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Lusaka Pastor Goes in for Assault and Arson

A Lusaka pastor of an unknown church who assaulted another man on account of practicing witchcraft has been sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour.

Mathews Nkwema, 40 together with his co -accused Moses Ntokonya a bricklayer have been sent to jail by  Lusaka Magistrate Mwandu Sakala for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and arson.

The duo assaulted 48-year-old Penias Zulu who is also a pastor and traditional healer and his wife Monica after having accused them of practising witchcraft.

On January 15 last year, Nkwema and Ntonkanya allegedly assaulted Zulu and his wife Monica and occasioned them with actual bodily harm.

On the same date, the duo set Zulu’s church and toilet ablaze leading to loss of property worth K14, 600.

Evidence before court was that on the material day in the evening, Zulu went to bath outside using lucky charms.

While he was throwing away the charms by the roadside after he finished bathing, Zulu was approached by Nkwema and Ntonkanya.

The duo queried him on what he was doing and he explained that he was from bathing using lucky charms.

Nkwema and Ntonkanya accused Mr Zulu of being a witch and alerted the neighbours.

A mob then pounced on Zulu and his wife and also burnt his church and toilet.

Zulu was left unconscious and only served by a passer-by who proposed that the matter be reported to the area chairperson.

Nkwema and Ntonkanya denied the charge but the court found them guilty and convicted them accordingly.

Magistrate Sakala jailed the two to two years imprisonment with hard labour for arson and a year and four months in jail for assault but the sentences will run concurrently.

Earlier in mitigation, the duo asked the court to exercise leniency because they are breadwinners and first offenders.

8 Comments

  1. Gangsta grabs

    I knew the nigger was a witch,iam sure he has needles up his ass

  2. PS CSO

    Tamule umfwa ba manyoko imwe mu cinjenyombwada
    This is Zambia the land of peace
    Muzamuziba yesu now
    God doesn’t like murder in real life mmmmmmm u should change

  3. Kem hero

    Yea these niggars claim pastoring while they are not

  4. MR BIG PUSSY

    BECAREFUL NIMU CHAMBIA MUNO OPEN YOUR MINDS

  5. Lusaka pastor

    Gangsta grabs bwela nikuchinde pamunyelo pako ponzuna pali mafuta cuuuuume

  6. The duo assaulted 48-year-old Penias Zulu

    banani kanda kumachende kikiki

  7. meran

    letme asure u all satanist pastors in zambia my GOD IS PROMISING TODO SOMETHNG APON YO LIFE BECAUZ URE DECEVING PEOPLE AND TAKE THRE PROPETY U WILL RECEIV HARDTHNGS UPON YOLIFE NOT MORE THAN THS year IF NT GOD IS NT EXIST PUT OUT SATANISM .

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