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Zambian mayor reveals plans to enhance boxing skills for protection.



The mayor of Zambia’s capital city, Miles Sampa has told journalists that he will be hitting the gym to improve his boxing skills, as he enhances his self protection , in the face of threats from land grabbers.

Sampa who on Tuesday came under attack for posting a photo of himself brandishing a gun, has since also clarified that he owns several licensed guns.

The Lusaka mayor explained that the since deleted Facebook post was his response to threats he received on Monday.

In his post, Sampa warned; ‘To those plots sellers who ambushed me yesterday, I know you and know those that sent you’.

‘‘This is how I will be reporting for field and office work. In case the police delay in protecting me, I am equal to the task,’‘ Sampa said.

Narrating his ordel, Sampa says on Monday, he inspected a construction site in the city and ordered a company to stop work until it had provided documentation that it had the right to build there.


The mayor says on his return to thye office, he was followed by a vehicle with about 20 youths representing those interested in the plot of land, who then threatened to kill him.

‘‘If I’m threatened I believe I have the right to protect myself,’‘ Sampa is quoted to have said.

‘‘I will seek police protection if it’s not there, I will defend myself by any means necessary. I have children; they don’t want their father to die.”


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Families Identify Church Collapse Victims in Anguish



Tears and anguish characterized the atmosphere as the grieving families of 13 worshipers killed in a church collapse arrived at the Richards Bay mortuary to identify the bodies of their loved ones.

The worshipers died when a wall collapsed at the Pentecostal Holiness Church near Empangeni in northern KwaZulu-Natal last Thursday night.

The KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department co-ordinated with various departments including health, home affairs and the police, to assist in speeding up the body identification process.

Six worshippers were from Ulundi, four from eSikhawini and three from Maqwakazi in uMlalazi.

Describing the collapse, Phumelele Simelane from eSikhawini said worshippers had just had their evening meal and were preparing to sleep when the wall caved in.

Simelane was with her 6-year-old son, who is recovering in hospital. She said she came to the mortuary to support congregants whose relatives died.

The Mthembu family, who lost grandmother Thembi Mthabela, 54, and Andiswa Mthembu, 10, in the tragedy were overcome with grief.

“Thembi loved going to church and she always took Andiswa with her. Andiswa was doing Grade 3 at Nyathini Primary School. As a family, we are very traumatised and it is hard for us,” said a relative, who did not wanted to be named.

Buhle Mzila, whose sister Samke, 33, died, said the family had lost a breadwinner.

Samke, who worked at the Ulundi Municipality, was with her 9-year-old daughter during the incident.

Buhle said her niece, who was in hospital, was in a state of shock about her mother’s death.

“Samke loved the church, she always made sure she attended every service. She played a big role in terms of assisting the family. We are still going to feel her absence,” said Buhle.

A sobbing Mbongeni Langa said his mother had died in a “place she loved”.

The memorial service will be held tomorrow

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CAF Sidelines Nigerian Centre Referees for 2019 AFCON



Out of the Twenty-seven centre referees penciled down for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, countries like Burundi, Mali, Zambia and Sudan are represented on the list, but no Nigerian referee was selected for the big occasions.

However, only one assistant referee from Nigeria named Baba Adel was listed among the twenty-nine assistant referees selected by the African Football Governing Body.

The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.

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