Friday, 7 November 2014

Police Confirm Bonnie Tembo's Death

Bonnie Tembo

By Paul Shalala

The Zambia Police Service has confirmed the death of civil society activist Bonnie Tembo who passed away yesterday.

Mr Tembo, who served as Anti-Voter Apathy Project Executive Director for several years, left the organisation soon after the 2011 General Elections.

Below is a statement from the Police over Mr Tembo's death.


TO                   :         ALL MEDIA
FROM            :         PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE       
DATE              :         7TH NOVEMBER, 2014
SUBJECT        :         PRESS RELEASE

"Police at Matero Police Station are holding on to female Gwendolin Chanda aged 41 years for both her safety and circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Bonny Tembo.
Brief facts surrounding the death of Mr. Bonny Tembo are that yesterday he was travelling from Chipata to Lusaka who upon reaching Luangwa sent a text message to Ms Gwendolin Chanda informing her that he was unwell and was coming back to Lusaka.
When he arrived Mr. Tembo went to her house and found a daughter to Ms Chanda who gave him the keys to the house. Mr. Tembo later went to lay in the bedroom.
Upon reaching the house Ms Chanda decided to take Mr. Tembo to Matero Reference Clinic where he passed on at 13:20 hours.
We are awaiting the response from the family of Mr. Tembo as to when they intend to bury so as to conduct an autopsy to ascertain the actual cause of death."

Rae Hamoonga

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