PF councillor in Luanshya sacrificed

A PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Councillor in Luanshya has been burnt to death after his bedroom caught fire in the early hours of yesterday in suspicious circumstances.
Police have not ruled out foul play as they investigate the death of Mpatamatu ward 17 councillor  Hured Nkhata, aged 37.
Copperbelt police commissioner Mary Tembo confirmed the incident.
“We are still investigating the matter to establish the cause of the fire,” Ms Tembo said.
Luanshya district commissioner Harold Mbaulu said the incident happened at Mr Nkhata’s house number 129, section 22 in Mpatamatu.
He was believed to have been home alone as his wife was away in Lusaka to take the children for the school holiday.
“We suspect he got burnt and suffocated because there was no power in Mpatamatu almost the whole of last night. Only the bedroom was burnt and the rest of the rooms are intact,” Mr Mbaulu said.
Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge, who visited the funeral house yesterday, said Mr Nkhata’s death is a great loss to the party because he played a pivotal role in securing victory for the PF in Luanshya.
He appealed to the bereaved family to be patient and wait for police to conclude investigations.
Mr Nkhata’s neighbour, Kahilu Zyani, narrated that he heard him screaming around 01:50 hours.
“We broke the window panes and forced the door to his bedroom open and when we tried to rescue him, we found that he had been burnt but the mattress he was sleeping on was intact. A defective television and fridge were on fire,” Mr Zyani said.
He said he rushed Mr Nkhata to Roan General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Luanshya mayor Nathan Chanda also confirmed Mr Nkhata’s death in a statement issued in Ndola yesterday.
Mr Chanda said Mr Nkhata was a teacher at Suzika Primary School in Mpatamatu.
He said Mr Nkhata died of suspected suffocation and burns.
“Councillor Nkhata died in the early hours of this morning [yesterday] of suffocation and burns,” Mr Chanda said.
“The council has lost a team player who was very focused and left no stone unturned in ensuring that there was transparency and accountability in all council operations,” Mr Chanda said.

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43 Responses to "PF councillor in Luanshya sacrificed"

  1. hope 4 better  April 17, 2013 at 18:44

    TOO BAD FOR THE BIG MAN. HE WAS MY CLASS MATE AT TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL TEACHERS COLLEGE, FOR THAT MATTER OUR CLASS REP. WE ARE WRITING THE FINAL EXAMS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHING THIS NOVEMBER. REST IN PEACE MY HUMBLED ELDERLY FRIEND. FOR THOSE AT TVTC C75 INTAKE, HE IS THE CLASS REP FOR C75B.

  2. hope 4 better  April 17, 2013 at 18:42

    TOO BAD FOR THE BIG MAN. HE WAS MY CLASS MATE AT TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL TEACHERS COLLEGE, FOR THAT MATTER OUR CLASS REP. WE ARE WRITING THE FINAL EXAMS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHING THIS NOVEMBER. REST IN PEACE MY HUMBLED ELDERLY FRIEND. THOSE AT TVTC C75 INTAKE, HE IS THE CLASS REP FOR C75B.

  3. hahaha bro  April 17, 2013 at 16:45

    any one holding the red card for pf has declared/ given his blood to the devil becouse red card/ blood means death.fake bwalya through chicken blood sacriface opened the door for pf members to die uselees father bwalya an angel for the devil.the place where useless bwalya made this sacriface to the devil is the same lwashya.and this councillor was present on that day when they made incanation’for blood or death’the bible says what ever u say is written read psalm 45;1 the life of every living thing is in the blood and any agreement in the blood is to hard to break.mhsrip.

  4. Mark  April 17, 2013 at 15:52

    The report says only the bedroom got burnt and the there was no power the whole day in Mpatamatu. There is nothing like sacrificing. He died because the canddle ignite the Bed due to drunken sleeping.

  5. Mwanarob  April 17, 2013 at 15:15

    So what you dodo? Do you see HH, Mazoka (MHSRIP) or UPND on the headlines you mention? Mazoka must be making you chaps shake, even posthumously.

  6. riddick  April 17, 2013 at 14:35

    pf killers kekekekelelel now killing there own thats good any way they ll be less of them let them continue killing each other dont stop the after all there all thugs

  7. The_Truth_Commission  April 17, 2013 at 13:58

    WATCHDOG, DO CONTINUE WITH THE ‘SACRIFICE’ TERM. IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING LOTS OF ATTENTION. THATS WHAT ZWD NEEDS. THATS WHY ZWD ROCKS!

    TO THE DECESED, MHSRIP

    • Agunda  April 17, 2013 at 18:52

      You should be asking PF to stop sacrificing , NOT shooting the messanger.

  8. thomas  April 17, 2013 at 13:28

    ba zwd mulibwa sana,why is it tht who ever dies ninshi ni sacrifice.OK NXT ITS YOUR FATHER TO BE SACRIFICED

  9. mountain  April 17, 2013 at 12:51

    lest in piece no matter of politic out of this.

    • wajimona  April 17, 2013 at 14:19

      Ati lest in piece?But ba pf, please go back to night school idiot.

  10. Advocate  April 17, 2013 at 11:23

    Sorry, he could have lived to witness the demise of the Principal .Rest in pieces my dear boy from the family jungle.

  11. Posapo  April 17, 2013 at 10:45

    ZWD you always conclude that they have sacrificed him.Whom are you referring to?
    Be factual and desist from sensational reporting.RUBBISH

  12. New Yoker  April 17, 2013 at 10:30

    2 many p.f cadres r dead. Sum thing is wrong sum where. B a p.f cadre at your own peril.

  13. Joe Johnson  April 17, 2013 at 10:28

    Sad news, MHSRIP.

  14. women of nowadays  April 17, 2013 at 10:20

    imwe ba zwd . there was no power in mpatamatu that night .probably the man left the candle burning . deaths due to burns resulting from candles left burning un attended to are very common . the only reason why this is news worthy is becoz a councillor is involved. other wise there is nothing sacrificial about this death. it is very common mu GHETTO . YOU JUST LIKE SENSATIONALIZING NEWS.

  15. wenye  April 17, 2013 at 09:56

    HHAAAA heeee hiiiiii hhooooo huuuuuu mweeee thats wonderful

  16. 1 Land and 1 Nation is our cry  April 17, 2013 at 09:55

    Too bad for the Nkhata family, may God confort you in this hard moment. MHSRIP.

  17. Moll  April 17, 2013 at 09:51

    Too bad!

  18. Mr Kiss  April 17, 2013 at 09:39

    But how did he catch the fire when the mattress he was sleeping on was intact?did he wake up from the mattress and throw himself on fire?we need more information before we comment

  19. chamudyela  April 17, 2013 at 09:21

    And where do you get this sacrifce issue from? Is every death a sacrifice, and by who? Give us news not your wishful thoughts of a Nigerian version movie.

    • wenye  April 17, 2013 at 09:49

      TRUE

  20. Mau Mau  April 17, 2013 at 09:20

    Does it mean who ever dies is sacrificed I am beging to wonder this type of statement then its the Zambian Watchdog doing so in order to evade the pF who are trying by means to bring it down.

    • wenye  April 17, 2013 at 09:50

      IT IS VERY TRUE

    • Pyepye  April 17, 2013 at 13:32

      Yes it is!!!

  21. mwelepete  April 17, 2013 at 09:15

    Ok but Bafwa sana ba pf cadre!

  22. jason Nyirenda  April 17, 2013 at 08:54

    fwebamano,

    I support your view 100%

  23. muntu  April 17, 2013 at 08:54

    zambians are we really Christians? why politicise death. lets respect death and leave politics aside

    • wenye  April 17, 2013 at 09:51

      Lord deliver us from WD

  24. peace  April 17, 2013 at 08:53

    May his soul rest in peace. But this article is very misleading. Who scarificed who. Make sure u have analytical articles

  25. Sikufele  April 17, 2013 at 08:47

    This is not a sacrifice. It is an assassination. If you carefully deduce from Mr Chanda’s statement, you may deduce that Mr Chanda was simply killed by those who did not like the transparency manner in which he was running things. He “stepped”on some toes by so doing. Similar story of Pro Chirwa and his Zambia Railways Board. I hope our over-stretched Police Service will do a good job of this. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

  26. EZRON  April 17, 2013 at 08:46

    I head that upnd cardres are the ones who burn the consouler in his house.

  27. voters card  April 17, 2013 at 08:46

    HH justifies MMd defections to upnd?

  28. Fwebamano  April 17, 2013 at 08:45

    VERY SOON EVEN THE SUPPORTERS OF UPND WILL REALISE HOW PETTY AND SUPERSTITIOUS THIS SITE IS. ONLY BLIND CADRES WILL BELIEVE EVERYTHING WRITTEN HERE.

  29. vilage mentality  April 17, 2013 at 08:39

    When we come into power as UPND, we will cage all Satanists and witches. We will release all those accused/jailed for corruption. corruption helps in creating employment in the nation. Satanism does not; that is why we are denouncing it while supporting corruption (RB) on the other hand. viva hh.

    • wenye  April 17, 2013 at 09:53

      You are one of them too

  30. abasuma  April 17, 2013 at 08:39

    Very sad indeed. MHSRIP

  31. Speaker  April 17, 2013 at 08:35

    Strange, how did the house get burnt, why did not the councillor wake up in time and run out, was he alone at the house, what happened to other occupants and neighbours?

  32. Osa Funsa  April 17, 2013 at 08:16

    this article is cold, unZambian and very inhumane. death is death.

  33. chichi  April 17, 2013 at 08:15

    viva pf,HH will never rule this great nation

    • Red Bull  April 17, 2013 at 08:25

      Ok, we believe you. But dont say over your dead body …

    • nkomo  April 17, 2013 at 12:48

      it all started with sacrifice of a chicken by the overzealous catholic priest fatherless bwalya, and now pf members, next it will be pf sympathisers like you. Tell me why fatherless bwalya killed a chicken at a rally, then will i condemn ZWD for this kind of reporting.

  34. lions head  April 17, 2013 at 08:07

    we as PF are sorry to learn of his death.MHSRP.

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