TWO elderly people have been murdered in separate incidents, in Chingola and Kasama on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.
In the first incident, an 82-year-old woman of Kamiteta, Mupitashi area in Chingola has been murdered by three people on suspicion that she was a witch.
Police spokesperson, Esther Katongo says in a statement that Salome Bwalya was killed after she left her house to avoid attacks by red ants.
Mr Katongo said one suspect identified as Mary Mwali has been arrested and police are looking for other suspects who are on the run.
And in Kasama, Police are investigating a report of murder in which Mwamba Mulenga aged 67 of Naponda Village was murdered by seven people only identified as Bashi Prince, Bana Prince, Emmanuel, Sampa, Katongo, Bashi Gloria and Mulenga Mwaba all of Chief Mwamba.
Mrs Katongo said the reason for the murder is that the victim was being suspected to be behind the death of his grandson.
She said a manhunt for the suspects who are on the run has been launched.
Meanwhile, Mrs Katongo said police are saddened by unending murder cases in which innocent people are being killed on mare suspicion of them practicing witchcraft.
“The Inspector General of Police has therefore directed that Police through Community Services Division should step up sensitization campaigns aimed at addressing this matter,” she said.
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MultiChoice Zambia set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March
MultiChoice Zambia is set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March till Friday, 26 March 2021 on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) at 23:00 CAT.
BBNaija lovers will have another opportunity to relive some of the best moments of the BBNaija Lockdown edition, six months after the epic grand finale which saw Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe emerge winner. The highlights episodes will also get fans primed and excited for the upcoming Reunion show of the season.
BBNaija continues to be a TV phenomenon in Nigeria and across Africa. The Lockdown edition set the record for the number of votes cast with 900 million votes recorded during the show and over 60 billion impressions on digital. The edition also broke the Showmax live-streaming record, becoming the most-watched live entertainment content ever on the streaming service.
Fans of the reality TV show will enjoy up to 40 episodes, containing their favourite and most memorable moments from the Lockdown edition. BBNaija Lockdown Highlights will air on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) from 23:00 CAT till 00:00 CAT daily, available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and GOtv Max and Plus.
Unknown criminals in Lusaka steal 48 goats, police say
UNKNOWN criminals in Lusaka West have stolen 48 goats valued at over K23,000 from a kraal.
The criminals are also alleged to have slaughtered three other goats and left the carcass on the scene within the kraal.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has since appealed to members of the public who could have information that may lead to the apprehension of the suspects to report to any nearest police.
“Police are investigating a matter of stock theft in which unknown criminals stole 48 goats valued at over K23, 000, property of female adult Allen Mwamba aged 36 of Lusaka West,” she said.
Meanwhile, Police in Kaputa of Northern Province are investigating a matter in which unknown people swindled a woman identified as Scholar Kasikuti aged 23 out of K1, 895 through mobile money.
She said the victim was deceived by unknown person pretending to be an employees of MTN that she was a lucky winner of a sum of K2,000 in an MTN competition and asked her to give them her personal details.
“Members of the public are therefore advised to be security conscious and avoid giving personal or bank details to unknown people running unverified promotions,” Mrs Katongo said.