Zambian dies in SA after being stabbed

A ZAMBIAN identified as Mulenga Bwalya has died after he was allegedly stabbed to death in South Africa.

Bwalya, 35 and holder of passport number ZN499905, was allegedly stabbed to death by a man identified as his South African friend during a drinking spree in Benoni, Johannesburg in the early hours of Sunday.

Reports indicate that Mulenga was stabbed after the two engaged in a quarrel, according to first secretary press at the Zambian mission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.

It is alleged that Bwalya was later rushed to the nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Bwalya is said to have been a warehouse worker at a company called Benash transport Apex in Benoni.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba said he was saddened to learn of the death of Bwalya.

He said his office was following up the case with the Police in Benoni.

High Commissioner Mwamba said his office would also liaise with the family in Zambia and the Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA) over the repatriation of the remains of Bwalya to Zambia.

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