Kitwe Police are looking for 38 year old John Makumba of Kitwe’s Kamitondo compound for alleged murder of his nephew over a plate of Nshima.

Police told ZANIS in Kitwe today that Mr. Makumba is alleged to have differed with his nephew identified as Winter Makumba of house number 2206 Kamitondo.

Mr Makumba allegedly hit nephew with a metal bar on the head after he discovered that he had eaten nshima that was left for him by his wife.

Police said Mr. Makumba started quarreling with his nephew after he discovered that he had eaten food that was left for him and in the process hit his nephew.

The body of the deceased was currently lying at Kitwe central hospital mortuary.

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  1. Numero uno!!!! That’s serious but I don’t think he intended to kill the dude. Hey, never mess with a black man’s meal.

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  2. Yes I think this is not murder but manslaughter. I bet the guy deeply regrets. Times are touch in Zambia and perhaps the guy had spent the whole day looking for cash and was so angry. Too bad for him

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  3. EFFECTS OF 75PIN/BAG OF KAUNGA,GRZ DO SOMETHING FO THIS IS JUST THE BEGINING,NEXT WE WILL SEE AN INFLAX OF STREET KIDS AND BEGGERS.WORK UP GRZ,FIND A SOLUTION TO THIS MESS B4 MANY LIVES ARE LOST…SUBSIDISE IF THAT IS THE ONLY WAY OUT!!

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  4. How old was the nephew i wish they had told us then we can know the kind of man this uncle really is. Anyway its all because of the hard times pa zeed one never knows when his next meal will be coming.

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  5. Its quite painful, I know even the one who did it is in deep sorrows. The wife also should have hiden the nsima for ba mudala, knowing the hunger situation in Zed. Its really difikoti to say something here, cause the nephew was equally hungry and there are no lesser human beings. What we nid to know here is how old was the nephew, maybe he was suppose to be independent. Not the John selyo bwali type.

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  6. Iwe #8, you have made me laugh my lungs out, who told you that povert is sin? Whic Koran or Bible are you using? he he he he he koma kwena!!

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  7. Akabwali kaipaya umwipwa. Who will next now? Mwebaume, ubukanami bwachila pabwali fye……fye. Katwishi ngabwa bowa, inkoko, nangu kakocha. chibi!!!! We cannot blame the Government for the mans irresponsibility. Why didn’t he chase the boy to either his mother or father or anywhere other than claiming his life over Nshima. ata

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  8. But why did the aunt just leave food for the husband and not the
    nephew? Theres more to this story. May be this nephew was not well looked after. God forgive them.

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  9. For the naphew to eat his uncle’s food, I presume the boy didn’t have any food to eat.In addition to not providing for the dependant,the man goes on to killing the naphew,what a shame.
    Poverty yes,but the little food This man got was to be eaten by his dependants,thats what real men do.This man
    deserves the punishment availed by the law,so that other irresponsible men like him can learn a lesson.This is manslaughter,ot just murder

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  10. Very sad indeed. Becoz of nshima killing a young boy its not correct.That man when apprehended needs to be punished severely.

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  11. Makes sad reading. Its insane of the uncle to do that but no bunga nabwena nabucilamofye ukudula mwe…

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  12. one zambia! njala yekaaaa! the slogan is back in a deadly way! sad indeed the uncle is also to be pittied to have to live with this for life is torture in itself.

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  13. what can we conclude about people now killing each other over akabwali.save as please mr chituwo sir.we ve trust in you coz u worked with a man who had the people at heart.MMD please help us.

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  14. dema uncle is a bomboclat.ina tym lyk dis u murder for palp.shame on him.aunties work up,dont jst liv fud for yo hubby,u may end up loosing yo dependants.

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  15. THIS IS REALLY EMBARRASSING THAT IN THE NATION WITH SO MUCH POTENTIAL TO FEED ITS SELF COUNTRY WERE OLNY ABOUT 1%,INCLUDING MPs,OF THE 10 MILLION ZAMBIAN ARE MANAGING TO HAVE A THREE COURSE MEAL AND SOME TO FEED THEIR DOGS.WE ARE YET TO WITNESS MORE TERRIBLE SENARIOS.WAKE UP SLEEPY ZAMBIANS.

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  16. Munthu a mwalila pa nsima. Maloza. Typical Zambian chap, doesnt want anyone messing with his beloved nsima. Murder is just one of the things he will do to you!!. Well hunger is becoming a serois issue in Zed and fulumende should wake up. Sad indeed.

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  17. Am sure the boy was not given food by the aunt for him to eat his uncle’s food. some women illtreat dependants.

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  18. Whether mealie meal is reduced to K1000 per 50 kg, there will always be someone killed over nshima in Zambia. A man after a drinking spree killed his own mother when he arrived home finding no nshima for him. They never used to buy mealie meal, only went ku chigayo because they had maize. The problem is that some people have reached a stage where they literally worship nshima.

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  19. Its hard to contribute on this one conidering that the story leaves much to be desired in terms of detail. For example, we are not told whether the nephew was a dependent or not. However I side with most of you fellow bloggers that the hunger situation in zed could have led to this.
    In some traditions, food is never too liitle to be shared. The nephew should have left some of it for the uncle no matter how little. There was also the option of the nephew waiting until the uncle returned so they ate together.
    The uncle may also have been acting on suspicion that the wife prefers the nephew to him.

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  20. Is that Nshima with Kapenta,Repu na Chilemba I am seeing on the photo?

    Oh how I miss that dish!

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  21. this is sad ending someone’s life over a plate of nshima sure.To the deceased family my condolences,to the boy may your soul rest in peace.ci uncle you need life in prisonment.to the govt do something about the predicted shortage before we experience more cases of murderer.

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  22. there will be a shortage of maize in 2 months and the boy its up his uncles chimamo !!!!!ili bad pa ZED I HEAR KA!!!

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  23. # 27 you have made my day….
    Honestly how can pipo worship Nshima.
    This man called uncle is a shame to the society and should be judged according to his actions.
    I hope we will not have a situation where pipo will start eating each other starting with kids!!!!

    #8 you are right poverty is a SIN and SHAME not only to this man but the country at large.

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  24. You people are so funny. my the boy’s soul rest in peace. i bet the uncle will never enjoy his nshima now.

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  25. There is no defence to ths f
    *#lishnes..let him go and rot at mukobeko..ala,hw do u kil ova nshima,the boy didnt steal..he shud hav discplind hm n antha way,nt violence.the law wil teach hm a lesson.

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  26. #32 Njovu Kazi
    Deutronomy 15:11,
    For the poor shall never cease out of the land, therefore i command thee saying, thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thine brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy in thy land.

    Jesus said, the poor shall always be with you.

    If poverty is a sin, then who commits the sin? who transgresses the law, for sin is the transgression of the law. 1John3:4

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  27. This uncle must have had a grudge .If someone you love does something like this you would attack so violently.Its like the man had a lot of burning issues that he had to let loose.
    Even if his wife had not given the boy food and the boy helped himself with the uncle’s share, that is no reason to kill him.
    Where was the uncle when everybody was having their supper, family circles at meal time are very important.Its time to share and bond together.
    This thing of the heard of the house eating alone is bad ,you never come to understand your children and dependants.

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  28. The man is heartless, honestly killing someone over food, he would have scolded him or maybe beat him up or something, if l were the wife l would leave him before am killed too, he really has a cold heart.Life is much more important than food, but here is this man killing someone because of food, he deserves to be punished.

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  29. there must be more to this
    i suggest the late nephew was problematic,its either he was drank and ate in the absence of his aunt,or ichi mu uncles chalikolwa.My concern is the aunt again,why no share for the monk?(MHSRIP).
    Bigjim #27 you are right, nomatter how low akabunga is,these cases will stil continue,some pipo have high affinity for food!!! AWE BWAFYA, meanwhile ba x.chungu mwabweleni tata,home is home…..

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  30. Its hard to believe that John Makumba can kill just for simple Nshima.He is not fit to live,it was good if he had not been born.

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  31. this man will always tremble at the sight of Nshima. i bet he will neva touch akabwali ever again. May the nephew’s soul rest in peace.

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  32. But Bembas are bad pa kabwali ,for sure that should be sata’s relative.Zoona bakamba from Chiundaponde-Mpika

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  33. wen pipo do not human rights, they can do anything silly. This is being very silly on de part of an uncle.

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  34. were are we going as a nation?there is no offence big enough to cost a man his life.MHSRIP.im sure this man deeply regrets his actions.we can only hope that this man’s soul is delivered.
    mmd is a wreck like i said earlier.it has out-lived its usefulness.i thot rb said it was simple economics.lets c ths in action.mealie meal price is skyrocketing.i thot these guys said we had enough maize in the reserves but we are importing.

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  35. GRZ should do something before many lives are lost. This is just the beggining of the begining of more lives to be lost.

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  36. Both his wife and nephew must have been upto something for quite a long time. Women are funny ohhhh. They can even allow themselves to share the same bed with the man’s relations. The story is not very clear.
    People killing each other over nshima is not new in Zambia. I have seen a father almost kiling his son over a nondo(a chicken part called gizard) and a lot more stories on nshima.
    I only hope it’s not the Makumbas I knew.

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  37. No justification for this action other wise we shall be killing relatives every day each time they are served with food in our homes.

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  38. #41 Pepe, that’s pathetic you can’t see the details of the story and analyse it but all you can see is a bemba name and captalise on it. The bottom line is any shalow minded man can do the same bcoz of hunger in our country and am sure as you post your comments, you have a banch of hunger related problems to sort out.

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  39. Ubu chende apa why did the wife watch him eat. Because he had eaten her first, and this Mudala knew the dude was eating the wife. Ba gelo ba chifita amona apali ubwamba ubukuku ninshi kufula relative or not

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  40. Let the investigations be done by experts and not overzealous police officers who may just be interested in sleeping with the man’s wife. Awe twakana ifwe.

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  41. wat more with the promised shortage of maize in two months time. This man (kitwe man) will kill his whole family, and by then he will be a cannibalist. Abena Bwezani deliver kabili…mwalelandalanda fye.Dont make the credit cruch an excuse,the credit crunch should be felt heavily on luxurous goods (cars) not necessities shame! Credit crunch yaikata kubwali twafwa ifwe kuno mwebantu.

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  42. # 27

    you are right pipo worship nshima so much that wen you give them rice or anything they will complain. let them go to their place and someone shud ask them wat they had for supper, my oh my ‘ tali twachila fye insala ( we slpept hungury)we only had rice for supper, as if rice is not food.stop this worship of nshima na kandolo kuti mwalya bayama not killng the nephew over nshima wat a shame!

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  43. Akuti china paya mwana uja ni kudya! Anadya nsima ya akulu apa nyumba. What a sad state of affairs really after 44 years of independence and 10 years of stealing by Chiluba, Chungu and the others monkeys in their team.

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  44. i am sure that uncle had a grudge and chose that as a good opportunity to “fix” his nephew!!

    also ba LT help us understand as to why the wife gave the nephew her husbands food are you sure ther was no connection between the wife n the nephew??

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  45. There’s more to this story than what we have read above.#27 you said it right.There has been several times we’ve heard such kind of stories in Zambia.
    Eating rice or potatoes with chicken is not regarded as a full meal.

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  46. Did he really intended to hit for a kill?I think so,cause he must have known that a metal bar has a characteristic strength of approximately 435N/mm2, plus his torsional application of pressure and the gravitational inertia of the bar fueled by an emotional soul empowered by hunger and poor government performances would definately burst somebodys brains off.He must be punished for misunderstanding the present situation.

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  47. Ba LT, be objective. What was the relish? I’m sure it was t-bone otherwise you can’t kill somebody over katapa …

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  48. thats the reaction of weed!!!!!!he got high expectin to go home n chopp only to find clean plates…otherwise bushilu ubukulu.just fightin alone is too much over akabwala maybe boardin life not kubondi!thats xtreme n the culprit needs to be punished by offerin him a drum of nshima wit chilemba n ifibolokoto)

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  49. I’m training my children to eat different meals everytime sometimes tea and plain rice for dinner. Lets begin change from here and put it that by the year 2015 half of the population should not rely on Ubwali.

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  50. The plate looks appetising but is it worth someones life?NO! The man was so hungry that he lost his thinking power.Regret

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  51. Any latest Mr Editor Sir………..
    Clive has been charged a 50,000 rands for signing for two clubs at a time.What has Faz led by Kalu has to say?kickoff.com

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  52. Yaba mudala apaya mwana pali nsima! Iyayi udiye upuba uyu. ‘iwe ungadye bwanji nsima yanga, uzachiwona. Mambala atenga nsimbi no shaya mwana mu mutu, basop. ‘Yenze nsima yanga’

    Mambala kapena enzo ganiza ati mwana anga luke nsima nga amumenya mu mutu na nsimbi.

    Court session

    Judge: ‘What do you plead?’

    Accused(Mr. Makumba) : ‘Extreme provocation and Temporal insanity’ Forgive me bosses, naleka kudya nsima.

    Judge: Wenye wako iwe, ukondesa nsima, wapailapo na mwana, sunga leke kudya nsima.

    Adjournment

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  53. The greatest commandment was busted here. “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Luke 10:27. This too came to mind. “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4 Kindly note that I am not judging here – that’s for God to do . Once in a while we need to be reminded hey!

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  54. This is just the beginning. Went until we reach the Zimbabwe levels. With our type of media, only Post will reporting about such incidences as the rest will be under gag order to not to embarrass the govt. Unfortunately big donors just started turning their corn into fuel to reduce dependence on Saudi Oil. If you guys wont manage your affairs properly, expect the unthinkable.

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  55. UBUBUSU BWEKA CHABA SAMBIA, IT IS BECAUSE OF POVERTY IN HOMES THAT IS WHY WE WILL BE HEARING OF SUCH INCINDENTS.MWEBALETEKA PLSE REDUCE THE PRICE OF KAUNGA AND PAY THE CIVIL SERVANTS HANDSOMELY. IFI KOCHITIKA FILETA LUSE MANINGI AN MALANGUSHI.

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  56. SORRY #77 I MEANT #76 INSHIMA NI NISHIMA MWISHO THE PROBELM WITH KAMITONDO IS PARENTS DO LIKE SENDING THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL UNLIKE BUSHI AND KWACHA, WE HAVE ALOT OF STUDENT FROM BUSHI AND KWACHA HERE AT ZIBSIP AND AM TOLD EVEN CBU HAS A GOOD NUMBER, SO PLSE PARENTS HERE AT LT SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL TO AVOID BE KILLED OVER NSHIMA WITH POPAUBWALI OR UTUMANI…

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  57. MHSRIP, sorry man god will be with you during the days uncle is on trial.
    Nshima killed nephew or uncle killed nephew for nshima?

    Viva H H man who will reduce prices for meal pa Zed

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  58. Uwaiche takwata umuchinshi, how could he chau the heads food when the guy was probably out the whole day looking for cash to look after the family.I bet the chap was even blazed on lutuka.

    I hope the guy gets manslaughter and not murder.

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  59. Iye Uncle…over food sure!!!! He is really dangerous this guy. should be locked up and condemned to eat a drum of Nshima…the wife should be locked uo as well for not giving the little boy food!! Such things only happen in Compounds why???

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  60. :d/Wake up Zed pipo is this wat u call Zambia is a peaceful nation wen pipo are busy dying coz of fud…??
    Zed is in a real poverty mess if anything its #1 world over and this war will take time as long as Zed pipo continue hiding their unfair treatment to a common man. Some1 dying of Kawunga yet others are busy dina dancing @ Taj Pamodzi Hotel.
    Anyway U want to preserve yo poverty peace..and u condemn pipo fighting for yo redemption in the Name of peace which neva exist.
    Pls our Govt do something especially on fud, cant u learn frm other Govts?? put a price control on fud…yes u can, but Im sorry coz u take of free economy which u dont even understand and u hv no good investment progrm

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  61. We mutemi utemapo musansambalika, koya kabule bata musansambalika, mwanawenu tafwile musansambalika balibali musansabalika eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee:((

    # 86, Enaa Mwebakali, abantu bako ipaila pamulandu wa nshima, amaeeeee, okubati fyu ngwa:o

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  62. This is what you get from corrupt african leadership. You vote them into office to enrich themselves and not to look after the daily bread for the people. Africa twalisebana and it will never change.

    Do you know how much money Obama raised to become President of the US and how much change after all his expenses he has given to his party? We will never reach those standards and its a pity. No wonder an uncle can kill over nshima

    White people in RSA do not give the muntu the ministry of finance or the minstry of commerce, mines, works and supply or even education, you will live to regret like amagolegole, ku zimbabwe or us over a plate of nshima. Shame on you african leaders

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  63. The bible says u shall know the tueth and the truth shall set u free.Please, Pastor Nevers Mumba go back to the pupet so that the people can be freed from killing themselvies

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