Katete man flees after committing murder

By Staff Reporter

Police in Katete district in eastern Province have launched a manhunt for a 27 year-old man suspected to have murdered a 32 year old man of the same area.

Speaking in an interview, Eastern Province Deputy Commissioner Sharon Zulu said Luka Mwale allegedly murdered Dennis Mwale of Chimusimba village in Chief Kathumba’s area following a fight last Saturday.

Zulu said the duo picked up a fight and in the process the deceased sustained internal injuries.

She said Mwale was rushed to the clinic within the village where he was pronounced dead.

“The body of the deceased is currently lying in St Francis Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem while the suspect is still at large,” said Zulu.

Meanwhile, police in Lundazi have apprehended a 31 year old man for murdering his grandmother.            Hazizi Zimba is alleged to have murdered Tiyane Makamo, 65 after accusing her of beating his grandfather.   It is further alleged that Zimba picked Makamo and hit her against the wall on May 24, and later she died.