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Trigger happy soldier shoots wife, self to death

Trigger happy soldier shoots wife, self to death
By ALICE NACHILEMBE
A Trigger happy Zambia Army officer has shot his wife and later used the same gun to kill himself after a marital dispute.

Pethias Mwape, 42, a Warrant Officer Class One of Chindwin Barracks shot his wife Constable Mulobwa Esther, 33.

Ms Mulobwa was a police officer working under Criminal Investigations Department at Kabwe Central Police station.

Police Public Relations Officer Esther Katongo who confirmed the development to The Independent Observer, said Mwape shot his wife using a pistol.

Ms Katongo said the incident occurred yesterday between 20:00 hours and 22:00 hours.

She said after realizing that Police were looking for him Mwape also shot himself dead.

“Both bodies are in Kabwe General Hospital mortuary,” she said.

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Alice Nachilembe

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.

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