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Armed Robbers snatch K110,000

ALEX NJOVU, Kitwe
POLICE in Kitwe have launched a manhunt for three suspected dangerous criminals who attacked and stole K110,000 from a Kitwe-based businessman on Friday.
Copperbelt police commissioner Joyce Kasosa said in an interview yesterday that the incident happened around 23:00 hours on Kenyatta Street in Kitwe.
Ms Kasosa named the victim as Ziong Ming, 26, a casino shift manager at a named hotel.
“He was attacked by three masked men, two of them armed with suspected pistols, and they were driving an unknown saloon car. They robbed him of cash amounting to K110,000 after breaking the window on the driver’s side,”  Ms Kasosa said.
And KAPALA CHISUNKA in Lusaka reports that Police in Nchelenge have retrieved a body of a 41-year-old fisherman of Mumpolombo fishing camp who was allegedly abducted by Democratic Republic Congo fisheries officers on Friday and threw his body into Lake Mweru.
Luapula Province police commissioner Malcom Mulenga confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Morgan Kalifungwa of Chisenga Island.
Mr Mulenga said in an interview that the incident happened while Mr Kalifungwa was fishing with others unknown. He was caught by Congolese fisheries officers who later threw him into the lake.
“We received a message from Chisenga Island councillor Davis Chitondo on Friday, December 26, around 21:00 hours. It was about Congolese fisheries officers who abducted a Zambian fisherman and later threw his body into the said lake,” he said.
He said the deceased’s body was only retrieved on Saturday morning around 08:00 hours.
And Zambia Police Service has started educating police officers about statutes concerning gender-based violence (GBV).
Lusaka headquarters Police commissioner Golden Phiri said good knowledge of the law on gbv will help prescribe appropriate action on offenders and help save lives.
Mr Phiri was speaking during a police national quiz competition on violence against women and children in Lilayi yesterday. The competition drew participants from across the country.
Lilayi Police Training College commandant Richard Mweene said GBV is a threat to national security.
And UNICEF child protection unit gender focal point Anne Sampa said the United Nations remains committed to providing resources to ensure that women and children are safe in Zambia.
This is according to Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation news monitored in Lusaka yesterday.

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