A six year old girl is battling for her life at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe after a teargas canister accidentally landed on her head during running battle between police and protests over Kamuzu Institute of Youth.
The girl, Memory Tembo’s father from Chilinde in Lilongwe said he was concerned with the health condition of his daughter.
“Doctors told me that her brain stopped working for 10 minutes, this is worrisome. I will be consulting civil rights groups for legal and financial assistance,” said Tembo.
He claimed the young girl was hit whilst playing with her friends on a veranda of her house and she was rushed to hospital by an unknown well wisher.
Athletes and people surrounding Kamuzu Institute for Youth are against the leasing of the facility to Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources for out of campus classes.
However, minister of Youth Grace Chiumia says Luanar has rented two rooms only and sports activities will not be disturbed. O
On Friday late afternoon, some people started protesting around the institute and the police moved in quickly to restore order and threw teargas canisters to disperse the mob that headed to the institute to vandalise and loot equipment from the facility.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :