ZAMBIA: FIVE PF CADRES SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR KILLING UPND COUNTERPART
February 5, 2016: Lusaka High Court judge Gertrude Chawatama has sentenced to death five Patriotic Front (PF) cadres after finding them guilty of murdering a United Party for National Development (UPND) cadre Grayzer Matapa last February.
Judge Chawatama says people should live in harmony regardless of political differences.
Before judge Chawatama was Mwewa Yapanshi, 24 of unknown address, Billy Semani Kansenya, 25, Moses Lungu, 31, Maxson Phiri, 39, and Albert Mainsa, 31, all of Mtendere East, who were charged with murder contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Allegations were that Yapanshi, Kansenya, Lungu, Phiri and Mainsa on February 23, 2015 jointly and whilst acting together murdered Matapa, but they pleaded not guilty. (Sources: zambiareports.com, 05/02/2016)