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UPND MP for Kabwata dies after a Road Accident at his Residence

General News UPND MP for Kabwata dies after a Road Accident at his Residence

United Party for National Development Member of Parliament for Kabwata Constituency Honourable Levy Mkandawire has died in a Fatal Road Traffic accident that happened just outside his house in Kabwata and Speaker of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti has also confirmed the death of Mr. Mkandawire, during today’s parliament session.

According to a statement released to the media by Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga, the incident happened at 12:45 hours at the gate of plot number 34 along Chalata road woodlands extension involving a Toyota Ist registration number ALX 2038 which was driven by Hon Mkandawire, aged 60, who sustained head injuries, fractured right leg and died on the way to University Teaching Hospital.

The Zambia Police Statement stated that, also involved was a BMW X5 registration number ALM 5955 which had its front part extensively damaged whilst being driven by Jane Mwale aged 39 of plot number 32 Chalata road woodlands extension who sustained unknown injuries. Onboard of the same vehicle was the husband to the driver Kalengo Jetta Alick aged 57 who complained of a headache whilst the driver was not found at the scene when officers visited it.

The accident occurred when the second vehicle (BMW) which was approaching from East towards West was moving at an excessive speed and in the process, the driver lost control of the vehicle before hitting into a stationary Toyota Ist whose driver had disembarked with a view of opening the gate. Due to the impact, it was forced to move forward thereby squeezing the deceased against the wall fence and the wall pillar of the gate fell on him.

Investigations to establish the whereabouts of the driver have been instituted, concluded the statement.

Early this month, there were reports circulating on social media that Hon Mkandawire had died. However, the UPND in the Kabwata constituency refuted reports circulated by the party’s Facebook page that area MP Levy Mkandawire had died.

“Kindly be informed that the rumours circulating about the ‘sudden death after a short illness’ of UPND Kabwata Constituency MP Hon. Levy Mkandawire are NOT TRUE. Hon. Mkandawire has confirmed he is in good health and has dispelled the rumour as false and malicious. Take this as official notification,” Constituency information and public secretary Mainda Simataa stated.

Meanwhile, President Hakainde Hichilema has said that he has received with shock and sadness the death of Mr. Mkandawire, adding that his sympathy and prayers go to the bereaved family.

The Head of State has also described the late Mr. Mkandawire as a servant of the people who served the people of Kabwata and the Nation with passion during his short stay as a Member of Parliament.

According to a statement read on behalf of President Hichilema by Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya at the statehouse today, President Hichilema said this is the time for the country to come together in prayer and wish the bereaved family God’s strength.

41 COMMENTS

  1. #2  Henry 
    November 18, 2021 At 7:37 pm

    “Let them die. I can’t even send condolences…”

    I hope OP , ZICTA and other security wings pay you a visit and keep an eye on you…….

    You are the clique supporters who will turn to terrorism ……..

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  2. #2  Henry 
    November 18, 2021 At 7:37 pm

    “Let them die. I can’t even send condolences.”

    MHSRIEP ………

    That’s why HEHH must not rush to change the POA ……….

    Zambians have people in their midst hoping to see others die………

    All because they lost an election…….

    Be vigilant of such characters, the turn to terrorism is a very short one for bitter people………

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  3. Rae Hamoonga can only give a preliminary statement because he hasn’t spoken to the driver of the BMW car which hit Hon Levy Mkandawire. This is a most sad death and has left people shocked and the family devastated. U cannot blame people for being suspicious.

  4. It’s a very sad, sad development. The 1st sad is for the death of Mkandawire in such circumstances while the 2nd sad is that the person he defeated in the last elections declared his intention to contest the vacant Kabwata seat before the deceased’s body was put in the mortuary. Don’t we have morality in politics? I urge the PF not to adopt that son of a sorcerer. If they adopt him then they’re wizards

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  5. MHSRIP. SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND THE NATION AT LARGE. IT IS SAD HOW WE ARE LASHING INSULTS EVEN AT THE DEAD INSTEAD OF MOURNING WITH THE BEREAVED FAMILY. GOD HELP US.

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  6. Very unzambian for a Zambian to be wishing others dead like @ # 2………..

    If the security wings don’t keep an eye on such characters, you have your selves to blame when a worse gassing like campaign in launched………

    I expect the security wings to take note…..

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  7. Henry – You are merely reinforcing the fact that I have always suspected that your differences with the now ruling party go beyond politics hence you have no remorse for loss of life of a fellow Zambian.

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  8. I am disappointed in these social media pages who were accusing PF of being behind this accident, this is careless irresponsible reporting. The statement by Police is half baked as usual just like that of that guy who had several gun shot wounds to the head only to see him today with Emmanuel Mwamba walking in the shopping mall. As standard procedure in a accident like the driver needed to take an alcohol test even if she was in hospital…why did she leave the scene of the accident? She is the neighbour to this former MP.

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  9. @2 Henry: My brother, you never write like that. This is your fellow Zambian and a Human Being who has lift a Family. No matter how bitter you can be. That’s out of order and you should apologize. You can hide behind these blogs, but that evil mind will not set you free. We are a Christian Nation and shocking to see such a fellow Zambian. MHSRIP and Condolences to the Family.

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  10. Now it has become unZambian to wish others dead and yet UPND minions used to wish death on every PF member including Michael Sata…Hollier than thou…and they used to insult Lungu 24/7

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    • This Saulosi guy is trying to sway the narrative towards things that never existed, UPND never wished anybody in PF dead, why do people come up with such fabrications. Just waking up and manufacturing a lie, and the guy is comfortable to post it here

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  11. Nemwine – There is no such thing as a Preliminary statement when reporting accident circumstances ..its straight forward you can not issue a statement without interviewing the third party driver unless they are in a coma or unable to talk, the driver being absent is a crime in itself. ZP have been very unprofessional over the years where they simply make up their own story.

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  12. I don’t like Politicians…..they kill each other…divide the country…bankrupt the country…they entice people to fight each other…..they care less about the suffering….anyway I hope this was pure accident and may his soul rest in peace…

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  13. This report is poorly put together! The accident is said to have happened at the deceased’s House in Kabwata. Then we are told the accident was at the gate of plot 34 along Chalata Road, Woodlands extension! So, which is which? I think, when a life has been lost, the least you can do, is be accurate with the information you disseminate – if only in consideration to the family.

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  14. The evil spirit that took this dear MP must have been brought about by ichi shetani Kaizar Zulu .Very tragic death we mourn with the family.

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  15. Ba Editor:
    I love reading your newspaper. But I think there is need for quality control for article headings.
    Why the rush to calls this a “Road Accident”? It could well be, but why not be cautious and instead call it “Vehicular Incident”? till investigators have concluded investigation.
    This could be a vehicular homicide, and yes, it could well be ” an accident”!
    Lusaka Times is a respectable online news outlet that should promote cautious, careful and professional journalism, and not careless or hasty headlines. Thank you.

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  16. PROBABLY IT WAS HENRY WHO HAD EVEN CIRCULATED THE EARLIER ”FALSE” DEATH REPORT ABOUT THE LATE NOW . HENRY IS APPARENTLY CELEBRATING THAT THE HON. IS FINALLY DEAD. THE POLICE SHOULD VISIT HENRY ACCORDINGLY FOR THIS MAY BE ASOPHISTICATED SYNDICATE DISGUISED UNDER EXCESSIVE SPEED AND LOSS OF CONTROL. HENRY KnowS BETTER

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  17. May his soul rest in eternal peace till we meet again ???? from the other side of life…. Our God and our savior may you comfort the family for Hon. Levy Mkandawire for this is the saddest moment of life… In Jesus Christ we mourn?????

  18. Comment:This is an assassination and not an accident.Driver runs away.Husband remains cool on scene.Remember Baldwin Nkumbala’s death and Mwanawasa’s accident,we are in for repeat situations.

  19. @Levison Mwanza
    May his soul rest in eternal peace till we meet again ???? – Levison Mwanza
    In Jesus Christ we mourn????? – Levison Mwanza
    You seem to question his peace of soul in eternity and doubts morning in Jesus Christ. This is actually ideological when I think about it as imperfect being beings we need to question everything.
    Anyway it is with sorrow and misery I struggle down to learn the manner in which the big man has lost his life. This traumatizing!

  20. This is very sad and hurtful…may God preserve the family and gv them strengh….God’s plan is the bes…cashalila ifwe lets be prepare becoz imfwa twendanayo

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