State house says the remarks by Roan Constituency member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili that he will incite residents in Luanshya to stone Chinese nationals in Luanshya is an embarrassment to government.
Special assistant to the President for press and public relations Amos Chanda said that the Chinese embassy has taken note of the remarks by Mr. kabwili.
Mr. Chanda said government feels embarrassed about the remarks by Mr. Kambwili in a 12 mintues audio recording where the embattled law maker was urging some former miners to start stoning Chinese nationals so that they can leave the country.
The President’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations said this in Kitwe at a press briefing.
He said in the audio Mr. Kambwili is indirectly proposing xenophobic attacks against Chinese nationals by urging the National Union of Mine Workers ( NUMW ) to start stoning Chinese owners of Luanshya mine.
He said President Edgar Lungu will not tolerate such utterances but will remain committed to protecting the sovereignty of the nation.