Son murders father over pension

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Police in Mumbwa have arrested a 26 years man for killing his retired father over pension.

Both Mumbwa District Commissioner Sunday Shamabanse and District Police Officer Commanding Josphat Mawere confirmed the death to ZANIS in Mumbwa today that retired Lt.Col. Paul Kamuchele 55 who retired last September was shot at three times by his son using a pistol.

Mr Shamabanse explained that a security guard at the Farmers Union premises on 29th December reported an abandoned vehicle a Toyota Carina registration number AJB 4723, and when police opened it they found blood and three empty cartridges in the vehicle.

The District Commissioner said police instituted investigations in the matter because they suspected that either the driver or a passenger on the vehicle was killed and discovered that the vehicle belonged to retired ZAF officer.

Mr Shamabanse added that the police proceeded to ZAF base and was informed that the late Kamuchele left home on 29th December in a company of his first born son Emmanuel.

He said that it was in between ZAF base and Mumbwa Boma when Emmanuel Kamuchele fired at his father three times in the head and later dumped the body in the forest.

The District Commissioner revealed that Emmanuel after further interrogations yesterday evening  lead the police to where he dumped his father’s body and that it was found in a decomposed state.

Police picked up the body and buried it last night after a post mortem.

When asked as to why he killed his father, Emmanuel said his father was very cruel to the family and relatives and he wanted the family to enjoy the pension in peace without him.

Emmanuel added that his late father used to torture his mother and family members and he did not want to see anyone progressing.

And Mr Mawere, the Mumbwa police Officer Commanding said Emmanuel has since been charged with murder and he is in police custody waiting to appear in court soon.