Drunken Choma man stabs visiting brother to death


LIKE the Biblical Cain, a man of Choma has ended the life of his brother although the issue had nothing to do with sacrifices but was inspired by alcohol intoxication.

The deceased, Michelo Miyanda is said to have made the journey from Pemba to visit his elder brother Denmark Sikumba in Mwapona compound of Choma, within Southern Province on Friday afternoon.

On the afternoon of Saturday, the two brothers went for drink and their throat gymnastics extended to the the night.

On their way back home, the fraternal chats of the brothers turned into an argument and by the time they got to Sikumba’s house, they decided to settle the quarrel with a physical fight.

In the ensuing fight, the brothers threw such ferocious blows and each one would think it was national to help in the reduction of mealie meal prices.

Fearing for the life of her husband who seemed to have been receiving more blows in the fight, Miyanda’s wife who was present ran to seek the help of neighbours.

But as Miyanda’s wife arrived back with help, she found him lying lifeless in a river of his own blood.

Police were called to grim scene and all officers could do was shift Miyanda’s body to the mortuary while Sikumba was marched to detention cell to await court formalities of booking him a long stay in Correctional Facility for murder.

Police Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga has confirmed the incident to Kalemba in a statement.

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By Buumba Mwitumwa

Kalemba August 1, 2023


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