Wall collapse at woodlands stadium killing 3 contractors

Police statement on the collapse of part of the wall at Woodlands Stadium

“The information at hand is that a construction company called Liege Africa contracted three people who are now victims to demolish the old walls where they intend to build Hungry Lion outlet, in the process the part of it collapsed injuring the three and one of them by the names of Codrine Shimayoba was pronounced dead on arrival at UTH. The other two identified as Acron Moonga and Enoch Sakala are at Chilenje level receiving treatment.”

Issued by Mrs Esther Mwaata Katongo,
Zambia Police Service Spokesperson.

City of Lusaka Secretary General Chris Chilongu showing the part of adjacent shops that collapsed at Lusaka Woodlands stadium.Courtesy J.Mandela
City of Lusaka Secretary General Chris Chilongu showing the part of adjacent shops that collapsed at Lusaka Woodlands stadium.Courtesy J.Mandela
City of Lusaka Secretary General Chris Chilongu showing the part of adjacent shops that collapsed at Lusaka Woodlands stadium.Courtesy J.Mandela
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  1. So the contractor was trying to save money by engaging cheap labour. He should be arrested for negligence and the victim’s families compensated. NCC should also impose stiff penalties for such gross misconduct.

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    • They will never be charged for negligence as they will simply bribe their way out…its clear just looking at where the wall collapsed and where that vehicle is parked that Health and Safety was thrown out of the window.

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    • Lusakatimes the name the person on picture pointing is CHRIS CHILONGO, not CHILONGU. You guys are really lazy with typing and checking facts.

      I know this man. He was my Marketing Lecture at ZAMIM before he became the Director of Marketing & Sales @ ZNBC. I believe he is now doing some projects with the German Development Bank who are investing in Zambian Agriculture.

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  2. You subcontract in order to empower small companies and reduce your workload.

    Lieg is big company with heavy machinery. It could easily do that job.

    This was an accident and blame game is not right thing

    Rest in peace guys.

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  3. Its sad to the bereaved family. O want to correct yhe view of one obdervet that thid was an accident
    Thst is cheap analysis of thr incident. If you ignorant of OHSE procedures and standards itd better to shut tour moth
    month. Tjis happened die to negligence. The demolition standards were not gollowed henve the accident
    Thid incident was avoidable if standard demolition steps were followed. Hence the ncc and inspectore unit in ministry labour help the the bereaved family to tske on the contractor for bresching the ohse act … of 2010

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    • Always use temporal supports to control the structural loss of equilibrium during demolitions,Liege Africa why contract individuals who have no knowledge of demolition practices.me and you know that they are specialised demolition contractors, shame on you, who was supervising them?.

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  4. Politics of demands of empowering small scale companies by the PF. They always insist on subcontracting locals even when they know that these guys have no idea of what the owners of the contract want to do.
    Anyway my deep condolences.
    Disaster!!

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  5. THE INTENTION BY THE CHINESE COMPANY LIEGE WAS GOOD , UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO HUNGER IN ZAMBIA THE CONTRACTED PEOPLE HAD NO ENERGY AS NO FOOD FOR THE WHOLE DAY TO BE DEFEATED BY A SIMPLE WALL, CONSTRUCTION COUNCIL HAS NO MANDATE TO TAKE ANYONE TO COURT UNLESS DEREGISTERING A COMPANY OPERATING ILLEGALLY IN THIS CASE THESE 3 TONGAMEN WERE EMPLOYED AS CASUALS NOT AS CONTRACTORS SO NO BLAME GAME ..MTSRIP

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  6. Always conduct risk assessment before carrying out works. Is it OHSE or OHSA,it has been superseded by ISO 45001.Just FYI.

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