Lesoma Missing Child Found Alive After Day In The Bush


A seven-year-old boy of Lesoma village who went missing on the 30th March 2024 at around 1500hrs was found alive in the middle of the jungle the following day at around midnight, 6 kilometres from the village heading towards Pandamatenga.

This was revealed by Kazungula Police Station Commander Superintendent Phetogo Phillimon in an interview with this publication. According to Phillimon the incident was reported to the police at 1820hrs on the same day by the victim’s farther.

It is alleged that the boy, who is doing standard seven at Lesoma Primary School was playing in the nearby bush with his friend aged four-years at Dumatau ward. Phillimon said that at around 1400hrs the friend came back home and told the boy’s mother that her son was refusing to come back home.

He stated that after some minutes the victim’s mother went out to look for her son but did not find him, and she then told his father who also joined in the search to no avail, later reporting the matter to the police.

According to Phillimon, after receiving the report the parents and police traced his track which disappeared in the bush between Lesoma and the tower heading towards Pandamatenga. Phillimon noted that as it was dark the search was called off. The next morning the search resumed with a team of police officers including him, Kgosi Lesoma Lesoma, councillor Paul Chabaesele and members of the public continued with the search.

The team is reported to have traced the child’s shoe prints in the bush and found him in the middle of the bush. Phillimon said that the child was found alive, in good condition and was taken to Kasane Primary Hospital where he was treated and discharged.

On the other hand, Kazungula police have recorded an incident in which a 31-year old man of Newstance ward in Kazungula was attacked and injured by a warthog at his farm located in Old Kazungula March 31 at around 1800hrs.

According to Phillimon, the victim, who is the farm owner alleged that a female warthog with four piglets entered his farm, and when he chased them away, one of the piglets remained behind. When the victim started beating it with a stick, the mother attacked and gored him with tusks on the left leg below the knee and he sustained a cut while the warthog ran away. Phillimon said that the victim was attended by the EMS who transported him to Kasane Primary Hospital where he was treated and discharged.


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