Zambian police officer shoots estranged wife dead then commits suicide, after learning she was getting married to another man


A 29-year-old Zambian police officer, identified as Albert Kamasumba, reportedly shot his estranged wife, Deborah Kasakula, dead before taking his own life.

It was gathered that Kamasumba killed his ex-wife, Deborah, in her parents’ house on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, after he learnt that she was moving on and getting married to someone else.

Local media reports that Deborah and Kamasumba have been separated for some months and she had gone back to her parents in Ndola’s Kawama Township.

However, when the officer found out she planned to wed another man in Kitwe, he went on the rampage and shot her and another family member, said to be her sister, before killing himself.

“It is alleged that after knocking off from work today, the officer went to his wife’s house in Kawama and shoot her and her sister then later her ran to Pamodzi Community Police Post where he shot himself outside,” one officer told the media.

Kamasumba was transferred from Kawama Police Post where he used to be stationed, came from an operation and went straight to Kawama Township where he shot Deborah.

After killing her, he headed for Pamodzi Community Police Post where he had a brief chat with the unsuspecting officers.

Then he handed an officer his phone and requested him to deliver it to someone who would come looking for him.

He then went outside without his fellow officers suspecting anything and the next thing they head was a gunshot.

When officers rushed outside they found him laying in a pool of blood near a water tap.

The spokesperson for Ndola Teaching Hospital, Sheona Kamwendo, confirmed that the facility received two deceased corpses, a male and a female, identified as Albert Kamasumba and Deborah Kasakula.

The couple left behind a year old and a one-month old child.



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