Residents intercept pupil attempting to dump child

A woman of Lusaka yesterday dumped a baby in a pit latrine and is being held in police custody

A 20-year-old pupil in Kalulushi is in trouble after attempting to dump her new-born baby.

Police sources in Kitwe who confirmed the development to ZANIS Kalulushi in an interview.

The police sources said Carol Mushiba Makungu of house number C7 Police Camp was yesterday  found throwing the baby which she hid in a bucket full of dirt at a garbage pit.

The incident was spotted by neighbours who saw her when she attempted to throw the baby and rushed her and the baby to the hospital.


Carol, who is a grade nine pupil at Mitobo Secondary School, is now admitted to the district hospital and sources said the baby is refusing to breast feed.

Police sources disclosed that Makungu used to tie her pregnancy for people not to notice her condition.

Meanwhile, Evangelical Church in Zambia Pastor, Bickson Bulanda, condemned the incident, saying the Bible clearly stated that “thou shall not kill.”

Pastor Bulanda explained that if somebody had intentions of aborting an innocent baby, she had intentions of killing because life starts at conception.


He further explained that even in the Zambian tradition ethics, a person could not just kill a baby no matter the circumstances because parents would want to have a grandchild.

Pastor Bulanda appealed to the girl children in schools to abstain from sexual activities until they finish their education.