THE South African Police Service (SAPS) is looking for a Zambian in connection with the murder of his son and girlfriend, who died after their home was set ablaze.Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba said SAPS had sought the help of his office to help locate Abassy Banda, 28, to help with investigations.Press Secretary Nicky Shabolyo said in a statement yesterday that the High Commission had appealed to Mr Banda, who was being sought by Pretoria Police in connection with a case of murders, to surrender himself.

The murder victims were his wife Jacklyn Manganyi, and his three-year-old son Nkaceko Masauso Manganyi.

Mr Mwamba called on Mr Banda to report himself to the police so that he could help with the investigations.

“The South African Police Service from Sunnyside Police Station in Pretoria have opened a case against 28-year-old Banda, holder of passport number ZN382769, who is a suspect in a murder case of two people and a case of arson,” he said.

He said that Mr Banda, whose whereabouts remained unknown, was on February 27 this year alleged to have set ablaze his girlfriend’s house at Barclays Square Flats in Pretoria.