On 24th September 2018 the Nkana Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC) Water Network Crew, carried out a routine exercise to seal leaks in various parts of Kitwe with a particular focus on Kazembe Road in Buchi Township.
The presence of the NWSC officers agitated the car wash owners and a confrontation started. This prompted the NWSC officers to call for a Police Officer from the Zambia Police Service for protection.
Around 10:30 hours, NWSC was informed that the leak sealing team had been stoned by the car wash owners and that the Police Officer had been attacked. The firearm had gone off at some point and one person was shot at. One of the NWSC employees named Angel Ngosa also sustained a deep cut on his left ear in the process and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The NWSC Head of Security rushed to Kitwe Teaching Hospital to confirm the incident and established that Topman Mwila aged 22, of House No. 420 Buchi Township was pronounced dead.
The Zambia Police Service is still investigating the matter and NWSC awaits the Police report.
The Management of Nkana Water and Sewerage Company regrets the loss of life.
Issued by Bivan Saluseki
Manager – Public Relations Nkana Water and Sewerage Company