Kabompo Central Ward Councilor Victor Muhanga has bemoaned the death of a 30 year old man who died after being given herbs by relatives to stop him from drinking beer.
Mr. Muhanga said told ZANIS in an interview today that people should stop administering herbs to others because it is dangerous due to the unknown contents and dosage.He said it is sad to lose such a young energetic young man in such a manner as such deaths are avoidable.
Mr. Muhanga advised families to learn to utilize counseling services from clinics and hospitals to help people addicted to any drug or alcohol abuse as herbal medicines have never been a good choice for solutions.Police in Kabompo confirmed having arrested and detained one suspect a relative to the deceased in the matter who was brought with the herbs.The incident happened on Wednesday, 6thJune, 2018 at M8 compound.
The deceased has been identified as Misheck Kasoka, 30, of Katupisha village in Chief Sikufele and his relative identified as Charles Kapusu.
Meanwhile, the area councilor has also condemned the death of a 65 year old woman of Kabulamema area in Kabompo district who was recently found dead with a broken skull, suspected to have been a victim of witchcraft.
Mr Muhanga has appealed to the traditional leadership of Kabompo to help intervene by counseling their subjects against such acts as not all old people are wizards.He said people should not suspect and kill elderly people because it is barbaric and inhuman to do so, adding that police should strongly investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book.