On 28th April 2022, NewsPoint TV published an article claiming that Former Patriotic Front Secretary General Davis Mwila’s daughter and her husband were linked to the abduction case of a female mobile money agent Pamela Chisumpa. Pamela Chisumpa aged 22, was initially reported to the police on 16th April 2022, as a missing person by her sister. Social media bloggers and Media Houses circulated a video in which she was seen badly beaten by unknown people who demanded for money in exchange for her release. This attracted a lot of reactions from the public as majority feared for their security. Gender advocates, social media influencers and the public have demanded for answers and speedy process of investigations from the Zambia Police as this is still a trending case in the country.
The Fact Checking process has established as unproven the claim that Davies Mwila’s daughter and her husband were linked to the abduction case of female mobile money agent, Pamela Chisumpa.
In a video verified by iVerify, on 28th April 2022, Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Hon. Jack Mwiimbu stated that the Zambia Police and other security wings of government are still investigating the abduction case of Pamela Chisumpa. He also explained that the Zambia Police have apprehended eight (8) suspects who are linked to the abduction and are currently helping with the investigations. The Minister furthermore did not disclose the names of the suspects that have been apprehended as investigations are still on going and this may jeopardise the ongoing investigations.
Another fact check with Zanbia Police on any disclosure of suspects names, has equally establsihed that it has not disclosed to the public on whether Davis Mwila’s daughter is linked to the abduction case of Pamela Chisumpa. Therefore, there is no evidence in the public domain to verify that Davis Mwila’s daughter is connected to the abduction case of Pamela.