This was in matter in which Mate Katufi, 34 together with his brother Friday Katufi, were accused of gruesomely murdering Veronica Mase who happened to be Katufi’s tenant in Livingstone’s Kashitu area at the time of her death.
Facts before the court are that the accused persons Friday Katufi and Mate Katufi while acting together stabbed Mase to death contrary to Section 247 of the Penal Code for allegedly failing to settle rentals.
The brother is alleged to have pinned down the deceased while Mate Katufi stabbed the widowed lady.
The other case involved a 24 year old self-claimed prophetess who is allegedly to have caused the death of a man in mysterious circumstances.
This is in the case of Florida Kalembe versus The people.
Facts before the court are that on January 17,2010 the ‘Prophetess ’Kalembe together with two others conspired to cause the death Godfey Kayowana contrary to Section 200 of the Penal Code.
In the matter Kalembe is believed to have approached Kayowana asking him to give her K15million,the money she was later going to multiply into Billions of Kwacha using her magical powers.
However the money was never multiplied and when Kayowana demanded his money back from the Prophetess, she told Kayowana to meet her at Fairmount
Hotel around 23hrs on the fateful night.
The following day,Kayowana was found strangled and dead in the Musi-o-tunya National Park.
A man-hunt was mounted by Police and three suspects,the Prophetess Kalembe being one of them,where picked in connection with the murder of Kayowana.
High Court Judge Ernest Mukulamutiyo adjourned the two cases to January 17 for continuation of trial.