Police arrest man for allegedly attempting to murder former wife


Police in Chawama have arrested a male suspect of Makeni Villa for attempted murder involving his former wife on December 3, 2023.

Police Public Relations Officer, Rae Hamoonga, explained that police in Chawama received a report from Eric Mwambemba, 35, of Makeni Villa that Mwaka Kalilakwenda, 26, of the same compound, the suspect’s former wife, was seriously injured by her ex-husband.

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Hamoonga said Kalilakwenda sustained several deep cuts on both hands and on the left side of her face.

He revealed that the victim was on her way to work in Makeni when her former husband, coming from the opposite direction took advantage of her.

“He told her that she was a prostitute and that that was the reason she left her marriage. Without giving her a chance to speak, the suspect removed a machete from his bag and eventually attacked her by chopping her with a Machete,” Hamoonga disclosed in a statement on Monday.

He said the victim was admitted at University Teaching Hospital.

Hamoonga identified the suspect as Cazwell Sichibanga, aged 30.

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