A 38-YEAR OLD man of Kasama on Tuesday allegedly murdered his wife using a slasher after he suspected that she was flirting with other men.
Northern Province commissioner of Police Charity Katanga said in an interview on Thursday that a lecturer at Kasama College of Education farm alerted the police that Arnold Mwansa Silavwe, 38, a caretaker of the farm allegedly killed his wife after severely beating her.
Ms Katanga identified the deceased as 38 year-old Susan Chileshe.
“Susan left home in the morning to go and find some piece work in the surrounding farms and came back around 17:00 hours,” Ms Katanga explained.
“He saw some marks of gumboots around the yard. When she saw the marks, she asked the children the person who had come to visit their home,” she said.
Ms Katanga explained that the deceased was told by her children that it was one of their neighbours who had brought them some mushrooms.
“This angered the husband who asked her why she was trying to inquire the person who came to visit their home. He started beating her, slapping her and hitting her using a slasher,” she explained.
Ms Katanga said Mr Silavwe dragged the deceased into the house where he continued beating her.
“One of the children rushed to report to one of the neighbors within the surrounding farm but it was too late as after asking her daughter to massage her, she died in the process around 20:00 hours,” she said.
And a 35 year-old teacher at Chilindi Primary School in Mwansabombwe has died after the vehicle he was travelling in overturned several times before it plunged into a stream, reports NANCY SIAME.
Luapula Province commissioner of Police Malcolm Mulenga said in an interview
yesterday that the driver of the vehicle Isaac Kankomba, 28, of Chilindi village has been arrested for dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Mr Mulenga named the deceased as Patrick Mushibwe.
“The accident happened when due to excessive speeding, the driver lost control of his vehicle making it to overturn several times before it plunged into a steam,” he said.
Mr Mulenga said the accident happened around 17:00 hours on the Nchelenge-Mbereshi road involving a Toyota Noah.
Mr Mulenga said the driver is in police custody and will appear in court soon.
[ Daily Mail]