- Twenty-six Zambian workers at a grave are seeking help as they are being held captive for over three months
- The workers have been spending nights at Leopards Hill Memorial Park in Lusaka
- The mayor of Lusaka, Miles Sampa, says he has received a note from the workers seeking help
As coronavirus continues to give the world sleepless nights, 26 workers at Leopards Hill Memorial Park in Lusaka, Zambia, have been spending nights at the graveyard for three months.
The workers have been held captive to avert contracting and spreading the deadly coronavirus, Zambia Daily Mail reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the mayor of Lusaka, who lives opposite the cemetery, said he has received a note from the affected workers seeking for help.
The mayor identified as Miles Sampa said the workers indicated in the note that they were being held captive.
Sampa said: “I have failed to rest as these voters of mine have been held captive inside Memorial Park for over three months for some coronavirus reasons.
“They keep screaming ‘SOS’ to me across the wall fence, saying 'Tayewa bakazi batu'."
In other news, as the body of one Babafemi Adebabyo who recently died of coronavirus in Brazil was being bundled, his widow could be seen in a video broken down in tears as she begged him to wake up.
In the video which was shared by Media Gist, the woman begged her husband to wake up, saying his mother and children are at home.
The woman said: “Babafemi are you sleeping? Please wake up. Your mother is at home, your children are at home, your elder and younger siblings are at home. Please wake in the name of Jesus. Jesus have mercy on me. Jesus, take pity on me.
“Ahhh, Adebayo. Babfemi. I’m calling you. It’s me calling you, not someone else. Your wife is the one calling you. I ask you to wake up in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ, I’m calling you.
“It’s your body that’s being bundled so. Jesus take pity on me. I’m begging you.”