4 Drowned Boys Laid To Rest
The bodies of four boys that drowned in Linengwe River Tuesday in Ntcheu have been laid to rest at Mlambwadza 1 cemetery, Sub Traditional Authority - ST/A Mkutumula in the district.
In his eulogy, a representative of the deceased family members, Jay Kamvazakazi described the death of the boys as a tragic experience that will take longer for both family members and communities to forget.
"Loosing the four at once is a painful experience that will take long to heal amongst family members," said Kamvazakazi adding that the departure of the children must act as a deterrent to parents and guardians to jealously guard children during this rainy season.
Meanwhile, Chikande Education Zone, Primary Education Advisor, Patrick Chiwaya says the education sector in the district has lost citizens that could have contributed to the development of their respective areas and nation in the future.
"The education sector has been dealt a blow, these children could have contributed a lot to their areas and nation at large," said Chiwaya.
Both Group Village headman Kadzani and Bwanje South, legislator Mwisho Alexander Chilikumtima called on parents to take full responsibility for their wards arguing such deaths are avoidable.
Aged between 7 to 11, the young boys have been identified as George Zakeyu, Thomas Sozoliyo, Mark Sozoliyo, and Mack Evans respectively.
They were standard two learners at Mapondera Primary School in the district.
District Police Spokesperson, Rabecca Kwisongole says the four died due to suffocation secondly to drowning.
Last modified on Friday, 14/01/2022