A 21-year-old woman of Luanshya on the Copperbelt Province has been gang raped by four people near a bar after a drinking spree in the night.
Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba said the victim Ruth Sashi sustained painful private parts and general body pains after the incident which occurred on Wednesday night near Clifford Bar in Twashuka Township.
Mr. Mweemba said Ms. Sashi was attacked from the toilet at Clifford Bar around 22:00 hours by a man only identified as Majata as she went to answer the call of nature.
He said the attackers dragged Ms. Sashi from the toilet bar to a nearby road side and took turns in raping her before she was rescued by a friend named Ruth Banda.
In a media statement to reporters, Mr. Mweemba said Police have launched investigations into the matter in order to bring the perpetrators to book.
“Rape occurred on 28/12/22 at about 22:00hrs near Clifford Bar, Twashuka Compound, Luanshya in which Ruth Sashi aged 21 of House No. T30 Section 4 Twashuka Compound, Luanshya reported that she was raped by four people, of which she was able to identify only two of them Majata and Joe other names not known. Both of the Twashuka Compounds. The suspects took turns in raping her, and sustained painful private parts and general body pains,” Mr. Mweemba said.
“Brief facts are that the victim Lucy Sashi, left home on 28/12/22 at about 18:00hrs to go to drink beer at Clifford bar where she met with her friends Ruth Banda, Cynthia other names not known and M/Levy the husband to F/Cynthia. Whilst there at about 22:00hrs the victim decided to go to the toilet to urinate and whilst there, she felt a hand on her shoulder and when she turned to see who it was, she saw that it was M/Majata other names not known and he slapped her for no apparent reason. Later he was joined by his friend and they started dragging her to the roadside. At the roadside, she was pushed down and M/Majata pulled down her pair of shorts, and raped her,” he narrated.
“After he finished, his two other friends also took turns in raping her. The fifth one tried to stop them but failed. The victim was later rescued by her friend F/Ruth Banda who was informed by Bashi Mutale. The matter was later reported at Leonard Mpundu Police Station where a medical report form was issued and the victim was later rushed to Thomson District Hospital for medical attention. Docket opened and no arrest was made yet. Investigations have since been launched in the matter in order to bring the perpetrators to book,” Mr. Mweemba said.
Meanwhile, unidentified Villagers have stolen 60 bags of fertilizer valued at K48,000.00 from a truck involved in a road accident in Lufwanyama District.
Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba said villagers looted fertilizer from a North Western Province bound truck that overturned near the Mininga turn-off around 21:00 hours on Christmas.
Mr. Mweemba said the DAF truck registration number ACP 7922 was being driven by a man only identified as Ben.
He said the owner of the fertilizer Richard Lizazi aged 38 has told police that he can identify people behind the looting.
Police have since instituted investigations into the matter.
Theft of goods in transit occurred on 25/12/22 around 21:00 hours at Mutwe wa Ng’ombe area near Mininga turn-off, in Lufwanyama, in which LIZAZI Hobson Richard aged 38, a Businessman, a resident of Mutwe wa Ng’ombe area, Lufwanyama, reported that people he can identify if seen, stole 60 x 20 kg bags of fertilizer from a consignment he was transporting after a hired the truck laden with his fertilizer was involved in a road traffic accident and overturned near Mininga turn-off. Brief facts are that the reporter, who is a businessman, had hired a DAF truck registration number ACP 7922 to deliver fertilizer to Mininga, Chipupushi, and St. Mary’s area. The vehicle was being driven by M/Ben, other names unknown, who was hired to transport 249 x 50Kg bags of fertilizer. Unfortunately, as he was transporting the last load to St. Mary’s area, the truck veered off the road and overturned. It was at that time that villagers went to the scene and looted 60 x 20 kg bags of fertilizer valued at ZMW 800.00 each, the total value of property stolen to ZMW48, 000.00,” Mr. Mweemba stated.
Such things can only happen under upnd. Alot of poverty and sexually frustrated upnd cadres. How do you enter where your friend has entered. Did these upnd cadres use condoms? They might as well be gay. Since they like the smell and sperms of their fellow men.
Why report the name of the victim? Don’t the police know any better?
Eeeeh imagine ayi, publishing names like, and even going further to say she experiencing painfull indofull.
Both police and trained newsmen know that a rape victim is never revealed unless she herself wants that. Wake up sleepy cops who even failed to rescue the kidnapped women in Lusaka south
Kaiza Zulu, he always finds politics in everything, awe shuwa ,Apa tili pa crime mdala, tusha.
Its a UK based Troll wanting your attention.. it has no one here hence craving attention!!
The comment is not addressed to you, yet you chi farking tarino see it fit to respond. What is wrong with you upnd thugs. Tarino let’s play a fun game called “ignore each other”
I went to school from 1977 and I have been reading newspapers since the 80s. I have never heard of the phrase “She sustained painful private parts” until in this century when ZP have decided to add it to their list of injuries
Please at least get a better picture of the officer, he looks like a zombie
Do ZP really know what stays for the courts and what should released to the media in their statements …this is just shocking..where ZP Public Relations…there was no need to name the lady.
Both ZP and Lusaka Times should know what is the ethical rule for naming rape victims. In this case both are ignorant. They are defaming the girl!
True. this story should be withdrawn. Where’s PAZA MISA et al?
Please Please LT delete this story. Rape victims are never identified outside a court hearing! Iam a journalist and I know this because I ve been practicing for over 15 years.
This is not a normal hangover. I am convinced upnd thugs spiked my drink last night at chicagos. Fuseke
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