In total, the assailant with his co-accused, Miles Malaya, has raped, murdered, and buried at least nine female victims and a six-month-old baby around the prison farms where they were entrusted to work the fields as reformed inmates since February 2021.
And hundreds of Barotzis turned up to pay their last respect to Mrs Mombotwa in a solemn funeral procession that took place in Limulunga, the royal capital of Barotseland.
The procession, which involved the church, civil societies, and political activists started with a church service at the New Apostolic Church, Limulunga Central Congregation, where she was a member, ended up at the Limulunga cemetery where she has been put to rest.
Her funeral and national mourning will continue until 8th June 2021.
Meanwhile, the Linyungandambo, Barotseland’s main independence movement founded by her husband to peacefully push for Barotseland’s self-determination, have called on the Zambian state to thoroughly investigate Mrs Mombotwa’s death to make sure that all those involved in her gruesome murder and that of the other nine victims are brought to book.
Speaking at Mrs Mombotwa’s funeral, the Linyungandambo General Secretary, Samuel Kalimukwa, appealed to the government to investigate the matter thoroughly and ensure that all the people behind the Mukobeko criminal syndicate are dealt with accordingly.
Meanwhile, an inquest has been opened to determine how James and Miles had acquired access to their fellow prisoners' spouses and relatives' private information to carry out such an elaborate murderous scheme.
AMATEUR VIDEO: Barotseland Broadcasting Network.