SIX YOUTH MEMBERS OF THE SDA DROWN IN LAKE KARIBA.
A joint team of Siavonga Town Council Fire Brigade and the state police have retrieved five of the six bodies of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in lusaka which drowned from Siavonga’s Lake Kariba.
Siavonga town Council Public Relations officer Gwendolyn Mwanza Mchenga said the incident happened around 16:00 hours on new year’s day.
She explained that the youths who had visited the district for a seven-day youth conference meeting which commenced on December 26,2021 to January 1,2022 met their fate after they went swimming in the lake shore of Lake Kariba.
“As a Local Authority I would like to commend our Fire Brigade lead by the Divisional Fire Officer Maliwanda Sikalangwe and his team, the state police and the Siavonga Seventh day Adventist church youth team for responding with utmost urgency and managing to retrieve the five bodies which were later deposited at Siavonga District Hospital Mortuary,”Ms Mchenga said.
“The deceased aged between 18 and 23 have been identified as (1)Goodson Hamaila – John Laing Main Church (John Laing Mission District)
(2) Niza Muchiliba Los Angeles (Kanyama Mission District)
(3) Zebron Shitambo – John Laing Central (John Laing Mission District)
(4) Ronald Libuku – John Laing North (John Laing Mission District)
(5) Rodwell Chileshe – John Laing (John Laing Mission District).
(6)Allan Mwaanga from Kanyama,” Ms Mchenga disclosed.
Meanwhile the search for the remaining body of Mwaanga will continue today Sunday, January 2, 2022.