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Ba Jean, a Popular Zambian Female Trucker, Dies in Howick Accident

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A beloved figure in Zambia’s trucking community, known affectionately as ‘Ba Jean’, has lost her life in a tragic accident on the N3 near Howick on Sunday morning.

The accident occurred when Ba Jean, whose real name is Jean Cheelo, lost control of the truck she was driving, loaded with copper cathodes owned by Budget Logistics.

Preliminary reports indicate that the vehicle suffered a front tyre burst, leading to the loss of control.

Ba Jean, a Popular Zambian Female Trucker, Dies in Howick Accident
Ba Jean

The impact of the accident was severe, with Ba Jean reportedly thrown from the moving truck.

Tragically, she was found trapped in muddy water, her head submerged.

Despite the efforts of paramedics on the scene, Ba Jean could not be revived and was declared deceased at the site of the accident.

Ba Jean, a Popular Zambian Female Trucker, Dies in Howick Accident

Ba Jean’s untimely demise has sent shockwaves through the Zambian trucking and cross border community, where she was a well-known and respected figure.

Her dedication to her profession and her vibrant personality had earned her a special place among her peers.

Authorities are conducting further investigations into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

As tributes pour in from across Southern Africa, Ba Jean’s family, friends, and colleagues mourn the loss of a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many through her work and her presence in the trucking industry.

Rest Easy, Trucker – Your Shift is Over.

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