There has been outpouring grief for murdered Zambia National Service (ZNS) Makeni Clinic counsellor Clare Namutenda.

The 42-year-old Clare was reported missing to Chilenje Police by her husband Col. Maybin Mundengo also of ZNS around 21:00 hours on Friday.

“Later, the body of Clare Namutenda, the missing person was found dumped in Kabangwe area at a grave yard with deep cuts on the fore head,” Police spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo stated in a statement.

Two people including a foreign witch doctor have been arrested in connection with the murder.

Katongo named the two suspects as Abraham Hussen Phiri, a foreign traditional healer aged 28 and Loze Saviour also 28.

Katongo revealed that a Toyota van guard which was being driven by Clare was recovered from the duo with the number plate removed.

Clare was a civilian working at ZNS Makeni Clinic as a counsellor since 2017.

She leaves behind four children and a husband.


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