Two fishermen have drowned on Lake Kariba in Siavonga District of Southern Province.

Siavonga District Commissioner Emily Striedl confirmed to ZANIS that the duo met their fate when the canoe they were paddling capsized due to a heavy downpour.

Ms. Striedl explained that they were four people in the canoe but the other two managed to swim to safety.

She said marine police have since launched a search in a bid to retrieve the bodies of the duo.

Siavonga residents have expressed concern and worry over the number of fishermen that have continued to die on Lake Kariba.

The residents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there is need for companies that employ the fishermen to put in place safety measures that will safeguard the lives of their employees.

The residents wondered whether the employers were providing their employees with lifejackets in a bid to improve their chances of survival when they faced turbulences on the lake.

A fortnight ago four fishermen drowned on Lake Kariba and three of the bodies have not yet been retrieved from the lake.

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66 COMMENTS

  1. oh, nambala shinga uko, shouldn’t we be in the breeding season (fish ban period). We should always emphasise safety first at all work places. Even fishermen themselves should demand for it, safety kuyi sunga we mwine.

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  2. day in day out, people continue to die in that lake. Legend has it that it calls you to it especially if you are new. But then these chaps were seasoned. Why does’nt the government just put a slab on the river to stop people from fishing?

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  3. Too bad Basankwa bobile have drown. That’s I don’t invest in this venture, it’s too risk.

    May their souls rest in peace.

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  4. God have mercy people are trying to look for a livelihood because there are no jobs, no food hence they do everything possible to look for a living.

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  5. Kwena #5 wali pena iwe. You think its funny for people to drown? Ulebako serious. And incidentally, does your name mean what i think it does? because if so, you are sick. We want serious bloggers here.

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  6. #5

    Lake Kariba is Zambia’s undiscovered Riveire ! It offers spectacular views, stunning sunsets, great fishing, boating opportunities, water sports and wonderful relaxing holidays or weekends just soaking up the sunshine. So putting a slab is out of question. Safety measures should be put in place urgently to stop these deaths.

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  7. I have just come back because I have something for this claiming Mrs. Rashid. It seems she wants marriage. Please am single. Here is my number, 0944 222203. Am waiting patiently.

    Good luck!!!

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  8. Baby C, koma umakamba chizungu. waniyofya ka. mwati mavuto yasisira mu Zed. everyday nimalilo, ushe olo ma condelences tizayakamba kangati? # 6,you think like Mr bean.

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  9. #6 it must have started falling when they were already on the lake. Its also believed that when its falling its easy to catch fish as it is on the surface. That could be another reason the guys were busy fishing in the rains.

    They were most likely Bemba or Lozi fishermen.

    I’ve realised that most of you guys get paid to blog. Or else you are big, big liabilities to your organisations or leaning institutions. Just when do you work or study?????

    This is all for me today. Continued earning through blogging.

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  10. Ba Moze & Rashid

    You two are naughty! kweshelelako tatwalaba icha pa university.

    # 16 afuna chikwati. Ba moze mungapileko since ba Rashid bali na ba jessie kudala.

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  11. #6 it must have started falling when they were already on the lake. Its also believed that when its falling its easy to catch fish as it is on the surface. That could be another reason the guys were busy fishing in the rains.

    They were most likely Bemba or Lozi fishermen.

    I’ve realised that most of you guys get paid to blog. Or else you are big, big liabilities to your organisations or leaning institutions. Just when do you work or study?????

    This is all for me today. Continue earning through blogging.

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    Urrgghh!’ exclaimed Sara in horror, as I turned on the TV to find the screen filled with the long whiskers of Mr Pong Mpongo, Minister for Defence against Anarchy. ‘Turn him off!’ she said.

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  13. Wachinvela chizungu boyi? ati undiscovered rive..fimo fimo. Baby C, you are magnificent mwana. Now, whats the meaning kabili?

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  14. Ba Daisy, Blogging here is not a passport to insult people ayi? You are the liability otherwise you wouldn’t be running off so quickly. If you cant afford to blogg, just leave quietly. Thats what decent people do. Ba Rashid, mwaumfwa ba Daisy uku ponta? Baby C, comment? Am not happy.

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  15. I think Baby C is as beautiful as her english and her name. Is it possible to post pics here?? Baby C are you single mwana?

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  16. Daisy, musaziponta so. Tinasebenza kudala ife benangu, so if you are still under someone just work hard so that you become a boss also and you will be blogging the whole day without fear of being fired. Muzinkalako nanzelu sometimes ba Daisy, maybe mufuna tikakulizileni ng’oma ati mwakula manje? Change for the better my friend [-x

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  17. Baby C, the sound of your hhhhmmmmm sounds so nice and loving. If only you could whisper that in my ear kuti natemwa sana dear.
    Ba Moze, ulefwaya ndeya kwisa mudala??

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  18. Baby C, Ghostrider akufera what do you think? naiwe kumozi Baba C, you sound too romantic sometimes, waona manje

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  19. Sarah Jones #42 Am fine dear. My apologies for yesterdays nasty comment. All meant as a joke. Forgiven? You have been Too quiet.

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  20. Lelo Ni Friday njikata hope all you bloggers enjoy your weekend. Ba Moze and Rashid, i like your tag team partnership, like Great Kalu and Charlie.
    Baby C, take care. hope to see you here next week.
    Caio…

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  21. Unfortunate. But I don’t see the link with employers. Surely these are freelance fishermen?

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  22. Ifililo Pa Zed why? May the souls of those fishermen rest in peace.As fpr me I have a reason to praise the Lord.I have just got my results.i have passed with good results.Iam not boasting no Iam just Happy coz the results I have got are just too good than what I was expecting.=d>=d>=d>=d>=d>=d>=d>.Oh! I forgot to greet you guys.My greetings to all of you above.

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  23. If there is a class of people that are negleted in Zambia, its the POOR. It starts from the farm workers, labourers in the Industries down to fishermen. The Top ranking officials in the Govt are fully aware of the huddles these people go thru but are doing nothing about it. This DA is suppose to come in and correct this without dilly dally. Most of the fishermen are working without lifejackets while their employers enjoy huge profits realised at the expense of poor Zambians. SORRY SITUATION.

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  24. I pray for that time when us the POOR and WEAK shall the RICH and STRONG. This shall be definately be in PARADISE where it shall be eternal and divine happiness.

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  25. too bad but they also resposinble of their own safety. is it not even the breeding season for fish pazeddy?

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  26. I thought there is fish during this breeding period. Too bad forthese guyz.MTSRIP.

    Advice to other fishermen. When your boat capsises please drink all that water in the lake and vomit it elsewhere. Kwasila

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  27. Ever heard of life jackets? A few of these could save lives, Africa!!! Our own Zedian was almost a goner in Australia. However, thanks to life jackets and life savers. The guy will not hear of going anywhere near a mass of water. Can’t blame him. He would be history.

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  28. Mrs. Rashid cummom!! its friday mind you? Call me!!!

    Enjoy your weekend guys. Let not wine drink you. Drink beer today and save lifes

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  29. Well, if motorists can be forced to wear seat belts, why can’t a similar law be applied to wearing life jackets mandatory? It can save hundreds of lives.

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