This was after one of the named prison escapees was apprehended and arrested on Sunday 23rd May 2021 leading to the discovery of their ten victims including Mrs Mombotwa.
Mrs Mombotwa’s body was identified earlier this morning and officially confirmed to be among the dead victims of the murderous duo.
Central Province Police Commissioner, Chola Katanga, announced the identification of the bodies to the media.
He named the victims so far identified as Kazadi, aged 43, Pricilla Kafumbo, aged 41, Naomi Namukulwa, aged six months, all from Kitwe; Doreen Nyambe, 29, from Lusaka, and Virginia Chanda from Chingola, aged 48.
Sadly, Mrs Mombota aged 51 from Mongu, made the list of the victims who were all similarly called by the imposters to come through to Kabwe’s Mukobeko maximum and medium correctional facilities to negotiate or discuss their relatives’ possible release on Parole.
It is alleged that Joseph Chiteta and Miles Malaya raped and murdered their nine victims, while the tenth victim, was a six-month-old baby, between February and May 2021.
Meanwhile, an inquiry has been opened to ascertain how the escaped inmates acquired details and records of fellow prisoners’ relatives to call them and lure them to their deaths.
The death of Mrs Mombotwa has shocked Barotzis across the nation especially those who knew her as a peace-loving person.
May her soul, and those of the other victims, rest in eternal peace.