Court News

7 drivers lose licences

DOREEN NAWA, Lusaka
THE Chipata High Court has convicted and ordered for the suspension of drivers’ licences of seven motorists for causing death by dangerous driving.
According to the warrants of execution made available to the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA), the seven drivers were convicted of one count each of the offence of causing death by dangerous driving contrary to section 161 of the Road Traffic Act number 11 of 2002.
This is in a statement issued yesterday by RTSA acting senior public relations manager Frederick Mubanga.
During a criminal session held in Chipata recently, the court ordered for the suspension of drivers’ licences for a period of one year each.
The court directed RTSA to effect the suspension of drivers’ licences of Iwell Mbewe, Happy Tembo, Nimon Mamba and George Chivunga.
Others are Emmanuel Bwalya, Davison Phiri and Chewe Kalitino.
Mr Mubanga said RTSA has effected the suspension and will remain vigilant to enforce the law in a bid to reduce bad road user behaviour on public roads.
“We hope that the move by the court will act as a deterrent to would-be traffic offenders and send strong self-control signals to all motorists not to flout road traffic regulations with impunity,” Mr Mubanga said.

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