A 7-year-old boy from Kawama Township in Kitwe was pronounced dead after he had allegedly been beaten by his friends.
Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu has commented on the incident in an interview.
Mpundu disclosed the boy’s identity saying his name was Phestus Kalela. According to Mpundu, the boy was pronounced dead a few minutes after being brought to the Kitwe Teaching Hospital.
He said the child had been in unconscious state at the time of arrival at the hospital and died later in the intensive care unit as the efforts to rescue him were being made.
“I WISH TO CONFIRM… A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS BEATEN TO DEATH BY PEERS. I RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION AFTER MY VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL,” MPUNDU ADVISED.
He expressed deep sadness over the continued reports of assaults resulting in deaths in the district.
Mpundu wondered how children below the age of 10 could be engaged in such a violence leading to death>chaosafrica