Livingstone woman raped, strangled to death


A 28-year-old woman of Ngwenya Compound in Livingstone has been strangled to death after being raped by unknown people.

Southern Province Police Commissioner Philemon Mutale has confirmed to ZNBC news in Livingstone that Martha Sianga was raped and subsequently strangled last night.

Mr. Mutale has disclosed that Martha was between 23 and 24 hours last night assaulted by her boyfriend, only identified as GIFT and she sustained a cut above her left eye, which she reported to Mbita police.

Mr. Mutale says it is suspected that on her way back home, unknown people raped and subsequently murdered her.

He says her boyfriend who is the prime suspect has not yet been arrested.

Martha’s body which was found by passersby early this morning is lying in the Batoka mortuary as police continue with investigations.

And a 35-year-man of Little Poland in Mbala has been electrocuted.

Mbala District Commissioner Kedrick Sikombe confirmed the death of Emmanuel Siame to ZANIS.

Mr. Sikombe revealed that the deceased, who was a carpenter met his fate when he tried to replace an iron sheet on his house.

He said the incident happened on Wednesday around 13:00 hours and was reported to police who later picked up the body.