Police in Lusaka have formally arrested and charged Shinka Kaputo with murder and unlawful wounding.
On Thursday last week, Kaputo, 34, allegedly shot dead his 26-year-old girlfriend Precious Mangesana and wounded the couple’s two-year-old daughter following a dispute.
According to sources, Mangesana died instantly but the child survived the shooting.
Medical personnel at Fairview Hospital managed to remove the bullet from the baby’s neck.
“Police in Lusaka have formally arrested and charged Shinka Kaputo aged 34 of unknown house number in Meanwood Ibex Hill area with two counts: 1.Murder- contrary to section 200 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia in which he is alleged to have killed his girl friend Precious Mangesana aged 26 of unknown house number, Lusaka West using a firearm. 2. Unlawful Wounding- contrary to section 232 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia in which he is alleged to have unlawfully wounded his daughter aged two years seven months who sustained a bullet wound on the neck. The suspect remains in custody and will appear will in court soon,” said acting police spokesperson Danny Mwale in a statement today.
Mangesana was put to rest yesterday at Leopards Hill Memorial Park in Lusaka.