President Michael Sata has constituted a Commission of inquiry into the Mongu riots and has pardoned all people who were arrested in connection with the riots.
President Sata has appointed Dr Rodger Chongwe as the Chairperson of the commission.
Others appointed to the Commission are Sebastian Zulu, In’utu Suba, Frank Chanda, Senior Chief Bright Nalubamba, Willie Mung’omba, one person from the Barotse Royal Establishment -BRE- and one from the Barotse Land Agreement activist group, the Linyungandambo.
President Sata has pardoned all the people from the Western Province that were arrested in connection with the Mongu riots over the Barotse land Agreement.
President Sata has also pardoned Zambians that were arrested for Political sacrifices such as Judge Ngoma, George Goma, George Lemba and Ashwell Kampengele.
President Sata announced the pardoning today at States House shortly after swearing in George Mwenya Chella as Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations.
Mr Chella was until his appointment Assistant News Editor at the Post Newspaper.
And President Sata has re-named the new Ndola National Stadium as Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
President Sata has also re-named Lusaka District Hospital as Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital.