A 34-year-old Lusaka man has shot dead his 26-year-old girlfriend after a dispute.

Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo confirmed this in a statement today, adding that the couple’s baby also sustained a bullet wound in the neck.

“We received a report of murder which happened in Lusaka Province yesterday, 05th October, 2017 at about 20:00 hours in Meanwood Ibex Hill area in which Shinka Kaputo aged 34 of unknown house number in Mean wood is alleged to have shot dead his girlfriend, Precious Manganasa aged 26 of unknown house number, Lusaka West using a Pistol,” Katongo stated.

“The victim went to the accused person’s residence to pick her daughter aged two years seven months who was at her father’s residence in Meanwood. She (Mangesana) sustained a bullet wound on the neck. The scene was visited and a pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition was recovered.”

She stated that Kaputo was in police custody whilst Mangesana’s body was lying in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Asked about the baby’s wellbeing, Katongo said, “We have just established that the baby was also shot in the neck and the orojectile was stuck in the neck. It has been extracted by medical personnel at Fairview Hospital.”

In her last Facebook post yesterday, Mangesana wrote; “I honestly think Moody People are Retarded! Literally Psychopaths!Y’all just wake up Angry at the world Like who Upset you?”

Shinka Kaputo