A 22 year old man from Chipungu village in Mungule area in Kabangwe brutally axed to death by his wife in the wee hours of Tuesday while he was still sleeping.
Addressing the media, Police Spokeswoman Esther Mwaata Katongo said the victim identified as Hassan Chipeta had a marital dispute with his wife on Sunday, November 20, 2016 which led to the man beating up the wife.
“The incident occured on November 22, at around 004hrs while the husband was asleep, the wife then axed him in the head and he sustained deep cuts,” she said.
She further said the victim died on the way to UTH in Lusaka and his body is in UTH mortuary awaiting postmoterm while the wife is detained in police custody.
Esther Katongo called upon all stakeholders to fight against Gender Based Violence and get involved in sensitisation campaigns so as to discourage the escalation of these merciless acts in the country.