Though it is regarded as a taboo to speak ill of the dead, Youngson Kalobo’s death has generated mixed feelings with many people talking about his brutality.
Kalobo, popularly known as Jerabos who was the leader of the Copperbelt based group of small-scale miners passed on yesterday morning.
With news of his death awash on social media networks, several people criticized Youngson saying he was notoriuos and terorrised many people.
“This man was a terrorist. I remember one time he stopped a random schoolboy and asked him questions. He would slap him each time he answered or did not answer his questions. Our high school days were lived in fear of the mushrooming stupid gangs in Kitwe. His affiliates once saw us walking from school and asked us to pay ‘tax’, we denied and they started throwing stones at us. I surely hope his death was a slow and painful one. He belonged in a mental institution, he was a stain on humanity, a barbaric lawless uncivilized ape,” wrote Mulwani Neo.
Peter Mulenga also described Youngson’s death as a relief saying Youngson had lived a life of lawlessness, violence and barbarity.
“It’s sad that a life has been lost but lets call a spade a spade, these guys filled Kitwe with lawlessness, violence and barbarity.You see, it’s very important how you live your life and the things you do because they determine what the majority of people say about you and finally the fate of your life after death,”.
Commenting in vernacular, Chibali Muli said, “Buti pa Kopala pali fulisha ba mbuli. So this idiot actually gave you grief? I can assure you in Lusaka he would have died in Chimbokaila,”.
“He didn’t contribute to the welfare of the poor, he exploited the poor by sending them to the pit in dark coldnight where they died. Lets not remain here and pretend sympathize,” said a man only identified as Chekeya.
Chanda Kabwe said, “thats why this country will never develop because we like praising fools and thieves. Let that fool rot in hell”.
Lucky Munsanda also said, Youngson was a good/bad person but not to talk ill of the dead.He helped a lot of street kids in Kitwe. He made the dreams of others come true especially musicians, but if you accidentally found yourself in his way…ma ma ma mama police officers have a story to say.Or ngati he admires your ka girlfriend,without any explanation just hand her over to him ki ki ki ki ki.Anyway Bigman RIP we will greatly miss you”.