Two killed in Lusaka mob justice attack
Published On April 15, 2014 » 2746 Views» By Moses Kabaila Jr: Online Editor » Latest News, Stories
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Police capBy CHARITY MOONGA AND FLAVIOUR CHISHALA
TWO suspected thieves have been killed by a mob and dumped near a railway line in Lusaka’s Kamwala South.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the two bodies of males aged between 35 and 40 were discovered near the railway line in Kamwala South.
It is alleged that the two, on Sunday around 20:00 hours went to steal from the same area but were seen by some members of the public who alerted others.
In the process, the members of the public descended on them and killed them.
He said the bodies were discovered with four deep cuts each on their heads and the other sustained a fracture on the right leg.
The bodies have since been taken to the University Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting identification and postmortem.
Mr Hamoonga said police have since instituted investigations into the killing of the two whose bodies were discovered near the railway in Kamwala South.
An eye witness Chivwati Nyirenda said he saw a mob beating up the two men.
“I saw a mob of over 50 peeople beating up two men that they suspected to be criminals. I then called the fire brigade who later called the police. I went back to sleep and woke up around 05:00 when I found two dead bodies in front of my house.” he added.
Another witness Joyce Mulenga said the two men were beaten up on suspicion that they were behind a spate of roberies in the area including at her house where some unknown people broke in and went away with assorted household goods.
Ms Mulenga, a widow who saw how the whole beating happened, said unknown people stole from her after taking advantage  of the absence  of a man in the house. She said the theft  was a  drawback to  her businesss.

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