Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Relatives of late Zambian student travel to Russia for body verification

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The travel of Lance Mate’s family to Russia has finally been facilitated for them to help forensics identify the body of the deceased.
Last month, MUVI Television aired a video footage showing the body of Mate who was a Zambian student being fished out of a lake.
The Zambian, who had been missing for six months and discovered during the Easter holiday, has since been identified as Lance Mate.
He is alleged to have been killed in racial crimes in that country.
But the Russian Ambassador to Zambia, Boris Malakhov has since distanced his country from allegations of escalating racial violence claiming that most of the cases involving neo-racists in his country have been dealt with.
Mate’s father Mushambila Mate has confirmed the trip to Russia of Mate’s brother and sister.

He said the trip has been arranged by the Zambian government.

Mr. Mushambila has, however, repeated his concerns over lack of assistance from the Russian government.

And Acting Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya also confirmed the development to journalists in Lusaka today.
Ms Siliya said government is doing everything possible to make sure that the family of Mate could finally identify his body.
Meanwhile, Kanyama Compound Residents in Lusaka have been gathering at the Mate family house to mourn their neighbor’s son.
A check by MUVI TV News found a number of neighbors gathered outside Mate’s family house.

One of the mourners Jennipher Mwanza complained that there was no food to feed the mourners.

Mrs. Mwanza complained that government had not come to the aid of the Mate family despite them having meager finances to host a prolonged funeral.
[ Muvi TV ]

14 COMMENTS

  1. What the Mate family are going through is more than traumatic. Their dear son was killed last year and to date things are far from being resolved. What kind of human beings are these Russians?

  2. I can only wish them safe travel and strength as they undertake this traumatic trip. May the good LORD sustain and provide for them!

  3. Kwena Zed kanfulumende , ine sometimes I don’t understand! They have enough money to whisk themselves off to RSA (or wherever) at the drop of a hat, nga ichi kondo cha fimba!
    But they drag their heels to help this family, who’s son was an epitome of the future leaders we dream for Zed! đŸ˜® So shameful!
    I hope that they can sort this out as quickly as possible, so that the family can put their loved one to rest.
    On another note, nabo abaleya mu ku losha, plizi! Shuwa teti ba le bwelela mo ku ma yanda yabo mu ku lya, and wait until the body finally arrives? I mean, honestly, even the mega rich Zedians wouldn’t be able to sustain ‘mourners’ at a funeral for so long!
    RIP Lance!

  4. A check by MUVI TV News found a number of neighbors gathered outside Mate’s family house.

    One of the mourners Jennipher Mwanza complained that there was no food to feed the mourners.

    Mrs. Mwanza complained that government had not come to the aid of the Mate family despite them having meager finances to host a prolonged funeral.

    PEOPLE OR SHOULD I SAY MOURNERS, PLEASE GO HOME, SOME OF YOU ARE PROFESSIONAL MOURNERS WHO MOVE FROM FUNERAL TO FUNERAL. IF GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO FINANCE EVERY FUNERAL GATHERING, THEN WE MIGHT AS WELL THINK IF I DIED TODAY MY FUNERAL EXPENSES WILL BE WELL TAKEN OF BY THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT, EVEN THE HUGE ECONOMIES DON’T DO THIS.

  5. Yaku elobaleya nomba ! Nebo nati the body has had already arrived and been buried.Too bad tuchili tulelosha ba lance wesu.:o

  6. “One of the mourners Jennipher Mwanza complained that there was no food to feed the mourners” đŸ˜®

    It’s not an obligation!…..buy your own food if you are seriously there to mourn!

  7. I personally think that the govt has moved really slow on this case. Its really sad, having to await burial for weeks. May God be with the Mate family.

  8. M.H.S.R.I.P. Eastern European countries can be dangerous and students should avoid going to no go areas.

  9. DEARTH ITSELF IS THE MOST PAINFULL AFECECTION,NO RELIEF BECAUSE THERE IS NO COME BACK.THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT IN RUSSIA MUST HAVE FAULT AND TAKEN THIS ISSUE SERIOUSLY.IM A ZAMBIAN STUDYING IN ROMANIA,I LIVE IN ZED NORTHMEAD,I KNOW NO ZAMBIAN IN THE WHOLE R DEARTH ITSELF IS THE MOST PAINFULL AFECECTION,NO RELIEF BECAUSE THERE IS NO COME BACK.THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT IN RUSSIA MUST HAVE FAULT AND TAKEN THIS ISSUE SERIOUSLY.IM A ZAMBIAN STUDYING IN ROMANIA,I LIVE IN ZED NORTHMEAD,I KNOW NO ZAMBIAN IN THE WHOLE R

    DEARTH ITSELF IS THE MOST PAINFULL AFECECTION,NO RELIEF BECAUSE THERE IS NO COME BACK.THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT IN RUSSIA MUST HAVE FAULT AND TAKEN THIS ISSUE SERIOUSLY.IM A ZAMBIAN STUDYING IN ROMANIA,I LIVE IN ZED NORTHMEAD,I KNOW NO ZAMBIAN IN THE WHOLE ROMANIA BUT AS AFRICANS WE HOLD HANDS,EASTERN EUROPE IS INFECTED WITH RACISM,PIPO ARE POOR MINDED AND BEING BLACK IS A CHALENGE IN EVERY ASPECT,LANCE DEARTH WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT,IT WAS SURELY MURDER.I HOPE HES FAMILY IS DEEPLY EMBRASSED BY THE LORD ABOVE AND THAT HE RESTS IN PEACE,JUSTICE WILL BE ISSUED BY GOD!.

  10. DEARTH ITSELF IS THE MOST PAINFULL AFECECTION,NO RELIEF BECAUSE THERE IS NO COME BACK.THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT IN RUSSIA MUST HAVE FAULT AND TAKEN THIS ISSUE SERIOUSLY.IM A ZAMBIAN STUDYING IN ROMANIA,I LIVE IN ZED NORTHMEAD,I KNOW NO ZAMBIAN IN THE WHOLE ROMANIA BUT AS AFRICANS WE HOLD HANDS,EASTERN EUROPE IS INFECTED WITH RACISM,PIPO ARE POOR MINDED AND BEING BLACK IS A CHALENGE IN EVERY ASPECT,LANCE DEARTH WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT,IT WAS SURELY MURDER.I HOPE HES FAMILY IS DEEPLY EMBRASSED BY THE LORD ABOVE AND THAT HE RESTS IN PEACE,JUSTICE WILL BE ISSUED BY GOD!

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