A coroner’s report released after an autopsy was conducted on late NDC Lusaka District Youth Chairman Obed Kasongo has revealed that the deceased did not suffer any trauma at the time of his death.
The autopsy showed that Mr Kasongo was treated for Hypertension and Severe Malaria.
It further showed that had more than 1000 parasites seen on the microscopic slide (MP) slide.
The autopsy report also showed that the deceased had viral infections and suffered from Pulmonary Edema which can be caused by viral infections such as the hantavirus and dengue virus or exposure to certain toxins.
The results of the autopsy report also indicate that Mr Kasongo suffer from alcoholic liver disease with hepatic encephalopathy which is a result of liver failure.
And there was confusion leading up to the burial of Mr Kasongo on Saturday.
His relatives refused to have the post mortem conducted but some NDC officials insisted that they wanted to know what killed their colleague.
Police on the other hand also insisted that an autopsy was procedural given the amount of publicity the death of Mr Kasongo had generated.
Later on it was agreed that a Postmortem be conducted but the NDC insisted that only a private coroner should be allowed to do it.
Late in the afternoon, a private coroner was brought in to Levy Mwanawasa Hospital to conduct the procedure which revealed that the deceased did not suffer any trauma at the time of his death.
A funeral service was later on conducted at Northmead Assemblies of God Church around 16:30 Hours before proceeding to Leopards Hill Memorial Park where Mr Kasongo was buried around 19 Hours.
NDC President Chishimba Kambwili led party NDC members in paying their last respects to Kasongo who died on Tuesday.
UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema and other UPND members were at the funeral service held at Northmead Assemblies of God.
Mr. Kasongo is survived by a wife and nine children.