WE have spoken of the collective shame of the nation at the recent criminal attacks on some foreign nationals in the wake of recent ritual murders.
We took time to address the now more than 300 refugees mainly Rwandese, Burundese and Congolese sheltering at St Ignatius Church parish in Lusaka.
I am personally ashamed that some of our citizens could take to such criminality to attack foreigners.
“I take full responsibility on behalf of the Zambian people. I also assure you of full protection and security of your person and property.”
The senseless violence in some parts of Lusaka are, in our view, acts of criminality rather xenophobic.
We will work with the United Nations, the Church and our communities to resolve the matter.
United Nations Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan and UNHCR Representative Laura Locaastro and Catholic priest Fr Chilinda accompanied us.
President Edgar Lungu
St. Ignatius, Kalemba Hall
LusakaLL END THESE ATTACKS, WE WILL WORK WITH ALL STAKE HOLDERS – President Edga