TAZARA employee commits suicide

By Staff Reporter

A-38-year old Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) employee has committed suicide in his office.

Lewis Sikaonga, a district passengers officer, stationed at Kapiri Mposhi TAZARA terminus allegedly took his life on Wednesday around 15:00 hours for unknown reasons.

Crews and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CRAWUZ) President Bevis Silumbe and impeccable Zambia Police sources have confirmed the incident in separate interviews.

Silumbe said the deceased had locked himself in his office where he allegedly consumed an unknown poisonous substance.

He said the deceased’s body was only recovered after police broke down the door to the office where he was found motionless.

Silumbe said the deceased was rushed to Kapiri Mposhi district hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The body is lying in the hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.