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Woman aged 22 sets husband on fire he informed her of his intention to marry a second wife, police say

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A TWENTY-TWO – year old woman of Chipata in Eastern province has allegedly murdered her husband by setting him on fire after he informed her of his intention to marry a second wife.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a statement to Mwebantu that Mwenge Musonda aged 30 of Mutanda village in Chief Msoro of Kasenengwa District was murdered by his wife Violent Mbewe of the same address who is alleged to have set ablaze the house in which her husband was sleeping.

She said the incident occurred on Tuesday this week around 22:00 hours at Mutanda village in Chief Msoro in Chipata District.

Mrs Katongo said it is alleged that on the material day, Musonda picked up a quarrel with his wife after informing her of his intention to marry a second wife.

“A fight ensued which led to the husband leaving home for a drinking spree and came back around 22:00 hours but the marital dispute continued. When Mwenge went to sleep, his wife set the house ablaze and runaway,” she said.

Mrs Katongo said when police visited the scene of crime, they found the body burnt beyond recognition.

“Family members were advised to bury the remains of the deceased and mark the grave pending exhumation and Postmortem. A manhunt was launched and the suspect was apprehended with the help of members of public,” she said.

Mrs Katongo said Mbewe is currently detained in Police custody and is yet to be charged with the offence of murder.

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Never again should any Zambian be subjected to such a traumatic experience, as NCOCC calls on police to thoroughly investigate the abduction of Pamela Chisumpa and the other young ladies

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THE Non-Governmental Gender Organization’s Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has appealed to the security wings to ensure that they investigate the abduction of Pamela and the 12 other young women and bring to book all those involved.

NGOCC executive director Anne Anamela said the episode has exposed the security situation in the country, adding that Police and other security agencies have the responsibility to secure all Zambians.

“NGOCC is pleased to learn that Pamela Chisumpa and12 others that had been abducted have finally been rescued from the captors who have been holding them hostage. As a women’s movement we would like to commend and thank the alert neighbours who acted swiftly to help the young women escape from the captors,” Ms Anamela said.

She however said the women movement is concerned with the physiological and emotional stress that the young women are going through.

Ms Anamela said the victims must undergo medical examinations which should be a combination of medical, psychosocial support and nutritional care.

“We can only imagine the trauma that these young women suffered at the hands of their abductors as evidenced by reports of mistreatment and starvation they were subjected to. It is clear from the circumstances that the young women suffered various forms of abuse by those criminals that held them hostage. We therefore also demand that the young women undergo thorough medical examinations,” she said.

Ms Anamela said the young women will also require support towards legal representation to ensure that justice is meted on their abductors.

She said NGOCC will actively coordinate a holistic response towards care for the young women to assist their physical, psychological and social recovery from the traumatic experience.

“We call upon the nation to support the healing of the young women. At this point what these young women require is love and emotional support,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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Zambian Businessman based in South Africa stabbed to death by unknown people

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A 34-year-old Zambian Businessman based in South Africa has been stabbed to death in unexplained circumstances in Pretoria.

Goodson Chomba was a businessman who owned, among other businesses, a driving school in South Africa.

Zambia High Commission First Secretary press based in Pretoria Tamara Nyirenda said Mr Chomba, the now deceased is said to have been stabbed several times by unknown people.

She said he was later rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

“Mother to the deceased, Anna Chama, confirmed the matter to the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria and investigations have since been instituted after the matter was reported to Police in Port Elizabeth,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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Alleged abductors of Pamela Chisumpa and 12 others arrested in Kaoma, Western province, police say

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TWO most wanted suspects in the case in which a mobile money booth operator Pamela Chisumpa and 12 others were abducted and being held captive in a house in Lusaka’s Chalala area have been arrested.

The suspects Mathews Sikaonga and James Mulenga both aged 22-years old were apprehended today in the early hours of 02:00 hours in Kaoma of Western Province.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the two were apprehended after a tip off from members of the public.

“Two of the suspects wanted in the case where thirteen ladies were held captive in a house in Chalala of Lusaka have been apprehended today the October 4th, 2022 at 02:36 hours in TBZ of Kaoma after a tip-off from members of the public. The two suspects are Mathews Sikaonga and James Mulenga Bwalya both aged 22 of Chalala area in Lusaka. Police investigations are on-going,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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