…younger brother acquitted in the murder of a Mazabuka school girl (in picture).
The High Court sitting in Mazabuka has sentenced a 21 year old man of Mulonga Stage Two Compound to death by hanging for murdering a 16 year old school girl.
High Court Judge, Kenneth Mulife sentenced Michelo Siangumba, Thursday morning for the murder of Mazabuka Girls Secondary School Pupil, Tina Muyuni Mweene between 2 and 4 May 2020 in Mazabuka.
Byta FM Court Journalist reports that Michelo was jointly charged with Bright Siankumba, aged 18 for killing the girl whose body was discovered half naked in drainage within Zambia Sugar Estate with a condom near the scene.
However, Judge Mulife acquitted Bright despite being found with the victim’s phone, after establishing that the number in the phone was not his.
Mulife also established that Michelo instructed his younger brother to put the Simcard in the phone.
In delivering judgment, Mulife sentenced Michelo to death by hanging saying he was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he killed Tina.