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K39,000 registration materials stolen in Mpika

THIEVES have broken into one of the offices at Mpika District Council, which is currently being used for voter registration, and have stolen registration materials worth K39,000.
Muchinga Province commissioner of police Auxensio Daka, who confirmed the incident which occurred in the early hours of Sunday, said police have since picked four council police officers who were on duty that night to assist with investigations.
Mr Daka said among the materials that were stolen were computers and printers.
“The thieves gained entry by damaging the locking system to the office. We have not made recoveries, but we have instituted investigations into the matter,” Mr Daka said.
The matter was reported to the police by Mpika District Council chief administrator Matildah Waliuwa.
Meanwhile, police in Kitwe have picked up the body of a 53-year-old woman who was found dead in her house in Nkana East after allegedly suffering severe diarrhoea, MELODY MUPETA reports in Kitwe.
Copperbelt commissioner of police Charity Katanga named the deceased as Gladys Mpundu Mutale of house number 22, Donna Court in Kitwe.
Ms Katanga said in an interview that the deceased was staying alone and was only found by her cousin who reported the matter to the police.
“I can confirm that a woman was found dead in her house by her cousin after suffering severe diarrhoea,” Ms Katanga said.
Ms Katanga said Ms Mutale’s body is in the Kitwe Central Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

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