An elderly headman in Binga has been missing for a whole week after taking a three-day walk from his home in Sichutumba to Sianzyundu to visit his relatives to help resolve a social problem.
A villager told Southern Eye that Headman Dickson Siabwizu Mudenda from Binga South made the journey to Sianzyundu on foot because there is no transport in the area. Said the villager:
The old man, who is a headman, decided to walk to Sianzyundu due to transport problems.
It is reported that he arrived well at Siyanzyundu. On his way back no one knows what happened to him as he has gone missing.
It is now the seventh day since he left Sianzyundu.
Relatives, who lived with him, are now worried and wondering what could have happened to the headman.
Mudenda is shortsighted and villagers now fear that he could have taken the wrong route resulting in him getting lost.
Meanwhile, Chief Dobola on Wednesday told Southern Eye that he was informed that Headman Mudenda was found at Kariangwe but was not sure whether the report was true or not. He said:
I got a message that he has been found at Kariangwe, but I am yet to check the authenticity of the message.
Binga is considered to be among some of the country’s most underdeveloped areas with a lack of basic infrastructure such as navigable roads.