A soldier has reportedly shot his wife dead after finding out about her illicit affairs with his superior in The Army. He is also reported to have committed the act upon discovery that his two children belong to another man.
The Zambian soldier identified as Pathias Mwape reportedly heard rumors that two of his children he raised were not his and when he confronted the wife, the wife who is also a police woman broke down in tears confirming that indeed two of the children were not his.
“Rumors have been going on for sometimes, all we know is that the wife was sleeping with one of our bosses. It is believed those two children are for our boss but he raised them to date. He was mad, in the morning after shooting his wife he left looking for the boss. He wanted to shoot him too but fortunate enough, the boss was not home together with his wife and children ” a soldier source within the barracks said
“When he went for peace keeping some years back, one of our bosses use to go and sleep in there house. Its a well known story. The top bosses know about it and we are waiting to see if the cause of this problem will be punished according to our guiding command procedures “.
An officer at Kabwe Chindwin Barracks has revealed further that military bosses in barracks are fond of sleeping with wives of their juniors. And they mostly do this when the officers are in other countries on mission.
“It is a very common act among the top military officers and unfortunately nothing has been done regarding that” the officer added
Mwape shot dead his wife using a pistol yesterday after a confrontation
After realizing that Police were looking for him, Mwape also shot himself dead.