Almost ten months after he mysteriously disappeared and triggering anger among residents who rioted and destroyed Mkushi Copper mines secondary school property, Emmanuel Chola has been found in Lusaka in a vegetative state in what is suspected to be ritual practice.
Chola then a grade ten pupil went missing in April last year but was over the weekend found loitering in some compound in Lusaka has since been brought back to Kapiri Mposhi for identification and is currently admitted to Kapiri district hospital for therapy and further medical examinations. His family has identified him and expressed joy at the reunion.
The boy’s mother Loveness Mumba expressed happiness at the reunion but called for intensified police investigations to bring her son’s captors to book. Chola has however been found with tattoos all over the body and though he looks well, he is said to be fainting whenever he comes close to his mother and some other relatives.
Both Central province police commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi and Mkushi South PF MP Davies Chisopa have confirmed the development.
After his mysterious disappearance in April last year, several residents ran amok and damaged school property as they suspected some teachers to have been practising Satanism. The government has since transferred all the teachers from the school, to some other different schools.