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How 73-year-old late Cabinet Minister’s wife, Jane, shot and killed husband —Police


Former Zambia Airforce (ZAF) Commander, lieutenant General Ronnie Shikapwasha was shot by his 73-year-old wife, Jane Lusengo Shikapwasha, using a double barrel shotgun- Police say.

Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga, said Jane had been charged with murder, an offence contrary to Section 200 of the Penal Code Act Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia

Hamoonga in a statement issued in Lusaka on Friday, said the incident occurred at their residence plot number 477 ibex hill on January 14, 2024, between 17:00 and 18:00 hours.

“Following an intensive and thorough investigation conducted by Twin Palm Police Station, substantial evidence was gathered, leading to the arrest of Jane Lusengo Shikapwasha,” he stated.

Hamoonga said the arrest was carried out today January 19, 2024 at Twin Palm Police Station, formerly Ibex Hill Police Station.

It was alleged that Jane on January 14, 2024 between 17:00 and 18:00 hours at plot number 477 in Ibex Hill in Lusaka whilst acting alone, caused the death of her husband.

“She caused the death of her husband using a double barrel short gun, serial number 168462 by shooting the deceased in the abdomen causing him to sustain a gunshot wound on the left side of the abdomen,” Hamoonga narrated.

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He said this resulted to the death of her Husband on January 15, 2024 at 21:40 hours at Maina Soko Military Hospital.

Hamoonga revealed that Jane was in police custody pending a court appearance.

“The Zambia Police Service is committed to ensuring a fair and transparent legal process,” he emphasized.

Hamoonga assured the public that the police were dedicated to upholding the rule of law and would continue to work diligently to bring this investigation to a just resolution.

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