Lightening kills herder in Mungule area, as police nab man for transacting fake currency notes


A 46-year-old man of Chipeso village in Mungule area has died after being struck by lightening.

Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, identified the deceased as Robert Chibwe.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Saturday, Mwale said Chibwe was herding his cattle in the bush in Mungule area when he was struck by lightening on March 15.

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“When people rushed to check on him,” he stated, “they found him laying unconscious with his shirt torn,”

Mwale added that the deceased was rushed to University Teaching Hospital were he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

“The body is in mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial,” he added.

In another case, police arrested a suspect identified as Given Kavungu, 26, of Lusaka’s Libala south area for being in possession of counterfeit notes.

“Investigations revealed that the suspect on March 14, 2024 around 19:00 hours, approached a mobile money operator at a booth in Kalingalinga compound near Shoprite and attempted to deposit counterfeit K100 notes worth k1,500,” Mwale said.

He explained that the mobile money operator noticed that all the notes were fake and quickly alerted other people who took the suspect to the police.

“Upon inspection of the notes, police observed that all of them were bearing the same serial number,” Mwale said.

He said the notes were retained awaiting further examination by officials from Bank of Zambia adding that investigations to establish the source of the counterfeit notes have been instituted.

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