Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo said that university students would be made to pay for the damage caused to some vehicles.
She named the students as Mischeck Kakonda popularly known as Neighbors, Richard Malambo whose moniker is Buffalo, Kellys Chikelwa also known as Chilepule Baby, Muyendwa who is known as Pamukanjo and Muyangwa Lifuke known among students as Mafiki.
The above named Students will not be supported and she has assured that all their appeals will not be entertained by UNZA Management.
“There are a lot of children out there seeking education who are not being assisted and I would want those students to benefit. And I want to commend UNZA Management for effecting suspension Letters to the named Students,” said Luo.
Two other Students at UNZA are being investigated according to Professor Nkandu Luo, to ascertain their involvement in what she says was a premeditated demonstration.
Professor Luo said that a woman with a sick child was roughed up in the riot and had her car and several others damaged, a situation she labelled as barbaric not befitting university students.
“As Minister of Higher Education, I take this opportunity to apology to the woman, who had a sick child on the material day including all other citizens caught up in the riot,” she said.
Professor Luo has toed a hard-line stance on dealing with unruly behaviour of some UNZA students with the union suspended after having identified it as a major source of tension in campus.