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Siavonga’s suicide victim still unidentified

Rural News Siavonga's suicide victim still unidentified

The body of an unidentified man who committed suicide in a room of named Lodge in Siavonga on Monday has not yet been identified.

The body of the guest believed to be in his late twenties whose personal details have not been established by police in the area was still laying in the district hospital mortuary since Monday this week.

The unidentified guest who booked himself a room on Sunday at the said lodge was found dead in the early hours of Monday morning by room attendants.

Police officers that rushed to the lodge after the matter was reported to Siavonga police station removed the dead body from the room after breaking the padlock because the door was locked.

Investigations conducted by ZANIS in the matter revealed that the guest allegedly took some poisonous substance as a cup containing the poisonous staff was found by the bedside.

Both Police sources and the lodge manager Justin Makaza revealed that the man allegedly destroyed his phone Sim card and consequently destroyed his national registration card before taking his life.

Mr. Makaza said the lodge did not have details about the man since he did not register himself at the reception at a time he was checking in.

Meanwhile, Authorities at Siavonga District Hospital have appealed to people that are missing a relative to travel to Siavonga and enable identify the body of the suicide victim from the mortuary.

District Director of health, Dr. Joseph Kabungo told ZANIS this morning that the body of the man that committed suicide was taken to the mortuary and has remained unclaimed since Monday.



  1. Honestly,how can somebody check in without the reception getting their details,awe this is really Zambia the real Africa,am sure its one of those lodges u pay 15pin,but still,they have to take details of all the pipo they accomodate.

  2. # 1 and # 2 I could not say it better! I believe it is law that people who check in lodges, hotels etc should gives full details and likewise it is the duty of the lodge/hotel to get the details. Now in a situation like this the case can turn against the lodge owner! Here in India even to get a sim card or browse the internet, you have to give full details, it is the law!

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