JOSEPH Chiteta, a notorious serial killer, has failed to appear before the Ndola High Court as he is currently appearing in the Kabwe High Court for murder, rape and aggravated robbery.
In early 2020, Chiteta, who was an inmate at Mukobeko maximum security correctional facility, escaped from the correctional facility and allegedly raped and murdered nine women in Kabwe and Ndola.
Chiteta confessed to having murdered the women after he was arrested and led police to the scenes of the crime on the Copperbelt.
Chiteta, 53, was expected to appear in the Ndola High Court for plea.
But when the matter was called before Ndola High Court judge Yvonne Chembe, Chiteta was not before court.
Judge Chembe said she was informed that the accused was appearing in the Kabwe High Court.
“I’m reliably informed that the accused person is appearing in the Kabwe High Court for other charges. He will come in the next criminal session. He will not appear in this session here in Ndola because we don’t know how long the session in Kabwe will take. So he will appear in the next session. He was cause listed for this session,” judge Chembe said.
In count one, Chiteta is charged with Aggravated Robbery contrary to Section 294 which happened in Luanshya district.
In count two, he is charged with Rape contrary to Section 132 which happened in Luanshya district.
In count three, he is charged with Aggravated Robbery which also happened in Luanshya.
And in count four, Chiteta faces murder contrary to Section 200, which happened in Luanshya.