UNZA students last evening rioted over Sports and Youth Minister Chishimba Kambwili’s statement that he will deal with them if they dared him over the takeover of the Commonwealth Youth centre.
The students ran battles with riot police around 19:30 Hours forcing riot police to divert traffic from Arcades round about.
The students said they were angered by Mr Kambwili’s comments after he warned them that he will personally deal with them if they threatened protests.
“We want him to restrict his outbursts to Copperstone University and not bring the nonsense to UNZA. The Centre belongs to UNZA and he should get that in his head,” some students shouted.
Over 100 students managed to enter Great East Road and blocked traffic and stoning vehicles before police officers dispersed them.
The students vowed that they will continue to demonstrate until Mr Kambwili apologises or is removed from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
“This Minster seems to have a problem with UNZA, he keeps threatening us as if we report to him. Let the Education Minister Dr Phiri handle this issue and not Kambwili. We will not stop pushing to take over the Centre because it is ours.”