A NDOLA business executive has handed himself over to the police after he allegedly murdered his second wife and bundled her body in a deep freezer after he caught her “red handed” with another man in their matrimonial home.
Copperbelt province police chief Charity Katanga said the incident occurred last Thursday between 01.00 and 03.00 hours along the Sabina road and identified the woman as Sheba Nanyinza, 31, of house number A100 in New Kansuswa, while the suspect is Thomas van Royern, an auto mechanic.
Ms Katanga said the man who Ms Nanyinza was allegedly having sex with a person only identified as Simon and that he ran away soon after the suspect caught them in the act.
“The suspect lives in Ndola, but he has two wives apparently, so on the material day, he went to visit Ms Nanyinza only to find her having sex with another man in their bedroom. He tried to get hold of Simon, but Ms Nanyinza intercepted, so a fight between Royern and her ensued. Simon then escaped from the house and Royern went in to the car but Ms Nanyinza followed him and that was how the two drove off for Ndola”
“But on the way around 03.00 hours, Royern stopped the car near Kansuswa cemetery along Sabina road where the couple again fought and Royern picked an unknown object and hit Ms Nanyinza on the head causing her to bleed from the nose and mouth. He drove up to Sabina and after he realized that she was dead, he drove to plot number CH in Pamodzi, Ndola, where his first wife who was out on holiday with the children and bundled Ms Nanyinza’s body in his other wife’s deep freezer and he later reported himself to the police,” Ms Katanga said.
Royern is currently in police custody.