Mother ‘ deserts ‘ her children in Serenje District

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Mother ‘ deserts ‘ her children in Serenje District

Serenje March 21, 2014, ZANIS  —-  The Serenje District Social Welfare office says it is  looking for a woman who has abandoned her two children.


Serenje District Social Welfare Officer Joyce Mukuka says her office is looking for the escapee mother who she named as Taonga Mwandira a Classified Daily Employee (CDE) at Serenje District Hospital.


Mrs. Mukuka revealed this in an interview with ZANIS in Serenje District, today.


She explained that Mwandira abandoned her two children , six year old Mwinza Moyo and Happy Chama aged one and half years old.


The Social Welfare Officer revealed that Mwandira ‘ deserted ‘ her children with a maid eight weeks ago on the pretext that of going to Mpika to source a loan from Banc ABC but has not returned since.


“ The children and the maid were left without food. They have been surviving through well wishers until the matter was reported to the District Social welfare office which has located the relatives of the children.


 Mrs Mukuka also revealed that matter was reported to Police and a docket has since been opened against Mwandira for Child desertion.


Meanwhile, District Community Medical Director Dr. Tizza Mfuna says Mwandira has not been reporting for work for about two months now. 


Dr Mfuna said Mwandira is awaiting disciplinary action for absconding form duties for over than 21 days without leave.