Death sentence for Killer of Edith Nawakwi’s daughter

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THE Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence imposed on Evaristo Malundu, who murdered Forum for Democracy and Development president Edith Nawakwi’s daughter, Hatambu Hambulo.

According to a judgment delivered by Supreme Court judge Nigel Mutuna, Malundu appealed the High Court decision to sentence him as an adult when he committed the offence as a juvenile.

Malundu was convicted and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for robbery and to death for the murder of Ms Hambulo.

Ms Hambulo’s body was discovered in a septic tank, naked, bound around the arms and legs and gagged around the mouth with a towel and masking tape



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The High Court has convicted and sentenced to death, Evaristo Mulundu for the murder of Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) President Edith Nawakwi’s daughter Hatambu Hambulo.

Mulundu a Gardener was accused of the gruesome murder of his employer, Hatambu Hambulo 26, a marketing assistant at Food Reserve Agency (FRA) in January 2013 and dumping her body in a septic tank at her residence in Ibex Hill, Lusaka.
Her body was only retrieved by fire-fighters and Police that rushed to the house. The body of the deceased was found with cuts on her thighs while her hands were tied with a rope.

The assailant went away with her Honda Civic which was recovered around Salama area by Police.
Mulundu was in March last year granted a nolle prosequi in the case when a dispute arose that he was a juvenile.
This was after the suspect brought documents from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) which indicated that he was under age.

However, after the results of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan determined that he was an adult trial continued.
The scan revealed that Mulundu was above 18 but below 26 years of age