1 February 2013

Zambia: Kabwe Taxi Driver Murder - Two Teens Charged

TWO teenagers who allegedly attacked a taxi driver in Kabwe have been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and assault.

The two Lusaka-based juveniles are currently facing more charges including four counts of aggravated robbery and murder of two taxi drivers.

They are appearing before Kabwe magistrate Jennifer Bwalya.

Central Province police chief Standwell Lungu in an interview yesterday said the two were picked up after attempting to kill a taxi driver. They had hired the taxi from a night club within the town centre to Lukanga Township.

They have been charged with aggravated robbery and assault with intent to steal.

Mr Lungu said the suspects had attempted to kill Eugene Mulenga using a wire, but they escaped when he raised alarm. They were later apprehended.

Six suspects, including two juveniles who were arrested early this week in connection with the strangling of two Kabwe taxi drivers last year, have appeared before magistrate Bwalya.

The six, who appeared for reading of the charges, are Mubanga Mutale, 32, Bruce Bota, 28, Kings Bota, 32, all of Ndola, and Brian Mofya, 34, and the two 16-year-old juveniles.

They are facing two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of murder.

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