Former Home Affairs Deputy Minister Panji Kaunda has been
involved in a road traffic accident in Katete District of Eastern
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Chipata , Provincial
Commissioner of Police Alex Chilufya said the accident happened
yesterday around 12:50 hrs near Songwe area along the Great
Mr Chilufya said Col. Kaunda aged 69 was driving a Toyota Hilux
Registration No. BAE 2280 and was traveling to Lusaka from
The Police Commissioner said the accident happened after Col.
Kaunda lost control of the motor vehicle and overturned as he
was trying to avoid hitting a cyclist.
Mr Chilufya said the former minister had two passengers on
board namely Mary Mambo 29, his granddaughter and Thokozile
Mambo aged 5 Months the latter’s baby.
Mr Chilufya said Col. Kaunda complained of Chest Pains while
Mary and her daughter sustained cuts on the left elbow and
bruises on the head respectively.
He said the trio were quickly rushed to St Francis Mission
Hospital where they were attended to and discharged later in
Meanwhile a 42 year old man of Menyani Village in Chief Ndake’s
area of Nyimba District has been murdered.
Mr Chilufya said Jolofani Mumba was yesterday murdered by
Steven Daka of the same village.
He said the deceased met his fate when he was trying to stop a
fight between his son and Daka’s son.
Mr Chilufya said the deceased was in the process hit on the
head by Daka using an axe handle.
He said Mumba was rushed to Nyimba District Hospital around 09
hrs but later died around 23hrs after succumbing to the effects
of the head injury.
Mr Chilufya said the body of the deceased is in the mortuary at
the same hospital while police have launched investigations and
a manhunt for the assailant who is currently on the run.