Three men to hang for murder

Three men of Chipata and Petauke districts have sentenced to death by hanging by the Chipata High Court for murder.

Philip Phiri 38, and Javas Sakala 48, all peasant farmers of Madzimoyo in Chief Chinyaku’s area in Chipata have been sentenced to death by High Court Judge Florence Lengalenga.

Shadreck Maliseni Biyemba Njobvu 44, a farmer of Simva village in Chief Mwanjabathu of Petauke district was sentenced to hang until pronounced dead by High Court Judge Mathews Zulu.

In the first case of Phiri and Sakala, particulars of the offence were that the duo between 11 and 12th November last year jointly and whilst acting together murdered Mark Siwo.

It is allegedly that Sakala and Phiri murdered a mental patient of Munga Township at around 23 hours of 11th November and 01 hours of 12th November.

The deceased was found in the kraal of a Mr. Phiri trying to steal animals and was apprehended then beaten up.

And Mr. Justice Zulu sentenced Njobvu to death for the offence of
stabbing Keyson Daka to death using a kitchen knife on January 6 this year.

This is after the two men disagreed with each other during a beer drinking spree over buying of beer, which led to exchange of insults and a fight.


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