A Mazabuka mother has abandoned her two children aged five and eleven years old and her whereabouts are not known since December last year.
A Good Samaritan, Christopher Nkalamo, who is keeping the children told ZANIS that the woman identified as Petronela Kayayi, disappeared last December after telling the children that she was going to Pemba to order some mushrooms but has not returned since.
Mr Nkalamo explained that he rescued the children when the landlord evicted them from the house and got hold of the household items as surety for the unpaid rentals.
He said he then got the children with the hope that the mother will return quickly but up to date, she has not returned from her business trip.
Mr Nkalamo is appealing to the father to the children, Siame Kachingwe, who is suspected to be in Mbala and working as a police officer to come and collect his children as he could not continue keeping them.