A 21-year-old student nurse, Mapalo Masiku, was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend after she broke with him.
Masiku had broken up with her boyfriend, Kaluwayo Mwika, to start a new relationship, but the boyfriend who was still in love with her, couldn’t come to terms with the end of their relationship.
It was learnt that after the break up, Mwika lured Masiku to a nearby bush where he strangled her to death, and also committed suicide by hanging.
The Central Province Commissioner of Police, Chola Katanga, who confirmed the incident, said Masiku was a second year student at Chitambo College of Nursing and of House Number 351, Mikomfwa Township in Luanshya, Copperbelt Province.
Mr Katanga stated that the incident happened on Sunday, December 13th, within the nearby bush of Chitambo College of Nursing, and Kaluwayo allegedly hanged himself at Chito Area, about 18km from the crime scene.
Police spokesperson, Esther Katongo said initial investigations indicated that the victim had a misunderstanding with her boyfriend who had just completed school at the same College.
Katongo said the suspect is believed to have called a friend to the victim to give direction to where the body was.
In her words,
“The body was found with injuries and was been picked and taken to Chitambo District Hospital mortuary and today. Police received information that the suspect has committed suicide.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner revealed the police looking into a recorded call that the deceased boyfriend had with one of his friends, where he confessed to have killed his girlfriend.
Exacts from the recording reads,
“I told her that let’s go somewhere and talk,we then went somewhere near the bush…We then talked about our relationship. She couldn’t cooperate.She told me that she has found a new guy called Patrick. She then told me that she no longer loves me, but she is ready to give me a child. She said she can give me anything.vWe then enjoyed ourselves,”
“Later the argument continued again because I was hurt, for her to leave me!. That’s how I strangled her neck, till she died. I then hit her with a piece of tree on the head. I don’t believe that she is still alive, if she is alive, then she must thank her God. I hope they will find her body. This is my last call, I hope that you will find my body, my phone is on, and the people who will pick my corpse will communicate. I’m using a small phone, no password…I’m gone!.”
See photos from her funeral below,