POLICE are yet to charge retired Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Colonel Pandala Banda who is admitted to the University Teaching Hospital for allegedly shooting his wife during her birthday party last week.
Col Banda who is also a practising lawyer is alleged to have shot Vivian Ilukena and was in turn allegedly beaten by family members.
Police spokesperson Charity Munganga said in an interview yesterday that Col Banda had not yet been charged as he was still receiving medical attention at the UTH where he was admitted with Police keeping vigil.
“No charges have been made against Col Banda as he is still in hospital,” Ms Munganga said.
Ms Munganga also said the Police had not yet charged the son of Col Banda with any offence as there was no complaint reported to the police.
It was reported earlier that his son was involved in beating up the father after noticing his mother in a pool of blood when he entered his parent’s bedroom following a gunshot.
“In accordance with the law, an official complaint is supposed to be lodged by the victims, but Col Banda has not yet done so,” Ms Munganga said.
UTH public relations manager Mwenya Mulenga said Col Banda was still admitted to the hospital and was in a stable condition and responding well to treatment.
He said the hospital was yet to conduct two more tests before discharging him.
Col Banda manages Pandala Banda & Company in Lusaka’s Rhodes Park.