President Edgar Lungu is saddened by the shooting to death of a Grade seven pupil of Nahumba Primary School Gift Silungwe aged 15, and business executive Jose Kambeu popularly called ‘Panado’ of Choma.
The duo were shot to death in unclear circumstances and the Police have since launched investigations in the matter.
Southern Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu who delivered the messages of condolences on behalf of the President Lungu to the bereaved families in Chandamali Township in Choma said government was saddened in manner the duo were killed.
“ On behalf of President Edgar Lungu I would like to send a message of condolences to the bereaved families on the death of your relatives who were killed by the gun man, May the Good Lord comfort you during
this trying moment,” he said.
He appealed to the police to quickly investigate the matter so that the gunman faces the law.
Government also donated some food stuffs and also bags of mealie meal to both families to assist them during the funeral gathering.
Mr Mubukwanu was accompanied by Southern Province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba and other government staff from the provincial administration.
Southern Province Police Commissioner Godwin Phiri, who confirmed the shooting that occurred on Tuesday evening around 20:00 hours said Mr Kambeu 48, was shot by an unknown person.
Mr Phiri said the same person went on to shoot Silungwe 15, in the chest who was outside house in Chandamali area.
“In the same compound one male juvenile was shot in the chest in unclear circumstances, he was pronounced dead upon reaching the hospital,” he said.
He said no arrests had been made and the police have launched investigations in the matter.
Some eye witnesses claimed the gun man was dressed in military attire.