Ritual murders case to go to the High Court, No Foreign National implicated

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Suspects in the ritual murder case leaving court
Suspects in the ritual murder case leaving court

Lusaka Resident Magistrate Greenwell Mulamani has ruled that the case in which four people have been charged with ritual killing of seven people should be heard by the Lusaka High Court.

This was after the four suspects appeared before Magistrate Mulamani Tuesday afternoon.

Magistrate Mulamani said the suspects could not take plea as the matter is a criminal offence which will be transferred to the High Court.

He has since set 20th May, 2016 has been date for mention.

The four suspects are two Army Soldiers, a Zambia air force civilian employee and a traditional doctor.

They have been arrested and jointly charged with seven counts of murder which happened in Lusaka’s George compound between March 16 and April 17 2016.

The four had been identified as Luck Siame, Lewis Chishimba Bwalya, Christopher Kasapo and Elvis Nyanga.

“The accused include two army soldiers, a Zambia air force civilian employee and a traditional doctor. All the murders which the accused have been charged with were committed in a similar manner by crushing the left side of the head, removing body parts and later dumping the deceased near their homes or a nearby drinking place. “In all the incidences, a stone was found near the deceased’s body,” Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga Chanda said.

Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila recently revealed that police had arrested twelve people to help with investigation on the killings but only four people have so far appeared before the Courts of law.

Suspects in the ritual murder case
Suspects in the ritual murder case
Ritual murder suspects bundled in the van after leaving court
Ritual murder suspects bundled in the van after leaving court
Suspects in the ritual murder case in court
Suspects in the ritual murder case in court
Police ferrying ritual murder case back to prison
Police ferrying ritual murder case suspects back to prison
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26 COMMENTS

  1. Is this how you transport dangerous criminals, including two soldiers? Lets be serious for once.

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    • True! they can grab those AK 47s from those policemen. They need to be in a moving prison cell.

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    • @3 NI PA ZAMBIA- SECURITY IS SIMPLY NEVER TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY, SURPRISINGLY, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS AND SECURITY WINGS THEMSELVES. IT IS A SHOCK THAT IN THIS MODERN DAY AND TECHNOLOGICAL AGE ZAMBIA LAGS BEHIND IN ALMOST EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE. BA ZAMBIA POLICE, PLEASE, JUST GOOGLE: HOW TO TRANSPORT DANGEROUS CRIMINALS BY POLICE. AND YOU WILL BE PRESENTED WITH ALL SORTS OF WAYS IN PICTURES AND REASONS. REALLY, YOU ARE STILL TRANSPORTING DANGEROUS CRIMINALS IN A PICK UP TRUCK? EVERY POLICE STATION/POST MUST HAVE A PROPER VAN FOR TRANSPORTING ESPECIALLY CRIMINALS. A VAN MEANS AN ENCLOSED TRUCK LIKE A MEAN BUS.

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  2. Knowing some people these will go unpunished shame to those behind them god will surely punish them !

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  3. How do you transport un handcuffed suspects (soldiers) who are more trained at fighting with guns than the Police in open van & mixed together with armed officers like that. This is dangerous for the Police & Public in case they wrestle for guns. Its better, you put armed Police officers who are good at judo, karate & athletics with a genuine pastor to neutralise the traditional doctor’s evil powers in the open van & armed officers in a different vehicle following from behind. Forcing them to lie down is not a solution & when they rebel its officers who will become suspects & vice-versa. No wonder criminals & suspects escape from lawful custody.

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    • Its better, you put unarmed Police officers who are good at judo, karate & athletics…………………

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    • People have always been murdered in Zambia since ages!!! My own cousin was murdered in Kitwe more than 30 yrs ago. Her “bits and pieces cut off and her body dumped in a gutter”..these useless killings happen almost everyday in poverty stricken societies like MUKOMBONI..this is nothing new! And blaming the foreigners was just an excuse to steal things from foreign owned shops because of hunger among Zambians in shanty coumpounds.

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  4. Hopefully these people are not wrongfully accused while the greedy pot bellied ritual murderes are laughing their way home scott free..

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  5. But koma these Policemen , thats why they were wired in Matero ! This Unit is supposed to be preventing crime (Anti Robbery) and patrolling areas where people such as these operate freely not busy shining naka AK-47 ! Thats why the Kasalanga is there !

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  6. Firstly, yes, there is a security issue in terms of the transportation method. But secondly, there is a breach of the suspects human rights, the way they are being bundled on the floor at the back of that open van. They are innocent until proven guilty. Some of you are referring to them as ‘criminals’. Is it from the way they are being treated, from legal ignorance or from the general cultural quick to label tradition?

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  7. Police you need to cut their things…slowly from morning till evening be cutting panono panono…they should feel the pain…put their things in these devils hands then bury them

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  8. If this is proven to be true then these chaps are a serious disgrace to the Zambia Army. The belief in witchcraft has always been rife in military circles , this habit must be broken. We always swept the subject under the carpet but there is need to have an open discussion about it now because these things today are much worse.

    To those civilian kapokolas those are soldiers you are guarding any soldier worth his salt would easily disarm at least one of those civilian cops single handedly- a police officer is a civilian not a soldier so bwana officers please don’t be rambos!!! Exercise more caution and respect. Remember innocent till proven guilty!

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  9. ..I suspect these guys are just paraded as a face saver for the police……how do u ferry horrendous criminals without handcuffs both hands and legs…..and in an open van like that….third world indeed

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  10. where did they take the sets we want to know?ba siame you are dissapointment pa zecco,how could you involve yourself in such acts?

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  11. If no foreigners are involved, which intelligence service informed Jameson Kachasu that foreigners were involved as he announced in Eastern province? Can JK show cause why he should not be made to account for causing riots against foreigners in Lusaka? What kind of a president is this one who incites violence against innocent foreign nationals? Is he driven by excitement or sheer ignorance? Awe aba bena kuwayawaya fye.

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