Kitwe , August 25, 2014, ZANIS — The Case in which Holy Fire Ministries Bishop Dominic Nyondo who is alleged to have committed suicide was today adjourned as the accused did not avail himself in court.
The state argued that they cannot rely on the allegations that Bishop Nyondo had committed suicide without proper evidence.
Kitwe Senior Magistrate Daniel Musonda adjourned the matter sending back Bishop Nyondo’s two sureties to go and bring proper evidence of his death.
This was after the two sureties Lloyd Kangila and Chris Milimo told the court that the accused could not appear because he is dead.
The two testified before Magistrate Musonda that they were informed through a phone call that the accused had died.
They told the court that when they went to the funeral house, they were given the letter which the late Bishop Nyondo is alleged to have written before committing the alleged suicide.
The matter has been adjourned to September 12 for continued trial.
Meanwhile the police have continued to investigate the matter to ascertain whether Nyondo really committed suicide or is just on the run.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Kitwe today, Copperbelt Police Commissioner told Joyce Kasosa said the police are still investigating the matter.
Ms Kasosa also dismissed circulating rumours suggesting that Bishop Nyondo has been apprehended.