Zimbabwe Truck Driver shot dead at Zambia, Congo, border

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File: Killings in Congo

File: The image typify Congolese lawlessness.

By Martin Mubita

A Zimbabwe truck driver has been shot dead at Kasumbalesa border post, this time on the Zambian side.

The killing comes barely two days after the SADC truck drivers had called off their boycott of going into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after another Zambia Patrick Mwila 30, was brutally murdered by a Congolese police officer.

Chililabombwe District Commissioner Stuart Chitumbo confirmed the killing incidence this morning.

The reason for the killing remains unknown and the killers are equally not known.

The DC identified the shot driver as Joseph Mwajewe Howard 52, of Zimbabwe.

Mr Chitumbo said Mr Howard was shot while in his Mercedes Benz truck at the border between Minestone Township and Petruder filing station at Kasumbalesa.

He said the situation is tense but some drivers were crossing into DRC.



7 Responses to Zimbabwe Truck Driver shot dead at Zambia, Congo, border

  1. What sort of a country is Congo DR.There is just too much lawlessness in this country.People are leaving like world animals.

    stephen sichula
    February 7, 2014 at 7:13 am

  2. I mean wild animals

    stephen sichula
    February 7, 2014 at 7:14 am

  3. But why cant the govt say something to give people hope, we miss the likes of Levy Mwanawasa in such times, VJ and GBM at least could have taken the bull by its horns not these toothless Panga Fighters (PF) cadre govt just preoccupied with infighting and hacking each each.

    February 7, 2014 at 10:23 am

  4. the zambian govt is not serious about this problem,let zim & S.A govt engage DRC

    February 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm

  5. And the government is stiil quiet and hiding in the name of peace

    nana sims
    February 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

  6. The situation of driving into Congo has been a risk for a very long time,the country has been lawless so much the lives of truck drivers have been in danger. However the governments in Southern Africa are to blame because they have tolerated it for too long as they don’t put importance on the lives of truck drivers. It is a shame.

    Henry Musolola
    February 7, 2014 at 5:45 pm

  7. Strict measures needed and if it means burning transit trucks to DRC through Zambia let it be done as soon as possible. How long will we lose truck drivers in such kind of death’s? Soon it will be our officers manning these border areas. Let us stop this rot.

    February 9, 2014 at 7:18 am

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