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Obed Kasongo’s body exhumed?

...as Social Media questions Lusambo apology

By OLIVER SAMBOKO

POLICE have reportedly  exhumed and carried out fresh autopsy on the body of late Nation Democratic Congress (NDC)  Lusaka Province youth chairperson, Obedi Kasongo, who died in 2019.

Daily Nation was unable to independently confirm the exhuming but according to social media reports, Mr Kasongo’s body was exhumed on Thursday and an autopsy ordered.

An autopsy conducted before he was buried in 2019, in Luanshya indicated that he died of hypertension and severe Malaria which his family rejected.

Kabushi MP, Bowman Lusambo, who on Saturday, apologised to President Hakainde Hichilema, was accused by then NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili of being involved in the attack on Mr Kasongo during the Roan by-election.

According to the video that went viral on social media, Mr Kambwili wondered why the police refused to arrest Mr Bowman Lusambo despite the case haveing been reported to Luanshya Police Station.

Mr Kambwili also said there were about 80 witnesses ready to testify in the suspected  murder case.

Mr Lusambo has in the past been arrested for unlawful wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm which occurred over two years ago in Luanshya.

Zambia Police Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga then said in a statement that Mr Lusambo alongside some PF members assaulted two Mr Mary Musonda who sustained some lacerations and general body pain while Mr  Stanley Musukwa sustained a deep cut on his head.

The 2019 Roan by-election was marred with violence between the then ruling PF and the Chishimba Kambwili led-NDC which fell vacant  when the latter was expelled from the PF.

Zambia warned against default on debt repayment

By NAMO PHIR

IF Zambia defaults on repayment of its external debt it will negatively affect investor confidence, Private Sector Development Association Chairman Yusuf Dodia has warned.

Mr Dodia said  a number of investors will lose confidence as it will see Zambia not to being a serious nation in dealing with economic matters.

He saids it will be prudent that the country does what it can to ensure that debt default is avoided at all cost.

With Zambia being the third largest producer of copper in the world, many investors have interest to bring more investment but debt default can discourage them.

The country defaulted on its payment on Eurobonds in 2020, creating confidence crisis among investors.

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