Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:46:39 +0000
A 53-YEAR-OLD man of Shandola village of Kalale area in Chief Kahare’s area in Nkeyema district of Western Province has allegedly been murdered by unknown people involved in a succession wrangle that has rocked chief Kahare’s Palace.
A witness Enock Kubama of Kubama village identified the dead man as Brightone Shandola, 53, who died on the spot while four Indunas sustained broken legs and arms in the scuffle that ensued at the palace yesterday.
He said the assailants were using knobkerries in the act that happened around 10:00 hours.
The injured have been admitted to Kaoma district hospital while three other Indunas have been admitted to Njonjolo Health Centre in Nkeyema district.
ZANIS reports that among the Indunas were Joseph Kubama, 83, of Kubama village, Alfred Mungandu, 61, Faxon Wayanda, 65, of Namiangi area, and Lungson Shamanga, 62, of Kakunda area.
Those admitted to Njonjolo Health Center are Muleta Kakonge, Joseph Kazuma of Sesheke district and Waluluma Selemani who is also the Ngambela for the newly installed Chief Kahare.
“The Toyota Noah registration number ACV 6198 that was carrying the eight Indunas to and from Chief Kahare’s palace has been extensively damaged by unknown assailants,” he said.
Mr Kubama said the body of Brightone Shandola is lying in Kaoma district hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.
He said the village Indunas met their fate when they were coming back from the palace where they went to attend a developmental meeting that was organised by World Vision officials from Lusaka.
The succession disputes happening at Njonjolo palace over the rightful heir to late Chief Kahare.
Meanwhile, police in Kaoma district have launched a man-hunt in order to bring all the criminals to face the wrath of the law. Last month, police officers recovered about 13 firearms from chief Kahare’s palace since the succession wrangles started. -ZANIS News