Police in Lusaka have arrested a 32 year old woman of Misisi Compound for allegedly stabbing her husband to death in his sleep.
According to acting police spokesperson Danny Mwale, the incident happened last night.
“The incident occurred on October 15, 2017 at 02:00 hours in Misisi compound in Lusaka in which George Chavula aged 45 of unmarked house number Misisi compound was stabbed twice on his back with a kitchen knife by his wife Grace Chanda aged 32 of the same address. The victim died a few minutes later,” Mwale stated.
“This occurred during a fight inside their one roomed house and the suspect also had two teeth extracted during the fight as fists are alleged to have been used by the deceased.”
He said the matter was reported to police by a neighbour who was awakened by the accused so that she could be assisted to look for a taxi to rush her husband to the hospital before he died.
“The body of the deceased is in the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Mortuary awaiting postmortem,” he said.
And Chavula’s ‘nephew’ Zach posted on Facebook that his ‘uncle’ was murdered in his sleep.
“Woke up to sad news again. My uncle George Chavula is no more, he was stabbed by his wife after a fight. This happened around midnight, I’m told they fought and when he slept she decided to stab him in the back,” said Zach who is co-proprietor of Hot FM radio.
“I was with him in the morning at the office and we chatted at length and I promised to catch up with him later in the day. Little did I know that was the last conversation I will ever have with him.”
Meanwhile, police say a 36-year-old security guard identified as Mateta Namutondo hanged himself using a rope from the tree at Banda Memorial Services where he used to work.
“The deceased told his friend he was going to urinate, but later he was discovered hanging on a tree by a fellow Guard. The incident occured on October 15, 2017 around 03:00 hours in Misisi Compound in Lusaka. The body of the deceased is lying in UTH mortury awaiting postmortem,” said police spokesperson Mwale.