- “This is in connection with the murder of Terence Mutale and assault of one other person in an incident which occurred on January 28, 2021 at around 15:00 hours in Kanyama Compound.,” Ms Katongo said.
By KALOBWE BWALYA
ONE of the UPND cadres suspected to have killed a Patriotic Front (PF) youth, Terrence Mutale in Lusaka’s Kanyama Compound on Thursday has been arrested.
Mr Angelos Musonda, PF Lusaka Central constituency chairman at the weekend confirmed in a statement and condemned the killing of the youth by people suspected to be members of the UPND.
And the police have confirmed the arrest of one person involved in the incident.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said police had arrested one suspect and were looking for other suspects believed to be on the run.
“This is in connection with the murder of Terence Mutale and assault of one other person in an incident which occurred on January 28, 2021 at around 15:00 hours in Kanyama Compound.,” Ms Katongo said.
The incident happened when two groups clashed along first road off Mumbwa Road during a funeral procession.
Ms Katongo said initially the report was recorded as unlawful wounding and the two victims were taken to Kanyama Level One Hospital for treatment.
She however said, Terence Mutale who had sustained multiple head and body injuries was referred to University Teaching Hospital where he later died on January30, 2021 around 11:00 hours.
Ms Katongo said an investigation into the matter led to the arrest of a woman aged 52 whose identity has been withheld, but of Old Kanyama compound and a manhunt for other suspects has continued.
Meanwhile, a girl identified as Margaret Mudenda as was found dead in her boyfriend’s house in Lusaka’s Chainda compound on Saturday between 13:30 hours and Sunday 16:30 hours.
Ms Katongo said, police received a report of suspected murder which occurred between January 30 and 31 at around 16:30 at an unmarked residence in Chainda compound.
Ms Katongo disclosed that the body was discovered by the landlady and neighbors after the father of the victim aged 67 begun inquiring on the whereabouts of his daughter on Sunday.
Ms Katongo explained that, according to some neighbours, Margaret Mudenda was last seen on Saturday at about 16:30 hours.
Ms Katongo said, the landlady of Margaret’s boyfriend and neighbours decided to force open the door to the house as it was found locked.
She however disclosed the girl was discovered dead on the bed and the matter was reported to the police.
“It is suspected that the victim was locked inside the house as the key to the door was not found.,” said Ms Katongo.