Mpika man commits suicide after being caught sleeping with a divorced woman


A MAN in Mpika has allegedly committed suicide after being caught having sex with a divorced woman. Lukulu ward councillor webby Chishala named the deceased as Shinde Kabondo of Mutoni village in chief Chiundaponde’s area.


Chishala explained that the woman was with Kabondo in her sister-in-law’s house at the time her former husband, Antonio Chilufya, found them having sex.


He said as soon as Chilufya entered the house, Kabondo escaped through the window and after pursuing him, a quarrel and a fight ensued.


Chishala said the body of Kabondo was discovered hanging in the early hours of Sunday. He added that Kabondo’s body is in the Mpika district hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial. But sources within the village dismissed suggestions that Kabondo hanged himself. Late Kabonde is survived by a wife and child.


Efforts to get comment from Muchinga police deputy commissioner Peter Bubenshi proved futile as his mobile phone was off.