Lusaka woman sets own daughter on fire

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Esther Katongo
Esther Katongo

Police in Lusaka have arrested a 29 year old woman for allegedly setting on fire her 12 years old biological daughter using Kerosene.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the woman as Prudence Phiri of unmarked house number in Lusaka’s Old Kanyama Compound.

Ms Katongo says the suspect was apprehended by concerned members of the public who later took her to Police.
She says this happened on 24th August, 2017 at about 17:00 hours in Old Kanyama Compound.
Ms Katongo explained that the child sustained multiple burns on the body and was rushed to Kanyama Hospital for medical attention, while the suspect is detained in police custody.

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  1. Jesus! There is some airborne mental infection that is attacking Zambians of late. Too many barbaric incidences have occurred:- 1) Wives killing husbands & vice-versa, 2) mothers poisoning children, 3) fathers drowning children, 4) fathers shooting children…. Now mothers burning children? What is going on? Can National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister explain?

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  2. I do hope that the police will consider requesting a psychological assessment on this mother, perhaps she has some mental health issues. A well functioning mum would not do such a thing to her own child. Most people who do these things unfortunately end up in prison when they should be assessed under mental health services. The child should be safeguarded from her mother , if and when she is let out . Sad !!

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  3. It is not poverty but sickness in the mind. A normal mother no matter how poor she may be will always protect her children. Sad

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  4. Sickness of the mind is largely caused by poverty.The spirit of poverty is gaining and occupying the minds of most of the people in Zambia.
    The people of Zambia should be shown love and hope by those who are leading them.Our leaders who have the opportunity to fly to london in the morning and have breakfast and come back to Zambia in the evening to have dinner should do better than that.If only and only if we knew that no situation was permanent,we us leaders were to be mindful of the needs of others and create opportunities for the less enlightened.Let us be the light of the world.

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