Man allegedly kills wife for seeking divorce, police say

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A 45-year-old man of Lusaka’s Chawama Township is on the run after murdering his wife for suing him for divorce.

Laston Khumalo was dragged to court by Charity Mumba because of the marital disputes that the duo have been having, with one of the accusations being that the suspect had a girlfriend.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said police have since launched a manhunt for Khumalo who has bolted after murdering his wife.

“Brief facts are that the two have been having marital disputes which made the deceased to sue for divorce at Chawama Local court accusing the husband of having a girlfriend.

Police rushed to the scene of crime and found the deceased beaten and injuries were visibly seen and also bleeding from the nose. She was then rushed to Chawama Level 1 Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The body has since been deposited in University Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and burial,” he said.

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