Zambia: Woman Stabs Hubby to Death

POLICE in Kitwe have arrested a 24-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death after a domestic dispute while in Chipata, investigations into an incident involving a man who stabbed his girlfriend to death.

Zambia Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela, who confirmed the incidents, said Namwaya Ng'ambi of Kwacha East Township in Kitwe was arrested on Saturday.

The murder happened on Saturday around 16:00 hours at house number 3021, Kwacha East.

"Jeremiah Maluba of unknown age was stabbed to death by his wife Namwaya Ng'ambi, 24, after a domestic difference.

"The victim sustained a cut on the left side of the chest and a knife is alleged to have been used in the act," Ms Kanjela said.

In Chipata, Abraham Phiri allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death on Friday last week around 21:00 hours.

Jessy Nyirongo, 27, of plot number 4118, Magwero Road, Chipata was stabbed on the back twice using a knife by Mr Phiri and was rushed to Chipata General Hospital where she later died.

Ms Kanjela said Mr Phiri was on the run and police had launched a search for him.

In Lusaka, a taxi driver had his motor vehicle stolen when two people hired him from Evelyn Hone Collage to Makeni around 23:00 hours on Friday.

Maxwell Chitambala was driving a white Toyota Sprinter, registration number ALE 6244, which the two criminals went away with.

The car was later recovered after being involved in a road traffic accident the same night on Kafue Road.

"Two suspects, Vincent Mwanza, 28, of unknown house number in Misisi area is in police custody while Whiteson, other names are not known, of Chilanga is admitted to the University Teaching Hospital for treatment under police guard," Ms Kanjela said.

Meanwhile, two people died on the spot while four others sustained injuries in a road traffic accident at Luansobe area along Kapiri Mposhi-Ndola Road on Saturday.

Lenganji Sinkala, 24, of Itawa council flats in Ndola, was driving a Honda CRV, registration number ACP 6649 from Ndola to Lusaka which flipped several times after he lost control.

Ms Kanjela said two unknown passengers died on the spot and that a baby was among the dead.

A 10-year-old boy from Save our Souls (SOS) Children's Village in Kitwe has died after drowning in a swimming pool, reports Maya Ntanda.

The boy who was in the company of 31 other children and their guardians drowned in a swimming pool at a restaurant in Parklands residential area.

SOS acting national director Mwamba Mutale confirmed the incident that happened on Saturday afternoon and named the boy as Peter Mumba, a grade 5 pupil.

Mr Mwamba explained that a group of children from three families at the SOS Children's Village decided to go out for recreation activities which included swimming.

He said after swimming, the guardians, unaware that one of the children was not present, went outside the premises to wait for the driver to pick them up.

When the driver arrived, he noticed that the boy was not among the other children and that was when they decided to go back and check.

Mr Mutale said with the help of a life saver, a search was conducted in the swimming pool and the boy was found in an unconscious state.

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