Kapiri man kills girlfriend

gender-based violence

A THIRTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD man in Kapiri Mposhi District has allegedly brutally killed his 35-year-old girlfriend on suspicion that she had affairs with other men.
The deceased identified as Easter Zimba of Matilyo Township is alleged to have been beaten to death by Jackson Mwiitwa after the two differed around 17:00 hours on Tuesday.
Her body was later taken to Kapiri Mposhi police station where it was placed outside by her relatives.
Central Province deputy police chief Edwin Bwanga said Easter sustained a swollen face and bruises on her neck and that an object was used to inflict the wounds.
Mr Bwanga said police were holding the suspect to assist with investigations.
He said the body was taken to the police by her relatives who demanded justice over the death.
Mr Bwanga was saddened that the body was moved from the scene of crime and advised the public to always wait for the police to carry out investigations.
Meanwhile, a Chipata-based soldier is nursing serious injuries following a road traffic accident in which her nine-year-old daughter, Chanda Mutale Mayembe, died and left five others hospitalised.
The accident, which happened on Monday night occurred after the vehicle the soldier was driving had a tyre burst and overturned killing the girl on the spot and injuring five others who were admitted to Serenje District Hospital.
Mr Bwanga identified the soldier as Belina Malubilo of Gonda Barracks in Chipata who was driving a Toyota Noah registration number AGB 49 when the accident happened at Chalilo area along Mansa Road.
A man in Lusaka has died after he was found unconscious in his vehicle at Levy Business Park, Police have said.
Newton Demuna was found with foodstuff, which had now been taken for medical tests to ascertain the cause of his death.
Mr Demuna was found on Tuesday this week, around 17:00hours, while seated in a Toyota Camry registration number AAZ 8013.
Acting Police public relations officer Rae Hamoonga said in a statement that Mr Demuna’s body was in the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Meanwhile, two children aged between five and eight years old were found burnt to death after their mother left a lit candle and went to a nearby market to buy some medicine.
The two female children were found on Tuesday this week around 23:00 hours in Lusaka’s Kamanga Township and the two bodies were at the UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem.
On the Copperbelt, Police have arrested a woman identified as Ruth Nafukwe for allegedly setting ablaze a grass thatched house.
It was believed the woman had a marital dispute with her husband, leading to the woman setting the house on fire, in the process destroying property worth K930.
In Eastern Province, Police have launched a manhunt for a murder suspect who is believed to have bludgeoned another man’s head with a pounding stick.
Police are looking for Magayi Phiri of Mphamba Village in Chipata who is alleged to be behind the murder of Lameck Banda, 21, in Mtenguleni area.