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Zambia Army saddened with loss of personnel in Kabwe road accident

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The Zambia Army is mourning the loss of Lance Corporal Sakala Isaac, who tragically passed away due to injuries sustained in a road accident. Zambia Army Commander, Lieutenant General Dennis Alibuzwi, expressed his deepest condolences to the Sakala family during this difficult time.

The unfortunate incident occurred at approximately 15:00 hours on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, as Lance Corporal Sakala and 19 others were en route from Lukanga Army Battle Training Area (ABTA) in Kapiri Mposhi to the Military Training Establishment of Zambia (MILTEZ) in Kabwe. While on duty, their journey took a tragic turn.

Following the accident, six individuals with severe injuries were immediately evacuated to Maina Soko Medical Center for urgent medical attention. Regrettably, Lance Corporal Sakala succumbed to his injuries the following morning. The Zambia Army is deeply saddened by this loss.

Lieutenant General Dennis Alibuzwi also provided an update on the other victims involved in the accident. Two individuals are currently receiving care at Kabwe General Hospital and are scheduled to be transferred to Maina Soko Medical Center for further treatment tomorrow.

In his statement, Lieutenant General Dennis Alibuzwi conveyed the sympathies and well wishes of the Commander, Officers, Soldiers, and Civilian Staff of the Zambia Army. They extend their heartfelt condolences to the Sakala family and express their hope for the swift recovery of all those who are still battling for their lives in various medical facilities.

12 COMMENTS

  1. SAD INDEED FOR THE FAMILIES
    BUT THE WAY THE ARMY VEHICLES THINK THEY OWN THE ROAD
    AND PUSHING CARS OFF THE ROAD ONE SHOULDNT BE SURPRISED

  2. No matter how long it takes you will get to your destination. Short cuts will always be wrong cuts. The driver of that truck has caused uncalled for misery to the family and children of the people who have lost their lives by acting irresponsibly. MTSRIP.

  3. Stop reporting as if you are still in the second republic. Give fuller details. What is:
    ” While on duty, their journey took a tragic turn.”?
    Tell us what happened. The army should tell you what happened not “taking a tragic turn’

  4. Military personnel are rough drivers because they are above the law even police cannot touch them. I personally witnessed a new ZAF landcruiser hammer into a street light pole just because the driver being too impatient could not wait in the queue of vehicles and decided to cross an island to go the wrong way and ended up hammering the pole. He just got out examined the broken headlight and front grill and carried on as if nothing had happened.

  5. A very unfortunate development. We continue to lose lives due to accidents and we seem not to have a plan to reduce road carnage. And of late I seen lowly ranked of officers without such entitlement engage a sweeper to clear the way for them. Sometimes even drivers with empty ambulances sound the siren to have the way cleared for them and sometimes they’re so reckless. They endanger their lives and those of others road users. And behind them follow some crazy drivers who take advantage of the situation. What kind of people have we become?

  6. No Police report was given
    Typical Army menality they are above the law !!!
    Army only have rights when an emergency is declared

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