Lungu condemns revenge xenophobia in Zambia

President Edgar Lungu has described as unacceptable the protests held by University of Zambia students over the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.

Hundreds of students from the University of Zambia marched to the South African High Commission protesting attacks on foreign nationals in that country.

A Zambia was attacked and killed earlier this week in South Africa.

The UNZA students began throwing objects inside the high commission premises in Lusaka which forced police officers to fire teargas canisters in an effort to disperse them.

And president Lungu has condemned the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

He said:

I wish to condemn the ongoing xenophobic attack in South Africa in all its forms and manifestations.

Attacks of this nature targeted at foreign nations call for urgent concerted measures by the South African Government and the regional bodies .

I call on all Zambians both locally and abroad to remain calm and disengage from acts of violence as they voice out their grievance.

I wish to assure you all that together, we are working on solutions to combat xenophobia and bring back the spirit of Ubuntu.

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