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Raphael Nakachinda charged with careless driving

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Kafue Police have reported a slight injury road traffic accident that occurred Saturday, December 2, 2023, at approximately 00:25 hours along the Great North Road at Shikoswe railway crossing. The incident involved a collision between a private vehicle and a goods train.

The driver identified as Raphael Mangani Nakachinda, aged 45, residing at house number 1794 in the Inkanga area of Kafue District, was operating an Isuzu vehicle with registration number BAH 8695. Mr. Nakachinda, traveling from North to South, sustained injuries including a bruised left arm, bruised back of the neck, bruised left ear, and a painful left leg. The vehicle incurred significant damage, with a shattered front windscreen, extensively damaged right-side body, rear passenger’s door, and both rear lights.

Also involved in the incident was Mabinda Vincent, aged 45, the driver of a goods train traveling from west to east. Fortunately, the goods train did not sustain any damages during the collision.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the accident occurred when Mr. Raphael Nakachinda, driving the Isuzu vehicle, failed to yield the right of way to the oncoming locomotive. As a result, his vehicle was struck by the goods train, which had the legal right of way at the Shikoswe railway crossing.

In response to the incident, the accused, Mr. Raphael Nakachinda, has been charged with the offense of careless driving. His vehicle has been impounded at the local police station pending further legal proceedings. Mr. Nakachinda is expected to pay an Admission of Guilt fine upon his admission of the offense.

Rae Hamoonga, the Police Public Relations Officer, urged all motorists to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations, especially at railway crossings, to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of both drivers and train operators. The Kafue Police Department is committed to maintaining road safety and will continue to enforce traffic laws to prevent incidents of this nature.

25 COMMENTS

  1. How the heck did he survive with that tangled metal. Asy y’all know, these PF sinners are cursed. And his binoculars must have survived too LOL.

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    • Miles must be so disappointed.
      Why all, including the wife of Nakachinda disappointed that nothing serious happened to that thick guy?
      Don’t worry about the Isuzu, it was stolen from MMD.

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    • @Black.Mamba : Reminds me of that Lozi chap who jumped 4 stories from Kalinga Linga 4 at UNZA. He landed on, and broke his leg, then his mouth hit the ground dislodging teeth, that remained in front of the entrance of the building for weeks. People joked that at first he wanted to die and dove down head first; and then in mid air, he changed his mind and decided to live, and thus he reversed his orientation and landed on his leg. Either way, Nakachinda was saved by the fact that the cab of his truck did not crumple on him. Credit the engineers who designed for the excellent reinforcement of the cabin. In the auto world, it is called a security cage. For Nakachinda, he will go from this cage, to the one in Chimbokaila for this stupid act

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  2. If your car is hit by a train that means you were on the train tracks and you have to be charged…in South Africa if you’re hit by a train whether driving or on foot they charge you….if you die after being hit by a train then they bury you with handcuffs…..its very simple to understand…you definitely have to be in the train tracks to be hit by a train and being on the train tracks is illegal in South Africa…if Police see you walking on the train tracks whether the train is coming or not they still arrest you

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    • What if your car stalls while you’re on the track? A train then approaches and you’re helpless but can only flee on foot?

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  3. This is not a report but someone’s opinion. They already made up their mind when reporting. In future you need to make sure that you also inform your audience about the importance of making rail crossings safe. Rail crossing should have barriers or signal lights to warn drivers of the oncoming train otherwise you will accused of w1tchcraft(nfiti,buloshi,muroyi). This one is a lucky escape.

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  4. Hh is so desperate. This was an attempt on Raphael life. I still have friends in OP who share intelligence with me. Hh ordered the tampering of the brakes to this car

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  5. I hope they do a toxicology test. This is abnormal behaviour. Unless he was tired and fell asleep at the wheel, the only other explanation I can attribute to this is that the guy was intoxicated with something. Eitherway, he is lucky to have survived

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  6. Had he been a ruling party member the police would not have had the guts to charge him for anything. They would be applauding him for having survived such a crash and there would have been no docket opened. Unfortunately there are two laws in the country: One for the ruling party and the other for the opposition and the ruled

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    • @From Lazy Lungu to Half-baked Hichilema: Where have ruling party members received favors from the law? Is this not the same bullsh!t Michael Satan question “How come the prisons are full of Bembas?”. Law enforcement agencies prosecute those who break the law. Nachinda broke the law. He ignored traffic laws, caused an accident with a train and should be prosecuted for it. If you know of any ruling party member who caused an accident with a train, lets us know, so that we can call for his prosecution. PF is the party where cadres impugned the law, and violated the rights of citizens, as their daily behaviour. They beat people at bus stops and in markets, and extorted money out of them. Everyone is not the same

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    • Of course as a Tonga you have become one-eyed. You are nowadays calling everyone a Congolese because he comes from a region bordering DRC. Forgetting that Zambia is a landlinked country with 8 nearby neibours and four others.
      Like HH, You cant see that Nkombo committed a chargeable offence by forcing Kachasu down a minor’s throat. Like HH, You cant see that Siakalima must be treated like Kambwili for insulting Luapulans as people with “poverty of the mind”

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    • Like HH you cant see that Mwiimbu should be charged for xenophobically harrassing Stopillah Sunzu, a man whom millions can see is a true real Zambian. You cant see that HH is misusing our treasury with aimless useless trips around the world. In short, you simply cant see any fault in the government because it is led by your tribesmate. What primitive bigotry! If we had people like you in the majority in our republic we would realise that Rwanda isnt far from Zambia.

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  7. Of course as a Tonga you have become one-eyed. You are nowadays calling everyone a Congolese because he comes from a region bordering DRC. Forgetting that Zambia is a landlinked country with 8 nearby neibours and four others.
    Like HH, You cant see that Nkombo committed a chargeable offence by forcing Kachasu down a minor’s throat. Like HH, You cant see that Siakalima must be treated like Kambwili for insulting Luapulans as people with “poverty of the mind”

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