Evelyn Hone students protest against sugar daddies
Several students at Lusaka's Evelyn
Hone College on Sunday night staged a demonstration against married men who
were allegedly frequenting the learning institution to pick up female students
for sexual favours.
The students were protesting the death of their
female colleague, a computer studies student identified as Zodie Dube, who
drowned together with her married lover, Elijah Zulu at Manchinchi Bay Lodge in
Siavonga last Thursday evening.
The riled students threw missiles and
stones at cars that tried to enter the learning institution’s campus accusing
drivers of soliciting sexual favours from innocent female students
They accused married men, infamously referred to as investors, of
frequenting the college to lure vulnerable young female students with all sorts
of presents and money in exchange for illicit affairs and sexual
Evelyn Hone College Students Union (ECHOSU) president Marvin
Kapenda who confirmed the disturbances to Post Online, while regretting Dube’s
death, accused female students indulging in illicit activities of damaging the
dignity of the institution.
”First of all I want to appeal to these same
‘investors’ who rush here to lure our female colleagues. They should find some
other ventures where they can invest their money.
They leave their wives and
children just to come and disturb other people’s children,” Kapenda said. “It’s
a shameful thing!”
He said the “investors” needed to realize that the
reason students went to the learning institution was to be able to have a good
“To my female colleagues, please let’s respect ourselves and our
families. What has happened is both sad and damaging to the image of this
college,” said Kapenda.
“Apart from jeopardizing academics, this is
contributing to the high rise in the HIV/AIDS cases.”
He attributed the
students’ vulnerability to the high levels of poverty in the country and called
on the government to increase the allocation of bursaries to assist the students
reduce on similar incidents.
According to sources at Machinchi Bay Lodge,
Dube had accompanied Zulu on who was employed by ZAMBIA
Revenue Authority (ZRA) as customs officer. Both died on Thursday night as
Dube was teaching Zulu how to swim but drowned.