PF councillor in Luanshya sacrificed

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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. 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.

    hope 4 better - April 17, 2013
    18:44

  2. 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.

    hope 4 better - April 17, 2013
    18:42

  3. 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.

    hahaha bro - April 17, 2013
    16:45

  4. 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.

    Mark - April 17, 2013
    15:52

  5. 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.

    Mwanarob - April 17, 2013
    15:15

  6. 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

    riddick - April 17, 2013
    14:35

  7. 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

    The_Truth_Commission - April 17, 2013
    13:58

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

      Agunda - April 17, 2013
      18:52

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

    thomas - April 17, 2013
    13:28

  9. lest in piece no matter of politic out of this.

    mountain - April 17, 2013
    12:51

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

      wajimona - April 17, 2013
      14:19

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

    Advocate - April 17, 2013
    11:23

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

    Posapo - April 17, 2013
    10:45

  12. 2 many p.f cadres r dead. Sum thing is wrong sum where. B a p.f cadre at your own peril.

    New Yoker - April 17, 2013
    10:30

  13. Sad news, MHSRIP.

    Joe Johnson - April 17, 2013
    10:28

  14. 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.

    women of nowadays - April 17, 2013
    10:20

  15. HHAAAA heeee hiiiiii hhooooo huuuuuu mweeee thats wonderful

    wenye - April 17, 2013
    09:56

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

    1 Land and 1 Nation is our cry - April 17, 2013
    09:55

  17. Too bad!

    Moll - April 17, 2013
    09:51

  18. 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

    Mr Kiss - April 17, 2013
    09:39

  19. 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.

    chamudyela - April 17, 2013
    09:21

    • TRUE

      wenye - April 17, 2013
      09:49

  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.

    Mau Mau - April 17, 2013
    09:20

    • IT IS VERY TRUE

      wenye - April 17, 2013
      09:50

    • Yes it is!!!

      Pyepye - April 17, 2013
      13:32

  21. Ok but Bafwa sana ba pf cadre!

    mwelepete - April 17, 2013
    09:15

  22. fwebamano,

    I support your view 100%

    jason Nyirenda - April 17, 2013
    08:54

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

    muntu - April 17, 2013
    08:54

    • Lord deliver us from WD

      wenye - April 17, 2013
      09:51

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

    peace - April 17, 2013
    08:53

  25. 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.

    Sikufele - April 17, 2013
    08:47

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

    EZRON - April 17, 2013
    08:46

  27. HH justifies MMd defections to upnd?

    voters card - April 17, 2013
    08:46

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

    Fwebamano - April 17, 2013
    08:45

  29. 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.

    vilage mentality - April 17, 2013
    08:39

    • You are one of them too

      wenye - April 17, 2013
      09:53

  30. Very sad indeed. MHSRIP

    abasuma - April 17, 2013
    08:39

  31. 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?

    Speaker - April 17, 2013
    08:35

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

    Osa Funsa - April 17, 2013
    08:16

  33. viva pf,HH will never rule this great nation

    chichi - April 17, 2013
    08:15

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

      Red Bull - April 17, 2013
      08:25

    • 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.

      nkomo - April 17, 2013
      12:48

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

    lions head - April 17, 2013
    08:07