A 5 Month pregnant woman of Chingola was on Sunday allegedly strangled to death by her husband with a rope before he also took his life.
Mrs Katanga said after realising that his wife had died, Daka also hanged himself with the same rope he allegedly used to kill his wife.
She said the incident happened around 06:00 hours at house number 160 in Chinyungu Chaanyama.
“The woman was five months pregnant. The man committed suicide after realising what he had done,” Mrs Katanga said.
The bodies of the duo are in Nchanga North Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and burial.
Meanwhile, police in Kazungula have arrested Masilingi Mashekabo of Mambova village in Chief Sekute’s area for allegedly killing his wife by beating her with a paddling stick early yesterday after a marital dispute.
Southern Province Commissioner of Police Bonny Kapeso named the dead woman as Sarah Samapande.
Mr Kapeso said the couple had been married for two years and had no children. Samapande died on the spot.
“The incident occurred around 01:30 hours in Kazungula. The suspect has been charged with murder and will appear in court soon,” Mr Kapeso said.
And a seven-month-old baby died on the spot while its parents are nursing injuries in hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Kabitaka Road in Solwezi,