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March 28, 2018

GX Gist: Drama as coffin reportedly refused to be buried during the funeral in Zambia

Wonders will never end. In Chilombo area of Kakoma district in Mangango, Zambia, it was reported that a coffin allegedly refused to be buriedaccording to traditional practice. The practice is popularly known as ‘kikondo’ to Kaonde tribe in Zambia. Drama started when the body arrived at the local New Apostolic Church for service but refused to enter the church. According to Zambian Observer, the coffin reportedly refused to enter the church building instead it led its bearers to a house and plunged it through the window breaking glass panes and lodged inside the house.

It took the effort of the police who fired teargas canisters to control the irate mob. Kaoma District Commissioner Kennedy Liale Mubanga, disclosed that it took the reinforcement of soldiers who were led by the Battalion Commander from the 5ZR army barracks to retrieve the coffin. He also ordered the forceful burial of the deceased that afternoon. The deceased was identified as Lilian Kanunga, she was 47-year-old and was not married till she died.

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