Mongu woman dies after being hit by a falling tree


A 75 year old woman of Sikondo village, in Nalikwanda area of Mongu District has died after a tree fell on her as she was catching caterpillars.

Nakayanda Muliati of Chief Litungi in Nalikwanda area of Mongu District died on the spot after being hit by a tree that was cut down by her grandson in order for them to catch caterpillars.

Chief Litungi revealed to ZANIS in Mongu that the deceased met her fate last Saturday around 10:30 hours when she went in the bush to collect Caterpillars with her eight grandchildren.

The traditional leader further said that the deceased sustained a broken skull that led to her death.

Chief Litungi has since described the death of Muliati as a great lose to both the family and his chiefdom as she was one of the sources of wisdom for adolescents in the area.

The body of the deceased has since been buried.

In another development, a Head-Teacher at Natonga Primary School in Nalikwanda Constituency of Mongu District has expressed dissatisfaction on the low turn-out of people acquiring both National Registration Cards (NRCs) and Voters Registration Cards during the mobile exercises.

Amusaa Nawa has complained that since the commencement of the mobile issuance of NRCs and Voters Cards exercises he has never seen or heard of any Voter Education Facilitator in the area adding that this could be one of the negative contributing factors towards the low turn-out in Natonga Ward.

And an Assistant Registration Officer Maggie Mubita has told ZANIS that the situation has forced them to leave the registration center and concentrate on sensitizing the community about the on-going exercises in the ward.

Ms. Mubita said that if the situation continues it could result into low voter turn-out as well in next year’s tripartite elections and has since asked the Electoral Commission of Zambia to quickly consider deploying a Voter Education Facilitator before the exercises ends in the area.

When contacted for comment on the matter Mongu District Voter Education Committee Chairperson Walusiku Nyambe expressed shock on the non-availability of a Voter Education Facilitator to Natonga Ward to take up the task adding that she would quickly send one of her staffs to the area.