A 33-year-old Peruvian man has been arrested for allegedly wounding a 19-year-old woman of Kitwe’s Kwacha township he has a child with. Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga said in an interview on Sunday that Angeles Carrasco allegedly injured Bridget Chiti around 03:20 hours yesterday. Mrs Katanga said the suspect hurt Ms Chiti at a filling station after the two were returning home from a drinking spree.
“The two had an argument on their way back home. The suspect stabbed the victim on her thumb with a broken bottle,” she said. Mrs Katanga said Carrasco allegedly wanted to stab Ms Chiti in the stomach but missed and ended up stabbing her on the thumb.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old girl of Kitwe’s Chimwemwe township who was accidentally shot in the ankle by a Chinese businessman is failing to walk and is scheduled to undergo physiotherapy today. Roydah Mumba was allegedly shot on her right ankle by Goaem Ming, 42, of Parklands in Kitwe.
Mr Goaem was allegedly playing with the gun at Yuchen Investments Limited, the victim’s employer, when the gun went off.
Roydah is currently admitted to Kitwe Teaching Hospital.The shooting incident sparked riots in Chimwemwe where two shops owned by Chinese businessmen were looted.
Kitwe Teaching Hospital senior medical superintendent Abidan Chansa said Roydah will today undergo more tests to ascertain the extent of the injury on her ankle. Dr Chansa said the hospital will only discharge Roydah when health personnel certify her fit. “Our staff tried to check if she is able to walk but she is still experiencing pain on her ankle. She will have to be taken for physiotherapy to check if her ligament is intact,” he said. Dr Chansa said gunshot wounds take time to heal but doctors will try their best to ensure that she is fine as quickly as possible.
And Neria Mumba, mother of the girl, said Roydah is complaining of numbness in her foot, which is making it difficult for her to walk.
Mrs Mumba said she has been informed by the hospital management that more tests will be