A teacher of Nkalambwe Primary School in Rufunsa District in Lusaka province has died while two of his compatriots are battling for their lives at Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital’s intensive care unit after a head-on collision near Chinyunyu hot spring along the Great East Road.
Zambia Police Service spokesperson Esther Katongo could not be reached for comment on the matter by broadcast time but Rufunsa District Commissioner, Judith Chama confirmed the accident.
Mrs Chama said the accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon as the three teachers aboard the Isuzu car driven by Joseph Mandalo aged 29 were coming from attending an examination meeting at Chinyunyu Secondary school, kilometers away.
Mrs. Chama said the victims met their fate when a truck loaded with charcoal coming from the opposite direction heading for Lusaka lost control after a tyre burst and hit into the oncoming Suzuki car
the teachers were travelling.
She said the driver Mandalo aged 29 died at Chongwe District hospital where they were rushed while the other two female teachers, Agness Chalila aged 37 is in the intensive care unit at Levy Mwanawasa hospital.
Peggy Hanjabu , who was in the back seat is nursing a fractured neck and leg at Levy hospital, she said.
The District Commissioner who was accompanied by the District Education Standards Officer for Rufunsa visited the funeral house to console the bereaved family said the District has lost a brilliant teacher who was dedicated to his work adding that it was unfortunate to lose a teacher and others hospitalized from one school when examinations where just around the corner.
Mrs. Chama called on the family members to put everything in the hands of God and also look after the widow, the child and the baby being
Mr. Mandalo is survived by a wife and a child.