The Kabwe High Court has sentenced three men to death by hanging for the murder of a 70-year-old woman in Serenje district of Central Province.

This was in a case in which the accused persons, Aaron Ngosa, Kelvin Mwewa and Lyson Kunda, jointly stood charged with the offence of murder contrary to Section 200 of the Penal Code, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Kabwe High Court Acting Judge-In-Charge, Charles Zulu, in passing judgement, said the trio was without extenuating circumstances, neither can killing be justified in law or otherwise.

Mr Zulu observed that the accused persons had no regard whatsoever to the law of the land and as sane adults knew the consequence of murder, and must bear capital punishment.

He said the sentence in respect of the each convict is death and that accordingly, each convict is sentenced to death by hanging until pronounced dead.

Particulars of the offence were that on April 6, 2017, at Serenje District, the trio, jointly and whilst acting together, murdered Jean Bangwe under the belief that the deceased was practicing witchcraft.

The court heard that the State called for prosecution witnesses, among them Charles Kunda, the son of the deceased, and Oscar Musanda, the patient believed to have been bewitched by the deceased.

Judge Zulu described the manner in which the trio murdered their aunt as shocking, inhuman and devilish.

He observed that the killing was not spontaneous but premeditated and argued that though the accused had consumed alcohol, it was his considered opinion that the accused persons had the ability to form rational judgement and exercise self-control.

He noted that the trio tried to exercise some form of self-control albeit misconceived by asking the deceased to confirm her consent to the killings in the family.

Judge Zulu said he considered all the evidenced adduced before the court and that the court was duty bound to met out punishment that will deter other would-be offenders.

And Kabwe High Court Acting Charge-In-Charge, Charles Zulu, has sentenced a 47-year-old man of Kabwe District to 30 years imprisonment with hard labour for defilement.

Judge Zulu said he took into account the evidence before the court and the mitigation by the prosecutions bench that he was a first offender.

However, he said the culprit waylaid the unsuspecting victim from school and took her to the nearby bush where he defiled her before attempting to run away.

He observed that the culprit was only arrested by a concerned citizen, adding that looking at the escalating cases of defilement, his conduct could not be condoned and that he was sending him to jail for 30 years imprisonment with hard labour.

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  1. U SEE now alcohol is BAD , religion is GOOD , LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER MUST KNOW THIS, LET THE THREE HANG UNTIL ANYE CHOLERA, INFACT CONTAMINATE THEM WITH CHOLERA AND LET RESEARCHERS TRY DIFFERENT MEDICINES FOR CURE, IN MEDICINE WE HAVE NO SAMPLES TO TEST OUR RESEARCH ON, SO SUCH CHARACTERS BE INFECTED WITH HIV MALARIA AND CHOLERA WE KEEP THEM IN A CLOSED ROOM AND EVERYDAY KUBATUNDILA MKAMWA THEY SWALLOW ALSO MATUVI WHO KNOWS THESE THINGS CAN CURE SUCH DISEASES

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  2. In Europe attaining old age earns you a place in the Guinness Book of Records , in Zambia it earns the title of Wizard and a cruel death.

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    • primitivity
      PF has lost votes. Judge make sure their voter cards are shredded.

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    • I wish hh case was allowed to continue so that this judge exercise his constitutional rights on hh.

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  3. Now I need someone with Balls, Cahunas, Bollocks, Nutts, Machende enough to sign a death Warrant.
    No one has done it since FTJ. But even that midget was high on weed when he did it.
    Mufola Zamahala, knowing very well condemning Capital Offenses is part of the job description.
    Sign the damn Warrant Please…

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  4. @Abena Ng’umbo Luapula boys: so you know that majority bemba people love and vote for PF ka? mukose ba upnd because come 2021 ni PF nafuti nafuti.yesterday ECL warned you that it will be walk over for PF in 2021 meaning all conditions for 2021 elections are being set!!!I CANT WAIT TO RETIRE KAINDE IN 2021 AS I SIMPLY CANT SEE HIM STANDING IN 2026 AFTER LOSING FOR A RECORD 6TH TIME IN 2021!!
    as for those murderers,for sure hung them!!well done judges!!

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  5. Are these comment for kabwe high court?
    on the subject: Kabwe High Court sentences three men to death by hanging?
    because am a bit confused!!!

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  6. Comment: that’s unfair and why always condemning about UPND ???
    meaning all the people making mistakes this time are all UPND cadres???

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