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A three year old girl died on the spot while her mother is in critical condition after being hit by a speeding vehicle being driven by a Police Traffic officer in Kitwe.

And Misenshi Residents ran amok and burnt the Toyota Noah vehicle which was being driven by the named Police officer stationed at Wusakile Police station after the accident.

The police officer is said to have been drinking and when he jumped into his vehicle, span it out of control hitting the mother and child in Kitwe’s Miseshi Township.

Mapalo Wandila, three years and nine months old was walking on the pavement with her mother when she met her fate.

A check by ZNBC News found Mrs. Wandila who is fighting for her life being transferred to Kitwe central hospital from Wusakile mine Hospital where she had been rushed after the accident.

And Father to the deceased Mapalo, Vincent Wandila called on the police to ensure that justice prevails.

A sobbing Mr. Wandila said that it is unfortunate that his child has been killed by a Police officer who was supposed to be protecting her.

Mr Wandila said the vehicle was over speeding and that his wife has a lost her leg and sustained severe injuries in the accident.

Meanwhile Misenshi ward Councilor Webster Malama is disappointed withthe manner in which the named Police officer conducted himself.

Councilor Malama also disclosed that the Officer is currently detained at Wusakile Police Station.

On Saturday, the Zambia Police service urged motorists and pedestrians to observe traffic rules this festive season to afford road traffic accidents.

Police Deputy Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says last year alone on the eve and Christmas day 13 accidents were recorded last year and people lost their lives.

Mr Hamoonga says police will increase patrols but urged people to be security conscious and alert.

He urged people to be proactive and form neighbourhood watch group

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7 COMMENTS

  1. How do police officers in kitwe afford such vehicles ? Some officers in kitwr drive toyota landcruisers . They have money to pay of a loan go drinking daily,

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  2. Improve your journalism. …..”to afford” to avoid? So sad cage this policeman and let the law prevail. As for land cruisers, let that man drive he works hard, I know him personally.

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  3. Zambian police officers are the most USELESS i have come across. When police aren’t useless, then they’re sadistic bullies. Some policemen, are thugs who take a cruel pleasure in beating and tormenting people they don’t like, for no reason at all.

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  4. The so called Traffic Police “Off sides” are the most incompetent, ignorant and reckless drivers I personally have seen in my 35 years long of road use. I even wonder what kind of leaders this country has that allow these blind and backward men to lead those with sight on the road. One of them asked me why my 2014 model car only had one sticker on the windscreen. I just told the fool to go and ask his Boss that stupid question and drove off. My friend was also asked why the Mercedes he was driving only had one wiper. He advised him to go and ask the manufacturer. Another one asked the motorist to open the boot of a panel van, the list goes on, why surely have G7 drop outs as policemen and Women?

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  5. Condolences Gentleman and may your spouse recover quickly. Now my views: The so called Traffic Police “Off sides” are the most incompetent, ignorant and reckless drivers I personally have seen in my 35 years long of road use. I even wonder what kind of leaders this country has that allows these blind and backward men to lead those with sight on the road. One of them asked me why my 2014 model car only had one sticker on the windscreen. I just told the fool to go and ask his Boss that stupid question and drove off. My friend was also asked why the Mercedes he was driving only had one wiper. He advised him to go and ask the manufacturer. Another one asked the motorist to open the boot of a panel van, the list goes on, why surely have G7 drop outs as policemen and Women?

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  6. The so called Traffic Police “Off sides” are the most incompetent, ignorant and reckless drivers I personally have seen in my 35 years long of road use. I even wonder what kind of leaders this country has that allows these blind and backward men to lead those with sight on the road. One of them asked me why my 2014 model car only had one sticker on the windscreen. I just told the fool to go and ask his Boss that stupid question and drove off. My friend was also asked why the Mercedes he was driving only had one wiper. He advised him to go and ask the manufacturer. Another one asked the motorist to open the boot of a panel van, the list goes on, why surely have G7 drop outs as policemen and Women?

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  7. LT This is not a Police Vehicle, nevertheless my condolences to the mourning family at this untimely loss, may the lady in hospital recover quickly. The so called Traffic Police “Off sides” are the most incompetent, ignorant and reckless drivers I personally have seen in my 35 years long of road use. I even wonder what kind of leaders this country has that allows these blind and backward men to lead those with sight on the road. One of them asked me why my 2014 model car only had one sticker on the windscreen. I just told the fool to go and ask his Boss that stupid question and drove off. My friend was also asked why the Mercedes he was driving only had one wiper. He advised him to go and ask the manufacturer. Another one asked the motorist to open the boot of a panel van, the list goes…

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