Earlier today, we erroneously reported that a Mkushi woman yesterday killed her husband and buried him in a shallow grave before running away.

It has however, come to our attention that the opposite is true. It is the Mkushi man who allegedly killed his wife, buried her and went on the run.

We sincerely apologise for the mix up.

Below is the correct story:

A 42-year-old man of Nambo area in Mkushi district of Central Province yesterday murdered his wife using an unknown object and buried her in a shallow grave after a marital dispute.

And a 36-year-old man of Chilokota village in Southern Province has committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree using a wire after he stabbed another man whom he suspected of having an affair with his wife

According to a statement issued by Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo today, Mulenga Kalunga allegedly murdered his wife Juliet Machiko around 09:30 hours yesterday and later buried her body in a shallow grave in Musakata Village.

“Meanwhile, in Mkushi District of Central Province, police received a case of murder which happened between 24th August, 2017 at an unknown time and 11th September, 2017 at 09:30 hours at Nambo area of Mkushi District in which Juliet Machiko, 38 was allegedly murdered by her husband identified as Mulenga Kalunga aged 42 after a marital dispute. An unknown object was used in the act and the body of the deceased was found buried at a shallow grave at a grave yard in Musakata Village, 15 Kilometers from Chalata. The body is yet to be exhumed and postmortem will be conducted on site. The suspect is currently on the run and a manhunt has since been launched,” Katongo said.

And in an unrelated incident, Katongo said Webster Mwampula committed suicide after he stabbed Abdul Malambo whom he suspected of having an affair with his wife.

Katongo disclosed that Mwampula used a spear and the victim sustained a deep wound on the belly and was rushed to Mazabuka General Hospital.

She said that the stabbing incident happened yesterday around 05:00 hours while the body of the assailant was later discovered hanging on a tree at about 07:00 hours the same day.

Katongo said the victim who was later transferred to Monze General Hospital for specialist treatment died on the way.