Four police officers in trouble over missing money

Police Officers from Lusaka have instituted investigations in a case involving four police officers under Eastern Division.

Eastern Province Police Deputy Commissioner Shalon Zulu says the ongoing investigation involving the four officers is over the missing money which was recovered from the criminals who were apprehended in Chipata.

She says the four police officers allegedly got away with the money which was recovered from the criminals.

Mrs. Zulu says the officers from Lusaka are involved in the case because the matter happened in Lusaka.

She says an arrest cannot be made before the investigation is concluded.

MMD suspends senior official

The Movement for Multi-Party Democracy MMD has suspended Provincial Youth Treasurer, Christopher Zulu for gross insubordination against senior leaders.

MMD Provincial Chairperson, Jacob Mwanza and Provincial Secretary, Zephaniah Kaleya have confirmed this to Breeze News.

Mr. Kaleya says that Mr. Zulu’s suspension is indefinite, pending expulsion from the former ruling party.

He says that Mr. Zulu should desist from participating in any activities concerning the MMD.

And when contacted for comment, Mr. Zulu declined to state his position on the matter.

Meanwhile Mr. Kaleya says that the MMD has made changes of leaders in Mambwe district.

He says that acting Mambwe District Chairperson Edward Banda has been replaced with Ruben Mwanza while Benson Mvula has replaced Moses Mwale as district secretary.

He says that the changes have been made to reorganise the party for the future.



Teachers told to stop soliciting sex from pupils

A traditional leader in Petauke District has condemned the conduct of some teachers, who are fond of having sexual relationships with pupils.

Chieftainess Mwanjawanthu of the Nsenga people says the challenge, which many girl children face in schools is their safety, because some teachers are fond of having sexual relationships with their learners.

She told Breeze News that the conduct has destroyed the lives of girl children, who end up having premature pregnancies.

The traditional leader, who was reacting to a report of a teacher at St. Therese Girls Secondary School in Kasama, who was caught having carnal knowledge of a grade 11 pupil, says the trend is also common in her chiefdom.

She claims that some teachers, who commit such offences, corrupt head teachers, adding that cases are resolved internally without being reported to authorities.

Chieftainess Mwanjawanthu emphasized the need for the Ministry of Education to put up measures that will help safeguard the girl child in schools.


People involved in examination malpractices warned

The Ministry of Education in Eastern Province has warned people, who are writing exams on behalf of candidates to stop.

Provincial Education Officer Allan Lingambe says candidates, who are writing GCE, General Certificate of Education final examinations, should write exams according to what they have learnt.

Dr. Lingambe further says the candidates should avoid exam malpractices and follow ECZ, Examination Council of Zambia regulations.

Reacting to the arrest of two people, who were caught writing examinations on behalf of candidates at Madzimoyo Secondary School in Chipata last week, Dr. Lingambe says it is unfortunate, because the common exam malpractice is impersonation.

He says mathematics is among the major subjects, which many candidates use other people to write on their behalf.

The education officer says the Ministry of Education is alert to make sure that such cases are wiped out.

And Dr. Lingambe says that the law will be applied to those found engaging in examination malpractices, because cheating during exams will not be tolerated.


PF in Eastern Province welcomes expulsion of Kambwili

The Patriotic Front PF Party in Eastern Province has welcomed the expulsion of Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili from the ruling party.

Provincial Chairperson, Andrew Lubusha has further welcomed the expulsion of former Copperbelt Minister, Mwenya Musenge.

Mr. Lubusha told Breeze News that the duo was over ambitious, causing confusion and wanting to take over the leadership of the party.

He says that PF members in Eastern Province should avoid having any close relationship with Mr. Kambwili and Mr. Musenge.

Mr. Lubusha charged that the duo are not welcome to Eastern Province, stating that the region is a no go area for the former senior officials.

Yesterday PF Secretary General Davies Mwila announced the expulsion of the former minister of information and broadcasting and his Copperbelt counterpart after a National Central Committee NCC meeting held on Saturday.

Mr. Mwila said the party will write to the speaker of the National Assembly tomorrow to declare the Roan Constituency seat vacant.