Tanzanian Truck Driver Killed in Zambia, Cargo Stolen

Lusaka — Police in Zambia has said that a Tanzanian co-driver has been killed by unknown assailants and the copper he was ferrying stolen at Mco-d's Danger Hill in Muchinga Province, according to media reports.

The deceased who is yet to be identified was in the company of Wilson Abel Nkatalo, the driver of the Scania truck which is said to property of M.A Cargo in Tanzania.

Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Joel Njase said that the truck developed a fault and the driver hired a guard from Amazon Security to assist his co-driver and left for Tanzania to get a new spare part on July 1, 2020.

"When Mr Nkatalo came back on July 4, he found everything in order and paid the security guard, Peter Chikasa from Kitwe.

The spare part failed to work so he decided to take it to Mpika town center to fix it, leaving his co- driver with two unknown men from the nearby village to reinforce security," Mr Njase stated.

However, on his return the following day, the Tanzanian driver found his colleague lying dead in a bush wrapped in bedsheets.

No arrests have been made as police are investigating the matter while the stolen copper from DR Congo bound for Tanzania has also not been recovered, Mr Njase stated.

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