BY SIMON MUNTEMBA
A 39 YEAR-OLD German-based Zambian musician identified as Cassy Nyemba has been brutally beaten by her 60-year-old fiancé who later committed suicide.
And Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany Anthony Mukwita expressed grave sadness at the brutal beating of Ms Nyemba who is three months pregnant.
This is contained in a statement by first secretary press at the Zambian mission in Berlin, Kellys Kaunda.
Mr Mukwita said Ms Nyemba’s boyfriend died after he allegedly jumped from the 13th floor of an apartment building in which the couple lived after violently beating her.
Mr Mukwita said the violent attack against a defenseless Ms Nyemba has
left him shell-shocked as gory details of how she escaped her attacker’s attempt to strangle her to death in her sleep around 9:00 hours on Monday morning emerged.
He said reports under police investigation indicated that Ms Nyemba’s fiancé initially used a rope and tied it around her neck and began to violently squeeze it with the apparent aim to kill her.
Mr Mukwita said the attacker then used a pillow to suffocate her but failing, he attempted to reach for a knife which gave Nyemba a slight chance at escaping.
He stated that eyewitness account report that Ms Nyemba jumped from the second floor or 9 meters down and lay motionless on the ground as neighbors called for an ambulance.
“As the medics were attending to her, a man, later identified as Nyemba’s fiancé, fell down from the 13th floor of the apartment building and died instantly,” first secretary press at the Zambian mission in Berlin he said.
Mr Mukwita said it was not yet known what could have triggered the entire tragic episode. Police are investigating the matter and have since called on anyone with any information that could assist with investigations to step forward.
After medical examination, he said, it was revealed that Nyemba is three months pregnant, has had three of her ribs broken, sustained serious damage to the spinal code, lost some fingers, and suffered serious injuries around her waist.
He said such a brutal attack on a woman happening in one of the most developed parts of the world was totally unacceptable.
Mr Mukwita has called on the German government to do more to protect women beyond the efforts of law enforcement officials.