A mob of mourners in Mazabuka’s Mwanachingwala area have beaten to death a man who broke into a house armed with a pistol, beat up a woman and stole K15,000 along with mobile phone worth K120.
Police acting spokesperson Danny Mwale announced the death of Comrade Hamooya at the hands of the mob.
Mwale revealed that Hamooya with a friend when they broke into where they stole money amounting to K15,000 and a cellular phone worth K120 at gun point.
Mwale explained that Mosopo’s husband was at a funeral house in the neighbourhood.
“As the suspected robbers left the house, the victim screamed for help alerting mourners who pursued them and managed to apprehend one identified as Comrade Hamooya,” Mwale stated.
“He was beaten and sustained a deep cut on the head and multiple cuts on the body. He was rescued by other members of the community but later died on the way to Batoka Clinic at about 04 hours,” Mwale added.
He said police have launched a manhunt for the other suspect managed to escape with the money and a phone.
“Police who rushed to the scene recovered a home made pistol with eight rounds of ammunition,” stated Mwale.