PRISCILLA CHIPULU & CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
FORMER Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili and two other members of Parliament were yesterday involved in a road traffic accident.
The accident happened around 10:30 hours on the Great North Road.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the accident happened in Chisamba after a Suzuki registration BAE 6389, driven by Reuben Zulu, 49, of Lusaka, hit into the parliamentarians’ Mitsubishi Pajero which was being driven by Alfred Phiri of Kamwala township in Lusaka.
“The accident happened when the driver of the Suzuki, which was joining the Great North Road, did not give way, and hit into the Mitsubishi Pajero causing it to flip over,” Ms Katongo said.
She said Dr Kambwili and the other passengers sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital but were later discharged.
The Mitsubishi Pajero had a damaged side view mirror, cracked windscreen and deformed doors, while the Suzuki had its front part extensively damaged.
And Dr Kambwili said it is “mysterious and strange” that he has been involved in four road accidents in the last three months.
Dr Kambwili said in an interview yesterday that he will not speculate over the “mysterious” road accidents.
He said he was treated for general body pains and is recuperating from home.
“I don’t know what is going on in my life, but I will leave everything in God’s hands,” Dr Kambwili said.
Others who were with Dr Kambwili are Keembe MP Princess Kasune and Lukulu West MP Christopher Kalila.
Dr Kambwili claimed that during their tour of the Copperbelt, a man with a grey haired beard wearing a rosary had been trailing the committee members’ vehicle with a Hilux.
He said on Wednesday, a strange vehicle rammed into the parliamentarians’ car.
And in a separate interview, Ms Kasune said she was alright but she was being examined at the hospital.
She also dispelled assertions by some members of the public that the driver of the parliamentarians’ vehicle had been overspeeding.