In Zambia, Man Kills Brother Over Food

(BREAKING NEWS) – A thirty year old man in the southern province of Zambia – Livingstone, has allegedly beaten his older brother to death accusing him of failing to provide food and other household needs.

Zambia's Southern Province Commissioner of Police Brenda Muntemba

Bernard Sitali is alleged to have beaten to death his brother, Joseph, at their family house in Malota Township of Zambia’s tourist capital.

Zambia’s Southern Province Commissioner of Police Brenda Muntemba confirmed the development in interview in Livingstone yesterday.

Police have since arrested Bernard for murder and detained him at the country’s Libuyu police station.

A neighbour, Chipo Michelo said at the funeral house yesterday that Bernard had accused his older brother of failing to buy food and that he was in the habit of spending his money on beer.

He started punching and kicking his brother until he started vomiting and crying that he had been killed.

“He did not sleep but cried the whole night and in the morning, I told Bernard that your older brother did not sleep so you take him to the hospital because he was hurt. He then died after a short while,” Ms Michelo said.

In Nakonde, a 47-year-old man is battling for his life at Nakonde Health Centre after he was shot in the head at close range by unknown people.

Geoffrey Simwanza from Ntantumbila village in Chieftainess Nawaitwikas’area was shot and wounded around 07:00 hours on Wednesday while on his way to the maize field.

His wife, Beverly Namutanda said that an armed man emerged from the bush and shot her husband in the head and fled.

She narrated that she shouted for help and some good Samaritans responded quickly and took her unconscious husband to the health centre in Ntantumbila.

Police in Kasama have arrested two men for allegedly defiling two girls in separate incidents.

In the first incident, a 65-year-old man popularly known as Shi-Bwalya allegedly defiled a five-year-old girl in Mulenga Hills Township.

Northern Province Police Commissioner Mary Chikwanda said in the other incident, a 45-year-old casual worker at Malama Basic School allegedly forced himself on a 13-year-old girl of the same school.

Ms Chikwanda said the two suspects are in police custody and will appear in court soon.
About 99 cases of defilement and 138 cases of wife battery have been recorded in Northern Province from January to-date.

In Mumbwa, police have arrested two men for allegedly defiling girls aged 12 and 14 in separate incidences.

Central Province Police Commissioner Solomon Jere said a 12- year-old girl was allegedly defiled by Peter Kalyunde aged 18 of Mulangu village.

In the other defilement case, Dr Jere said, a14- year -old girl was allegedly defiled by a 29 year old man identified as Roderick Kalipuke of the same village.

He said the two defilement incidences happened on Tuesday.

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Source: Times of Zambia

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