Teacher Loses Life For Advising Pupils To Study Hard
A teacher in Nyimba was stoned to death in a manner similar to the Biblical stories where the practice was a form of capital punishment preserved only for those with high crimes such as murder.
Ostensibly, the ‘executioners’ are not known or have not been identified yet but their motive, according to police, is that they were allegedly angered at the fact that the teacher rebuked a Grade 12 girl he found chatting with men late in the night.
Lundu Mbulo, a teacher at Mulilo Primary School, had advised the girl to concentrate on her studies instead of hanging around with men at awkward hours.
Eastern Province commissioner of police Grace Chipalila said yesterday that Mr Mbulo was killed last Wednesday at Chinsimbwe village in Chieftainess Mwape’s area in Nyimba.
She said Mr Mbulo went to a nearby shop to buy airtime around 22:00 hours and on his way, he met one of the Grade 12 girls chatting with men.
“He approached the girl and advised her to study instead of spending time with men. On his way back after buying airtime, he still found the girl chatting with men and when he again tried to advise her against doing so, the villagers descended on him and stoned him to death,” Ms Chipalila said.
She described Mr Mbulo’s death as sad and advised people against taking the law into their own hands.
“The advice the teacher was giving to the girl was genuine and correct. We need to respect teachers because we need them,” Ms Chipalila said.
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