Police in Sinazongwe in Southern Province have arrested the man, suspected to be behind the murder of Collum Coal Mine Supervisor, Wu Shenghai, on August 4, 2012.
Southern Province Police Commissioner, Charity Katanga, confirmed the arrested Sylvester Siachebani, 27 of Siabajele village in chief Sinazongwe.
In a telephone interview, Ms Katanga said the suspect was arrested at Kandambwe Basic School and that Siachebani is mine shaft operator at Shaft 3 at Collum Coal Mine.
“Police around 13:00 hours on the 10th October, 2012, arrested Sylvester Siachebani, 27 of the Siabajele village in chief Sinzazongwe at a funeral house in Sinzeze,” she said.
She said murder master mind of 50-year-old miner, Wu Shengzai, in Sinazongwe was arrested on Wednesday around 13:00 hours at a funeral house in Sinazeze.
Ms Katanga said he would be charged with the murder Mr Wu contrary to Section 200, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
She said Siachebani was commonly called savage by his peers and that he is currently in custody in Choma.