A 44-year-old businessman, Steven Yamba, has allegedly committed suicide in the wake of pounding the life out of his wife following a marital dispute in Lusaka, Zambia.
It was gathered that 33-year-old Kangwa Mwango was seriously beaten up and at last died on Saturday, 25th December, at around 9:am, while the husband was taking her to University Teaching Hospital.
According to local media, Mr Yamba began beating his wife from 7:pm on Christmas Eve through to the early long stretches of Christmas Day when he saw that she was becoming lifeless.
Later doctors at UTH affirmed that his wife had died, Yamba sneaked into a market where he purchased a container of pesticide and drank.
Police Public Relations Officer, Rae Hamoonga, who affirmed the incident said Yamba seriously beat his wife who later died on Christmas morning while he was attempting to ship her to the clinic for treatment.
“Police today received a report of Murder from F/Cecilia Mwango aged 48 of 6miles Kabangwe area that her sister Kangwa Mwango aged 33, was severely beaten up by her husband Steven Yamba aged 44 and eventually died on the 25th December 2021 at around 09:00 hours whilst the husband was trying to ferry her to hospital for treatment,” stated Hamoonga..
Hamoonga states that the occasion prompting the death of both Kangwa and Yamba began the Christmas Eve.
“Brief facts of the case are that on the 24th December 2021 at around 1900 hours the couple had a dispute which led to a fight where the wife Kangwa Mwango was severely beaten and spent a night in the house,” the PPRO said.
“On the 25th December 2021, at around 0900 hours the husband took her to Chawama hospital where he was advised to take her directly to University Teaching Hospital. Regrettably she died on the way.
“Upon arrival at UTH, the husband Steven Yamba, seeing that he had caused the wife’s death he quickly sneaked to Kabwata market where he bought a bottle of Doom pesticide and committed suicide by drinking the same.” he added.
Hamoonga added that the two bodies are lying in UTH mortuary anticipating autopsy and burial.