University of Zambia (UNZA) students this afternoon staged a protest after word went round that one of the students had died of typhoid fever and not diarrhea as diagnosed by the university clinic.
A Check by a Qfm news crew at the Great East road campus found students gathered chanting funeral songs and demanding to be addressed by the university management.
And acting Vice Chancellor Enala Mwase has given the students two days to mourn their colleague, but has appealed to them to mourn their colleague in a peaceful manner.
The body of the student who died in the early hours of today is lying in the University Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem to establish the actual cause of death.
And UNZA public relations officer Stanslous Chewe has told Qfm that the student was on Wednesday taken to the clinic and upon conducting emergency tests, there were little indications of typhoid to a level where a person could die.