POLICE have recorded 21 deaths in the 2016 Easter holiday compared to 49 recorded in 2015, representing a 57 per cent reduction.
Police deputy spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the police also recorded a total of 210 road traffic accidents compared to last year when it recorded 291 indicating a 31% reduction in road traffic accidents during Easter weekend.
“This indicates a 28 per cent reduction in fatal road accidents compared to 2015 statistics,” he said.
And Bandits on Monday night attacked and killed a 30-year-old man in Lusaka’s George Compound, barely a week after the gruesome murder of four people in the area.
Mr Hamoonga confirmed the killing and the road traffic accidents.
The criminals attacked Paul Chanda who was in the company of his friend, Christopher Siyamungenga at a named drinking place around 01:00 hours on Monday morning.
He said Christopher Siyamungenga sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the University Teaching Hospital where he had been admitted.
Mr. Hamoonga said police have since intensified night patrols in the area.