OPINION: Society Should Deal With Killer Lovers Problem

The report of a shooting of a Lusaka woman by her boyfriend has just added to the growing list of cold blooded murders related to passion gone wrong. Before now the country had yet to digest the circumstances that led … Continued

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The report of a shooting of a Lusaka woman by her boyfriend has just added to the growing list of cold blooded murders related to passion gone wrong. Before now the country had yet to digest the circumstances that led to the murder of Lusaka businessman Reeves Malambo who was allegedly stabbed to death by his girlfriend Shaibu Benos. The murder of Lubinda Litebele at point blank by his wife Precious Longwe in Woodlands was followed up by another more chilling murder of a Mrs Milumbe running over her husband in Makeni area. So the murder of 26-year old Precious Mangesana by her boyfriend Nshinku Kaputu with their two year old baby also hit in the process. All these murders raise questions as to whether the public should now get concerned with the rapid occurrence of these cold blooded murders tied to relationships. What could have gone wrong for Zambia now to drift into terrain where individuals resort to killing each time there is a dispute in the house or relationship? What happened to sending away a spouse to her parents if things can’t work? However we are mindful that there has been a highly pronounced element of cheating in some of these relationships that tend to spark the ultimate rage in partners but should killing be the solution? Why has it become so easy to play cyborg and senselessly end live of a loved one all in the name of love? Are guns this available or is the appetite for target practice so rare that people have to shoot at the slightest irritation? It seems there will be no end to this cycle of love instigated murders. We are slowly piling up cases in our courts of law of crimes of passion. Slowly the trend may lose its shock element if our prisons fill up with individuals that may have found themselves having shot dead their lovers. It could become acceptable if it is not addressed. Slowly they could be alliances of likeminded suspects taking comfort in a commonly shared burden of condemnation by society. Is there anger so much that the only solution is to pump bullets in your loved one? While there may be no clear cut solution to these murders there is need for society to reflect deeply on the increase of these incidences across the gender divide. The post OPINION: Society Should Deal With Killer Lovers Problem appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Gogos Get a Health Kick Out of Soccer

[GroundUp] In a battle to stay fit and beat the effects of diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure, pensioners aged between 60 to 80 in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, have taken to soccer and athletics.

[GroundUp] In a battle to stay fit and beat the effects of diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure, pensioners aged between 60 to 80 in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, have taken to soccer and athletics.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Forces Shoot Dead Iranian Sailor in Indian Ocean

[Shabelle] Somali regional officials say the Iranian captain of a fishing boat was killed and another sailor was injured after security forces opened fire during an operation in the Indian Ocean.

[Shabelle] Somali regional officials say the Iranian captain of a fishing boat was killed and another sailor was injured after security forces opened fire during an operation in the Indian Ocean.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Angula Challenges Geingob

[Namibian] FORMER Prime Minister Nahas Angula will be challenging President Hage Geingob for the Swapo presidency following a heated telephone conversation between the two last week.

[Namibian] FORMER Prime Minister Nahas Angula will be challenging President Hage Geingob for the Swapo presidency following a heated telephone conversation between the two last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Two Senators May Propose Bill to Subject Politicians to Mental Test

[Guardian] Two Senators, Mao Ohuabuwa and Dino Melaye, have hinted that they may sponsor a bill to compel politicians to undergo a compulsory mental test. They made the call yesterday at the Third Annual World Mental Health Day symposium, organised by …

[Guardian] Two Senators, Mao Ohuabuwa and Dino Melaye, have hinted that they may sponsor a bill to compel politicians to undergo a compulsory mental test. They made the call yesterday at the Third Annual World Mental Health Day symposium, organised by NOVO Health Africa in Abuja.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Workplace Environment Crucial to Mental Health of Workers – Psychiatrist

[Vanguard] Another World Mental Health Day – October 10, 2017 – is upon us. This year’s theme is “Mental Health at the Work Place”. Although it focuses on how to make the workplace better for everyone, it is an opportunity to once again draw attention …

[Vanguard] Another World Mental Health Day - October 10, 2017 - is upon us. This year's theme is "Mental Health at the Work Place". Although it focuses on how to make the workplace better for everyone, it is an opportunity to once again draw attention to mental health issues in our society.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mental Health Services Need More Investment

[Citizen] As the world marks Mental Health Day today, it’s bound to be a very low-key event in Tanzania for obvious reasons. At the national level, mental health is still not given the attention it deserves, despite facts on ground suggesting that an i…

[Citizen] As the world marks Mental Health Day today, it's bound to be a very low-key event in Tanzania for obvious reasons. At the national level, mental health is still not given the attention it deserves, despite facts on ground suggesting that an increasing number of Tanzanians are exposed to or suffer from one or more of the various forms of mental illness. Cultural and socioeconomic factors combine to undermine the importance of mental health, even at the policy level.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Sinoxolo Mafevuka Rape, Murder Case Back in Court

[News24Wire] The two cousins accused of raping and killing 19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka in Khayelitsha, are expected to appear in the High Court in Cape Town on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] The two cousins accused of raping and killing 19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka in Khayelitsha, are expected to appear in the High Court in Cape Town on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa