Police Confirm The Death Of Mongu Mayor Nyambe Matakala And Laeh Banda
Police have confirmed the death of Mongu Mayor Nyambe Matakala and Western Water Managing Director Leah Banda who died in a road accident.
Confirming the development to the media in a statement, Central Province Police Commanding Officer Donald Mwandila said the accident occurred today at around 05:30 hours at Tazara area on Great North road.
Mwandila said involved in the accident was Ms Banda aged 42 of Mongu who was driving a Nissan caravan unregistered with Mr Matakala aged 37 on board from Nakonde heading to kapiri-Mposhi.
He said also involved was unknown driver of unknown age of Tanzania who was driving a Howo Sino truck registration number T759 DEN laden with copper from Kasumbalesa to Nakonde.
The Central Province Police Commanding Officer said the duo died after sustaining fatal body injuries.
“Accident happened when the driver of the truck was overtaking improperly hence collided head on with the first vehicle killing the driver and her passenger,” he said.
“The two bodies have been deposited to Mkushi District hospital mortuary awaiting identification and burial. The vehicle Nissan caravan is extensively damaged while the Truck front part is damaged.”
He said the driver of the truck is on the run.