A 39-year-old bartender of Mumbwa has been left traumatized after she was gang raped by three men.
The victim is believed to have been accompanying the suspects to police after a brawl at the bar and they took advantage, dragged her into a bush and sexually abused her.
However, a fourth suspect who was part of the brawl and not part of the rape has been picked to help apprehend the suspects.
Central Province Commissioner of police David Chileshe who confirmed the sad incident to Mwebantu said it occurred on Saturday around 21:00 hours at Water Affairs area.
He said the victim was accompanying the suspects to police to report a case of malicious damage to property.
“Brief facts were that the victim, while working in the bar observed a fight among the suspects. After some time she saw the suspects fighting the security guard and later accused him of breaking a phone for one of the criminals. This was after the guard attempted to separate the fight. The guard managed to escape from the fighting hoodlums. It was at this point that the four criminals demanded to have the matter reported to the police and insisted that the lady accompany them,” he said.
He said the suspects then started off towards the police station with the bar lady and when they reached water affairs near Munengo bridge, they dragged the victim into a nearby bush where three of the criminals took turns to rape her while the fourth one declined to join in the illicit act.
“After raping the victim the criminals left the scene and ran away. One person was apprehended in connection with the incident to help with investigations as a manhunt for the other suspects continues,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 31st May, 2023)
Woman allegedly kills husband over affair, police say
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)
Fourteen year old boy die at the hands of his stepfather
A FOURTEEN year old boy of Mufulira has died at the hands of his step father who hit him with an axe handle on his head after a misunderstanding.
Owen Mumba died yesterday around 19:00 hours from injuries that were inflicted by his step father Benson Mwansa 43.
The suspect is in police custody following the death of his step-son.
According to the police the two had a sour relationship because Mr Mwansa did not want to stay with his step son.
Copperbelt Province Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba said on the Monday morning Owen’s mother Mirriam Chisenga
went to church leaving the boy under the care of his step father.
Mr Mweemba said while Mirriam was away the two had an altercation leading to Owen’s death.
“Mr Mwansa and Owen’s mother have been married for 13 years . The relationship between Owen and his step father was antagonistic as the stepfather never wanted his step son. Yesterday Owen’s mother went to church and left her son with his step father and another son later there was an altercation between Mr Mwansa and Owen prompting the step father to hit the deceased with an axe handle on the head,” said Mr Mweemba.
He said the Owen was rushed to Ronald Ross Hospital but was referred to Kitwe Teaching Hospital (KTH) where he died around 19:00 hours.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 2nd October, 2023)