3 ZNS Trainees Die In Training

3 ZNS Trainees Die In Training

The Zambia National Service has dispatched several of its health personnel to Kabwe Training camp following the death of three recruits during military training over the last two weeks, according to sources.

And a relative of Rosalyn Chanda, one of the recruits who died in the course of training at the ZNS camp, insists that the deceased was severely beaten by instructors prior to her demise.
Sources yesterday disclosed that Chanda, 25 was the first recruit to die after she was admitted to Kabwe general Hospital, where the other two were also later referred to.

Rosalyn Chanda
“The matter was actually being dealt with by the police at Prospect Police Station,” the source said. “The girl was vomiting blood.”

The source said Chanda secretly complained of the beatings they were getting in a phone conversation with her relatives between July 20 and 22, 2012 and where she informed them that she had since been admitted to the camp clinic for about four days as a result.

About 658 trainees where recruited in the routine ZNS training, whose training is strictly military. The recruitment of those currently undergoing training at Zambia Army, Zambia Police and ZNS was deemed fraudulent by the majority qualified youths who were left out due to nepotism and corruption.

ZNS director of public relations said he had to gather the facts before he could deny or confirm that three recruits had died during training at the Kabwe camp.

41 Responses to "3 ZNS Trainees Die In Training"

  1. MWANSA   September 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

    may her soul rest in peace,beating and starving too bad

  2. nostalgia   September 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I hope PF is now satisfied ……..

  3. Bamwine   September 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

    May her saul rest in peace.

    We hope no more death will be recorded. we wish all the remaining trainees all the best and goodluck.


  4. gillan mutanda   September 8, 2012 at 11:55 am

    no jobs no more money in the pockets she may have intentions of another career rather than the military there are simply no jobs we were promised that is pa bwato for us

  5. TruthHurts   September 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Patriotism at its best. Rest well my sister; hope with a true Zambian flag where ever you go. Paying the ultimate price, your life to improve your life, to make Zambia a better place. I have great respect for you, and your family. With tears of thanks even though i may not have known you. With respect, love and wishes to the family that God may give you confort in your loss.

  6. ONLY STRONG SURVICE   September 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    May her Saul rest in peace,but thez guyz whr not fair during recruitment the, qualified ones were left out and get unqualified ones instead,now thus a price they have to pay and more reports will be kaming wait and see all thoz wo used gorilla ‘s rout to enter zns ,za ,police they will be sort out by the hardness of the training itself not people.

  7. zamshu   September 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    where are the law enforcement agencies of this country? Justice must prevail

  8. dnice   September 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    whose idea was it to bring this stupid zns back?

  9. RICHARD MUFWAMBI   September 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    May there souls rest in peace,and may our God bless all the remaining recruits.

  10. Francis Mwansa   September 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm


  11. Narrant   September 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Nothing like ‘bringing back’ ZNS. It has always been there, from conception.

  12. collins   September 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    i was there also.there is a place there for obstacle crossing tht is called Gologota.im sure her problm statd there.mhsrip

  13. emn   September 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Ba Tumfweko were did you get this photo of Rosalyn Chanda?Are you sure this is the same Rosalyn that has died at ZMS?Can you please post the correct photo.Get facts before you print!!!

  14. theeye   September 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    thats what happenz when the wrong people are joining these wingz for the sake of getting a job

  15. The one   September 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    We now know that we must not just cry for any jobs, there jobs aya bene!

  16. Muntu   September 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    This girl in the photo is not Roselyn. please get facts before you publish such stories. i am offended as a brother to the late

  17. JOYCE   September 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    its a pity that trainees should in that manner .may her soul rest in peace

  18. joyce   September 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    pick trainees on merit

  19. habib   September 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    What you pipo must understand is that during military training 10% percent is allowed to die yes some chaps have died its normal know one forced you or them to join the defence anabwela eka.that’s just an example of military training 3 park and guncks are all over

  20. Militia   September 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    That picture on top. Is that a Zambian soldier or one of the rebels in Kabinda enclave who shot at Ivory Coast national team. Look at the sole of the left boot. Rebel chaiwa.

  21. Pretty   September 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    MHSRIP. Those who are responsible should be brought to book.

  22. لكل   September 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    habibكلامك صحيح ‏

  23. Lady M   September 8, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    And you want to take kids for this useless training so that you can be abusing them?! NO THANK YOU!

  24. kachale   September 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Too bad for R.CHANDA who is now late. MHSRP.
    Let a thoroughly investigation be carried out on the beatings that are said to have led to her death.
    What kind of training is that, that can lead to deaths.
    The involved officers should die also so that it becomes a lesson to would be offenders on the same lines. Let them be beaten till they die also.

  25. Gaulani   September 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Pa milikito nipovuta – pakufwa banthu

  26. kakolwe   September 9, 2012 at 4:14 am

    GOD HELP US! MUVI TV Reporter Chanda ambushed & stabbed in L/stone!! ALL RIGHT THINKING ZAMBIAN LEADERS., ARISE & Speak as one against such Lunacy.

  27. John   September 9, 2012 at 7:54 am


  28. akabemba   September 9, 2012 at 10:02 am

    it is military training u are talking aboult.too bad that she is the fictim but deaths at these kind of training are comon

  29. ZNS   September 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm


  30. eng   September 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    let’s wait for a postmoterm to determine how these guys died.also give us the course outline and exact stage that the guys could have died from.y r the deaths cmin from zns alone?

  31. dice   September 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm


  32. paluputa   September 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    let them die who cares after all they are thier relativeas

  33. pyela   September 10, 2012 at 9:01 am

    may her soul rest in peace but many of these recruits where not picked on merit they did not go for the medicals to be deemed fit for the training just because their relatives are there they thought they will manage please people we shouuld not put blames on other i mean what do you expect from a military training, leisr faire.

  34. 1 comando unit   September 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

    its sad that she had to die. during military training death is what one should expect first, if you overcome death then think of pass out. i can asure you not even one of the instructors will go to jail for what happened. to me military training means one is being natured to face war which is totally survival of the fittest unfortunately she was not one of the fittest. when you start the training you must think that you are already in the war infact at the battle front, is there any war you know that leaves out female soldiers and treat them as women..?? when she went there she was ready to face anything even death she wanted to be a soldier not a preschool teacher if its just the uniform you admire or because there are no jobs that is a wrong career for you go their because you were born to become a soldier.zambians try to understand the fact that MILITARY IS SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. may your soul rest in peace (soldier).

  35. frank chanda   September 10, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Please note that the photo you have been displaying is not for the late R.CHANDA.the photo on your site is for my daughter who is currently enjoying good health. May u urgently remove this photo from your site failure to which i have no option but to sue you. You keep on cheating my daughter that you have removed this photo. We have received numerous calls and you seem not to be serious about this. F.CHANDA

  36. mmm   September 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Its always sad to lose a life, no matter the consequences.
    Tumfweko please could you report responibly and get your all your facts right.The girl in the picture is very young and has never been for any ZNS training and does not even aspire to join the millitary.
    Imagine what her family is going through recieving messages of condolences on her death when she is alive and well.And those who do not know she is well are grieving right now.
    Can you please remove my niece’s photo immediately and publicly apologise to her and the family.She did not consent for you to use her picture.Please lets be responsible reporteres

  37. Agrieved   September 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    The story i heard from first hand information on how she was beaten in camp, admitted to camp hospital then later transferred to kabwe general hospital. a lot of complications before she died and for fear of vitimisation i wont say much but i am and was sad when i recieved a call that she had died. She was a close friend, and this is not her photo. Her photos can still be found on facebook on name Rosaria Njavwa Namwawa.

  38. Agrieved   September 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Main photo is not ZNS uniform. Batumfweko please put something thats is similar to green army uniform

  39. SM   September 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    You fools why put a wrong picture.Get your facts right. Do the right thing if you need pipo to respect u ba Tumfweko. Ifyabupubafye ata!

  40. analyser   October 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Government should consider revising the ZNS,ARMY,AIRFORCE ,PS,ZAWA,ZP and other wings to suite todays modern education standards , the bibe say train a child in the way he should go , train to kill, 50 years after indpendence we still have colonial mentality……………….

  41. chilanda john   January 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    may is saw rest in pince