Fan dies on Esther’s behalf

A 34 year old woman of Nakambala compound in Mazabuka on Saturday evening collapsed and died when she saw Zambia’s female boxer Esther Phiri punched by her opponent during the boxing fight.

Both police and family sources confirmed the development in separate interviews soon after the incident.

The police and the family members identified the deceased as Loveness Masuku and explained that she died soon after she collapsed in her house.

A relative explained that women was watching Esther Phiri’s fight on ZNBC television but when Esther was under pressure, she screamed in grievance with the boxer and collapsed, adding that the family never thought it was serious but realised that she had died.

After the police finished getting statements from the family members, the body of the deceased was taken to Mazabuka district hospital mortuary were its lying.


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