Polygamist jailed for killing girlfriend’s hubby

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THE Lusaka High Court has jailed a 32-year-old polygamist to seven years for killing his girlfriend’s husband after the duo picked up a quarrel over the woman.
Judge Chalwe Mchenga sentenced Nchimunya Mweene of Kamanga Township after he admitted to causing the death of Elvis Mwansa in September 2011.
Mweene was initially charged with murder but the charge was reduced to manslaughter.
Mr Justice Mchenga said when jailing Mweene that he would exercise maximum lenience because there was no offensive weapon used in the killing and that he did not waste the court’s time by readily admitting to the charge.
“I will be lenient with you because there was no offensive weapon used and the incident took place at your house where the victim followed you. I will send you to prison for seven years with effect from April 30, 2012,” he said.
Facts were that Mwansa, in January 2011, separated with his wife Irene Nkhata and sent her back to her parents.
Around September the same year, Irene started a love affair with Mweene which angered Mr Mwansa when he got wind of it.
Mr Mwansa confronted Mweene by going to his house and started talking to his wife who was inside Mweene’s house.
Mweene then asked Mr Mwansa why he was disturbing their peace and in the process a fight erupted.
Mr Mwansa who sustained injuries was taken to the hospital but he died five days later.
And the Lusaka High Court has adjourned to August 20, 2013 a matter in which a Somali is charged with the murder of his house servant who had demanded to be paid his two months salary arrears amounting to K700.
The death of Holland Kabaso of Chipulukusu Township in Ndola sparked riots from residents who looted Somali-owned business premises and damaged several houses belonging to Somalis in Ndola.
This is in a matter in which Omar Mohammed Hashi, 30, of Catchpole flat number 1 is charged with one count of murder.
Particulars of the offence are that Hashi, a business executive, shot dead his servant Kabaso on December 14, 2012 after he demanded to be paid his salary arrears.
When the matter which has since been committed to the Lusaka High Court was called before Mr Justice Mchenga for continued trial on Wednesday, the State informed the court that they were unable to proceed because there were some issues that had arisen which needed to be addressed.
Mr Justice Mchenga adjourned the case to August 20, 2013.
In another court, a Kafue businesswoman has been convicted for killing a mate after a drinking spree.
Irene Newo was charged with the murder of David Muteba but had the charge reduced to manslaughter.
Mr Muteba met his fate on September 3, 2012 after having a drink with his wife but the couple lost their way home and strayed into Newo’s homestead and slept within the yard.
Newo pounced on Mr Muteba and started beating him while dragging him out of her yard until some neighbours intervened.
Mr Muteba sustained injuries and was taken to hospital where he died the following day.