Mines Minister Maxwell Mwale has reportedly hit and killed a pedestrian in the Eastern Province in a road traffic accident.
According to MUVI TV, the incident happened at Chiwuyu Village in Sinda area as Mwale was cruising for Mtenguleni Palace to attend the N’cwala traditional ceremony of the Ngoni people.
The body of the deceased is reportedly lying in Saint Francis Hospital Mortuary in Katete district.
When contacted for a comment, Zambia Police Service commissioner Solomon Jere and Police Spokesperson Ndandula Siamana promised to get back to MUVI TV after confirming with the Eastern Province commanding officer.
This becomes the second time that Mr. Mwale is involved in an accident at Chiwuyu Village in Sinda.
Last time Mr. Mwale lost control and drove into a ditch.