Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga has confirmed the development but says she has not yet been furnished with full details of the matter.
“The incident is alleged to have happened around midnight in which a petrol bomb is suspected to have been thrown into the deceased’s bedroom while he was asleep. He has been identified as Nelson Mhango, 27, of house number 3 of SS section in Chiwempala Township. The body of the deceased has since been deposited is in Nchanga North General hospital mortuary,” said Katanga.
Mhango becomes the second person to be burnt to death in gang related activities after another gang member, Isaac Chiwasha, popularly known as Debra Richie, was burnt in May last year.