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86 year old man allegedly pushed wife in fire


An 86-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his 66-year-old wife by pushing her in a fire following a marital dispute.

Central Province Commissioner of Police Chola Katanga confirmed the incident to ZANIS which happened on July 14th, 2019.
Mr. Katanga identified the suspect as Point Chewe of Muteteshi area in chief Mukonchi’s chiefdom and the deceased as Theresa Kampamba of the same area.

Chewe is alleged to have pushed the deceased into an inferno after he set their matrimonial house on fire around 18:00 hours.
He said the deceased sustained serious burns and was pronounced dead at Kapiri Mposhi district hospital where she was rushed after the incident.

The suspect was arrested on Monday, 15th July while attending the funeral procession of his deceased wife.



  1. This can be seen from a social point of view as not intentional but forces out side the old man. Forces such as lack of conuslling, poverty, lack of adequate social support etc can lead to such behavour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. At 86 years old you push your 66 years old wife in the fire? Then you go ahead and attend her funeral. One can not say this weed or madness. It is something out of this world. What can piss you off that much at the age of 86?

  3. This is usually the case when you act emotionally. It’s always good to restrain yourself when you are annoyed. Always find a way of consoling yourself.

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