ZAMBIA: THREE SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING
November 28, 2014: The Mansa High court has sentenced three people to death by hanging for murder contrary to Section 200 Section 201 Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Before High Court Judge Petronella Ngulube was Roy Mahona 25, Simon Mubita 25 and Jonathan Chisese 30 all of Messenger compound in Mwense district.
Particulars of the offence were that the trio on July 10 2014 in Mwense district whilst acting together caused the death of Bruce Chimba.
The three beat Chimba up before they strangled him by the neck and later hanged him to poles that support the roof of his house to portray that he had hanged himself.
Judge Ngulube said there were no extenuating factors in the case and returned the mandatory verdict for offence of murder, the death sentence and further directed that the three be hanged by the neck until pronounced dead. (Sources: lusakavoice.com, 28/11/2014)