Ben Zulu, a former executive director of the Family Health Trust (FHT), passed away at the Mukobeko Maximum Security Correctional Facility, where he was serving a death sentence.
Zulu was given a death by hanging sentence by Lusaka High Court judge Wilfred Muma in May of last year for the 2019 slaying of 19-year-old Natasha Mkandawire.
shot killed Zulu He abducted Natasha from her parents’ house in the Ngwerere neighborhood of Lusaka and dumped her body in a bush in the Mpandika district of Chief Mungule, Chibombo District.
Judge Muma stated in his decision that he was satisfied with the prosecution’s ability to show beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused shot the victim.
Zulu was the last person to be seen with the deceased, according to Judge Muma, who also stated that a gun was discovered in his home after an investigation. He claimed that bloodstains were discovered on the seat of Zulu’s car.
The prisoner was then transferred to Mukubeko, where on Tuesday morning as he was about to take a shower, he passed out.
Authorities with the Zambia Correctional Service reported that attempts to revive him in the clinic inside the facility were unsuccessful.