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UTH lab in fees scandal DBZ judges back Lawyers fight over benefits
 

UTH lab in fees scandal

  Some University Teaching Hospital members of staff have been accused of underhand methods involving medical examinations where laboratory staff do not issue receipts for money paid by patients. And deputy Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has warned health workers against their involvement in illegal activities and that if found wanting, they risked losing their jobs. […]

DBZ judges back

THE Judge Lovemore Chikopa tribunal has been dissolved and the two suspended judges reinstated. The tribunal was appointed by President Michael Sata to investigate alleged professional misconduct following a complaint by Post newspaper owner Fred M’membe, suspended Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito and Lusaka lawyer Nchima Nchito who owe the Development Bank of Zambia […]

Lawyers fight over benefits

 A BIG row has broken out among lawyers over payment of K7 million benefits to over 5,000 former Government workers who volunteered to leave employment in 1997 under the voluntary separation scheme. The differences have arisen over who should handle the payments and which lawyer was titled to legal fees as the former civil servants […]

Looming hunger

29 March 2015

  The Government may have no choice but revisit its intention to subsidize maize consumption as it may have to support purchase of relief maize for drought stricken areas of the country. Early maize yield forecasts paint a very gloomy picture. The erratic rainfall which has  characterized this rain season has  wrought  serious damage to […]

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Fred M’membe’s conduct in court must be punished

29 March 2015

  The international institute of democracy and conflicts resolutions (IIDCR) condemns in the strongest sense the conduct by Mr. Fred M’membe in court by alleging that the charge he was facing was “A FOOLISH CHARGE” even when the court read the CHARGE TWICE to him. First of all, Mr M’membe as a learned lawyer should […]

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Woman divorced for sleeping with brother-in law

29 March 2015

  A security guard in Lusaka says his wife commits adultery with his young brother when he is in night shift. Field Kabaso ,32, of John Laing compound was testifying in a case in which his wife, Mervis Kapotwe,21, sued him for divorce. However, Kabaso said that he still loves his wife.The two got married […]

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Hubby denies infecting wife with STD

29 March 2015

  A 45-year-old man in Lusaka has denied infecting his wife with sexual transmitted disease and said she could have been bewitched. Watson Mbewe of Linda compound was testifying in a case in which his wife, Tapiwa Chimeza,27, sued him for divorce. However, Mbewe said that he still loves his wife, Chimeza. The two got […]

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‘My wife shouts at me when I don’t have money’

29 March 2015

  A man complained in a Lusaka Local Court in Lusaka that his wife shouts at him when he is broke. Gedeon Musonda,42, of John Howard compound was testifying in a case in which his wife, Beatrice Nampokolwe,32, of Chawama compound sued him for divorce. The two got married in 1994 and they have four […]

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Woman fined K3,000 for insulting neighbour

29 March 2015

  A  45-year-old woman of Garden House compound who called her neighbour ‘barren woman’  has been ordered to pay K3,000 by a Local Court as compensation for the insults. Senior Court Magistrate Ackim Phiri sitting with Magistrates Daniel Phiri and Nga’ndu Mukuka at Kanyama Local Court ordered Nanji Sakala to compensate Mwangala Simasiku ,41, of […]

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Govt should resolve labour grievances at Sino Hydro Itezhi-Tezhi

29 March 2015

  The ministry of labour should quickly address the misunderstandings between workers and management of Sino Hydro in Itezhi-Tezhi  where employees have downed tools demanding better salaries, says UPND aspiring candidate Jacob Mubambo Mr  Mubambo charged that lack of communal understanding has led to the many challenges and differences that the construction project of the […]

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Early marriages an affront to society,says Chief Chikanta

29 March 2015

  Early marriages as well as teenage pregnancies are still rampant and there is need for all stakeholders to put in their very best in order to discourage the scourge from worsening as people have continued to engage themselves in these bad acts, Chief Chikanta of the Tonga people of Southern Province has said.   He […]

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Barotse Agreement settlement on the horizon

29 March 2015

  A peaceful settlement of the Barotse Agreement of 1964,  is almost in sight due to intervention  by the African Commission for Human and People’s Rights, , says former Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) Ngambela Clement Sinyinda. Mr Sinyinda, who is now the Barotse National Freedom Alliance (BNFA) chairperson said the issue, would be resolved amicably […]

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Global economic institutions not benefiting the young, says Lungu

29 March 2015

  AFRICA is living in the time and age where the lives of the young generation are characterised by meaninglessness and hopelessness and there is growing need for governments to build global economic and governance institutions that would restore confidence among the people, President Edgar Lungu has said. And Chinese President Xi Jinping said the […]

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