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Couple found dead in Monze guesthouse possible murder-suicide, police say



POLICE in Monze are investigating the death of a man and woman found dead at guesthouse in the district as a possible murder-suicide.

Sunford Hakalobo aged 22 years and Lizie Chola aged 23 years were found dead at Candle Light Guesthouse in Kalundu area of Monze District and the incident happened on Saturday night.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement to Mwebantu said investigations have indicated that the deceased Sunford Hakalobo who was working at one of the farms in Serenje District followed his wife alleged to have run away from him and allegedly got married to another man in Nyawa area in Zimba District.

Katongo said after retrieving his wife from the purported marriage, Hakalobo decided to spend a night at the guesthouse with her.

“In the morning of Sunday 12th July,2020, the man was found gasping for his life and later died while his wife was found dead in a toilet located outside the lodge,” Katongo revealed.

She said officer visited the scene and picked up the two bodies and deposited them in Monze Hospital mortuary.

She said struggle marks at the scene were observed and it is suspected that the wife could have been murdered and dragged into the toilet by the husband before he killed himself.

And Katongo said investigations in the matter have continued.


My wife has a boyfriend, a Mr. Mubanga, Keith Mukata tells Court



KEITH Mukata has complained to the Lusaka High Court that his wife and her alleged boyfriend have been calling him a criminal.

He also stated that his wife Maricoh Roisin Hoare Mukata and her boyfriend, a Mr Mubanga, have been inciting his children and workers to turn against him.

Meanwhile, Mukata has submitted that it was impossible for him to harass Maricoh from a house where she does not live in.

Early this month, Maricoh filed for divorce on grounds that her husband denied her conjugal rights for three years.

However, Maricoh explained in her divorce petition that in 2018, she fell pregnant for Mukata after prison authorities gave her chance to have sex with him during a prison visit.

Maricoh stated that their marriage has broken down irretrievably for the reason that Mukata has behaved in such a way that she cannot be reasonably expected to continue living with him as there is no love and affection.

Maricoh has applied for an order of injunction to retrain her husband,

relatives, employees or agents from going near her home or work place until the matter is determined.

But Makata has opposed the protection order which his wife is seeking, saying it was impossible for him to harass her because she does not live in his house.

He complained that it was in fact Maricoh and her boyfriend Mubanga who have been belligerent towards him and have been calling him a criminal even to his children.

He accused Maricoh and her lover of inciting his children, workers and people in general to turn against him.

“I have since reported the petitioner and Mubanga who is her boyfriend to police for criminal defamation,” stated Mukata.

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Former UPND councillor clobbered at a night club in Monze



POLICE have arrested three men for assaulting former United Party for National Development councillor for Monze urban, Pandwe Buumba at a night club.

And the police have also Mr Buumba 32 for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.

Police spokespersoon Rae Hamoonga said Dominic Shingalwe aged 35, Albert Mukutu aged 30 and Lawrence Sakala aged 44 have been arrested and charged for the offence of  Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm in which Mr Buumba is a complainant.

He said Mr Buumba sustained a cut on the forehead and general body pains.

“This occurred on 6th November 2021 at Monze Roadhouse nite club around 23:00 hours.The three suspects will appear in Court soon,” he said.

However,  the police have also arrested and charged Mr Buumba for the offence of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm in which Mr Shingalwe is a complainant.

Mr Hamoonga said Mr. Shingalwe sustained a swollen eye and painful private parts.

He said Mr Buumba is expected to appear in court soon.

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NAREP leader Stephen Nyirenda’s wife shocked with court case over title deed, urges court to dismiss it.



LESA Kasoma, the wife to National Restoration Party (NAREP) president Stephen Nyirenda has asked the Lusaka High Court to dismiss a case in which her husband sued her for fraudulently adding her name to a title deed.

Nyirenda last month dragged his wife to court for forging his signature and fraudulently adding her name to a title deed for his farm in Roma Township.

He is seeking an order for cancellation of the certificate of title for Subdivision A of Subdivision No 175 of Farm No 44a situate in Roma.

Nyirenda further wants the court to compel the Ministry of Lands to re-issue the
certificate of title in his name as it appeared prior to the fraudulent deed of moiety lodged on June 19, 2019 by Lesa.

But Lesa, the proprietor of Komboni Radio Station, has filed an affidavit, seeking to set aside the case for irregularity.

She stated that she was shocked to have received the court summons when she was never served with any letter of demand setting out claims and circumstances surrounding the claim in detail.

Lesa stated that before being served with the writ and statement of claim, she just read a story pertaining to the matter on social media, including Mwebantu who published the story on October 18, 2021.

She stated that through a search conducted by her lawyers on October 20, 2021, it was discovered that Nyirenda through his lawyers filed writ of summons, statement of claim, list of witnesses and documents and also a demand letter indicating service upon the Ministry of Justice.

Lesa stated that the demand letter was served on the Ministry of Justice and not on her or her lawyers.

She added that there was no attempt to serve her the demand letter and therefore, the matter should be dismissed for irregularity.

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