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A 27-YEAR-OLD robber of Solwezi has been sentenced to death by the Kitwe High Court.
Chainda Kapalu was facing one count of aggravated robbery for breaking into his former boss’s house, thumping her with an iron bar and robbing her of household goods.
This happened in Solwezi between January 19 and January 30, 2015, when Kapalu, while jointly acting with others unknown, stole property valued at K4,900, from Mary Malanji using extreme force.
Kitwe High Court judge in-charge Catherine Makungu said the prosecution had managed to prove its case and Kapalu deserved to die by hanging for what he did.
“In your defence, you said the complainant was your girlfriend but I have found it is impossible because the complainant is an old woman. I, hereby, find you guilty of aggravated robbery and I convict you accordingly,” Ms Justice Makungu said.

17 COMMENTS

    • Judges make decisions based on INTENT.
      The intention of this career loser was to harm the defenseless woman and rob of not only or her belongings, but of her very life in the process.

      This is an excellent deterrent to anyone planing a life of crime.

      Great job Ba Magistrate !!

  1. This is wrong on all levels. This is not justice. At least lock him up and give him time for badly assaulting the lady. You can’t give someone the death penalty for stealing K4,000 (less than $500)

    That’s just wrong. Had it been a working class individual or someone of authority, this would never happen. Appalling

    • Imagine mwana if it was your mother? YOU will be the first one calling to hang the bas.tard! It is not the result, rather it is the intention.

  2. In as much as we try to push the robbers, this sentencing is excessive. I believe the hold he got was a TV and a pressing iron. Poor guy.

  3. In the bible it is written, ‘even heaven will allow a thief who steals once to feed his family in need, but if he is caught he has to face the full punishment of the law’.

  4. Pali K4,900 sure! Even if its bad to steal using force, certain cases can be handled differently? May be am wrong.

  5. Under edgar chakolwa kaloba lungu even the judges are feel the pain of high cost of living and i think the law was not applied well here because ba judge had no where to buy Mealie meal ma shock aya balebofya limbi na salary they were supposed to get yesterday basanga takuli,edgar has spent it on jameson

  6. This is not justice…. The learned council should have done better than that especially that the robary did not result into the death of the complaint.
    There worse cases that have gone out of court than this… Surely a dearth sentence slapped on this man is not just right.
    If possible ladies and gentlemen let’s stand with man man and push for the withdrawal of this injustice. We all are potential offender’s but if everytime we find ourselves on the other side of the law regardless of the magnitude we risk our lives (dearth sentence) we shall finish roting in prisons.
    This injustice must be stopped #

  7. You bloggers are getting it all wrong. It is NOT the amount or goods stolen that made the judge sentence the chap to death. THE ZAMBIAN LAW STATES THAT AGGRAVTED ROBBERY WHERE VIOLENCE IS USED IS PUNISHABLE BY DEATH. THIS LW WS PASSED BACK IN THE FIRST REPUBLIC WHEN VIOLENT BURGLARIES AND CAR JACKINGS WERE THE ORDER OF THE DAY. ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO KILL BUT SHOULD BE PROVEN TO HAVE USED VIOLENCE TO COMMIT A CRIME.

  8. @Ruma Moonga don’t you think we understand the law? What we’re trying to say is that that law is flawed, old and not consistent.

    This is a 27 year old male with s full life ahead of him who made a silly mistake by assaulting the complainant and to hang him surely is not the answer. We have many cases of aggravated robbery almost on a daily basis and the charges always vary depending on how privileged the defendant is.

    @The General to answer your question, I myself have been a victim of aggravated robbery and to this day, I have never wished death upon the culprits

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