Lewanika second year nursing student dies after short illness


TO Many, Hellen Tuta was not just a friend, classmate or Sister, she was a companion that many would confidently confined in without being judged.

However, death robbed them of Tuta, a 29 year old second year nursing student at Lewanika School of Nursing and Midwifery in Mongu district, Western Province who only had a few months remaining to don her white uniform as a graduate.

Tuta who completed her high school at Phelim High School in 2014 began preparing for her exams before she was suddenly reported dead on Saturday following a sudden short illness.

Her death was confirmed by many of her family members and close friends, leaving Western Province in mourning as most people have taken it to social media to express their grief over Tuta’s death.

“Hellen on Saturday I talked to [yo]u for almost an hour. [Yo]u were encouraging me that I should be strong for your nephew Leo. Thats how [yo]u told me bana Leo let me go and study our time table is out. I was like I will call [yo]u tomorrow morning on Sunday.”

“Surprising[ly] calling [yo]u a strange man answered the phone and told me [yo]u are no more. [Yo]u had a short illness I refused to believe him, knowing that we talked and you never complained of any illness. Hellen God is my witness, you were a person I could call and cry to. Every time I felt depressed, [you] would pick my calls anytime without complaining. Even in death I say thanks for being the person you have been,” posted her sister in-law Ruth Zimba.

By Buumba Mwitumwa

Kalemba May 28, 2024


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