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Zambia Army Officer, Nephew die in a road crash

General News Zambia Army Officer, Nephew die in a road crash

Wreckage of the car
Wreckage of the car

Scene of the accident
Scene of the accident

A Zambia Army officer and his nephew have died in a road traffic crash along Makeni road in Lusaka.

The accident happened around 04:00 hours on Sunday on Makeni road near Omnia.

Preliminary accident investigations conducted by the RTSA have established that the crash was caused after the driver of the vehicle registration number BAD 4002 a BMW Lieutenant Colonel David Mbewe failed to keep to his lane and collided with an oncoming truck registration number AJB 9792.

Lieutenant Colonel Mbewe and the passenger Dominic Moomba Cheba died on the spot.

This is according to a statement released by Road Transport and Safety Agency Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga.

“The Agency wish to caution all motorists to exercise maximum patience and follow all road rules and regulations at all time to avoid road crashes,” Mr Mubanga said.

33 COMMENTS

  1. Poor road network planning by the incompetent pf government means that avoidable accidents are the order of the day. They are busy claiming infrastructure development but at the cost of safety and human life. We in upnd pass our condolences. Rip. Vote upnd bane

    • NEZ,

      You must be very dull. Read the article again. To quote the article : “RTSA have established that the crash was caused after the driver of the vehicle registration number BAD 4002 a BMW Lieutenant Colonel David Mbewe failed to keep to his lane and collided with an oncoming truck registration number AJB 9792.”

      Your strange conclusion is that “poor road network planning by the incompetent pf government the cause of this accident”. Are you UPND types this dull? Just how does PF come in?

  2. Read the article again it is possible the cause of the accident would be intoxication which is unfortunately very common in zambia

  3. Another head on collision in the wee hours probably due to drunkenness…please stiffen the penalties for drink driving and even employers should also take up the challenge so that one thinks twice before taking the wheel drunk.

    • Its difficult in this current climate for Zambians to bring in stiff penalties against drink driving, as the (C.E.O/ Chief of Staff) of the nation -Chagwa, is a huge non repentant drunkard himself.
      People need role models, if they are to effectively modifiy norms & behaviours in any society. Unfortunately Chagwa DOES NOT cut it as an appropriate Role Model.

  4. This crush is synonymous to what lutuku presido has done to the economy and.livelihoods of Zambians; crushed it in a drunken stupor.

  5. We need to know the causation. The timing was around 4am. Where were they coming from at such an early hour or where were they heading? Was there alcohol involved that may have cause the accident if the driver was impaired? This has nothing to do with UPND nor PF politics so let’s all try to grow up for the next 30 minutes. We need to see a record of the toxicology report in order to determine what may have caused the accident. Realize fatigue is another determining factor in road accidents. In the case it turns out fatigue was the factor, then we need to come up with strategies, policies and implementation.

  6. It is very unfortunate that more often than not, RTSA rushes into concluding causes of some road traffic accidents and usually and quickly blaming drivers without carrying out thorough investigations to establish actual causes of each traffic accident. It seems RTSA is ill equipped to investigate the various causes of road traffic accidents which may range from human error to motor vehicles’ mechanical condition. RTSA needs to do a bit more.

  7. It is sad to lose a person in Zambia, that is one vote lost. Plenty roads in Zambia have been repaired/rebuilt, however my worry currently is traffic lines that are easily fading. Are the contractors cheating on us? Night driving requires proper lines that shine to tell you where the edge and middle of road are and the speed humps on most of our roads are not visible at night due to lack of signage unless you know the road or following a taxi driver. RTSA help us have these lines re done and ensure that this is on going. I feel for the family of our departed friends …MTSRIEP

  8. I am happy to note that for the first time in a long time Zambia is beginning to respect single direction isolated lanes (sometimes also dual in nature) in their road infrastructure. We need to see more. Most drivers need id.iot-proofing so that accidents must be a result of their overzealous behavior and not because they have in that event endangered another road user. Our men in uniform also need to tone down their testerone-wanna-be agressiveness which for all intents and purposes only destroys them in the end…

  9. 04:00 hours. They must ve been drank and why allow the nephew to drive. I am sure the colonel was too drunk to drive and nephew also drunk maybe even unexperience driver. Ba Government lets close all bars, discos at 22: 00 hours. I miss Ba kaundas discipline.

  10. THIS TO RDA AND LCC. THERE IS A POT HOLE DEVELOPING ON THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS JUNCTION OF MOSI A TUNYA FROM WOODLANDS STADIUM JOINING TOKYO WAY. IT WONT TAKE LONG BEFORE A HEAD COLLISSION OF VEHICLES HAPPENS. THIS INVOLVES MOTOR VEHICLES COMING OUT OF TOKYO WAY HEADING TOWARDS WOODLNDS STADIUM/CHRIS CORNER/AUTHER WINA SCHOOL AREA.

  11. KK tried very hard to stop unnecessary night driving because it’s synonymous with beer drinking. We called him a dictator. To me the police are not corrupt, it’s us who are because we offer them bribes so that we can continue with our stupidity on the roads

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