Woman 44, nabbed for death of hubby

 Woman 44, nabbed for death of hubby

A-44-year-old woman of Mpongwe has been arrested for allegedly causing the death of her husband by hitting him with a pan brick after a misunderstanding.

Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba identified the suspect as Mailesi Zulu 44 and the victim as Dennis Chanda.

Mr Mweemba said the victim had a misunderstanding with his wife who later got a pan brick and hit him on the stomach causing him severe pain.

He said that Chanda was rushed to Mpongwe Mission Hospital on November 17, 2022 where he was admitted and his wife apprehended for assault occasioning body harm (AOBH).

Mr Mweemba said Chanda was later evacuated to Ndola Teaching Hospital where he died on December 12, 2022 and it was later discovered that Police were not informed of his death.

He said that his body was exhumed 15 days after his burial upon which a forensic pathology investigation revealed that he died of trauma due to the injuries in his stomach.

A docket for murder has since been opened and the suspect is currently remanded in custody awaiting court appearance.


Alice Nachilembe


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