Police arrest Kabwe man for murdering wife

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Cases of gender based violence (GBV) have continued in Zambia despite several efforts from government, nongovernmental organisations, the church and many other stakeholders to discourage the act.

The latest case of GBV occurred in Kabwe in Central province where a 36 year old man killed his 32 years old wife.

Police have since arrested Hurry Mazimba of Munyama farms, who allegedly murdered his wife, Mary Phiri on 14th April, 2013 around 17:00 hours at the said farm in Kasavara area in Kabwe.

Zambia Police Service Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela told ZANIS in a statement in Lusaka today that the couple is believed to have had a dispute after they lost their child.

Ms. Kanjela said Mazimba allegedly accused his wife of causing the death of their child.

She said a dispute then ensued and Mazimba beat his wife using fists and kicks making her unconscious.

She explained that Phiri was thereafter rushed to the hospital by the neighbours where she later died.

Ms. Kanjela said Mazimba has since been arrested and charged with murder contrary to section 200 of the penal code of the laws of Zambia.

He will appear in court soon.

Meanwhile, the deceased body is lying in Kabwe General Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem to determine the cause of her death.