A THIRTY SEVEN-year-old woman of Kamakonde Township in Kalulushi has abandoned her four children, among them a six month old baby reports the Times of Zambia.
The woman identified as Sharon Bwalya popularly known as ‘Bana Sharon’ left her four children a month ago after she went to do some casual work but never returned home.
This has prompted the children to seek refuge at neighbouring houses where they scrounge for food.
One of the neighbours, Doreen Chanda, said Ms Bwalya left home a month to seek casual work which was the last time she was spotted.
Ms Chanda said Ms Bwalya’s husband was also nowhere to be seen as it was believed that it was her second marriage.
“Ms Bwalya left home leaving her children an attended to and the smallest baby is still breast-feeding. We had to come in and assist the kids in our own little way because it has been a sorry sight as they had to fend for themselves,” she said.
She appealed to the church and other well wishers to assist locate the woman and look after the children.
Ms Chanda said Ms Bwalya’s relatives had not yet reported the incidence to the police as they indicted that they wanted to locate her before reporting the matter.
She further urged relevant authorities to commission the police post in Kamakonde area so that it could be easier for the community to report incidences without travelling to Kalulushi to Kitwe.