1 November 2012

Zambia: Kabwe Woman (95) Murdered

A NINENTY-FIVE-YEAR OLD woman of Kapiri-Mposhi hasbeenbrutally murdered while her grandson has been seriously injured by people who accused her of practising witchcraft.

The old woman's body with three deep cuts on the head was later dumped in a bush.

The 95-year old has been identified as Lukumbi Balaka of Mukonchi.

Central Provincepolice chief, Joyce Kasosa said in Kabwe yesterday that a sharp instrument was used in stabbing the woman by people who have since fled Mukonchi. The woman's grandson managed toescape with serious injuries.

The grisly attackhappened on Tuesday this week.

MsKasosa saidthis wasthe second attack on the woman and that policewere on the groundinvestigating the matter.

Meanwhile, investigations into the snatching of K25million from aChisamba farmer havecontinuedthoughno arrestshave beenmade yet.

In Shang'ombo, police have arrested a 36-year-old man for allegedly killing his cousin using a pounding stick after suspecting the deceased of flirting with his wife, KAIKO NAMUSA reports.It is alleged that Stephen Mongolo hit Titus Akushanga, 35, on the head, causing severe head damage.

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