A 13 year-old boy of Nsonga Primary School in Chief Kalasalukangaba in Mansa has married his 11-year-old school-mate, a scenario that will bring a chilling effect on all those fighting child marriages.
The two children, who got married three months ago, have since dropped out of school and are staying together.
This came to light when the Mansa District Child Protection Committee visited the one-stop centre in Chief Kalasalukangaba, where the matter was reported.
The committee comprises the Victim Support Unit (VSU), Mansa One-Stop Centre, Child Life-Line Zambia, Plan International Zambia (PIZ) and the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Child Development.
One-Stop Centre regional coordinator Chimba Chimba told the committee that members of the community had reported the marriage of the two