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Angry residents beat motor cyclist to death after he killed an 8 year old boy

Time Posted: October 11, 2012 6:56 pm

North Western Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bonny Kapeso

A motor cyclist has been lynched and beaten to death by an angry mob in Mwinilunga district. This is after the motorcyclist hit an eight-year-old boy who died on the spot.

North Western Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bonny Kapeso, confirmed the incident that happened on Wednesday around 17.00 hours.

Mr Kapeso said the motorcyclist, who has not been identified and riding an unregistered motorcycle, hit the boy of Kaloza village in chief Sailunga’s area of Mwinilunga.

He said the boy identified as Alex Kamuza, aged eight, died on the spot.

The Deputy Police Chief said this angered the villagers who mobilised and beat the motorcyclist to death.

Mr KLapeso said both the bodies of the boy and the motorcyclist are lying in Mwinilunga District Hospital mortuary.

In a related development, a Grade Six pupil of Kamapanda Basic School died of head injuries after falling from a speeding vehicle in Kabompo district.

North Western Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bonny Kapeso, confirmed the incident and named the deceased as Mukumbi Mashina.

Mr Kapeso said Mukumbi fell from a Zesco vehicle registration number ABX5440 and died of head injuries.

He said the driver of the vehicle, Fred Kaole, of house number 14722/917, Kamwala Township in Lusaka, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and he is detained at Kabompo police station.

ZANIS

21 Comments

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    flag Nubian Princess says: Nubian Princess
    October 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm |

    Why? Don’t people know the meaning of accident? I dont think this motorcyclist wanted to kill the young boy.

    I dont know what it will take to expunge the third world mentality.

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    flag Voice Of Reason says: Voice Of Reason
    October 11, 2012 at 7:42 pm |

    This incredible need to kill should be fought agaisnt in Zambia. This was an accident. If this young man was riding recklessly on an unregistered cycle he should have been reprimanded for it, NOT killed. This is a one of the measures of a civilised society.

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  3. vote
    flag Mo taim says: Mo taim
    October 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm |

    Teeth for teeth,Scrotum for scrotum.A daily thing in the Ghetto.Too bad.Smh

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  4. vote
    flag sheep says: sheep
    October 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm |

    F*****g savages. Where were all the elders that African customs supposedly revere so much? 

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  5. vote
    flag Don P says: Don P
    October 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm |

    I just want to see the flag that will be displayed

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  6. vote
    flag Umumbulu says: Umumbulu
    October 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm |

    The Head of state needs to come up and speak against this thing of instant justice.

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      flag mature says: mature
      October 12, 2012 at 6:38 am |

      are you normal?

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    flag Muyanda Mwansa says: Muyanda Mwansa
    October 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm |

    Sata needs to tell Zambians in Mwinilunga that an accident is an accident. No one should be killed over it. I agree with Nubian Pricess, Voice of Reason and others. Please

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      flag mature says: mature
      October 12, 2012 at 6:39 am |

      foolish comment.

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    flag Womba says: Womba
    October 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm |

    Its not the first time that such dangerous driving has happened in that area rwesulting into deaths. Thugs are relocating to that province and behaving like they own everybody. Offenders in the past were let free after simple detention because the law has no teeth. Now people always adapt to events and behave in a way deemed appropriate for themselves. Killing of such a driver will send a warning to the excited i.d.iots mushrooming the province that they need to respect human beings. If the public is not protected by the law they will protect themselves. tit for tat. pride comes before a fall. Please do it again so they will learn to respect people of that marvelous province.

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      flag D says: D
      October 12, 2012 at 8:23 am |

      Disappointed by your comment, very stupid indeed. Do you know that .. that could have been you? Or your father.. or brother..? Think before you comment mwe..

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      flag Merr says: Merr
      May 29, 2013 at 8:34 am |

      Yes… D… It could have been my FATHER, or BROTHER, who was killed by the terrorist who ran over that poor boy.

      The only solution to Drunk Driving (Or Reckless Motorcyclists) is to KILL the offenders. Only REPEAT OFFENDERS (but never caught) would DEFEND a MURDERER!

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    flag Musonda says: Musonda
    October 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm |

    :-?we Zambians made lots of noises when a Zambian truck driver was beaten to death in Congo after killing a funeral mourner with his truck. Aren’t we doing the same thing that the Congolese did? Where is our Zambian civility?

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    flag Mika says: Mika
    October 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm |

    Innocent Congolese were beaten up and their goods looted by Zambians saying that Congolese are devils,animals… These Congolese were innocent but they suffered for the mistake committed by other people in Congo. Don’t rush in judging others, look at how Zambians are behaving toward their own brother. It was an accident why did those people kill their colleagues.

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    flag Peter says: Peter
    October 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm |

    THIS IS THE SAME AS WHAT HAPPENED IN CONGO WHEN A TRICK DRIVE ACCIDENTALLY RAN OVER A PERSON AND WAS BURNT ALIVE. DON’T GET ME WRONG. I KNOW HITTING TO DEATH A CHILD IS TERRIBLY BAD. BUT, INSTANCE JUSTICE BY PEOPLE WHO INTENTIONALLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS A SERIOUS CRIMINAL OFFENSE AND IT MUST BE BROUGHT TO A STOP IN ZAMBIA. WHILE IT WAS BAD LOSING A CHILD THE MAN WAS STILL INNOCENT AS HE WAS NOT TRIED FOR CARELESS DRIVING RESULTING INTO SOMEONE’S BELOVED CHILD’S DEATH.

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    flag hmmm says: hmmm
    October 12, 2012 at 1:58 am |

    When people in west read this they just think these guys are savages, of course people in west are savages in their own ways, a terrible thing happened but instant justice is wrong.

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    flag Nostradamus says: Nostradamus
    October 12, 2012 at 2:31 am |

    Heeee Zambians are savages my goodness. During Chiluba we never heard of this, I think people look at images of their leaders. Chiluba had the Miyanda (humble), Silwambas (clean-smart), VJ (cool), Ali Amir (attorney General).
    No people on TV see: Sata, GMB, Chishimba Kambwili, Willie Nsanda.. let me stop here to avoid scaring people.

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      flag mature says: mature
      October 12, 2012 at 6:43 am |

      why being so foolish? chnge and contribute positively.

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    flag mazuba says: mazuba
    October 12, 2012 at 4:03 am |

    too bad for both child and motor cyclist.people are tired of these acidents which can be avoided. penalties for those who cause accidents which can be avoided is too linient in our country. me too would have beaten him to near death if he had knocked my son. but i would not do the Nigerian style of klling and burning the 4 students who stole a laptop as seen on yutube.

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    flag lonero says: lonero
    October 12, 2012 at 7:36 am |

    Cyclits and drivers are recless, they do not give courtess to pedestrians. That boy was too young and small, the cyclist should have been careful. I don’t know what to say but these drivers are recless.

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    flag Barbed Wire says: Barbed Wire
    October 12, 2012 at 8:39 am |

    I am failing to find the connection between the story and the picture above. Have I missed it?

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