Details have emerged that the seven Namibians who were slaughtered by the Zambian police on 5 December 2019 in Lusaka were involved in precious stones deals with senior Zambian government officials and prominent businessmen.
The Watchdog will mention all the names of the senior government officials once verification has been complete.
The Namibians were unarmed and tried to flee but were gunned down just by the traffic lights.
According to Zambia police sources, three of the Namibians died on the spot while the other three were finished off while been taken to the mortuary, not hospital.
It is believed that some prominent Zambians wanted their Namibians business partners killed so that no one lives to tell the true story. It is suggested that the diamonds were stolen from Namibia and was meant for prominent Zambians to buy but some disagreements arose. It is at this point that the Zambian buyers decided to alert the police by lying that there are foreigners trying to rob a bank.
The Namibians were identified as Daniel Mbishi aged 32, Wilson Tetela (39) Haitembu Elifas (40) Elifas Ndeshikeya (29)David Mweuxwange (39), Samuel Kambonde age (42) Patrick Waandja age (34).
Their remains were repatriated from Zambia in late December 2019.
The official version of the Zambia police is that the seven were shot and killed by the Lusaka Police on 5 December after receiving a tip-off from members of the public about suspected criminals staging a robbery.