Kazungula Man reports himself to police for beating his 17year old wife to death for going to church on 1st August returning on the second.
Police in Kazungula District of Southern Province recieved a report of murder from Moses Mubukwanu aged 25 years of Mujala village in Nsinde area in Chief Musokotwana area who reported himself to the police that he had beaten his wife identified as Prudence Mweene aged 17 to death.
The suspect led police to the crime scene where he left the body of the victim in a nearby bush close to Mujala village.Struggle marks were observed at the scene and sticks stained with blood alleged to have been used in the act as well as a torn pant stained with blood were picked from the scene.
The body was found with multiple bruises.Preliminary investigations have revealed that the suspect beat up his wife on allegations that she had gone to church on 01st August, 2021, but only returned home on 2nd August, 2021 around 08:00 hours.
The murder occurred on 02nd August, 2021 between 08:00 hours and 16: 00 hours in Mujala village of Nsinde area of Kazungula District. Police have picked the body of the deceased and deposited it in Batoka Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem .
Esther Mwaata Katongo
Zambia Police Spokesperson