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Zambia court sentences police officer to death by hanging for killing a civilian

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A 42-year old Zambian police officer based in Chipata has been sentenced to hang for murder, this publication has leant.

Lusaka judge Sharon Newa sentenced Surgent Matondo Mangolwa for shooting to death Bwalya Chishimba
on August 5, 2019 in Chipata.

Chishimba was a civilian employee at the Zambia Air Force Samora Machel base in Mbala District.

The deceased had gone clubbing to celebrate his success after having come out second in the open Golf tournament which was held at Chipata Golf Club before he was murdered.

After shooting Chishimba, Mangolwa had reported the matter to the police that the deceased was killed by a stray bullet as he attempted to open the door to the offices at Zambia Revenue regional office in Chipata.

The convict was arrested after it was discovered that he presented wrong information to what transpired.

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