A BRICKLAYER of Lusaka has appeared in the Lusaka magistrates court for allegedly causing the death of a man whom he gave a libido concoction locally known as ‘Nyele Ya-Mbuzi’ that went wrong.
John Banda, 52, of Libala South is charged with murder contrary to section 200 of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
According to court documents, it is alleged that Banda was approached by Abitone Phiri who was looking for a herbal treatment for his low libido.
Banda is said to have offered the herbal concoction which was in a form of a powder and was administered using a tangy soft drink which Mr Phiri took.
Mr Phiri experienced dizziness, diarrhoea, frequent urination and abdominal pains which worsened with time.
He was taken to a clinic by his relatives and later was referred to the University Teaching Hospital.
At the hospital Mr Phiri revealed to his relatives what concoction he had taken and who gave it to him.
A post-mortem revealed that Mr Phiri died of poisoning.
Particulars of the offence are that Banda on September 30, 2012 in Lusaka did murder Abitone Phiri.