We received reports that a Zambian businessman identified as Steven Yamba, aged 44 allegedly committed suicide after beating his wife Kangwa Mwango to death.
Following some marital dispute between the both of them, Kangwa aged 33 years was severely beaten up by the husband and died on the 25th of December 2021 around 9am in the morning while the husband was on his way taking her to the hospital.
According reports, Yamba started beating his wife around 7:pm on Christmas Eve for some reason not disclosed. He severely beat his wife through to the early hours of Christmas Day until he noticed that she was beginning to die and she was no longer responding.
When Yamba took his lifeless wife to the hospital, the doctors at UTH after checking some issues confirmed that the wife is dead.
Reacting to this, Yamba sneaked from the hospital to the market, bought a bottle of pesticides and drank, which killed him.
Rae Hamoonga, the Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident and said Yamba severely beat his wife who later died on Christmas morning while he was trying to take her to the hospital for treatment.
The PPRO said;
“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,”
“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,”
“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”.
Hamoonga also added that the two bodies are lying in UTH mortuary awaiting autopsy and burial.
“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.