Connect with us


Chinsali man allegedly commits suicide after marital dispute



A 45-year-old man of Chinsali in Muchinga province has died after he committed suicide by consuming a pesticide.

Geoffrey Sinkala took his life after realising that he may have killed his wife, Gloria Nankamba aged 40 whom he beat up with a metallic hammer and a pressing iron until she was unconscious.

The two are believed to have gone on separation after marital disputes began in their marriage last month, leading to Sinkala, now deceased to chase her from their home.

However, in October this month, the wife who is currently admitted in hospital decided to go back to her matrimonial home a day after being chased to visit her children.

This angered Sinkala, now deceased and he manhandled her until she fainted.

Muchinga province commanding officer Paul Achiume said the incident occurred on October 6th, this year

He said the report was fostered by a concerned member of the public.

“Facts are that Nankamba Gloria aged 40 now the victim and her husband Geoffrey Sinkala aged 45 now the deceased, were married and they were having Marital Problems. Their disputes started in the month of September, 2023. This led to Geofrey Sinkala, now the deceased to chase his wife away from their home on October 5th, 2023 and got her clothes and locked them in the master bedroom,” he said.

Mr Achiume said on the same day, the victim left for Isoka.

He said however, that the next day on October 6th, 2023 around 11:00 hours, his wife went back to her matrimonial house so that she could visit her children.

“Upon arrival, she went to sleep in her Children’s room with her two daughters. As she was with her children in their room, her husband Geofrey Sinkala arrived and chased all the Children outside the room and locked the door. He had a machete and a metallic hammer in his hands. He attempted to hack his wife with a machete, but she managed to grab it and threw it away,” he said.

He said the suspect, now deceased then hit her with a hammer on the right and left side of the head and on the forehead.

Mr Achiume said the suspect then also hit her with a pressing Iron on the head and she fainted.

He then left the victim unconscious and went to lock himself in the masters bedroom.

“Police officers visited the scene and found Geofrey Sinkala now the deceased locked in the master bedroom. They knocked at the door, but he was not responding. Officers broke the door to the Master bedroom and he was found with a bottle of pesticide in his hands which he had consumed to commit suicide.”

“They also found another bottle of pesticide, a hammer, machete and two bottles of beer at the scene. The couple was immediately rushed to Chinsali District Hospital for medical treatment. Gloria Nankamba sustained Cuts on the right and left side of the head and a swollen face.

The two were admitted at the said Hospital, and unfortunately Sinkala died from the hospital whilst receiving treatment,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Sunday, 8th October, 2023)


Ndola teacher dragged to court for alleged rape on pupil



A Ndola teacher has been dragged to court for allegedly sexually abusing a grade 11 pupil at a school he teaches.

David Kunda aged 31 is alleged to have lured the victim to his office where he sexually abused her.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on September 28th, this year at around 21:00 hours at the school premises.

When the matter came up for before Ndola magistrate Brian Simachela, Kunda denied the accusations.

It is alleged that on the material date, the victim had gone to accused’s office to call her parents.

It was heard that after the call, when the pupil wanted to walk out from the office, Kunda allegedly locked the door and raped her.

The victim then reported the incident to other teachers the following day.

However, after denying the allegations, the matter was adjourned to December 14th for commencement of trial.

Before it’s adjournment, advocate representing the accused , Kenneth Tembo applied for bail pending trial.

Magistrate Simachela granted bail of K25,000 in accused’s own recognisance and ordered that he also bring two working surieties from well known institutions.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

Continue Reading


LAZ strongly condemns brutal attack on Its member at High Court



THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has condemned the thuggery and barbaric behavior that unfolded at the High Court yesterday, where a lawyer, Linus Eyaa, was physically attacked by aggrieved members of the public.

In a statement LAZ president Lungisani Zulu said the Association has established that Mr Eyaa was merely discharging his role as a Legal Practitioner in line with the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, Chapter 30 of the Laws of Zambia, when he met the unfortunate fate, from an opposing group in the case involving Money Grow Cooperative.

He reminded members of the public of the critical role lawyers play in the development of society, in line with every lawyer’s statutory mandate.

Mr Zulu said acts of physical violence against members of the legal profession are inimical to the advancement of the public interest, which lawyers advance.

He said lawyers have always stood and continue to stand on the side of society, even offering pro bono services to indigents.

“That the unfortunate incident happened in the precincts of the High Court, which are considered as a “holy ground of justice” makes the incident more distressing and any efforts by any citizens to take the law into their own hands deserves condemnation in the strongest terms, by all well-meaning citizens,” he said.

Mr Zulu has since commended police for its quick action in saving the lawyer.

“We are happy to also learn that six suspects of the violence have since been arrested by Kabwata. Police and now await subsequent court appearance to answer for their irresponsible actions,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

Continue Reading


Justice for girl killed by 10 dogs starts



A FARM director whose 10 vicious dogs mauled a 13-year-old girl to death has been charged with manslaughter and appeared before the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court.

Last month, Shim Yaming’s dogs attacked and killed Sharon Banda, 13, who is the daughter of the accused’s person’s farm worker who lives within the ranch.

The incident happened around 05:00 hours when the victim went outside to use the toilet only to be attacked by the vicious beasts belonging to Shi of New Kasama.

Police visited the scene and discovered the dead body of the girl lying on the ground with multiple dog bites all over the body.
The victim’s father Allan Banda, 43, a poultry man at the farm, told police that his daughter was bitten and died on the spot as she sustained deep cuts all over her body.
Shi, 40, was later detained and slapped with the offence of reckless and negligent act and police later terminated some of the dogs which attacked the girl.

Yesterday, the accused appeared before the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court charged with manslaughter.

Allegations are that on November 8 this year, Shi did cause the death of Sharon.
The case was allocated to magistrate Mwandu Sakala.

The Director of Public Prosecutions is supposed to issue a committal later so that the accused in the matter is taken to the High Court for trial since the offence he is facing can only be tried in a higher court.

(Mwebantu, Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

Continue Reading

Mwebantu on Facebook

© Copyright © 2023 Mwebantu. All Rights Reserved. Zambia's leading Social news platform.