It’s HH cauding Copperbelt riots, says minister

It’s HH cauding Copperbelt riots, says minister

Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe says UPND President Hakainde Hichilema is responsible for the riots erupted in Kitwe on Monday.

Featuring on Hot FM Breakfast show, Mwakalombe said Hichilema’s remarks on Sun FM radio in Ndola that ZAFFICO had been sold to the Chinese had incited the sawmill workers to riot.
He said that Hichilema was at the centre of another riot that around Chinese nationals.
“It is Mr Hichilema we are talking about, he went on Sun FM and said that ZAFFICO has been sold by the Chinese. We even have the recording, where he said these things,” Mwakalombe said.
Mwakalombe’s remarks solve the puzzle of Presidential spokesperson Amos Chanda diplomatically skirting around the subject by only saying an opposition leader is responsible.

He said that government will engage management at ZAFFICO.
Mwakalombe allayed fears that ZAFFICO had been sold to the Chinese clarifying that only shares had been floated to the public.
Hundred and twenty one people were arrested over the riots.

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    pf is behind these riots nt Hh

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    Ba Makaka Pompwe 2 weeks ago

    This is what happens when you get 50% votes and the opposition gets 50%. In a normal country with normal people you expected dialogue to start from that immediate after elections and govt swAlowing it’s pride to accommodate opposition demands. But because their agenda was to steal, they ignored the opposition and here we are today. Those riots have just begun. People.know.that this.regime is taking them no where. How do you justify Toll Gate cost where RSA spends $500,000 a piece and Zambia spends $4.3 million? Where is $3.7 million going? This is.the cause of riots yesterday by PF cadres

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    Mwakalombe must be dull. If you float shares on the stock exchange, the only likely buyers are the Chinese. Zafico affects life on the CB. As such government needed a more effective communication mechanics to sensitize the people otherwise thanks HH for letting us preempt sale

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