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The dead don’t own alcohol at Chingwele cemetery

UNKNOWN people indiscriminately consume alcohol at Chingwele cemetery. PICTURE: JACK ZIMBA

ALVIN CHIINGA, Lusaka
A SOMBRE mood hovers over the cemetery. A middle-aged man is seated on a tombstone near where a coffin is being lowered into the grave. There aren’t many people attending burial this morning at this cemetery.
Nearby, a Catholic Church choir is singing a dirge as some mourners are wailing uncontrollably in the midst of burial proceedings.
It is not that atmosphere you would describe as completely sombre because a few metres away from the grave, a horde of misfits are seemingly attending the burial to have fun as they are drinking beer.
“He is gone, what can we do,”? They say to comfort themselves.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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