Kabwe soldier kills wife, four people die in separate road accidents

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A 24 year old woman of Kabwe district has been murdered by her husband after the couple failed to resolve a dispute.


And four people have died in separate road traffic accidents in Central, Copperbelt and Lusaka provinces.


In a statement to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Police Public Relations Officer Elizabeth Kanjela identified the victim as Rachael Banda of Lusaka who was killed yesterday by Sidney Mumba a soldier of Chindwini Barracks in Kabwe.


Ms Kanjela explained the incident happened when the victim who was on separation from her husband went to Kabwe to resolve their differences over child custody but failed to resolve their dispute which resulted in a suspected strangulation.


She said police officers who rushed to the crime scene found the victim’s body lying naked on the bed and was bleeding from the nose, ears and mouth.


Ms Kanjela stated that the body of the victim is lying in Kabwe General Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem and that the suspect has since fled and is still at large.


And two people died upon arrival at Ndola Central hospital yesterday following a road traffic accident.


Ms Kanjela said the accident happened around 02:00 hours along the Ndola- Kitwe carriage way opposite ZASCO Training Center involving a Toyota Starlet registration number ACT 854 which was being driven by unidentified driver with two other males on board.


She said the bodies of the deceased are lying in Ndola Central Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.


In Central province, one person died on the spot after being hit by a motor vehicle at Mulilima Trading Center along the Great North road in Serenje boma.


The incident happened when the driver of a Scania Bus registration number AHB 222, Stephen Musonda aged 45 lost control and hit a pedestrian Obvious Mwape aged 31 who died on the spot.


Ms Kanjela said the driver has since been charged with causing death by dangerous driving contrary to section 161 of the Road Traffic Act no. 11 of 2002 and will appear in court soon.


And in Lusaka, one person died on the spot after the driver of a Nissan caravan registration number ALH 5019 lost control and fell in a ditch.


The accident happened along Katima Mulilo road in Lusaka in which five other people who sustained fatal injuries are admitted to the University Teaching Hospital UTH.


The body of the deceased is lying in UTH mortuary awaiting post mortem.