Lightning kills Mwinilunga man

Group of traditional leaders who attended the exchange visit in Mwinilunga

One person died on the spot while another is battling for his life in Mwinilunga district hospital after they were struck by lightning in Kakoma area yesterday, Dec 2nd.


District Council Chairman, William Mukangala, confirmed the death of Chief Kakoma’s representative, Jonathan Sakuwaha, aged 31, who was a traditional civic leader to ZANIS in Mwinilunga today.


Mr Mukangala, who is also Mulumbi ward councillor, said he had received the death of Sakuwaha with a deep shock.


He described the late Mr Sakuwaha as a vibrant and development-oriented young leader who was committed to ensuring that developmental activities were explained to the people not only in Kakoma area but the district as a whole.


Mr Mukangala said Sakuwaha will be greatly missed as he showed rare leadership qualities which the district needed in order to attain socio-economic development.


And a check by ZANIS at the district hospital found the surviving victim, Greyson Katoka, aged 48, a head teacher at Kakoma primary school, battling for his life.


Police in the district could not confirm the incident, saying they had not received a formal report on the matter.