Lusaka woman detained for allegedly killing boyfriend in bar fight


Police in Lusaka have detained a 30-year-old woman for allegedly killing her boyfriend.

Police Public Relations Officer, Rae Hamoonga, identified the suspect as Brenda Mulenga of Chipata overspill while the victim is Emmanuel Lungu, aged 25, of the same area.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Saturday, Hamoonga stated that lungu was involved in a fight with her suspected girlfriend at GT Bar on Friday.

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It was alleged that Mulenga used a broken bottle in the fight which in turn injured Lungu.

“During the altercation, Emmanuel sustained deep cuts on his head, left elbow, cheek and below the lower lip, allegedly inflicted by a broken bottle,” Hamoonga said.

He mentioned that the victim was rushed to the police post, where a medical report form was issued and was later pronounced dead at Chipata Level One Hospital.

Hamoonga said the broken bottle, allegedly used by the suspect was recovered and kept as an exhibit while the body of the deceased was deposited in University Teaching Hospital (UTH) mortuary, awaiting postmortem examination.

“The suspect, Brenda Mulenga, has been detained in custody and a docket of the case has been opened,” he said.

Hamoonga said the police was informed of the incident by Lungu’s mother, Eunice Phiri, aged 55, of house number 120/16 Chipata Overspill who reported the matter to Emmasdale Police Post.

“Phiri reported that her son, Emmanuel Lungu, aged 25, also of Chipata Overspill, was killed by Brenda Mulenga, aged 30, of the same area,” he said.

Hamoonga also said Kanyama Police Station arrested Caroline Dondolo, aged 28, of Old Kanyama Compound in Lusaka for an allegedly assaulting her 4-year-old daughter over sweet potatoes.

He said the case was reported by the daughter’s father, Happy Mwansa, also aged 28.

“The matter was brought to the attention of the police after the victim’s father was tipped off by a well-wisher, who then reported the matter to the police,” Hamoonga said.

He stressed that the parents of the victim were separated and on the day in question, the suspect, had cooked some sweet potatoes.

Hamoonga narrated that the child, who had not eaten all day, attempted to take a piece of the sweet potato from the pot.

“The mother, who was bathing in the same house, saw her child trying to get a piece of the sweet potato, became angry and accused the child of being a thief. As punishment, she heated a spoon on a charcoal brazier and placed the hot spoon on both palms of the child’s hands, resulting in burns,” he added.

Hamoonga said a medical report was issued and signed while the suspect was arrested pending court proceedings.

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