A KITWE magistrate’s court has committed two brothers, accused of murdering their mother and injuring their father, to the High Court for trial.
Magistrate Kampinda Chipamu committed Emmanuel Katongo and his 18-year-old brother to the High Court after they appeared for mention yesterday.
The duo was charged with murdering their mother Ethel Katongo and caused grievous harm to their father Emmanuel Katongo on April 26 this year.
Mr Chipamu read the charge to the two brothers and informed them that the State was in receipt of the committal of the case to the High court.
“As the state is in receipt of the long-awaited committal, I hereby commit the case to the High court,” she said.
The two brothers were arrested on April 27 this year in connection with the brutal murder of their mother, Ms Katongo, a deputy head teacher at Ishuko Primary School in Kitwe.
Ms Katongo was brutally murdered and her husband seriously wounded at their residence in Mukuba-Natwange.
Times of Zambia