Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has promised to restock the pond where a popular pet fish died after the circumstances of its death have been established.

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The carp fish, known as Mafishi, died on Monday and was a resident of the Copperbelt University (CBU) pond for decades.

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It has been widely mourned by present and former students, as well as politicians, with the word “Mafishi” even trending on Twitter.

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Some students believed the fish brought them good luck in exams.

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Zambia’s Higher Education Minister Brian Mushimba tweeted about the president’s promise:

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It is however unclear which species will be introduced in the pond.

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