A 50 year old Zambian national has died in Durban, South Africa after he was found unconscious in his room at a guest house.

The deceased has been identified as Boniface Mbewe, an employee of a named giant mining company in Zambia.

According to the information made available to the Zambian Mission in Pretoria, the late Mbewe, who was a chemical engineer by profession, was in South Africa on official duties when he died.

It is reported that Mr Mbewe was first discovered unconscious by employees of a guest house and called in paramedics who pronounced him dead.His body has since been deposited at a government mortuary in Durban awaiting further investigations, on the cause of death.

The remains of the deceased are expected to be repatriated to Zambia once Police investigations are concluded.

The Zambian Mission is saddened by the untimely death of Mr Mbewe and has since sent their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

The Mission has also wished the family God’s strength during this difficult moment.

This is contained in a statement made available to the media in Lusaka by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.

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    • Oops, this is a tragedy indeed. It is a huge loss to the deceased’s family and the entire nation of Zambia. Both the deceased’s family and the Zambian government invested colossal amounts of money in the education of the late Mbewe. Notwithstanding the said tragedy, Zambians must unit like Nigerians, Zimbabweans, Congolese (DRC), Somalians, Ethiopians, Tanzanians, Mozambiquans or the rest of West Africans. A common flaw which is prevalent among Zambians is that each one tries to demonstrate that he or she is better than another Zambian. Such a tendency is exported by Zambians to other countries and, leads to the multiplication of self-defeating sub-tendencies. The victims of self-perpetuating poisonous tendencies are Zambians themselves.

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    • Condolences to the family of Mr. Mbewe. Sad news. Did UPND MPs go there HAGAIN? Not this time. HAZALUZA HAGAIN wants the South African government to remove the Zambian government from power! CHILDISH!

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    • Zambians tend to demonise one another for absolutely nothing. Overwhelming arguments of Zambians cluster around trivial tribal matters which are always part of an inescapable nexus. My central argument is that genuine enemies and opportunists closely observe whatever is obvious, and they exploit such notable vulnerabilities or weaknesses. That being said, it follows that it is easy to become victims of senseless misguided violence perpetuated by uncultured South Africans who employ a self given role of murdering vulnerable Africans. Many Zambians have been killed by South Africans who divorced themselves from reality and civilization. Motivated opportunists abuse the intersection between themselves, the victims and the criminal opportunity. Never trust opportunists. Rather, you must trust…

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    • What’s the reason for hiding the employer’s name? You’re too scared of them?
      Why an employee of a named giant mining company in Zambia???

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  1. They destroy our charity businesses we established in their country, Zambia for their own good, but still come to South Africa, pathetic

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  2. @postdoctoral what u have vommited has no connection with the death of the WISE man from the EAST. This is a LOSS to the family Zambians and the world at LARGE Including SA , How many chemical Engineers do we have in the country let alone AFRICA, WORLD atlarge elo bumbi is saying ba mbewe was with a prostitute from Nigeria, please desist from SUCH COMMENTS A WELL EDUCATED EASTERNER LIKE THE LATE CANT DO WHAT YOU ARE IMAGINING , EASTERNERS ARE NOT ONLY BRIGHT BUT WISE PEOPLE LETS WAIT FOR POLICE REPORT, MHSRIP

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  3. And what is the meaning of the Zambia police shield on the headline? Was anyone from the ZP there to identify the deceased? LT and love of photos makes you wonder.

    Where is the nearest mining operation to Durban?

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  4. Death caused byThe stress of realising that due to xenophobic attacks he might be forced to return to a poor country being run by pf thugs where load shedding and hunger is order of the day in addition to lack of water. Any man can die when that is your only option.

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  5. I blame electrified, waterfull, overfed xenophobes. What do you expect if there is no electricity, food and water in mother Zambia? You are forced to go to uncivilised South Africans to enjoy oversupply of water, electricity and food. I wonder how they have all that without education.

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