The planned August 29 demonstrations by the Unemployed Association of Zambia (EAZ) over salary and allowance hike for ministers and Constitutional Office holders has been shelved.
Association president Mpundu Mwanamwelwa told ZANIS in Lusaka today that the suspension of the demonstration, where association members had resolved to stage a naked demonstration, is due to the period of national mourning.
Mr. Mwanamwelwa described the death of President Mwanawasa as shocking and saddening.
He told ZANIS that Dr. Mwanawasa was a visionary and selfless leader who championed democracy.
President Mwanawasa died in Percy Military hospital in Paris, France yesterday.