Hone students protest after colleague dies

EVELYN Hone College students yesterday demonstrated after a first-year environmental health student allegedly died of suspected cholera.

The students boycotted classes and took to the streets, accusing the clinic officers and management of negligence.

College human resources manager and spokesperson Mwewa Mandona said Wiseman Mwale died yesterday at the campus clinic in the morning, and clinic records indicated that he died from malaria.

“It’s a tragedy for management to lose a student who only attended lessons for one month. He died yesterday around 08:00 hours and the report I have from the hospital shows that he died from malaria, while his friend at UTH is suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting and he is in a stable condition,” Mandona said.

Meanwhile, students union acting president Kamuchizya Mutambo said the student died from suspected cholera because of poor sanitation at the college.