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Police Record Warn And Caution On Coxswain Of Fishing Rig In Relation To SDA Youths Who Drowned

POLICE have cautioned a coxswain in relation to the drowning of six Seventh Day Advertist youths who died on Lake Kariba.

Last week, six members of Lusaka Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventists died after they drowned in Lake Kariba during a camp meeting program in Siavonga.

And police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has told Mwebantu that Jonathan Haajaya aged 25 of unmarked house number Kanyelele compound Siavonga has been cautioned for the offence of criminal negligence and reckless Contrary to section 237(g) of the Penal Code of the laws of Zambia.

“Police have recorded a warn and caution statement from a Coxswain of the fishing rig. This in is connection to the drowning incident that occurred on 1st January,2022 in Siavonga district in which Six members of the Lusaka Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church are alleged to have drowned after jumping off the fishing rig he was in charge of,” Mr Hamoonga said.

He said investigations in the matter are still ongoing.


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