Munyumbwe residents have threatened violence if the body of alleged serial killer locally known as Ngangula who was beaten to death by a mob, is buried in Gwembe.
And Gwembe District Council has allegedly declined to offer space at Gwembe Cemetery.
In an interview with ZANIS this afternoon, Ngangula’ s grandfather Dominic Siakaputa who has appealed to Government to assist the family buy a coffin said the family was making arrangements to burry the body in Monze.
He disclosed that the residents in Munyumbwe do not want Ngangula buried in Gwembe adding that the Council has also declined to offer the family burial space at the cemetery.
He said the local People here have threatened to break the coffin and wreck the grave of hid grandson if he is buried in Gwembe.
Mr. Siakaputa has also appealed to the Police to tighten security during the burial of Ngangula, in order to ensure that he has a dignified burial.
‘We are asking the Police to assist us during the burial, by providing transport and security during the burial, because the matter is in their hands, and beyond our means,’ Mr. Siakaputa said.
And when contacted for comment, Acting Council Secretary Peter Madubeko declined ever having been approached by Ngangula’s family members.
‘We as Council have not been approached by Ngangula’s relatives concerning burial space,’ Mr. Madubeko explained.
‘We are actually afraid that if we issue a burial space for Ngangula at our cemetery, residents of Gwembe could run amok and stone Council property, so it is best that the Police are involved in providing security,’ he added.
Meanwhile, a Police source has said Police in Gwembe have opened an inquiry file and have indicated that they are still investigating the matter.
The source further indicated that no arrests in connection have been made so far.
Last week , Fanwell Kalivungwe aka Ngangula , suspected serial killer was allegedly murdered by a mob in Gwembe.
Ngangula 27, suspect who was on the wanted list of the police for over six months .