Katumbi Addresses Kinshansa Supporters via Video Linkage

The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bruno Tshibala, said that President Kabila does not intend to run for re-election.  This is certainly a positive announcement however, there are still concerns over the integrity of the method by … Continued

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The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bruno Tshibala, said that President Kabila does not intend to run for re-election.  This is certainly a positive announcement however, there are still concerns over the integrity of the method by which the voting will take place, as well as questions over whether the elections will take place as scheduled, this December – two years after the constitution requires. Over the weekend, thousands of Congolese gathered in Kinshasa to hear remarks from opposition leader Moise Katumbi. Governor Katumbi addressed his supporters via video to reiterate the need for free and fair elections in December and to remind supporters of his coalition with fellow opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi. Katumbi reassured supporters, stating, “I will return to Congo to end the suffering of the Congolese peopleâ€. Separately, following the tragic and untimely death of 33-year-old activist Luc Nkulula on Sunday, opposition leaders and rights groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are calling for an investigation. Among the voices speaking out is Felix Tshisekedi, who stated in a tweet that the “main suspect†is power. Nkulula, a well-respected activist and the founder of civil society organization LUCHA, had repeatedly called for President Joseph Kabila to abide by the constitution and step down, fuelling suspicions that his death was not an accident. The post Katumbi Addresses Kinshansa Supporters via Video Linkage appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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KCM Miner Blasts Accidentally Himself to Death

A 35-year old underground miner at Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) has died after he accidentally blasted himself. KCM Corporate Affairs Manager Eugene Chungu has identified the deceased as Ezekiel Mwape a scraper driver. He has explained that the deceased accidentally … Continued

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A 35-year old underground miner at Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) has died after he accidentally blasted himself. KCM Corporate Affairs Manager Eugene Chungu has identified the deceased as Ezekiel Mwape a scraper driver. He has explained that the deceased accidentally blasted himself at 970 metres deep at 12 West, 6B drift and had his hand cut off with his stomach ripped. “I can confirm the incident happened in the early hours of today where Ezekiel Mwape accidentally blasted himself, the body of the victim is in Nchanga South Mine Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and police have opened a docket of inquiry,†Chungu said. “The accident that has happened today has claimed the life of a KCM employee, no other employees were injured and all works at Nchanga Underground Mine have been halted while investigations are underway,†he added The post KCM Miner Blasts Accidentally Himself to Death appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chipata Defilement Suspect Escapes from Custody

An accused person who was charged with defilement escaped from lawful custody at the Chipata Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. The accused was supposed to appear before the Magistrate Court for his defilement case. According to eye witnesses, the accused jumped … Continued

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An accused person who was charged with defilement escaped from lawful custody at the Chipata Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. The accused was supposed to appear before the Magistrate Court for his defilement case. According to eye witnesses, the accused jumped off the vehicle that brought him and his colleagues and ran towards the police camp and disappeared. Efforts by security officers who were guarding the remandees to apprehend him proved futile. Police have since launched a manhunt for his arrest. The post Chipata Defilement Suspect Escapes from Custody appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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15 Riotous Chipata Students Appear in Court

Students in higher learning institutions will have to think twice before rioting with 15 students from Chipata Trades Training Institute who were implicated in the riot that left property worthy K 216, 000 damaged appeared in the Chipata Magistrates’ Court … Continued

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Students in higher learning institutions will have to think twice before rioting with 15 students from Chipata Trades Training Institute who were implicated in the riot that left property worthy K 216, 000 damaged appeared in the Chipata Magistrates’ Court on Friday. This comes 48 hours after five University of Zambia students lost their bursaries for masterminding a demonstration over a 10-minute power outage. The students appeared before Magistrate Philip Mpundu and pleaded not guilty to one count of riotous behaviour resulting in damage of property contrary to section 82 as read with section 81 Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia. It is alleged that on June 11, 2018 in Chipata, in the Eastern Province of Zambia the accused whilst being riotously assembled together wilfully and unlawfully did damage window panes and windscreens to four vehicles. The damaged property is valued at K216 286 property of the institute. All the accused have since been granted K5 000 bail each in their own cognizance with two working sureties in the like sum. The matter will now come on June 27, 2018 for trial. But some students from the college who declined to be named alleged that they rioted over miscommunication between them and the institute over bursaries. The post 15 Riotous Chipata Students Appear in Court appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Amending Constitution Won’t Solve Land Reform Failures – Cope

[News24Wire] Cope says it rejects calls to amend the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation, saying everything that is needed for land reform is already in law.

[News24Wire] Cope says it rejects calls to amend the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation, saying everything that is needed for land reform is already in law.

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Institute of Race Relations Submits 53 000 Objections to Expropriation Without Compensation

[News24Wire] As the deadline for submissions to the Constitutional Review Committee loomed on Friday morning, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) showed up at Parliament with a few boxes containing submissions against expropriation without compensation.

[News24Wire] As the deadline for submissions to the Constitutional Review Committee loomed on Friday morning, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) showed up at Parliament with a few boxes containing submissions against expropriation without compensation.

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We Should All Be Watching the IEC Selection Process to Ensure Political Independence

[Daily Maverick] A handout photograph made available by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) shows President Jacob Zuma casting his vote at Ntolwane Primary School during the municipal elections in Nkandla, KwaZulu-N…

[Daily Maverick] A handout photograph made available by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) shows President Jacob Zuma casting his vote at Ntolwane Primary School during the municipal elections in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 03 August 2016. EPA/ELMOND JIYANE / HANDOUT

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