A grade 12 Pupil drowns – body not yet recovered

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The late Emmanuel Tembo

By Chimuka Moono Hanyama

The body of a pupil who drowned in the Kafue River during the just ended long weekend (Heroes and Unity holiday) remains missing. Several searches to find the body by the Chirundu Police have proved futile up to date.

Emmanuel Tembo, a grade 12 pupil at Lusitu Secondary in Chirundu is said to have met his fate when he with two of his friends were coming from an evangelizing mission from Chiawa when their boat capsized in the river. Two of his friends managed to swim to the shore, while he failed and drowned. When the matter was reported, a search was immediately mounted, but up to now his remains has not been found.

His death has shocked his relatives and friends, who are wishing that at least the government should help so that the remains are found and buried.