A 33-YEAR-OLD teacher of Omelo Mumba Primary School in Katete district has murdered his wife following a marital dispute.
Eastern Province police commissioner Alex Chilufya said Tobias Mwale of Ibex Compound murdered his wife Mumba Kalaba, a midwife at Kasama General Hospital, between 12:30 and 13:00 hours yesterday.
“The victim is Mumba Kalaba, 26, of Ibex Compound Katete but is from Yasakwa village chief Mabumba, Mansa, a midwife at Kasama General Hospital. She was murdered in a marital dispute by Tobias Mwale, husband, 33, of the same address; a teacher at Omelo Mumba Primary School,” Chilufya stated.
He stated that police had since arrested Mwale and charged him with murder.
“A blood soaked machete was found at the scene with the head almost severed from the body and cuts on the neck, shoulder and left wrist. The suspect is in police custody for murder,” stated Chilufya.
And an eye witness Walles Mpakateni said Mwale differed with his wife when he found a strange phone number in her phone.
“What happened is that after this woman came from church, Mwale told her that ‘I am killing you today’ but the wife said ‘if there is a problem, kill me!’ The main issue that brought about this problem is a strange number which the husband found in her phone. So the man got a machete and cut her on the neck, the entire head was almost chopped off,” narrated Mpakateni.
The body of the deceased was taken to St Francis Mission Hospital by police officers.