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Scrap metal vandals raid cemeteries

A GRAVE yard.

CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kabwe
CRIMINALS are vandalising tombstones at Old St Mary’s and Paul Banda cemeteries in Kabwe.
Kabwe Municipal Council (KMC) assistant public relations officer Mumba Mafwenko said five tombstones at Old St Mary’s Cemetery and 12 at Paul Banda Cemetery have been broken and reinforced steel rods removed from them.

Central Province commissioner of police Lombe Kamukoshi has said, however, that she has not received a report on the matter.

But Ms Mafwenko said in an interview yesterday that thieves have been stealing the metal from the tombstones.
“The perpetrators are breaking up the tombstones in order to remove the metal bars, which they sell. So far, about 17 tombstones have been tampered with,” Ms Mafwenko said.
She said it is unfortunate that some people have no respect for the dead and READ MORE

 

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