A ZAMBIAN is believed to have fallen to his death from a multi-storey building in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The body of the deceased, who has been identified as Ezekiel Banda of Lusaka, was discovered around 04:00 hours yesterday.
The circumstances under which Mr Banda met his fate still remained unclear, but people at the scene narrated that around 04:00 hours, the deceased was believed to have left his apartment on the sixth floor before he died.
This was according to a statement issued by the press secretary at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa, Nicky Shabolyo.
Security personnel at the apartments building situated on Kerk Street, central Johannesburg, were said to have alerted the deceased’s colleagues after the body was discovered caught up in some bars on its way to the ground.
Police and the fire brigade managed to retrieve the body hours later. The four, believed to be employees of a construction company based in Lusaka, were said to have come to Johannesburg about four days ago to attend a short course and were scheduled to return to Zambia today.
Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA) president, Ferdinand Simaanya, confirmed the circumstances in which Mr Banda died, pointing out that the matter had been reported to the police who would now institute investigations.
Mr Simaanya said ZASA was trying to raise part of the fees required by the undertaker to prepare the body for repatriation to Zambia.