Chief Mukupa Kaoma was killed following a succession dispute.

Lungu-Chiefs' succession
Lungu-Chiefs' succession

A senior citizen of Mungwi district has described the brutal killing of Senior Chief Tafuna of the Lungu speaking people, Ben Mukuka-Kaoma who was killed on Thursday last week, in Mpulungu’s Isoko village following a succession dispute as barbaric.
Phillip Katenda who is also Mungwi District Aged People’s Association Chairman has since appealed to the law enforcement agency to ensure that those involved in the killing face the wrath of the law.

Mr Katenda further appealed to the government to ensure that traditional royal establishments follow the stipulated family tree when it comes to successions to avoid wrangles in chiefdoms.
And United Party for National Development-UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has described the murder of senior Chief Tafuna of Mpulungu District as unfortunate.
Mr. Hichilema called on Zambians to condemn the violent behavior that the country has witnessed in the recent past.
The UPND President has since sent message of condolences to the Lungu Speaking people of Mpulungu district and called for unity during this trying moment.
Chief Mukupa Kaoma of the Lungu speaking people in Mpulungu District of Northern Province was on Thursday last week killed by an angry mob in Mpulungu District following a succession dispute.

The incident happened in Isoko Village in the outskirts of Mpulungu town.
The late Chief is reported to have travelled to Mpulungu from his palace in Mporokoso District to assume the throne of new Senior Chief Tafuna of the Lungu speaking people when he met his fate.
Meanwhile, Police command in Northern Province has vowed to fish out ring leader Raphael Chipampe of the group behind the murder of Chief Mukupa Kaoma of the Lungu speaking people of Mpulungu district.

Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso sounded the warning in an interview with Mano News today.
Commissioner Kapeso said Mr Chipampe should report himself to police before he faces the wrath of the police.
And the police chief has disclosed that 14 people have since been arrested in connection with the murder of the Chief and two of his subjects.
And commissioner Kapeso says calm has retained in Isoko village and has since disclosed that burial is scheduled to take place this Thursday.

Radio Mano