LCC acts to stop metal grave marks thefts

Written by on August 16, 2019


THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) plans to migrate from using metal plate grave marks to concrete ones avoid rampant theft of the same, says public relations manager George Sichimba.

Mr Sichimba said the council was concerned with cases of theft of metal plates from graveyards and decided to bring the practice to end.

He said last week, the local authority apprehended three people for stealing grave mark metal plates at Chunga and Leopards Hill cemeteries.

“The final report by the director of public health revealed that thieves stole grave marks from 43 graves in a space of two days.

“In Chunga, one person was apprehended and taken to Chunga Police Post while the other two were later apprehended in the same compound.

He said the three were apprehended by Council workers who found the merchandise on them.

Mr Sichimba explained that the rationale behind the migration was that concrete grave marks may not be stolen because market for them may not be readily available.

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