Lusaka, January 15, 2024 –

The Zambia Police Service is actively investigating a shooting incident involving Lieutenant General Ronnie Shikapwasha (Retired) RTD, which occurred yesterday January 14, 2024 between 17:00 and 18:00 hours at his residence in Ibex Hill.

In a statement today, Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the victim later was rushed to Maina Soko Military Hospital by the Wife and Children were he is currently admitted.

Mr. Hamoonga said Police detectives are diligently working to establish the actual facts surrounding this unfortunate incident.

The police spokesperson added that the police are treating this matter with the utmost seriousness and are committed to conducting a fair, impartial, and transparent investigation.

Mr. Hamoonga noted that the primary objective is to establish the sequence of events leading up to the incident and to determine the circumstances surrounding the discharge of the firearm.

Mr. Hamoonga has since urged urge the public to cooperate fully during this investigation as our detectives are actively gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing available information to ensure a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the situation.

He said the Police understand the significance of this incident and the public’s interest in obtaining accurate information. However, it is essential to allow the investigation to proceed without speculation or premature conclusions.


Mr. Hamoonga said the police will provide updates as the investigation progresses and will strive to maintain open communication with the public.

The police spokesperson encouraged anyone with information related to this incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

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