By KALOBWE BWALYA
A somber atmosphere engulfed PHI mall in Lusaka on Saturday when a retired soldier dropped dead after his shopping.
Anthony Tembo met his fate when he just finished shopping at PHI Pep store and the incident left other shoppers traumatized.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo confirmed receiving a report of sudden death which happened on Saturday around 18: 00 hours.
Ms. Katongo explained police received a report from a PEP store employee that a male customer had collapsed by the entrance when he was about to leave the store.
Ms. Katongo said Mr Tembo died upon finishing buying items and on his way out. She said the wife Mercy Tembo was later informed and the deceased was identified as Anthony Tembo aged 55 of Mtendere Township.
“A man identified as Anthony Tembo collapsed and died on his way out of Pep store and was taken back inside the shop as they tried to arrange for transport. The matter was reported to Ben Mwiinga police post and later taken to UTH hospital mortuary,” Mr Katongo said