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Masaiti man Attacks friend with Axe

When he discovers his pal seated next to his wife in their living room, the Masaiti guy attacks him with an axe.

A 40-year-old Masaiti man is being treated in a hospital for a critical deep head wound after being attacked with an axe by a buddy who thought he was having an affair with his wife.

After finding Enock Kaswaswa and Ruth Kalyelye in their marital home’s sitting room sometime after midnight, Joseph Mulenga is said to have become enraged and hacked the victim.

Since then, the suspect has been held in police custody.

According to Copperbelt Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba, who confirmed the event, police were informed of an attempted murder that had taken place in Masaiti yesterday around 2:00 a.m.

“Brief facts are that on Monday, January 2nd, 2023 at an unknown time, the victim went for a drinking spree with the wife of the suspect.The suspect also went for a drinking spree in a different direction and at around midnight, the suspect passed through a yellow shop tarven with a view of finding his wife so that they could move together back home,”

Mr Mweemba said unfortunately the suspect did not find his wife and so he proceeded home.

“When he reached home, he found his wife in the sitting room with the victim.The suspect was very upset with what he found home and then started beating his wife, accusing her of having an affair with his colleague. The suspect then turned his anger on the friend (victim), who he hacked with an axe on the head, and left unconscious, with severe bleeding,” he said.

He claimed that after the Police were notified, they went to the spot and discovered the victim laying still.

The victim was afterwards transferred to Masaiti district hospital, where he was later sent for specialized care to Ndola Teaching Hospital. According to Mr. Mweemba, the victim’s condition is critical.

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