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MINISTERIAL STATEMENT ON THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA RIOTS THAT LED TO DEATH OF A STUDENT AND AN INJURY OF ANOTHER STUDENT.

I wish to convey my sincere condolences to the bereaved family of the late Vespers Shimuzhila a University of Zambia fourth year student who passed away on Friday 5th October, 2018 during the riot at the institution.

Further, I would like to sympathise with the family for Evelyn Chongo a second year student who sustained a spinal injury after jumping from the second floor of her hostel during the same riot at the institution.

I wish to inform the nation that my Ministry and Government is very concerned about what transpired at the highest learning institution. However, I cannot give more details concerning the matter as the Ministry is doing its investigations which will help provide more information and come up with a clear report.

The investigations which are currently being conducted by the police and other investigative wings will cover what transpired for the period; prior to the riot, during and after the riot at the institution.

Besides that, there will be an inquest whereby other people who might have other pieces of information concerning the same will be allowed to provide the information to the team that would undertake the inquest.

The results of the inquest will be supplemented by the postmortem report for the deceased student and once this information is put together the nation shall be informed accordingly.

The Ministry shall ensure that investigations are carried out professionally

and those who will be found wanting will be dealt with according to the law. There will be no sacred cows on this matter.

I also wish to mention that the President is also concerned with the welfare of the students hence the decision to evacuate the injured student for specialised treatment to South Africa.

I wish therefore, to appeal to all the family members, students populace and the general public to allow the investigative wings to do their work without interference.

HON. STEPHEN KAMPYONGO (MP),

HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER

14 Comments

  1. Ben 10

    @,’anyone with piece of information’Muleunfwako nensoni!Was it not the police who fired the teargas and causd the fire hence forcing Evelyn 2 jump from the 2nd floor.As for Vespers(mhsrip) she cud not mek it out.GOD EXPOSE THEM(The culprits)!!

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  2. Lubasi N Anderson

    My condolences. And I feel bad to the family of our pastor shimuzhila.

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  3. Nicolas

    govt act more and talk less

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  4. Enerst

    mhsrip I wish quick recovery to every …….God will expose all the culprits in Jesus name

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  5. Kapepi Nindi

    Stop This Nonsense, The Police Attacked The Innocent Who Were Desperate But Feared Those Who Were Acting. Shame

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  6. Ferdinandmudolo

    Mmmmmmmm….rest in peace visper

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  7. I cry my beloved Zambia

    “There will be no sacred cows on this matter” the statement lives me with a lot of questions.
    1 has there been sacred cows in matter’s before this one?
    2.does the government ignore cases were certain individuals are identified?
    3. Does the government know the Killers of Ruth Mbandu?
    4. Who is responsible for the burning of market in this country?
    5. Was this case a planned move to put the blame on someone?
    You may use power today but the same power will surely bring you down. President Chiluba so an enemy in Mr Sata but his own people made him pay for his wrong s.
    Anyway Fwaku ishiba mwe fine.

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  8. masauso

    so sad for the bereaved family,its a big loss cause being in 4th year is not a joke.may God embrace and comfort the family.

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  9. INJECTION KUBABA

    WHY CANT THE MINISTER OF HEALTH DR CHILUFYA ALSO PROBE MBERESHI MISSION HOSPITAL STAFF FOR THEIR INCOMPETENCE,MISCONDUCT AND NEGLIGIENCE ON DUTY?WE ARE TIRED OF THE BEHAVIOUR OF THESE NURSES.

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  10. Chinyama mukuma

    Mrsrip

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  11. Xerox cuokbcckuo

    Sorry

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  12. Voice of the poor

    Stop waisting our time old man..you’re carrying the investigation with the people who did it

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