A Pastor of Valley of Hope Ministry, Amos Chisanga aged 30 committed suicide yesterday 25th October, 2018 at about 08 30 hours in Kabanana by hanging himself inside his children’s bedroom using cross belts.
Brief information received is that the deceased pastor was being alleged to have raped his 22 year old maid.
On the material day at about 08 00 hours, the deceased sent his children to buy sweets while his wife was still asleep. Immediately the children left, the deceased locked his wife inside the bedroom where she was sleeping, and went to his children’s bedroom where he committed suicide by hanging himself on the wall plate.
The wife was awakened by the loud music and forced the door open after she discovered that it was locked from outside and found her husband hanging in the children’s bedroom. She later alerted the neighbors who assisted to cut the string to help save him as he was found still struggling for breath but he later died.
The body was picked and taken to UTH mortuary.
In a related development, a 36 year old man identified as Mackey Phiri of no fixed abode committed suicide after taking doom. This occurred yesterday 25th October, 2018 around 21:30 hours in Chilenje whilst attending a funeral. He was rushed to Chilenje Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Police visited the scene and found an empty bottle of doom pesticide. The body is lying in Chilenje Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
In Luapula Province, Police in Chembe have arrested Collins Musonda aged 32 of Mushili Village , Chief Kasomalwela in Chembe District for allegedly defiling his 15 year old step daughter on 20th October, 2018 around 21 00 hours at the above mentioned village.
The victim revealed the sexual abuse to her mother stating that it was the second time her step father was sexually abusing her since April, 2018 and that she could not disclose the abuse to anyone because the suspect threatened to kill her if she did.
The suspect is detained in police custody charged with defilement and will appear in Court soon.
Meanwhile, two people died in an accident which occurred on 25th October, 2018 between 05:00 and 06:00 hours at Nemfwe Bridge in Chief Macha area, along Macha – Chikanta Feeder road.
Involved was a motor vehicle, Hino Ranger registration number ABT 2654 driven by Midias Munkombwe aged 44 of Chinika Compound, Lusaka who was driving from east to west with two passengers on board namely, Masauso Mwanza aged 39 of Garden House, Lusaka who died on the spot and John Kajombo aged 26 of Kanyama Compound, Lusaka who died upon reaching Macha Mission Hospital.
The accident happened when the motor vehicle rolled back the uphill whilst ascending and in the process, the two passengers jumped off the moving motor vehicle. The bodies are in Macha Mission Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.