Lusaka maid commits suicide at employer’s home


A 46-YEAR-old woman who was working as a living-in maid in Lusaka’s Olympia Township has committed suicide, Police have announced.

Anastasia Mulenga was discovered dead in a swimming pool at her employer’s home around 05:20 hours today.

She is believed to have ended her life by consuming a pesticide bought by her employer to use on cockroaches and had was stored it in the kitchen display.

According to Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo, Mulenga’s employer noticed that she was not responding to her phone alarm which usually rings around 05:00 hours.

“According to the employer, she did not find Anastasia in the room where she was sleeping and after a search, she found an empty bottle of pesticide namely doom on the floor of the kitchen,” Katongo told #Kalemba in a statement.

“She then went outside and found the maid dead in a swimming pool,” Katongo added.

She said Police visited the scene and found the body in the pool without visible injuries and has been taken to UTH mortuary for postmortem to ascertain the cause of death .

Katongo said Police have since launched an inquiry in the matter.

©Kalemba January 21, 2021


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