23 June 2012

Zambia: Ndola Family Lives After Car Damges House

A NDOLA retiree whose house was plunged into by a motorist on Tuesday says his family feels insecure after the wall of the living room collapsed as a result of the impact.

Amos Mwaba, a retired Government accountant, said in an interview at his residence on Kwacha Road in Kansenshi yesterday that his family was in fear because there was no security, especially that the house was on the roadside.

On Tuesday, a Bank of Zambia (BoZ) employee, Beiton Kunda, who was in the company of a woman, lost control of his Mercedez-Benz and plunged into Mr Mwaba's living room.

Mr Kunda, in the company of Sylvia Kalunga, was driving on Kalewa Road when his vehicle swirled over a furrow and knocked down a mango tree before lodging into the house around 03:00 hours.

Mr Mwaba said on Wednesday, he went to complain to BoZ Ndola through the human resource department about the matter but he was told that the central bank could not be involved.

He was told that Mr Kunda's comprehensive motor vehicle insurance expired last month.

Mr Mwaba said he was advised to wait for Mr Kunda to gain consciousness so that they could settle the matter over the repair of his house.

"I cannot afford to rebuild this house alone, I need first to engage assessors to check the extent of the damage because the whole house is affected," he said.

He said Mr Kunda's brother, Emmanuel Kunda of 3197 Masala Township in Ndola said his family would also help their relative to compensate Mr Mwaba on some of the property that was damaged.

Mr Kunda was admitted to Ndola Central Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit while his companion was in the female surgical ward.

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