A one-year- old baby has died after a man allegedly fell on it during a traditional male initiation ceremony (Mukanda) in Chavuma district of Northwestern Province.
Provincial Commissioner of Police Auxensio Daka says the incident occurred around 05:00 hours yesterday in Chivombo area where the infant’s mother was attending a ‘Mukanda’ traditional celebration.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Daka explained in an interview in Chavuma yesterday, said that the mother decided to put the child down as she hurriedly joined in the merrymaking ceremony but a few minutes later her child got killed when a 36 year old man of Kangungu village identified as Given Sakutoha allegedly fell on the infant.
He said police have since instituted investigations in to the matter in order to ascertain if there was gross negligence on the part of the mother and the man who fell on the baby.
The body of the deceased baby identified as Charles Sakutoha is in Chavuma Mission hospital mortuary pending autopsy.