13 November 2012

Zambia: Police Pick Six More Over Rufunsa Murder

SIX more people have been apprehended for their alleged involvement in the murder of Patriotic Front (PF) member, Menyani Zulu, Lusaka police chief, Joyce Kasosa has said.

On Sunday police picked up United Party for National Development (UPND) Lusaka Province chairperson, Adrian Bauleni in connection with the same matter.

Mr Bauleni, 66, of Ibex Hill area was detained at Lusaka Central Police Station to assist with investigations while police also searched UPND offices for clues.

The six were picked up in the early hours of yesterday and among them were two females from Rufunsa.

This brings the number of those apprehended to seven.

Police said the investigations had intensified in the murder of Mr Zulu on Thursday last week.

Ms Kasosa confirmed the apprehending of the six in an interview in Lusaka yesterday.

"Yes I can confirm that we have apprehended six people in connection with the murder of Mr Zulu in Rufunsa and we will interrogate them and find out if they played a role in the death," Ms Kasosa said.

The late PF member was buried on Saturday at Old Leopards Hill Cemetery. He died after being attacked by suspected UPND and MMD party cadres during a by-election in Rufunsa Ward three.

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