ZAMBIA: NDOLA HIGH COURT SENTENCES WOMAN TO DEATH OVER MOTHERâS DEATH
March 4, 2020:
A 25-year-old woman of Ndola has been sentenced to death by hanging for murdering her biological mother, The Must reported on 2nd March 2020. Â (Sources: themastonline.com, 02/03/2020)
This is in a case where Hildah Zulu of Lubuto Township in Ndola is charged with murder contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
On 26 November 2018, Zulu murdered her mother, Rachael Kapambwe, after she returned home from drinking beer.
In her defence, Zulu told the court that on the material day around 19:00 hours, she told her mother, Kapambwe, that she was going out for a drink.
She said when she returned home the following day at around 09:00 hours, her four-year-old daughter told her that her grandmother was not waking up.
Zulu said when she rushed to check her mother in her bedroom, she found her facing up with her neck twisted to the left.
Zulu testified that her mother was rushed to the hospital with the help of neighbours and 30 minutes later she died.
She said there was no way she could have killed her mother because the two were best friends.
But Ndola High Court Judge Yvonne Chembe found Hildah Zulu guilty, stating that she intended to cause the death or grievous harm to her mother.
Judge Chembe said that Zulu was living with her parents and instead of appreciating their love and help, she tortured her mother by living a wayward life.