A suspected mentally ill patient of Kitwe was on yesterday afternoon stoned to death by angry residents after he stabbed three people with a knife one of whom died.
Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela in a statement released to QFM News says the incident happened around 15:00 hours at the market area in Wusakile township.
Ms Kanjela says Joe Buka attacked a woman and started beating her with a plank, and when some people tried to stop him, he pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed three of them.
She says Lenard Banda aged 28 of house No.C5-233 Wusakile was stabbed in the stomach forcing his intestines to come out.
Ms Kanjela says the victim was later rushed to Kitwe Central Hospital where he died upon arrival.
She says also stabbed was Victor Kalombo of house No.D35 Wusakile who sustained cuts on his back and Sai Mwansa of unknown address who sustained deep cuts on both hands and are both admitted to Kitwe Central Hospital.
Ms Kanjela explains that the mob later stoned Joe to death and that his body is in Kitwe Central hospital.