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City-centre shooter to stay locked up

By: Kelvin Chiringa

More woes for the city-centre shooter, Simata Simasiku, as the magistrates’ court this week extended his stay under police custody pending the finalisation of investigations.

The former Global Fund employee who is charged with the killing of his colleague and injuring another was supposed to formally apply for bail this week Wednesday but failed.

He managed to last week secure the legal services of Henry Shimutwikeni of Henry Shimutwikeni & Co Inc, The Villager has recently reported.

His case has thus been shifted to the 29th of April until all investigations surrounding the gruesome shooting incident which shook the nation beginning of this year are completed.

It will also be the very same day that he will be offered the opportunity to get bail.

The accused made headlines when he stormed into the eighth floor of the city-centre building before fatally gunning down Sarah Mwilima and severely injuring Ester Nepolo.

The tragic incident which occurred towards the end of January this year was sparked after Simasiku was allegedly informed that his contract would not be renewed, thus throwing him into a state of fury.

He is facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

Mwilima, who died on the spot during the shooting incident, was employed as the management unit director, while Nepolo holds a position in the monitoring and evaluation department.

Nepolo escaped death when two shots rang in the building and she was rushed to a private hospital where she was stabilized.

Kelvin Chiringa

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