Musician Alubusu dies in road accident

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Zambian Musician Albert Silwimba,popularly known as Alubusu, has died in a road traffic accident on the Lusaka-Mongu road.

The Zambia Police Service Assistant  Public Relations Officer  Esther Mwaata Katongo confirmed the death of Alubusu to the media .

“We recorded a fatal accident involving a Zambian Musician Albert Silwimba, 37, popularly known as Alubusu who died on the spot in an accident which happened on Mongu – Kalabo road. The accident happened between 23 00 hours yesterday and today 03 00 hours at Miulwe area 35 kilometers from Mongu Town.” She said.

He was driving a motor vehicle BMW registration number ALE 8235 Silver in color.

“The deceased was found trapped in the wreckage of the vehicle and officers with the help of members of the public used axes to break the metal to retrieve the body.” Mrs Katongo narrated.

“The accident happened due to excessive speed when the driver lost control of the motor vehicle after failing to negotiate a curve and careered off the road and overturned 100 meters from the tarmac road after hitting into several trees in the bush resting on one big tree which also fell and the body is lying in Lewanika General Hospital mortuary..” She said

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138 Responses to Musician Alubusu dies in road accident

  1. its a big loss to the nation at large. may his soul rest in peace

    DDE - November 5, 2012

  2. VERY SAD INDEED, May his soul rest in peace.

    Zambian youth - November 5, 2012

  3. SAD

    MOSSAD - November 5, 2012

  4. Rest in peace my bro-in-law,may God grant my cosin healing and closure.too young too soon

    PLEASE - November 5, 2012

  5. rest in peace man we gonna miss u.

    cpc - November 5, 2012

  6. There may be so many questions than answers. We just have to put everything in the hands of our creator coz he alone knows he allowed it. MHSRIP

    Bonnie - November 5, 2012

  7. rest in peace alubusu

    taliban - November 4, 2012

  8. may his soul rest in internal peace

    taliban - November 4, 2012

  9. ALU u wr a sos of insprtion 2 mny up-cmng mscnz bth in zmbia n outsde,bt wht u hv done truly leavs many @shock M.Y.S.R.I.P my dearest keemba wa nyimbo (death…evr unfair!)

    In-doz TK - November 4, 2012

  10. i saw the wreckage just after they moved the body, really bad accident that one.

    there is a curve, actually several around that area. if you are speeding, it may carrier off because the road is not banked. also if you lights are low, you may miss the curving, and if you dose off too, or you are on the fone while driving.

    anyway the accident was bad.

    ndombe - November 4, 2012

  11. Alubusu you will be remberd by zambians may your S.R.P

    Mwape bupe - November 4, 2012

  12. RIP..crying..

    Chichi - November 4, 2012

  13. We miss u and M.Y.S.R.I.P

    Alfred - November 4, 2012

  14. too too bad gone too soon may your soul rest in eternal peace , i’ll always remember you for the good works you’ve done for your country (Mawee).

    kaywa mundia - November 4, 2012

  15. Its a grt lose 2 music industry n zambia at large a grt talent is gone but we ned 2 ask ourselvz questionz who is nxt it might b me o u.let prepare our hrts brethren death has no signal.may his soul rest muchibote

    kusensio - November 4, 2012

  16. he only came on the scene when he has something to the public, i loved coz he did not just sing for the sake of singing, go well bro we will find you there. mysrp

    chimbs - November 4, 2012


    NewZambia - November 4, 2012

  18. to bad

    ROYCHARLES - November 4, 2012

  19. death comes at a time u don’t except so u need always to be in Christ , our plans are not GOD”S PLANS , U MAY HAVE PLANS FOR TOMORROW BUT U MAY NOT BE THEIR.JAMES 4VS13.MAY E SOUL REST IN PEACE.

    ROYCHARLES - November 4, 2012

  20. It is always important to observe traffic rules which ever car you drive.

    Mzee Hekima - November 4, 2012

  21. Its like that sacrifice Father BWALYA made for PF to win elections is causing too many road accident since PF came to poor

    Octopus Paul BWALYA - November 4, 2012

  22. May his soul rest in peace.Zambia ilila wewo x 10.

    Joseph - November 4, 2012

  23. May his soul REST IN PERFECT PEACE!

    alfred - November 4, 2012

  24. humble ,friendly an approachable is what you were Alubusu..RIP my brother..!!

    taliban - November 4, 2012

  25. Bana balila weo x2. R.I.P Alubusu.

    Pa Bwato - November 4, 2012

  26. May your soul rest. Your music made a lot of sense sometimes

    Mambo Lungu - November 4, 2012

  27. alu alu inshi boyi wachita….just wen we agreed to do our comebacks wansha neka….Chanibaba zoona….Ba saga

    saga - November 4, 2012

  28. My friend. I remember the jokes we used to share at
    Woodgate house whenever you pass through.
    Last seen last week. May his soul rest in peace.

    kingsley - November 4, 2012

  29. MHSRIP we meet again in anther life.

    Julius Gama - November 4, 2012

  30. “chizanivuta kuibalako” too soon a go alu.i stil recall swt moments as such at mikango baracks show.

    peter gondwe - November 4, 2012

  31. too bad, MHSRIP.

    LGeorge - November 4, 2012

  32. Rest in peace alu, You might be gone but your music will always long live. I remember the last words u told me the last tym we physically met at hone Fm Radio. U said, en i cote ”boyi Smooth Ifintu Nipanonopanono pachalo kuyichefya fye.” i will always live to remember you Albert Silwimba aka Alubusu aka Bwela Panyumba M.Y.S.R.I.P

    Chisanga Patrick - November 4, 2012

  33. My Friend you are gone. I will not stop crying and missing you. We hard a nice time together. God welcome my brother!

    Makasa Musonda - November 4, 2012

  34. Sad indeed.RIP Alubusu

    Chiluba Kulelwa - November 4, 2012

  35. Our Buju gone too soon, MHSRIP! Peace to cops too!

    mutsA chisenga - November 4, 2012

  36. It is a sad development.MHSRIP

    Kunta KinteMaala - November 4, 2012

  37. I pray for the family of the deceased that GOD may take good care of them.I am advicing drivers to avoid overspeeding,if the vehicle was found 100 meters away resting on a tree some small trees broken,you dont need an eye witness and dont blame the police,they are correct,overspeeding is the main couse of the accident.Since there was no collition,they were looking at the impact at the scene of the accident.Most of the night accidents are caused by drinking alcohol,blindness,sleeping and overspeeding.I hope the gov would put a law like Botswana,where drivers are not allowed to travel at night.The decision however remains with drivers themselves,to avoid dangerous driving by avoiding overspeeding,drinking and drive,driving at night or when tired,reducing speed in corners and marking sure your vehicle is fit for travel is vital. Most of the accidents happening in zambia are avoidable if we take steps to avoid dangerous driving.I want to ask all drivers please 75km speed is still dangerous driving, its too high and should anything happens you cant control a vehicle 40-60km speed in most vehicles is okey above that,i feel it is dangerou driving.With the coming of rain season,roads are slipery overspeeding is more dangerous this season.

    gerry brill - November 4, 2012

  38. This is badly i’m sorry to alubusu’S family.M.H.S.R.I.P .

    Precious Kalenga - November 4, 2012

  39. Rest in peace Alubusu! Too bad!

    Kununka masipa a mu Bemba. - November 3, 2012

  40. When an accident occurs the Police will conclude to say it’s over speed, alcohol etcetera and not road conditions at all.

    kelvin - November 3, 2012

  41. Sincere condolences to family and associates. May I take this opportunity to advise that driving in the night should be avoided – if done you travel at 60% of day speed you do. If you do 120km/hr during day,at night do between 75 – 100km/hr depending on traffic especially on-coming – but reduce speed considerably as you are crossing with vehicles coming from opposite direction as visibility at night is poor – wary of parked or broken-down vehicles – as you get blinded. This is worsened by rain and poor road stretch.
    Remember to reduce speed as you approach a curve – doing say 140km/hr from a straight road around a curve there is an element of destabilization on the dynamics of the vehicle (velocity) – as the vehicle becomes less stable- thus from 140 you steadily reduce to 120 or 110 before you actually hit the curve. Remember right corners or curves are more unstable than to the left.Wherever possible avoid driving between 01.00 hrs and 04.30 hrs – and much safer to avoid driving at late hours – as just dozing for 10 or more seconds can be fatal. I hope this helps who value this tip. I have been on the road for 51 yrs – I thought we share experiences. MHSRIP

    Frey - November 3, 2012

  42. How did they arrive at the conclusion that he was over speeding? According to this story, its seems there was no eye witness. It seems the police did an accident investigation in less than hrs.

    cs - November 3, 2012

    • They just did not find his car far from where he met his fate apart from the trees he run down

      Dr blow hole - November 4, 2012

  43. Very sad

    Anecho - November 3, 2012

    • MYSRIP my bro.

      EZRON - November 3, 2012

  44. Too bad, mysrip

    efra - November 3, 2012

  45. Dem y do the gud die young? RIP man 37yrs am nt evn close.

    piss off - November 3, 2012

  46. We grew up together in Luanshya Roan t/ship he was in section 5. I was in section 6. I met him last week. We reminded each other of our childhood days. Rest in Peace. Brian Mwase

    Brian - November 3, 2012

  47. May the soul of a bro rest in peace. Gone too soon.

    tz1 - November 3, 2012

  48. Gone too soon whata life to take what a plan to break,we will surely miss your rare talent,Rest in Peace kid bro

    Kobayashi - November 3, 2012

  49. Miulwe is not on Mongu-Kalabo Road. This is an area a few kilometers from Mongu on the Lusaka-Mongu Road. It’s inaccuracies such as this that make many people doubt the seriousness you attach to your stories.

    Bob - November 3, 2012

  50. Sorry to our dear Alubusu may his soul rest in peace,moses kalebe.

    moses kalebe - November 3, 2012