Killer group plead not guilty in Vet murder
By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
Three Lusaka men and woman who are accused of killing a veterinary Doctor Evans Mwape Mwengwe have pleaded not guilty.
Doris Nduba, 23, a student of Lusaka’s Ibex Hill area, Kenani Jere, 23, Keegan Zulu, 38 who are businessmen and Josat Tembo, 42, a mechanic, appeared for plea before Lusaka High Court judge Joshua Banda.
Dr Mwengwe reportedly went missing in June this year as he traveled from Kabwe to Lusaka on the evening of June 10, 2021 and his partially burnt body was discovered two days later.
Dr Mwengwe was allegedly murdered by Nduba , Jere, Zulu and Tembo after he gave them a lift from Kabwe to Lusaka between June 10 and 12, 2021.
The accused stole the deceased’s Mercedes Benz, ML320registration No. BAB 2838 valued at USD14, 500, Infinix phone worth K5, 000, Macbook laptop valued at K23, 800, and two bags of maize worth K300.
The accused are also charged with aggravated robbery which they have denied committing.
The accused were committed to the High Court on March 5, 2021 by Lusaka magistrate, Felix Kaoma after he received instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Trial has been set for November 9.