5 February 2013

Zambia: Woman Found Dead in Mufulira Hotel

A WOMAN of Ndola has allegedly been murdered in unexplained circumstances in Mufulira by her boyfriend believed to be Congolese.

Charity Womba Kabaka, 29, of 5232 Old Mushili Township in Ndola was discovered dead in a hotel room in Mufulira with bruises on the neck and her private parts.

She also sustained a swollen head and had blood stains on the mouth and the nose.

Copperbelt police chief Mary Tembo confirmed in Ndola yesterday that the body was discovered on Sunday by house-keepers at the hotel who forced the door open.

The woman had checked into the hotel on January 24, 2013 in the company of a man suspected to be a Congolese, but after a lengthy absence, the hotel staff started making inquiries about her from her friends.

It was at this stage that other patrons at the hotel complained of a strange smell coming from a room which prompted the house-keepers to break the door. They discovered her decomposing body on a blood-stained bed.

The body is in the Ronald Ross Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem, while investigations into the death continue.

Also in Mufulira, Simon Lwimba Chomba, 37, of Plot Number 1715 Kalukanya was allegedly murdered by Abraham Mutambo, 36, of R10 Kaumuchanga after a dispute over a beer.

The two were drinking beer at Chocha's Bar within the Kamuchanga trading area when Mr Chomba spilled beer on Mutambo who reacted angrily by kicking and punching him until he lost consciousness.

He later regained consciousness and was taken home but the following day he was rushed to Kamuchanga Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

In Katete District in Eastern Province, two boys drowned in a pit that had collected a mass of water.

Eastern Province Police chief Grace Chipalila confirmed the death of Bernard Phiri, 12, and Nehemiya Mvula ,nine, of Kachipu Village in Chief Kawaza who drowned on Sunday.

Ms Chipalila said the boys drowned in a ditch where people had been collecting sand.

Meanwhile, a mob beat to death Tennis Mumba of Chimate Village in Chief Kalindawalo's area in Petauke District fter he allegedly stole a live goat. The incident happened last Friday around 02:00hours.

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