Suspects in pensioner's murder arrested in Zambezi

15 Jun 2016 19:50pm
KATIMA MULILO, 15 JUN (NAMPA) – The police in the Zambezi Region on Wednesday arrested three of four suspects alleged to be behind the murder of a 61-year-old man.
The men, who are now in the custody of the police at Katima Mulilo, were arrested in the Masokotwani area.
They are believed to be behind the violent murder of Fred Sinvula Kasungo in March, when his store at Makolonga village was robbed.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Community Affairs officer and spokesperson for Zambezi, warrant officer Kisco Sitali told Nampa the men have been charged and are expected to appear before the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
“The fourth suspect is still on the run. These men in our custody will all appear before court and will be arraigned on the charges they are facing,” Sitali said.
In March, Nampa reported that Kasungo was shot dead outside his store at the village in the Masokotwani area. He was shot with his own rifle, following an ambush by suspected thieves who broke into his store shortly after midnight.
Kasungo was shot in his left shoulder, after which the thieves entered the store and tampered with the jukebox. Nothing was however reported stolen.
Kasungo died while he was out on bail of N.dollars 10 000 granted in September 2015 by the same court for a murder charge.
This was after he had allegedly shot and killed a man, identified as only Musipili, who was tracked down as one of the suspects who robbed his store on 26 September last year.
When Musipili had apparently been trying to calm Kasungo down when he was accidentally shot.
Musipili died while being taken to the Katima Mulilo Intermediate Hospital.
Kasungo was granted bail after his first appearance before Magistrate Karl Muyeghu.
His last appearance before court was 19 November. He was represented by Profyssen Muluti.