The Ndola High Court has found former minister of Defence George Mpombo’s 17-year-old son guilty of shooting dead his pregnant girlfriend and beheading her.

Judge Emelia Sunkutu described the crime as horrific deserving the strongest punishment possible.

“As I conclude my judgment, I cannot express the horror of this heinous crime not only to the family of the deceased but also to the Zambian populace at large.

“It is inconceivable that one so young would come up with such an evil scheme to take the life of another. I believe that nothing could describe the horrible act from someone so young.

“In fact it will definitely leave an indelible mark in the history of Zambian criminal justice system.

“I find you guilty on one count of murder according to the laws of Zambia for the murder of Ruth Phiri. I also find you guilty of aggravated robbery,” Ndola High Court judge-in-charge Emelia Sunkutu.”

Mpombo’s son allegedly shot his lover to death with a pistol when he learnt that she was pregnant. The accused was alleged to have later beheaded the 17-year-old girl before dumping the head in a bush.

Mr Mpombo’s son, whose name has been withheld, admitted having allegedly shot his lover after she told him that she was pregnant by him and that he buried her body in Chiwala before dumping her head in a bush near Mulungushi bus station within Ndola.

The police witness said that they exhumed a headless body of a 17-year-old teenager of Pamodzi Township in Ndola. This girl was believed to have been pregnant by Mpombo’s son. When girl told Mr Mpombo’s son that she was pregnant for him, he got upset and grabbed a pistol from the house which he used to shoot her.

It was alleged that after shooting her, he cut off her head, which he concealed in a plastic bag before dumping it in the bush, while he buried her body in Chiwala area in Masaiti. Mr Mpombo’s son led police to the scenes of crime where the both the head and body was found in a decomposed state

People’S Democratic Party (PDP) president George Mpombo said that his son had committed a heinous crime that cannot be tolerated. Mr Mpombo admitted that the firearm that his son allegedly used to murder Ruth was his, but that he stole it from the house.

He said his son’s action of allegedly murdering his lover cannot be tolerated by anyone and that the law should take its course.

“The boy is my son, but he has committed a heinous crime that cannot be tolerated. The gun he used is mine but I did not realise that my son had stolen it from the house. I had no idea that he was even being interrogated by the police on Tuesday over the missing of the girl.

“I cannot condone a crime that brings the sanctity of life into disrepute. All I can say is that the law must take its course because every human being deserves to live and if they die, they should be buried in a proper manner,” Mr Mpombo said.

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  1. Its the only fitting Judgement for this Boy. He is a Psychopath and not fit to be left to interact with the rest of society !

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    • He is a teenage was wrong and did this at 16.

      After second thought, doesnt he deserve a Young offenders institution and rehab? certainly this was a boy and should be jailed but bible is against death penalty

      Ezekiel 18:32

      For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”

      This means the bible is against the death penalty.

      I will NEVER give credence to a Black judge to start with in all honest.

      Mpombo should apologies for passing his own henious criminal gene to his son to start with

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • Sad for the boy although he deserves such a sentence. The consolation for him is that this sentence will be converted to life imprisonment since Zambia does not execute.

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    • Now Mpombo is flabbergasted consanguineously with this robustic quagmire caused by the deliquescence son.
      Guilty as charged will serve as a substantive credence to the wannabe murderers. Pomposity of mercenary son of Mpombo in incognita should lick his cause.
      Education is the key, of which PF under visionless Lungu have neglected but busy with Jameson hungovers. Waiting for bombastics from voluptuous Mpombo.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • I don’t comment on this kind of sad stuff.
      These are for those who want to win LT Awards of the year.

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    • @HH Techinio:
      Mother fu.cker!! You forgot to take your medication again and you are seeing ghosts where there are none!
      Who is the UPND lawyer in this article which nobody else can see except you! Your head is full of rats and caterpillars!! Ar.sewhore!

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  2. Ba LT, on radio phoenix news it was said that sentencing will be done on 28th December. Where are you getting the death sentence from? Moreover, however heinous the crime, the accused is still a juvenile and no court on earth sentences youngsters to death.

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  3. What a tragedy. We associate such things with people who come from under prevelaged families. Why should the boy kill over a “simple “thing like pregnancy? It all boils down to how the “DUIKER ” relates to his children.

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    • The children don’t understand his language he never bought them a dictionary nor could he share his dictionary with them.He was too busy searching for bombastic words.

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    • It only shows that the boy knew how tough his father is and just got confused. Too young to reason like an adult and indulging in adult life without thinking of the consequences. Sad.
      May the good lord capture his heart and turn him into a soul winner. From catching women to catching souls. That sounds like Paul doesn’t it?

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  4. HH Techilema………… u show your intelligence repeatedly……….congratulations……..on your PARANOIA…………..why twist everything back to UPND…….Progress then so can MOTHER ZAMBIA…..U perpetuate political intolerance.
    If you really believe in Zambia be CONSTRUCTIVE

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  5. Very heavy punishment ,indeed, but, what can be more heinous than murder with body part mutilation- chopping off ones head. We all sin , yes, but murder should never be among our sins at all, for life is the last treasure of every human. Sad to say, but judge Sunkutu has acted truthfully ,honestly very respectful to the law and to the sanctity of life .

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    • The boy has not been sentenced yet. The article simply says that he has been found guilty of murder and aggravated robbery, capwa! Where are you getting the idea of a “very heavy punishment”?

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  6. Once someone is found guilty, the punishment is known or open. That’s why people are saying it that way.

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  7. Why is his name withheld? He is 17-over juvenile stage- and in any case you have already identified him by mentioning his father

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    • These are stupid kids that need to know that there is a stage were no mater how rich or famous your parents are they cant rescue you coz they never guided your growth to make you a better future citizen. All these politicians and rich people should know that judgement will slew all yah!!

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  8. What is the punishment clapped on him?if it was me I would pronounce death sentence,hanged until confirm by a doctor.

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  9. His a sociopath ! He deserves life imprisonment without parole. Unfortunately it seems he got the sociopath genes from his Dad. Lol

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  10. Unlike his victim he gets to live and ponder on this and maybe ask for forgiveness. What ever happens he still gets to live another day unlike the victim whose fate was decided for her. The only consolation is that ‘Ba Gordy’ will wife him in prison and let the other lifers ran a train on him so that every night he lives to experience his behind getting slaughtered.

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  11. GOOD EVENING/ AFTERNOON/ MORNING TO ALL ZAMBIANS IN EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD. I WOULD FIRSTLY LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THE NOMINATION. YOU HAVE INDEED REDEEMED YOURSELVES BY NOMINATING ME AS BEST BLOGGER 2016 OF LT AFTER THE STOLEN VOTE BY LUNGU THIS YEAR. NOW I ASK YOU FOR ONE MORE FAVOUR AND THAT IS TO VOTE NEZ AS BEST BLOGGER. AS THINGS STAND MUSHOTA WHO HAS WON THIS IN THE PAST IS LEADING. I SUSPECT MUSHOTA MIGHT BE TAMPERING WITH THE VOTES.THIS MIGHT BE ANOTHER CASE OF THE UGANDAN BUFFOON CAUGHT AT ECZ. PLEASE I ASK YOU ALL TO VOTE NEZ AS BEST BLOGGER. THIS WILL PROVE TO THE RULING PARTY THAT WE DID NOT VOTE FOR LUNGU AND HIS CRONIES. JUST LOOK AT BEST POLITICIAN OF YEAR AND MY BROTHER HH IS LEADING. LET US WHITEWASH THEM. MERRY XMAS AND I THANK YOU ALL. GOD BLESS ZAMBIA. WHY SENTENCE…

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  12. There is no any other judgement for such crime. He is actually lucky. In other countries he would get a death penalty by firing squad

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  13. Bana baba chinondo kupusa na vauyo! Watching too many American movies thinking thats reality.. he is actually lucky. In some countries he would be killed immediately he is found guilty.. he should be greatful for a country like zambia where the rule of law prevails so much

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