Two Taxi Drivers Murdered


A taxi driver has been murdered in Petauke. The Eastern Province police commissioner Lackson Sakala confirmed the incident.


The crime was committed between 01:00am and 06:00am. Sakala said the victim’s blood-stained vehicle was abandoned in Riverside compound.


He said Mwanza’s body, currently in Petauke hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem, was found in a shallow pool of water with multiple cuts.


A second taxi driver was also murdered on April 1st. Joseph Mulenga of House Number 4272, Chikola Loop in Chingola was allegedly booked by unknown people from Chingola to Luanshya on April 1, 2019.


Copperbelt Police commissioner Charity Katanga said the unknown assailants are on the run and police are yet to recover the motor vehicle.


Katanga said police have instituted investigations in the matter and launched a manhunt for the suspected criminals.

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