Public toilet at KK International Airport in Lusaka

A nineteen year old Mansa teen has killed his brother who taunted him for not flushing away his waste after using the toilet.

The teen allegedly killed his brother identified as Japhet Kunda, 25, of Suburbs Township by stabbing him once through the chest with a kitchen knife.

Luapula Province Commissioner of Police Hudson Namachila who confirmed the family tragedy said the 19-year-old murder suspect has been apprehended but was currently hospitalised after an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

“The suspect is under police guard at Mansa General Hospital where he is admitted after he tried to kill himself by slitting his throat with the knife he used to kill his brother.”

The incident happened on September 9 around 17:00 hours at the home they shared with other relatives.

Preliminary information gathered by police indicated that the suspect whose name has been withheld for now, was queried by his brother as to why he had used the toilet without flushing.

This angered the younger of the two brothers who retorted that there was no running water to allow him to flush the waste away.

A war of words ensued, and the suspect got a Coca-cola bottle which he broke before assaulting the deceased with the jagged edged of the bottle.

He then left the house in a fit of anger and went to a market where he bought a knife before returning home and stabbing his brother.

Japhet was rushed to hospital and was declared dead on arrival at the hospital where his body was taken to the mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

Mr Namachila said the teen would be charged after he is discharged from hospital.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. If you encourage a culture of violence you will often have incidents like this. The youngster who hasn’t been brought up well doesn’t know that a single blow, a knife thrust, a kick to the groin, all can kill a person

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    • The story is incomplete, WHY DIDNT HE FLUSH? Is it lack of water, Electricity to run the home pump, Lack of employment to fix the defective toilet. Other wise am thinking the young man should have just flushed and this couldn’t have happened. Anyway MHSRIP, Warning to patrons of Mansa Hospital. There is a guys that hates anti FULSHERS.

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    • @Cat Power,
      You missed the answer to your question, in the story the younger brother says he didn’t flush the toilet ‘because there was no running water’ for the purpose.

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  2. That kid has big anger issues – manje mwenzeve ma knife mu nyumba? Why kuyenda ku market ku gula inangu?

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  3. A few moments of rage can cause a lifetime of heartache. Morale of the story: Be in control your anger/emotions.

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    • ..rather under the influence of some demonic forces. Hence the desire to take his own life after the homicide. The devil comes to steal and destroy.

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  4. The 19 year old man was able to walk to the market, buy a knife, walk back & kill an already injured brother. Case closed.
    But then what do you expect when would be role models threaten to fall on one another like a ton of bricks.

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