Top news items in major Zambian media outlets


LUSAKA, Oct. 28 — The following are news highlights in Zambia’s major media outlets on Sunday.
— Education authorities in Zambia have arrested some teachers in connection with examination malpractices that have rocked the 2018 examination which has seen the suspension of the exercise.
Minister of Education David Mabumba said some teachers have been arrested in connection with the leakage of some examination papers but could not divulge more details as investigations are still underway. (Zambia Daily Mail)
— Zambian President Edgar Lungu has asked opposition political parties not to shun the monthly cleaning exercise launched early this year meant to keep the country’s cities clean.
Lungu said when he participated in the cleaning exercise in Kafue district of Lusaka Province that the exercise needs the support of all citizens as it was not a political exercise. (Daily Nation)
— Zambia last year lost 145.5 million U.S. dollars through tax evasion by unregistered and registered low-alcohol drink producers and smuggling of ethanol and beverages, a report has revealed.
According to the report by Euromonitor International commissioned by the country’s largest brewer, Zambia Breweries, the loss was an increment from 53.6 million dollars calculated in 2014.

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