24 December 2012

Zambia: Another Taxi Driver Slain

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BARELY four days after the brutal killing of a Lusaka taxi driver, police in Kapiri Mposhi have discovered a partially decomposed body of a local taxi driver, who went missing a week ago.

Bolde Chembo's body was found with deep cuts on his back and head, Central Province police chief Standwell Lungu has said.

Mr Chembo, who was 39, was discovered near Mushili Dam near Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital yesterday.

"We have discovered the body of a taxi driver, who went missing more than a week now, he has deep cuts to the head and on his back," Mr Lungu said.

He was last seen on Tuesday last week after he was hired by unknown people.

A Toyota Corolla registration number ACL 4158 was stolen by his assailants after killing him and it had not been found.

Mr Lungu has since asked taxi drivers to be on high alert and always operate with a co-worker particularly at night as a precaution.

He said investigations in the matter had been instituted.

This year four taxi drivers have been killed in unclear circumstances in Kabwe while several others have been slain in Lusaka and the Copperbelt.

Meanwhile, investigations in the recent brutal killing of a woman and two children whose bodies were later set ablaze in Chipembi area have intensified.

Police have also continued investigating the killing of 24-year-old Sharon Kaseba whose body was cut in pieces and set ablaze in Chisamba.

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