Lusaka man stabs cousin to death

murder death

Police in Lusaka has arrested a man of Lusaka’s Mazyopa compound for allegedly stabbing his cousin to death using a knife.
Zambia Police Service (ZPS) Assistant Public Relations Officer (APRO) Esther Mwaata-Katongo identified the deceased as Oliver Silavwe aged 22 of Mazyopa compound and his assailant as Rodgers Simwinga, 36 also of the same area.

In a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka, Ms. Mwaata-Katongo said the incident happened yesterday around 21:00 hours when Simwinga stabbed his cousin on the left side of the chest after a domestic quarrel.

Ms Katongo said the victim sustained a deep cut and died on the way to Chipata first level referral hospital.

She said the body is lying in the University Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

Ms Katongo said Simwinga is detained in police custody and will be charged with murder.

In a related development, a male juvenile aged seven, identified as Epelo Mwenya of Chimpata Village, of Chief Mabumba of Mansa district died in a road traffic accident.

ZPS Assistant Police Public Relations Officer Mwaata-Katongo disclosed that the accident occurred yesterday around 09:00 hours on old Mansa road.

Ms. Katongo said the juvenile jumped and held on to the edge of an un-registered tractor MF 440 which was in motion and fell off and died on the spot.

Ms Katongo said the tractor was being driven by Peter Musonda of Research Compound in Mansa District.

The body of the deceased juvenile is lying in Mansa General Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

And an un-identified male pedestrian aged between 25 and 30 died on the spot in a hit and run accident which occurred on May, 272016.

Ms. Mwaata-Katongo said the incident happened around 20 hours near Nyangu filling station in Lusaka along Mumbwa road.

She said the accident happened when the pedestrian was crossing the road and the driver did not stop after the accident.

Ms Katongo said the body is lying at UTH mortuary awaiting identification.

She appealed to members of the general public to report to the nearest police station with any information concerning the accident.

“We appeal to those who may have information about this motor vehicle involved in the accident to report at any nearest police station,” said Katongo.