Shikapwasha’s widow pleads not guilty to murder


FORMER Zambia Air Force (ZAF) commander Ronnie Shikapwasha’s wife, Jane Lusengo, 73, has pleaded not guilty to killing her husband.
On March 20, Lusaka Magistrates Court committed Lusengo to the High Court for trial in a matter she is accused of shooting dead her husband. Trial for murder, which attracts up to life imprisonment, will start this Thursday.
Lusengo, 73, is alleged to have murdered Retired LieutenantGeneral Shikapwasha, who is also a former Cabinet minister, on January 15, 2024.
According to police, the housewife allegedly shot Gen Shikapwasha, 76, using a doublebarrel shotgun at the couple’s Ibex Hill house in Lusaka.
After the alleged shooting, Gen Shikapwasha was rushed to Maina Soko Medical Centre, where he died the following day.
Yesterday, the widow, clad in a black attire with a matching head wrap and an off pink scuff, appeared before Lusaka High Court Judge Conceptor Zulu for plea..