Six former University of Zambia students have been arrested by police for staging a demonstration over the high unemployment levels in the country.
Police in full riot gear stormed the procession near Arcades shopping mall this morning and arrested the students.
Zambia Police Spokesperson Charity Chanda confirmed the arrests in an interview in Lusaka.
‘We this morning around 10 Hours apprehended former UNZA students for unlawful assembly, the six were among others dressed in graduation gowns who were gathered at the Arcades Shopping Complex to protest against unemployment. The six are in our custody and will appear in court soon,’ Ms Chanda said.
And former UNZASU President Steven Kyengula is disappointed with the protests by the students.
Mr. Kyengula accused the group of students led by Former UNZASU Vice President Fredrick Kapambwe of being used by UPND President Hakainde Hichilema to portray a picture that the PF government is not working.
‘Mr Hichilema should not use innocent youths to advance his cause. He is an entrepreneur, let him create jobs for these youths than just abusing them for his own political gains,’ he said.