Two suspects in the murder of Jackson Kungo sentenced to 8 years
By CLOZZEN BIKALE
Two suspects out of eleven involved in the killing of the late Northwestern Patriotic Front Party Chairperson Jackson Kungo have been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment with hard labor.
Appearing before Honorable Judge Derrick Mulenga at Solwezi high court, Zhah Maseka 28, and Jackson Kasongo 27, was sentenced to eight years on a charge of manslaughter.
Following the statement of facts read on their behalf by their learned council, Judge Mulenga disclosed that the duo, being the first offenders, be given 8 years imprisonment each with hard labor effective the day of arrest.
The other 9 suspects who have been in custody for 9 months together with the two convicts were released on but judge Mulenga cautioned them that they may be rearrested should the State still find a case against them.
Judge Mulenga expressed displeasure with the high number of political violence cases being recorded in Zambia.