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Zambia Police institutes Investigation into the Death of the Catholic Woman who died at the Priest’s House

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Police in Lusaka have instituted an inquiry into the death of a 42-year-old woman of Garden House, who allegedly died in the Parish Priest’s House at Kaunda Square Catholic Church.

Police Spokesperson, Esther Katongo has told ZNBC in an interview that the woman identified as Monica Mulenga died on April 8, 2020.

Ms Katongo said the matter was reported the same day to Stalilo police post around 22:00 hours and the body was picked and taken to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) mortuary.

She said further details will be given once investigations are concluded and postmortem results released.

According to reports from the Catholic Women’s League (CWL), the woman was invited to Father Mwelwa’s Parish House on Holy Thursday night.

“She was a married woman from St. Maurice and she lied to her husband that she was going for a funeral with her fellow league members in Kaunda Square. Sadly she died in Abel’s room in the Parish House that night – on Holy Thursday,” said the source.

The source said Father Mwelwa called some CWL members from St. Maurice who came to pick up the body and took it to Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital where she was confirmed dead on arrival and taken to the University Teaching Hospital mortuary as brought in dead (BID).

The source said the Archbishop of Lusaka was made to pay for the funeral expenses by the family of the deceased woman.

Police are waiting for postmortem results to determine what led to her death.

But people close to the case have disclosed that Fr Mwelwa has been suspended for a serious case of adultery and to pave way for suspected murder case investigations.

The woman identified as a member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) is married woman from St Maurice Parish situated on Mumbwa road and took permission from her husband to attend a funeral with her fellow League members in Kaunda Square.

During her stay at the Parish House, she died in Fr. Mwelwa room. The church paid for the whole funeral.

31 COMMENTS

  1. This is what our ZP likes crimes of passion …they will be dancing like that release of Mills & Boon novel your sister and her friends were sharing among themselves.

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  2. PK’s song, mwilashenteka lesa mwebanandi lesa tabepwa…..You cannot cheat God and hope the postmortem will be natural death or else bwana muzamuziba yesu, not the way you pretended to know him

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  3. Under KK investions were launched before crime was committed.
    That priest case was simple, police would have been alerted that uyu fada nasenda Ilya mwanakashi umusuma ku bedroom.
    Why under PF invesigations always takes 3 weeks after murder?
    Spark’s case was after how long??
    Kaiser’s crimes has even started yet.

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  4. @ kci… Just wait Zambians will soon start dying like c o c k r o a c h e s that has been sprayed with Doom, Many people in the slums of Lusaka are sick. Health Minister is not telling us the truth about the numbers of death caused by coronavirus. Without help and mercy from developed countries poverty stricken country like Zambia is just a hell hole, Not too long ago Zambians died like PIGS from HIV AIDS, hundreds still die from Malaria and other curable diseases. Stop acting as if Zambia is paradise 60 percent of people live below the poverty line and 42 percent are classified as extremely poor. … Around 15 percent of children in Zambia are underweight, and 40 percent are stunted. Poverty is worst in rural Zambia, where 83 percent of people live below the poverty line. Mzungu countries…

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  5. @ kci… Mzungu countries are indeed Zambia’s saviours, without them donating funds and secondhand underwear’s, many of you would be walking skeletons in rags

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  6. Easy guys let the police do their work in peace so that we ascertain the facts. From there you can then go on and form your opinion. I have had a busy day working on a lot of projects while also trying to entertain my kids , hence I have not been able to blog most of the afternoon. However I am sure my clone with south African flag has covered for me. He is still in training so bear with him when he throws insults and goes overboard. By end of this year I will be able to let him officially cover for me. We are recruiting more foot soldiers for lusaka times. Anyone who wants to work in a similar capacity please contact me. Kz

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  7. In the 90’s my bemba friend use to secretly date and ”BONK” an Italian Catholic Father in Ndola, they later relocated to Italy and got married . She now has Italian citizenship whilst hiding the Zambian passport. She took her two daughters from two previous relationships with her to Italy, and got them Italian citizenships too, they also have their Zambian passports stacked away somewhere safe. The marriage to the Catholic Father didn’t last long because they lived in his mother’s house and mother in law was too bossy, she later divorced him and moved to UK

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  8. If it was a Pastor from a pentecostal church… Or from another donomination,,,, Ngabatukwa…. Now it’s a a so called priest…. Bamwankole Bali ndwi…..

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  9. I always say religion and Politics….these two are bad for our planet earth……the world is going through some challenges fight now because of Religion and Politics….and the Woman would have gone back to her husband and infect him with HIV AIDS …and the priests meanwhile has infected thousands of married and single women

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  10. hello all. Just to let you know I have changed my profile pic. my clone is using a different picture of me in a blue suit.

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  11. The priest should be locked up immediately while investgstions are ongoing as the death took place in his room.
    As in most cases involving death, the suspects are normarly locked up until proven innocent.
    We know of someone who was locked up in custody (kamfinsa) for over 5 months for finding a dead body of his friend and reporting to the police until he was proven innocent .
    This priest must be locked up in police custody.

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  12. My clone is from the UK hahaha. Iwe clone I have changed my photo. Are you still wearing the blue suit. Washalila boyi

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  13. She could have died of cardio arrest. The male counterpart was overly charged and had put her under immense pressure. This is the problem of pretending to be working for God when u are actually working for Satan. My sympathies go the the widower and NOT to the deceased or the so called priest.

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  14. Iwe Brain drain Syndrome #4, thats why KZ is busy insulting us mu diaspora, beniko serious naimwe, you are too min for mother Zambia.

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  15. “..she lied to her husband that she was going for a funeral with her fellow league members in Kaunda Squar…”

    Well, at least her husband/people didn’t have to lie about her funeral. Karma works in mysterious ways, doesn’t it? You lie about going to a funeral and you end up the subject of the funeral yourself. In Lamba there is a prophetic saying that goes: “Ifyakulia fyakulila ubushiku filabonekela kumalushi.” Literally meaning, what you hide by gluttonously stuffing yourself in the night will definitely reveal itself when you vomit in the morning for everybody to see…..and here we are, the Priest’s secret liaisons with a married woman tragically and shamefully laid bare for everybody to see. As they say, “lies have short legs.”

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  16. ”She is not married as twisted by people.
    She was left by the husband almost 20 years ago and she has raised the kids single handedly.
    She went to see Abel and she was there just for less than an hour, when she fell ill. FR. Abel asked his assistant priest to help him take her to levy hospital and there, the doctors said she has Acute pneumonia and has water in her lungs and they couldn’t do anything to remove the water that’s how she died.
    She fell ill in living room and not bedroom as people are putting it. The record are there at levy how she died and when she died.”
    If its coronavirus how many has she infected??

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  17. Guys can we please not speculate. You are making the work for our men and women in uniform very difficult. Kz

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  18. Useless Edgar police. How many cases have u been investigating since your jacko assumed office. And how many of those cases are fully & fairly investigated. Probably non, From Chibulo ,thru Hakainde to Gassing, Health Chilufya & this Lady’s murder. There is no excuse for murder tho, whether victim was in the wrong,as long as one person is no more – that is murder. Arrest & investigate!

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  19. Hey ‘ justice for all ‘ You show a positive IGNORANCE of both the Criminal Law and Legal Process
    To save yourself from further highly embarrassing IGNORANCE in the future, may I suggest you go to University and study Law.
    Until then keep your mouth SHUT….stay at home and colour in the pictures of your newspaper which you appear to read upside down.

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  20. If it was a Pentecostal Pastor, all hell could have broken loose. God is watching. Is it ethical for a man of God to be with a lady alone. Do not give the devil a foothold please mwe bantu., and be wise.

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  21. I totally agree with @vote him out. This country has become so useless. Investigations investigations investigations!! Who burnt city market? Who is the owner of the 48 flats? Mapenzi Chibulo’s death? Mastermind of gassing incidents? Even in Vespers’ death they should have found the cold-blooded cop who fired the teargas in Vespers’ room.

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  22. Capacity to investigate still leaves a lot to be desired in this country. Financial intelligence Commission gives you leads but you still fumble to come up with a proper end product.

  23. The Priest is innocent until proven guilty! That is the Rule of Law ba “Koncluda” don’t like. Kuli ba Koncluda, you are guilty until proved innocent. What a dangerous society!
    First, we are told the lady died of Acute Pneumonia. COVID 19 is an Acute Severe Pneumonia which kills a person within a short time. We are not told whether Postmortem was done or not. In all mysterious cases of death, Postmortem should be mandatory! If COVID screening was not done Postmortem, and if barial has already taken place, then we may have baried critical evidence.
    When wives go to Confessionals, they go alone. An emergency can happen any time. Unfortunately, Alick Banda has concluded his friend is guilty by suspending him which is dangerous!

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  24. Priests are human beings too. My Lord for give him. I know its damaging to the church but forgive him. Christians go to parishes sometimes to tempt priests. Forgive him please. He will change

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