A SIXTY-THREE-year-old man of Kazungula District in Southern Province has been axed to death by his son for unknown reasons.
The man, identified as Patson Kanemba, was hacked on the left side of his head by his son identified as Fan Dube, both of Shelin Village in Chief Musokotwane’s area.
Southern Province Police Commissioner Godwin Phiri said yesterday that the matter was reported to Livingstone Central Police by the deceased’s elder brother, Rene Dube, 72.
Mr Phiri said the boy of unknown age used an axe to murder his father, Mr Kanemba, who died on Monday around 05:00 hours at Livingstone General Hospital where he was admitted after being wounded.
“The suspect is on the run and we have instituted investigations,” Mr Phiri said.
He appealed to members of the public to help with any information leading to the whereabouts of the boy.
Meanwhile, a 20-year-old woman of Nega-Nega area in Mwenda Chiefdom of Chikankata District has died after being beaten by her husband.
Lenita Simweene was allegedly beaten by her husband, Chrispine Kamwaya, of the same area.
Mr Phiri said the matter was reported to Malabo Police Post by Lekeni Simweene, the niece to the victim.
Mr Phiri said the body was taken to Chikankata Mission Hospital mortuary while Mr Kamwaya was on the run and police had launched a manhunt.
In Kapiri Mposhi, a 50-year-old man has allegedly been killed by seven people after they accused him of practising witchcraft.
Piston Chitashi of Kabafu Village in Chief Chipepo’s area was found dead in his house after being beaten by seven people who accused him of being behind the deaths of people in the area.
Central Province Police Commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi, who confirmed the suspected murder case in an interview, said the incident happened last weekend.
Ms Kamukoshi said police officers who visited the scene could not, however, see physical injuries on Chitashi’s body, which is currently in the Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem.