Some unruly Mulenga Township residents in Kitwe at the weekend beat up Kitwe City Council grave diggers at Chamboli Cemetery and grabbed picks and shovels from them after they were allegedly stopped from burying their colleague in the high cost burial site.
Kitwe Town Clerk Ali Simwinga said the “thugs” from Mulenga Township who were among mourners who had gone to bury their relative beat up the grave diggers after they were denied access to high cost site because they had not paid for any space there.
Mr Simwinga, who rushed to the cemetery said in Kitwe yesterday that all well-meaning Zambians should condemn the lawlessness exhibited by the youth.
“We all know that there are high-cost and low-cost sites at the cemetery, and to resort to such behaviour was the worst form of lawlessness.
“It is sad that some people could just wake up and decide to go and beat up people who were doing their work,” he said.
Mr Simwinga said it was unacceptable that while some people were desecrating graves, others had now resorted to attacking innocent workers at cemeteries.
[ Times Zambia ]