Police shoot a criminal

Police seal off the venue of the scheduled rally in Chawama

Police in Lusaka have shot dead a suspected criminal in Minestone area.


The suspect, who was shot on Wednesday, was in a group, which had broken into a house and stolen goods.


Police Spokesperson, Esther Katongo has confirmed in Lusaka.


Ms Katongo has explained that the group had attempted to break into a house, before the owner called the police.


And Ms Katongo says Police in Lusaka have apprehended a suspect behind the murder of a Kanyama compound taxi driver.


She says the suspect was apprehended by efforts from the  Police and members of the community in Chief Muchinka of Serenje District.


Ms. Katongo says the suspect identified as Rendod Chenda  aged 18 was on the run after the incident and was apprehended in Serenje District in Kasunkwa village.


She says the Taxi driver has been identified as GIFT DAKA aged 24 of John Leng who  operated from Twashuka Taxi rank in Kanyama and was found dead in his car on March 1st.


Ms. Katongo says the deceased had deep wounds in the stomach and chest area and a blood stained knife was also found in the car.


She has warned citizens perpetrating crimes that police will not relent in bringing them to book.



  1. The problem is ZP lacks priority and thus we are seeing this increase of crime. how can you camp at Mmembe’s place as if he will run away? meanwhile people are dying in chilanga like flies. we commend you for tracking these but I urge you to do more. secondly could you please cross check all the people you have pardoned before – a good number of them are behind these crimes. I am not against pardonment but I think we need to have a strategy whereby they should be reporting to a nearest police every few days to know that they have not gone back to bad ways.

  2. Can you bring back death sentence. It is monotonous hearing same stories of killings and culprits released after interrogating them for few weeks or months! KK was fair with his decisions.

  3. Pf trigger happy police shooting their fellow pf criminals in cold blood since there is no rule of law in Zambia. It is guilty until proven innocent. In this case this man will never have a trial. Rip

  4. The headline is “Police shoot a criminal”. In the body of the story it is “Police in Lusaka have shot dead a suspected criminal”. It appears journalism in Zambia has no sense of the differences in the usage of language. The headline caption may be a subject of libel. The person is a suspect until proven otherwise.

  5. Criminal and Suspect at the same time. What happened to “innocent until proven guilty?” Was he caught in the act or he’s a victim of look-alike.

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  7. What ever people may call the one shot, the bottom line is that why is he suspected in the first place? There’s something which associate him to crime committed. It’s either his behaviour or rough looking face. That’s why i always advise people to try by all means normalising their faces.

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