2 suspected criminals killed in mob justice in Lusaka’s Kamwala South

Mob justice in lusaka
Mob justice in lusaka

Two suspected criminals have been beaten to death by an instant justice mob in Lusaka’s Kamwala South residential area.

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The incident happened last night around 23 hours, when the two tried to gain entry into one of the houses in the area.

A resident of Kamwala South, who is also an eye-witness, Chifwati Nyirenda has told ZNBC news that he first heard people shouting for help and then later a mob gathered outside and apprehended the suspects.

Mr Nyirenda has added that the mob then started beating the two suspected criminals with iron bars and stones, until they died.

He has further explained that some residents notified the police at the time the suspects were being beaten but the law enforcement officers only went to the area this morning around 7 hours to pick the two bodies.

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Residents of Kamwala South have complained about insecurity in the area, citing incidences of criminals indiscriminately attacking people.

And Police have confirmed picking two bodies in Kamwala South, near the railway line.

Police Assistant Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga has explained to ZNBC news that the two suspected criminals are believed to have attempted to stage a robbery at a house in the area.

Meanwhile, Mr Hamoonga has called on members of the public not to resort to instant mob justice but allow the law to take its course.

The family of a Zimbabwean woman who died at Kitwe Central Hospital last Friday is stranded in Zambia.

And Relatives of the late Zodwa Mafukidze are appealing for help to enable them transport the body of the deceased to Zimbabwe.

Ms. Mafukidze ,41, a cross boarder trader fell ill in the DRC Congo a fortnight ago and was transferred to Kitwe Central Hospital where she later died.

Her sister Tendai Mafukidze has told Znbc News in Kitwe that the family has no money to transfer the body to Mount Darwin region in Zimbabwe.

Tendai and her old mother have no money and are being looked after by a well-wisher in Kitwe.

Those who want to assist the Mafukidze’s can get in touch with her through Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation Kitwe studios.



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