- Zambia is in mourning following the death of a young couple three days apart
- Stanslous Mubanga Musonda died on Friday, July 16 followed by Barbra Muuka Ndulu on July 19, which was meant to be the day of her husband's burial
- The couple leaves behind a two-day-old baby
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Stanslous Mubanga Musonda and his wife Barbra Muuka Ndulu looked forward to welcoming yet another baby to their family, but that was not to be.
In the would-be lovely story which turned out to have a sad ending, the couple from Ndola died three days apart leaving behind a two-day-old baby.
Died Three Days Apart
The Mwebantu newspaper reports that Stanslous died on Friday, July 16, when his wife Barbra was in labour.
Barbra died on the morning of July 19 not long after being informed of her husband's death, the two dying within a span of three days.
“They were both admitted in Ndola General Hospital until their death. Barbra was not told about the passing of Mubanga until the second day when the baby was born. She, unfortunately, died after hearing about her husband's death,” said a family member.
Coincidentally, she passed on the very day that Stanslous was supposed to be buried.
Couple Hoped For a Son
Until her demise, Barbra worked as an Officer in the Ministry of Community Development.
“Mubanga and Barbra have two other girls and were always praying for a boy," a family member told Fyambe Media.
The news has been received with sadness from the public, who poured their condolences to the family.
Pst King Mwape Snr:
"We pray for the daughters and the son. God see them through, raise them, provide for them and protect them."
Kateule Musaba Mulenga:
"My condolences to the two families. I pray that those three children will be brought up by loving guardians."
Rita Bekederemo Clark:
"This makes sad reading, so young and full of life. May God console the family and provide a suitable guardian for the kids, who will raise them and love them as their own."
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