A 62 year-old man identified as Frank Matewere and his 51 year-old son in-law, Vincent Chisale, were on Monday evening and Tuesday morning murdered respectively in Chiradzulu over a land dispute.
Chiradzulu police spokesperson Victoria Chirwa confirmed the incident in an interview.
“Matewere won a land dispute case against his son in-law Chisale at Chisombezi Court. The following day, Chisale went to his father in-law’s house with his two friends pretending to be interested in buying the disputed land,” narrated Chirwa.
Chirwa added: “On their way to show the interested buyers the land, Chisale allegedly stabbed his father in-law on the back and escaped from the place with his two friends. Later, two women found Matewere in great pain and informed his relatives but he was already dead when they arrived at the scene.”
Acting in anger, Chirwa said Matewere’s relatives man-hunted Chisale and assaulted him to death.
According to Chirwa, postmortem conducted at Chiradzulu District Hospital revealed that Matewere died of loss of blood while Chisale, who was burnt to death, died of third degree burns from head to lower extremities.
Meanwhile, no arrests have been made yet as police are still investigating the matter.
Both Matewere and Chisale hailed from Gogomwa village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Likoswe Chiradzulu.