NANCY SIAME, Lusaka
UNKNOWN people have hacked a 67-year-old man in Mafinga district in Muchinga Province to death in his sleep.
Provincial commissioner of police Godwin Phiri said Mr Spider Mugala was murdered on Tuesday around 21:00 hours in his house in Buruma village in Chief Mwenechifungwe’s area.
He said Mr Mugala and his son retired to bed in separate houses, leaving the mother securing kitchen utensils outside.
Mr Phiri said the woman heard a bang coming from the house and went to check what was happening.
Mr Phiri said she shouted for help and the neighbourhood responded promptly and that when they entered the house they found that Mr Mugala had been hacked to death.
The unknown killer managed to escape.