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Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Monica’s killers

THE Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence imposed on Lusaka business executive Beatrice Mwala and four others for murdering her husband’s lover Monica Phiri in April 2007.
Mwala’s accomplices John Hangwende, Joseph Banda and Charles Mwanza were also sentenced to death while her nephew Jungwe Majula was sentenced to 15 years on both counts and another relative, Mary Moyo, was acquitted.
The six were facing two counts of murder and attempted murder of Benny Banda, the late Ms Phiri’s driver on April 22, 2007.

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