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Mongu Mayor dies in a horrific road accident

Mongu District Mayor, Mr. Matakala Nyambe

By Staff Reporter

Mongu District Mayor, Mr. Matakala Nyambe has died on a horrific road accident at 05:30 early morning on Thursday.

The accident occurred when the truck which was coming from the opposite direction, tried to overtake another vehicle and collided head on with the vehicle in which the deceased two were travelling.

The late Mayor Nyambe (37) died on the spot with the driver of the Nissan Caravan, Ms. Leah Banda (42), the Director of Water Development in Western Province.

The deceased duo, were on the working visit in the Mkushi District of Central province.

Mr. Nyambe was elected as a Mayor of Mongu since August 2021 elections, under the newly ruling UPND government.

He also served as a ward councillor from 2016 to 2021 when he stood as Mayor.

“All the people of Mongu town in the western province of Zambia, (Barotseland) are currently heartbroken as it is the talk of the moment” explained Mr. Prince Kaluwe, a resident of Mongu.

Zambia Police Service say, the driver of the truck is still at large.

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