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Mob burn two suspected cattle rustlers to death
A MOB has burnt to death two people whom they suspected of stealing 10 cattle in Mulimba village of Shibuyunji.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident happened when villagers spotted a truck loaded with cattle which they suspected to have been stolen, with four suspects on board.
He said immediately the suspected rustlers noticed the group of people they decided to run away from the scene abandoning the vehicle.
Mr Hamoonga said two suspects were caught in the process and burnt to death.
He said two survivors both of Chilanda Village namely Ernest Siziba aged 43, the owner of the Volvo truck registration number CAA 5837 and Isaac Paraza aged 28 a driver for the truck are in police custody.
Mr Hamoonga has however expressed concern about the incident stating that mob justice is not only illegal but also poses serious risks to the safety and well-being of residents
“The Zambia Police Service is deeply concerned about the recent incident of mob justice that has occurred in Mulimba Village of Shibuyunji District where two persons have been burnt to death on allegations of cattle rustling. Brief facts of this matter are that Police received a report of suspected murder in which two people named Remy Mwiinga aged 45 and Benny Ngwiliza aged 29 were murdered by a mob in Mulimba village,” he said.
He said mob justice not only violates the principles of due process but can also lead to innocent people being wrongly accused and harmed.
“We urge residents of Mulimba Village and the general public to refrain from engaging in mob justice and instead report suspected criminal activities to the nearest Police station or other relevant law enforcement agencies,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 2nd October, 2023)
Tragedy strikes as 26-year-old drowns during his birthday celebration in Kamwala south lodge pool
IN A heart-breaking incident, Misheck Lwendo, a 26-year-old resident of Jack compound in Lusaka, lost his life by drowning in a swimming pool at a lodge in the Kamwala south area during his birthday celebrations
The incident happened on September 30, 2023 around 13:00 hours.
In a statement, police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said police preliminary investigations revealed that Lwendo who was celebrating his birthday with two of his friends, decided to swim after taking some beer.
“After noticing that he was not coming out of the water, the two friends alerted the security guard and immediately a search was conducted. The body was discovered in the deep end of the swimming pool,” he said.
Mr Mwale said police officers who rushed to the scene suspected no foul play. The body was deposited in UTH mortuary awaiting post-mortem and burial.
(Mwebantu, Sunday, 1st October, 2023)