Friday, June 14, 2024

Man dies after falling in the Lundazi river


A 31 year old man in Lundazi District in Eastern Province has died after drowning in Lundazi River.

Eastern Province Police Commanding Officer, Limpo Liywalii, has confirmed in an interview in Lundazi.

Mr Liywalii identified the deceased as Kenao Manzi of Sacha Village in Chief Mphamba’s area.

The Eastern Police Chief said the incident happened on July 12th  around 19:00 hours at Mphamba Bridge along Lundazi Chitungulu road on his way home from a drinking spree at Lundazi business Centre.

He said the incident happened when the victim was obstructed by the flush lights of the oncoming vehicle and in the process, he lost vision and fell into the river.

Mr. Liywalii said police with help of officers from the fire brigade rushed to the scene after receiving a report from Lackson Manzi, the father of the deceased.

The Police Commanding Officer disclosed that the body of the deceased had since been retrieved and deposited in Lundazi District Hospital mortuary awaiting burial.

Mr Liywalii said postmortem was not done following a request from the deceased family members who were convinced that no foul play was involved after conducting an inspection on the body.


  1. Lgbt people are being killed every second and minute in countries like zambia, what is being done about that?

  2. No day is going by in the new dawn with hearing of such deaths. If it is not a husband killing a pregnant wife then committing suicide, then it is a boat capsizing in lake Bangweulu or the SDAs dying in masses on some roads somewhere. Who is sacrificing these lives? Only a Satanist can do this.

  3. It’s high time the CDF Planners remembered Guard Rails in these Necessary places such as roads Running Alongside riverbeds. Traffic signs are not a luxury expense! The public needs to be protected!

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