Zambia Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela
Zambia Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela

Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela has said the 31 UNZA students who were apprehended on Friday have been released.

She said after screening them, 25 were students from UNZA while the remaining 12 were ordinary citizens caught up in the fracas.

The students have since paid admission of guilt fees.

And Ms Kanjela said the situation at UNZA has normalised and has implored students not to take the law in their own hands.

She also refuted claims by some students that the hostel which caught fire when students rioted was caused by a canister.

She said the Police have called on experts to determine the cause of the fire.

Meanwhile, the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe maintained peace over the weekend with students conducting themselves in an orderly manner despite last Friday’s class boycott to their grievances over alleged poor handling of the economy by Government.

A check around the campus over the weekend found peace and order prevailing at the second highest learning institution in the country.

Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) president Oscar Mbewe said in an interview that the university experienced peace and order during the weekend as the students did not engage in any disorderly conduct.

“The weekend was incident free. We didn’t witness any form of unruly conduct and behavior among the students,” he said.

Mr Mbewe, however, said the students were scheduled to hold their meeting later in the evening at which a position was expected to be made on their next course of action following the Friday’s class boycott, which they termed ‘National Holiday’.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. Seriously speaking why so many women in the Police force? Criminals are mostly male. How do you fight them with a women dominated police force?

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  2. Thank you Fr. Bwalya for playing for students and Ba Sata
    Thank you HH for fighting for students.
    Thank you Edgar Lungu for disorbeying Sata.
    Thank you Ba Sata for accepting mistakes, I hope you allow Chief Mwamba Sosala back to his traditional rule.

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  3. I’m not going to even bother responding to the first commenter. I understand why people are mad about these subsidies, and I don’t support the removal of them, at least not the way the government is doing it now. But, those students were wrong. I know someone who happened to go to UNZA during the protests, and was harassed by students. They are hurting the wrong people! If you want to protest and hurt people, at least hurt those who are hurting you! Go protest at the houses of the wealthy and the PF politicians. Don’t steal from or harm innocent people.

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  4. I don’t share the position of the President to medle in the students affairs. There are other officials who should deal with such issues. He exerts un necessary pressure on the unza administration and the minister of education. The are signs of a Dictator.

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    • Seriously Lusaka Times staff need to proofread their work more. There is no excuse for a reporter, whose job is to report FACTS to the public to provide the public with wrong information. It shows poor reporting skills and is immoral as they are lieing to the public with each story they print.There are so many errors in this so called news report that the editor should be fired and the reporter should never ever write another article again.

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    • – 6 were Sata’s PF thugs. That number was silently removed. Or is it Kanjela’s poor mathematics. U know they never teach maths at Lilayi.

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  5. Sata has finally started obeying orders from HH. 24 hours ago HH held a Press Conference ordering Sata to free the students from his dungeons. And Sata has done likewise.

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    • But mwebantu mulatumfya, why you want to torment Sata to that extent? He has serious issues to attend to. His son Mulenga Sata just killed all his dogs he used to sell before he was a deputy mayor. Dig ghosts in Sata’s family.

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  6. According to this report, 31 UNZA students were apprehended. 25 of them were UNZA students while 12 were ordinary citizens. Help me understand….

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    • I will make u understand.

      That is Kanjela’s calculation.

      To be a Police man u should have a lot of unknowns and dull.

      Unknown Robbers driving an unknown car with unknown No. plate on an unknown date heading to an un known destination stole unknown amount of Money in an unknown currency.

      he he he

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  7. I keep telling you people that Sata is a Ruler not a leader. This dictator’s govt is the biggest in Africa. He needs money to pay for Kaseba and for By elections and for more money in PF’s pockets and for his medical treatments in India . This government of Kaponyas for Kaponyas is also the most tribalistic we have seen in years. Anyways, you Zambians deserve what you’ve got.

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  8. Sad story. Where is the minister of Education? It either the president, or Police minister issuing orders to UNZA students. where is the man incharge?
    25+12=37-6(PF cadres)=31

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  9. @Bricklayer, bang on right! The government and its supporters deserve each other. Just grind your teeth and get on with it. I am sure the ones who did not install this government into place made hay whilst the sun was still shining waiting for a better harvest in 2016 or when Sata grinds the whole machine to a halt which seems to be running on 2 cogs out of 10. No class!

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  10. GETTING THE TASTE OF CHALLENGES. PRESIDENT SATA IS IN SERIOUS PROBLEMS. I PREDICT HE WILL BE A ONE TERM PRESIDENT?? UNLESS HE RIGS THE ELECTION IN 2016. REASONS:-
    1- WRONG PRIORITIES
    2- WRONG PEOPLE IN POWER WITH NO VISION
    3- TOO MANY OLD MINISTERS AND OUT OF TOUCH WITH MODERN GOVERNMENT DEMANDS
    4- CORRUPTION AND LACK OF COMMITMENT
    5- WRONG STRATEGIES?? BASED ON 1964

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  11. What do you expect from the uneducated so called president???? In addition, lilayi & Mathematics ain’t friends

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