS/HB/SNM……………….…Dry
7 people die in fatal road accident in Kapiri Mposhi

Kabwe, October 25, 2021, ZANIS—Seven people have died on the spot in Kapiri Mposhi District of Central Province while nine other are battling for their lives.

Central Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Donald Mwandila, has confirmed the fatal accident in an interview with ZANIS in Kabwe and said nine other victims are battling for their lives in Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital.

Mr Mwandila said the accident happened around 07:00 hours at Green Leaf area about eight kilometers away from Fredrick Chiluba Toll Plaza along the Great North Road following a head on collision between two trucks.

He said the accident happened as the driver of the Fuso Truck who was believed to be carrying a family on transfer tried to overtake improperly and in the process collided with an oncoming freightliner truck which was laden with timber from Kasumbalesa.

“The fatal accident happened around 07:00 hours at Green Leaf along the great North road involving unknown driver of unknown age who was driving a Fuso Truck registration number ABZ 1598 from South to North with 16 passengers on board and Silas Ng’andu aged 63 of Lusaka John Leigh who was driving freightliner Registration ABK 7843/AAG 5236T from North to South with two passengers on board,” Mr Mwandila confirmed.

He disclosed that six people from the Fuso truck died on the spot while one died at Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital.

He added that nine victims have been seriously injured among them three female juveniles, three female adults and three male adults and have been admitted to Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital.

Mr Mwandila said the corpses have been deposited at Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital mortuary.

And a ZANIS crew that rushed to the scene found that both vehicles were extensively damaged.

However, some people who were found helping out at the accident scene have appealed to government to consider bringing back police road blocks so that there is sanity on the road.

Green leaf Chairperson, Enoch Kapindula, said there is need to bring back the police on the roads because there was too much misbehaving by drivers immediately after the directive by the minister of Home Affairs to ban road blocks.

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