Police close in on alleged killers of Akapelwa, arrest four, recover firearm


Police in Mongu say four people have been picked up in connection with the murder of Mwangelwa Akapelwa, the Induna Inete while hiding at a witch doctor’s house.

Danny Mwale, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, also said a firearm suspected to have been used in the assassination of the Induna was recovered in the said operation.

“After thorough investigations, on March 22, 2024, around 23:00 hours, Police were able to trace the suspected killer, identified as Liswaniso Wamunyima, aged 47, of Limulunga District,” Mwale said.

He was found hiding at a witch doctor’s house in Mbuywana plots area in Mongu District.

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In addition, 65-year-old witch doctor, Limpo Chinyemba, was also picked up and arrested.

On March 23, the shotgun was recovered from the killer’s young brother identified as Lyamba Liswaniso, aged 31, also of Limulunga District.

Police have established that motive behind the killing of the Induna was as a result of a family dispute.

The four suspects are currently detained in Police custody waiting to be formally charged.

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