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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

A hunting spree almost turns deadly

Headlines A hunting spree almost turns deadly

A 17-year-old boy in Chavuma has had his leg amputated after stepping on a grenade in neighbouring Angola.

Steven Nguvulu, a Grade Nine pupil at Lingele-ngende Basic School in Ching’i area in Chavuma district allegedly stepped on the grenade as he was hunting.

Chavuma District Commissioner, Frobisher Fulayi, confirmed the development to ZANIS saying the incident happened on Friday last week.

“Yes, I can confirm that the a Grade 9 pupil by the name of Steven of Chavuma district has been amputated following a hunting spree where he accidentally stepped on a grenade that later exploded affecting his left leg,” Mr Fulayi said.

Mr Fulayi explained that Steven had his leg amputated at Chavuma Mission Mission hospital where he was rushed to after the explosion.

He appealed to Chavuma residents to desist from straying into the neighbouring country even when faced with serious hunger situation.

The district commissioner attributed the accident to the lack of clear boundary demarcation between the two countries in the area.

“My appeal to the Chavuma residents is for the people to desist from entering neighboring countries because they do not have any business to do there” He said.

” Zambia has got plenty of food so people should stay in villages,” Mr. Fulayi said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Fulayi has disclosed that Steven is ready to write his final Grade 9 examination from his hospital bed.

Grade nine final examinations are scheduled to commerce today, Monday November, 17, 2008.

58 COMMENTS

  1. If we had plenty of food a grade nice pupil could have been studying at home.

    Pipo should not pretend that we have food. May be the poor boy feeds the family by hunting

  2. Am #1. Grade 9 with one leg, sorry boyi! , with this hunger am sure people will lose more that a leg, What is the government doing about this?

  3. Mr Fulayi obviously does not know what it means to go to bed hungry and therefore pretends that all is well. Also, if the border is not well demarcated, how is somebody expected to know that he is know on foreign soils? Whose fault is that? It is however good to know that at least the boy will be writing his exams from his hospital bed. Good luck and all the best Steven.

  4. Sad moment indeed. It is not true that we have enough food, i think he was refering to urban areas not rural area. Sir, i would just request you to visit the village and send good time there, only then thats when you will understand the situation at hand.

  5. A normal person would not go and hunt when he is writting exams.This story just tells you that there wasnt any food at home and the poor young boy had no choice but to go out and hunt inorder to feed his empty stomach.Mr Fulayi,its not every house hold which has food or gets income on a regular basis.

  6. Mr. Fulayi is speaking on behalf of his family! Not for Zambians! No man with enough food would go hunting in the bush. Pipo are staving in some villages due to floods and drought experienced in some parts of the country. Sorry boy! thank God you only lost one leg.

  7. Greetings to all bloggers in the Name of Jesus Christ.Hey this is terrible,someone losing a leg because of Hunger.awe naumfwa ububi Guys.May Our Most High God Save our beloved mother Zambia.Shall we all say Amen!

  8. Its a big shame in zambia now people hav started loosing legs due to the lack of planing with this so called government.hw can sure surely people be safe when the government does nt even put the boundaries there and educate the people abt the dangers of crossing over to the other side?GOD BLESS ZAMBIA.

  9. Angolan gov’t should be made to pay for this boy’s injuries. Why was the Angolan gov’t using such long lasting deadly weapons as though no one will ever live in the areas littered with landmines and grenades. Let the Angolan gov’t pay not just for this boy’s injuries but they should also pay to clear up the affected areas so that such incidents to happen again to anyone( Zambian or Angolan).

  10. I hope Mr. Filayi and the govt as a whole, will do something now, not just yapping. It is sad to talk about what the Govt should have done after such occurrences. please can the govt work on dermacations now that one soul almost perished, and can we ensure that food is made available is such places to avoid such accidents. Iam glad that he will have his exam written though in hospital.

  11. May the boy have a quick recovery and do well in his exams. He is the latest casualty of government ineptitude.

  12. Had the goverment address’d the hunger situation, such an incident couldnt have happened. All they do is talk,talk and talk loudly when they smell an election

  13. “My appeal to the Chavuma residents is for the people to desist from entering neighboring countries because they do not have any business to do there” He said.

    ” Zambia has got plenty of food so people should stay in villages,” Mr. Fulayi said
    ——————————————————————–
    How can somebody say such things when he knows that people do not have food and the mealie-meal they were promised by Mukulu puno are not forth coming? He has food himself that is why he can’t see how others are struggling!!!!!!

  14. If there was enough food in the country, I don’t see why a young man would be out there hunting instead of either plying with his friends or studying.

    If the borders were clearly demarcated, there is no need to blame the people because they can’t tell whether they are on their on own soil or foreign.

    If faced with serious hunger situation, why shouldn’t residents to desist from straying into the neighbouring if their own gorvernment can’t provide them with food. These are not political refugees but normal human beings trying to make their ends meet. These poor residents go there because they have business to do. They have got mouths to feed.

    Shame on you Fulayi and you gorvernment.

  15. This is sad story indeed. Instead of the boy preparing for his exams, he actually went to hunt and a Mr. Fulayi says the boys had no business to do in the neighbouring country? Can’t he see that this is a question of life and death, survival? This man should be demoted.

  16. Very sad reading indeed. I feel sad for him and all the other rural folk afflicted by hunger. I would never condemn rural voters but it is telling that the last two stories (on this site) concerning Zambian hardship involve government strongholds. If they can’t take care of their strongholds then only God knows how much they care about the other 60% of the country where they lost the vote.

  17. Such situations are avoidable if only the poeple responsible can do somethng about it rather than lashing at the poor boy and the Villagers who vote for them!!!!!

  18. I feel sad to hear our brother lost his leg. This tells us all that there is njala (Hunger) in our country. Please the govt, if really you are a listening govt as you claim, do something b4 more legs and lives are lost.

  19. ‘A 17-year-old boy in Chavuma has had his leg amputated after stepping on a grenade in neighbouring Angola.

    Steven Nguvulu, a Grade Nine pupil at Lingele-ngende Basic School in Ching’i area in Chavuma district allegedly stepped on the grenade as he was hunting.’

    Sorry and keep heart youngman. Thanks for being in Grade 9 at 17 years old for others would have given up hope for school at that age in the grade you are in. May you have quick recuperation.

  20. so sad for the boy. Any way we need proper demarcation between Angola and Zambia and Mozambique coz these are the border areas infested with landmines and preset grenades

  21. #8 I SAY, ‘AMEN’. AND NICE TO C BABY C ….. WE HEARD THAT YOU WERE ILL.
    FOR MR. FULAYI I WUD RECCOMEND THAT HE CHECKS MASLOW’S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS – THE BOTTOM RUNG I MEAN.

  22. we told you to vote for pf but you voted with your hands see now what is happening next it you will be shot in the head. mwata wake up.

  23. DISTRICT POLICE COMMISSIONER CANT DIFFERETIATE LANDMINE FROM GRENAD? SHAME. AND RB CONTINUES APPOINTING OLD RETIRED PIPO TO HIGHEST POLICE SERVICE POSITIONS? MORE SHAMEFULL. I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED TO HEAR RB HAS APPOINTED THE LATE ALEXDER KAMALONDO OR ELIJA MUDENDA.

    WAKE UP ZED.

  24. Irresiponsible statement by the Government.It is your duty to secure your boders those people VOTED you anyway, protect them.what plenty of food are you talking about? Actuacly Govvernment should consider buying that pooor guy an artificial leg.
    Shame on you GRZ.

  25. In the village people go hunting to have relish not looking for “food” literally as people are trying to imply. In any case, in the heat of an animal chase is there time to check the border line!

  26. WHERE DOES THE DC THINK PPL WILL GET FOOD SINCE THERE IS HUNGER AND VILLAGERS ARE LIVING ON WILD FRUITS IMPUNDU AND WAITING FOR MUSHROOMS TO BLOSOM LATER WITH THE RAINS ITS VERY SHAMEFUL SORRY ABT THAT YOUNG MAN WISH YOU QUICK RECOVERY

  27. How can people desist from straying in the neighboring Angola when there is lack of clear boundary demarcating the two countries? Sorry to the boy, his life has now changed completely. Govt should something to help avoid similar accidents. Animals run for dear life in every chase, so the issues of boundaries do not apply, what needs to done is a joint demining exercise. I do not think the rebels where mindful of boundaries when planting these land mines; some could be on Zambian soils. Does the DC know the difference between a land mine and a grenade?

  28. Does anybody know what type of animal this young man was chasing, I thought Chavuma was full of Oil field samples only (according to the MMD)? Let us demine the area and the Angolan gov’t must be made to pay up for this mess and cleaning up of the areas around or near the Angolan border otherwise this will not be the last we will hear of such a sad story for an innocent hunter. While we are on Chavuma, what is the latest with the oil story?

  29. The Zambian gov’t must educate the animals wondering around the Chavuma area to run within the Zambian borders when chased by Zambian hunters, I’m sure the DC can lead the way in this programme!

  30. No Zambian boundary is demarcted.I have been to the source of the Zambei river and we were only told by the source site manager that the other side you a big tree it is DR Congo.There is nothing between the two countries to tell or show that this is congo and the the other side is Zambia.Zambians living in this piece of land have their fields of Cassava in Congo.Why can’t we put up physical fence like that of South Africa along its borders with Zimbambwe and Mozambique.Even MPs who come from this areas in Chavuma they do not visit thier areas as they are too occupied with thier private or personnal business at the expense of the poor who voted for them into office.Shame upon you hypocrit

  31. Mr Fulayi in Chavuma! Well onw has to live there any way! I bet the f)o)o)l thinks he is a king there! What a w)a)n)k)e)r he is! The again he wont be reading this any way. Not in Chavuma!

  32. I think the title of this article is not appropriate not even a bit ahh this was not a hunting spree…this just shows that people are in real need of help food is scarce dont make light of it ata

  33. Where was the zed military? Correct me if Im wrong but Im made to understand that the Zed border with Angola/Congo D.R is manned to deter illegal crossings and avoid such incidents, bearing in mind the heavey presence of uncleared UXO for decades.

  34. people in chavuma voted overwhelmingly for mr rupiaha banda. today they are losing legs in search of mice in angola barely three weeks after the elections. by 2011 all chavumans will be on clutches at this rate. on border demarcations, mr fulayi is once again demonstrating his ignorance. it is not always that countries are divided by rivers. mere beacons are not even enough to stop people who have relatives across borders. learn to vote wisely next time.

  35. Sorry boy, you crossed the border illegally into Angola to start with.You lost your left leg and left with one.So as soon as you get well, the police will find you and will be prosecuted for illegal activities and also for poaching.
    GRZ we have no enough food pa Zed.

    Viva H H he will provide food for all Zedians

  36. #47 you are a full.Do you want a wall fence to demarcate the Zed boundary?
    Grow up young boy.

    LT will remove you from this site.

    Viva H H he can unite the Zed neighbors

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