In 2016 suspected ritual murders shocked the nation with some arrests made that did not produce any conviction.
Below is the full statement from the police
Zambia Police Statement
“18TH MAY, 2017 – In the early hours of today, Police in Lusaka picked up a body of an unidentified man aged between 30 and 35 years in Zingalume Compound.
This followed a report which officers on patrol in the area received from one of the newspaper distributors at about 02 30 hours that he had seen someone being dragged by some people.
When officers followed up the report, they discovered blood on one of the roads and when they followed the traces of the blood, they discovered a body of the deceased lying in one of the yards.
The body was found without private parts, with a ripped off stomach and one right ear was cut off.
Police picked up the body and deposited it in UTH awaiting postmortem and identification.
We are calling upon people who could be missing a relative to visit UTH and help identify the body.
We further call upon members of the public to avoid moving unaccompanied in the dark as well as lone areas so as to avoid falling prey.
Investigations have been instituted in the matter.
ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER