Wife to Mansa Mayor dies in road traffic accident

Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa with other Mayors arrives for the official opening of the 3rd Session of the 12th National Assembly

One person has died in a road traffic accident while four others are nursing their injuries in Mansa General Hospital.

Veronica Bwalya Chungu 54 who is also wife to Mansa Municipal Council Mayor Emmanuel Chungu died after the vehicle she was in overturned due to excessive speed.

Disclosing the incident to ZANIS in Mansa, Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi said the accident happened at Mushikita Village around 13:00 hours yesterday.

Mr Chushi says the driver to the Toyota Hilux registration number BAF 3360 belonging to Mansa Municipal Council identifield as Francis Kamando 48 of Kalikeka Village of Chief Kalasa Lukangaba’s chiefdom lost control due to excessive speeding.

Mr. Chushi says the accident happened when the vehicle was moving from North to South along Mwense Mansa road.

He says Mrs. Chungu sustained serious head injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mansa General Hospital.

Mr. Chushi named the survivors as Cecilia Chungu 30, Davies Kasongo 32 a Council Police Officer and Henrick Songeti 41 and all sustained injuries and are admitted at Mansa General Hospital.

He says the body of the deceased has been taken to Mansa General Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem, while the vehicle has been extensively damaged.


  1. May her soul rest in peace.

    Yes introduce speed cameras country wide.

    LT why are you not reporting on the salary increments for lungu and others ?

    • $1 billion loan on Speed caneras will not stop a Hilux on that Mwense-Mansa straight road.
      Sad that humble woman, Bana Chungu died, it’s sad indeed.

    • @Spaka, nearly fell of my chair when I say the figures these people are being paid. Guys, are you truly leading a Christian nation?!?
      Where is the love for your brother?

  2. The question not being asked, was she a council employee or was this a ride for family outing or activities in a council vehicle abuse situation? Yes, life has been lost and MHSRIP, but we must ask these questions at the same time. If it was family business as this may be, then the council must be reimbursed for the damage and time for driver and others that the council deserve.

  3. I don’t know what the police do at the Musonda Falls /Chipili roundabout. People come with high speed and all the police do is look at the windscreen for road tax etc and wave you on. MHRIP.

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