On June 14, 2013, two protesters were shot dead by officers of the Zambia National Service (ZNS) who had been sent to an illegal settlement near Lusaka’s international airport. The incident occurred in the Kampasa area of land, which is owned in part by Patriotic Front Minister of Tourism Sylvia Masebo. Residents of the area claim that they were unlawfully displaced from their homes resulting from a poorly understood land transaction. During earlier confrontations between the government and the protesters this past January, President Michael Sata threatened that the protesters would be removed by force if they did not vacate the premises.
The following clip was posted from Muvi TV’s coverage of the killings.