Police in Lusaka, Zambia are currently investigating the death of a 42-year-old woman of Garden House, who allegedly died in the Parish Priest’s House at Kaunda Square Catholic Church.
Police Spokesperson, Esther Katongo told ZNBC in an interview that the woman identified as Monica Mulenga died on April 8, 2020 in Fr Mwelwa’s house.
However, they need to carry out proper postmortem to be able to ascertain her exact cause of death.
According to reports from the Catholic Women’s League (CWL), the woman was invited to Father Mwelwa’s Parish House on Holy Thursday night. However, she lied to her husband that she was going for a funeral with her fellow CWL members.
The source said Father Mwelwa called some CWL members from St. Maurice who came to pick up the body and took it to Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital where she was confirmed dead on arrival and taken to the University Teaching Hospital mortuary as brought in dead (BID).
The source said the Archbishop of Lusaka was made to pay for the funeral expenses by the family of the deceased woman.
Meanwhile, sources close to the case have disclosed that Fr Mwelwa has been suspended for a serious case of adultery and to pave way for suspected murder case investigations.