Another Zambian killed in South Africa in a case of mistaken identity


Pretoria -Thursday, 13th September, 2018
A 28 years old Zambian national has been stoned to death by a group of enraged taxi and minibus drivers in a town of Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa.
Rabson Zulu, holder of passport number 528427 was stabbed with a knife before being stoned to death together with four (4) other foreign nationals by a group of over 30 drivers in collaboration with the local community.
According to the information made available to the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, Mr. Zulu was murdered over the weekend in a case of alleged mistaken identity at a tuck shop located in Pinasdorp area where he had gone to buy washing powder to clean the car for his relative who he was visiting.
It is alleged that the enraged mob of taxi and minibus drivers together with local people wanted to carry out a revenge attack on an identified foreign national of West African origin for allegedly killing one of the taxi drivers who was accused of raping his employee.
After realising that they had killed an innocent person, the mob fled the scene with no arrests made so far.
Mr. Zulu’s mortal remains have since been deposited at Tsepong government mortuary awaiting repatriation to Zambia.
His death comes barely few weeks after another Zambian national, Kenneth Sikopo was shot dead in cold blood in Germiston in the same country.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba has expressed shock at the death of Mr. Zulu.
Mr. Mwamba says the mission was saddened that an innocent life was lost in bizzarre circumstances.
He said the murder of Mr. Zulu was extremely unfortunate as he was a law-abiding resident in that community.
Mr. Mwamba has since called on the Police to carry out thorough investigations to ensure that Zulu’s murderers face justice.
He has also wished the bereaved family and the entire Zambian community in South Africa God’s strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.

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    moses 5 days ago

    Following the story correctly, there is no evidence of mistaken identity here, because the tax drivers were targeting an individual reportedly, how come four were attacked? and if he went to buy soap, how did he come to be in the company of three other foreigners? The four were simply attacked for being foreigners irrespective of which country you come from! This is pure Xenophobia! Our people should be on their guard, killings have resumed! If their security is not certain, kindly tell our people to come back!Hard facts should not be sugar coated, lets call a spade as such!

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    Tito 5 days ago

    South Africa is not a country to admire to visit even as a tourist. It is proving to be a den of murderers and thugs because of apatheid  background

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    Black Sabath 6 days ago

    South Africans are most backward people and belong to stone age Apartheid was good we were deceived by Kaunda and other African Leaders to fight Apartheid we shouldn’t have done that these South Africans are savages are we will be forever regret to allow such idiots to be free.

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    Jackson 7 days ago

    South Africa stop killing Zambian
    Who are innocent
    Revenge is not allowed in the Bible
    We are all one pliz.

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    J Chizu 1 week ago

    If one person of certain nationality kills it doesnt mean all people from that nation are bad. Please we are all one. Nations are just boundaries. God is not partial. To bad killing innocent people.

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    GOOGLE.The most dangerous place in the world is South Africa. MHSRIP.

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    MUTOMBA NOKO 1 week ago


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    Hard 1 week ago

    I Hate South Africans they are very backward..may God deliver them

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    Stop killing Zambia

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    Amuye koo 1 week ago

    Niyena Mwamba akute kona kupala kwa musebezi coz only Zambians are being killed? Mr. Mwamba should swap with another ambasador coz we are getting tired of Zambians being killed and it seems there is no one to voice for them.

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    Just a guy 1 week ago

    A place where an average of 50 people killed daily.What would one expect?

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    These are young thugs who have no idea what sacrifices Zambia made to liberate their kith and kin from the brutal apartheid regime.

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    The Tsotsi mentality, the renowned apartheid South African terror groups of yesteryears, continues.

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    sipinya sa ng'aka 1 week ago

    South Africans are daily killing one another, it’s a dangerous place. For a foreigner to stay there its just a question of time before crime catches up with you. Sorry for the bereaved family!

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    Tommy 1 week ago

    Dont these people know that we can also kill?

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    Eunice Drew 1 week ago

    Sad news

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    jimmy shaba 1 week ago