A 27-year-old woman of Matero Township in Lusaka has been murdered in unclear circumstances as she was coming from her hair salon around 22:00 hours on Saturday night.
Both the father of the deceased, Damson Tembo and Police spokesperson Charity Chanda confirmed the incident in Lusaka yesterday, saying police had arrested her husband as murder suspect.
Sharon Tembo is believed to have been killed around 22:00 hours near her home when she was coming from her salon and managed to enter the house and lay on the bed after which she told her husband to take her to the clinic.
Police confirmed that the husband to the victim had been charged with murder in relation to unclear circumstances of the killing.
"We have arrested the husband to the victim whose name we are withholding and charged him with murder," said Ms Chanda.
Father to the victim said he received a call around 23:00 hours from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) that her daughter had been taken there with injuries and later around 23:30 hours while on the way to the hospital, he received another call informing him that she had died.
"When I reached the hospital, they showed me the body of my daughter which was at the Brought In Dead (BID) section and after checking it, I saw that she had a wound on the forehead as if she was hit with a metal bar and she also had a deep cut in the neck," Mr Tembo said.
He said according to information that was given to him by a named friend to her slain daughter, Sharon had knocked off from her workplace (salon) and entered the house with her handbag and other parcels she was carrying.
Upon entering the house, she went straight to the bedroom where she lay on the bed before telling her husband to take her to the clinic because she was bleeding profusely from the neck.
"The husband and his uncle carried her from the house and were met outside by a friend to the victim who was passing by and helped the two men to put Sharon in the taxi and took her to Matero Referral clinic (Chingwere clinic)," narrated Sharon's father.
Mr Tembo said the friend told him that they were referred to UTH and that Sharon was declared dead upon arrival.
Meanwhile, Matero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa has appealed to the Police high command in the province to pay extra attention to Matero Constituency and protect the residents of the area.
"I am appealing to the police high command to continue with their good work but add a little more effort to curb crime in the area. It is not acceptable to have murders every week for the past four months," Mr Sampa said.
He appealed to Matero residents to volunteer as neighbourhood watch association members and help supplement the work of the police in the area.
The MP said neighbourhood watch associations should be resuscitated in all the five wards in Matero.
"We are resuscitating the neighbourhood watch associations and I am appealing to the young men with energy to come and register at the constituency office and after that, the volunteers will have to be cleared by the police to avoid harbouring criminals in the associations," he said.
Recently, a 19-year-old Ruth Mbandu, who was a National Institute for Public Administration student was murdered and had her face ripped off by her assailants.
Meanwhile, a choir member at Chifubu's Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church was yesterday killed in a hit-and-run road traffic accident.
And in a rare twist of events, a man mistaken to be the one who was killed in the accident resurfaced at the funeral house as members of his family and neighbours gathered to mourn him near Isubilo Basic School in Chifubu.
Both police and a company leader for SDA Chifubu South, Kenneth Mwiinga confirmed the death of Mr Stephen Nsemukila, 21, a business executive who was hit together with another man, Japhet Sakeni who sustained injuries.
The driver of the unknown car but with a registration number ACK 8176 sped off after the accident.
The man mistaken to have been killed, Enock Nyundu explained that he knocked off from work at EBM Construction and was surprised to find a funeral at his house.
The mourning soon turned into laughter as Mr Nyundu entered the yard in the company of a friend who also believed that he had died but met him on a minibus.