POLICE in Livingstone have arrested a 38-year-old man in connection with the murder of Patrick Mapulanga, a village headman of Siamatete village in chief Mukuni’s area.
In a statement, Monday, police spokesperson Esther Katongo stated that the man, who was identified as Brian Sibajene, an artist by profession, allegedly murdered the victim on suspicion that he had an intimate relationship with his wife.
“Police in Livingtone have arrested a male adult, identified as Brian Sibajene, aged 38, in connection with the murder of Patrick Mapulanga, aged 60, also a headman of Siamatete Village in Chief Mukuni. This followed a report on 9th September, 2020, from Joseph Mapulanga, aged 43, of Dambwa Site and Service in Livingstone, who reported that his elder brother Patrick Mapulanga was found lying dead on the ground in a pool of blood with multiple deep cuts on the head and the face in Muntumuswana Village of Chief Mukuni about one kilometre away from the deceased’s village. Investigations were instituted into the matter and led to the apprehension of Brian Sibajene, aged 38 years, also of chief Mukuni, an artist by profession,” narrated Katongo.
“According to preliminary investigations, the suspect allegedly murdered the victim on suspicion that he had an intimate relationship with the suspect’s wife, aged 35, who he was intending to reconcile with as they were on separation. A stick stained with blood suspected to have been used in the act has been recovered. The suspect is in police custody charged with murder and will appear in court soon.”