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Government institutes investigations into the burning to death of a Zambian in Tanzania

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Harry Kalaba, MP (left) and Permanent Secretary Ambassador Chalwe Lombe at New York Palace Hotel on Wednesday 23rd September, 2015. Hon. Kalaba and Ambassador Lombe are in the advance party of His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, who is due to arrive in New York on Thursday to attend the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the UN Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. PHOTO | CHIBAULA D. SILWAMBA | ZAMBIA UN MISSION
GOVERNMENT has instituted investigations into the burning to death of a Zambian in Tanzania on suspicion that he was involved in ritual murders in that country.

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba said yesterday that Government had already contacted the Zambian High Commission in Tanzania to ascertain what led to the killing of 24-year-old Simon Sinkamba of Nakonde’s Ntindi village.

“We are investigating the matter, we have already gotten in touch with our High Commission in Tanzania to verify and get the actual facts on what caused the incident in Tunduma.

“We want to know what exactly happened; we want to ascertain the issue as to what led to that. As soon as we get that information then we will be able to pick it up from there as a Ministry,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Kalaba has assured that despite the recent rioting and looting experienced in some parts of Lusaka, Zambia was still a haven of peace, which would continue co-existing with neighbouring countries and beyond for economic advancement.

Mr Kalaba said Zambians were peace-loving people and would strive to continue living up to that feat.

“We therefore wish to call upon all the people that are interested in investing in our country to continue because the investment climate is still very sound and secure and they should have no iota of doubt on their mind about the security of this country and the good intentions of its people,” he said.

Mr Kalaba clarified also that the rioting and looting on Monday and Tuesday in Lusaka’s densely populated areas triggered by ritual murders in Lusaka were not xenophobic as the rioters and looters had taken advantage of the killings to perpetuate their own interests.

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  1. Had PF not been violent, we would not had innocent Zambians burnt in Zambia and another Zambia burnt in Tanzania. Kalaba it is too late pictures have already gone world wide that Zambia is xenophobic and you can find it on YouTube.

    • you are useless.You are the ones, together with unpatriotic opposition party leaders giving wrong picture to outside world.PF wake up, this is a strategy by the opposition to win support within and outside the country.How can a responsible, Zambia political leader address zambian problems through BBC or SABC.Only mercenaries or traitors do thatThey are the ones who creating these confusions

  2. Yes sir, PF is violent unless you have no eyes to see. The violence the PF government has been ignoring has come to bite us. Remember the violence on Youth day, PF cadres beat up people and even stripped a woman naked and up to now no arrests. Letting criminals get away with crime will only fill our streets with more criminals who will likely commit more heinous crimes

  3. Why taking ritual killings to other country from your own country (Zambian) where law is only one side coz of politics. I think ther did a good thing to that fool (Simon).

  4. What does Commentator say on this matter? Okay it’s Sunday, let’s give him up to tomorrow or Tuesday. He will certainly and without doubt come up with a press statement.

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