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Peaceful protest held against Vedanta’s continued stay in Zambia

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Miners and Wives of Miners on the copper belt protesting against Vedanta
Miners and Wives of Miners on the copper belt protesting against Vedanta

Dozens of miners, miners’ wives and community members from Nampundwe, Chingola and Chililabombwe have held a peaceful protest against Vedanta’s continued stay in the country.

The placard carrying protesters marched for a kilometer in Kabundi South area of Chingola to the Nchanga Parliamentary office where they presented their concerns to area Member of Parliament Chali Chilombo.

One of the protesters Elisha Mhone from Chingola said the community in Chingola is fully in support of the liquidation of KCM by government.

Mr Mhone said Chingola had gone down economically and there is need for a new investor to revive the town.

And Maureen Musonda of Nampundwe said KCM must not be allowed to come back because it has scaled down its operations in many aspects which has affected the whole Copperbelt.

Meanwhile, Nchanga Member of Parliament Chali Chilombo promised to forward the protesters concerns to Mines Minister Richard Muskuwa who would in turn forward them to President Edgar Lungu.

17 COMMENTS

  1. So who paid for this signage and t-shirt…Sunday Fooking Chanda can you fill in the blanks? You mean miners, miners’ wives and community members from Nampundwe, Chingola and Chililabombwe paid for all that when they dont even have food at home

    • Honestly, leaders don’t need to pander to the protesters; they need to provide leadership. What are the pros and cons of the govt actions? Mr. MP don’t be fooled by the protests, you will end up being on the wrong side of the whole saga which ECL is coiling himself with.

    • Indeed! Nice Posters! Do you think the miner’s wives paid for those posters? This is a rented mob.
      Vedanta will go. There is no need to politicise this. It must be treated as a business decision. We will pay heavily for the way we have handled this.

    • What are you supporting? Dont be blinded …PF was in bed with KCM since 2011 why have they decided to part company now go and ask BUFFOON CK he will tell you the answer

  2. As another online media asked , why are lungus GRZ not telling the nation if KCM is trading and how much they are making if anything , for all we know lungu and his gang could be looting any monies being made…..

  3. That Vedanta is exiting KCM is assured but Zambia has to Buy it Out on terms favourable and Agreed to by Vedanta. The Demonstrators will regret chasing away the Indians from KCM and letting a Chinese Investor takeover KCM. People of CB and KCM will cry foul when Chinese Takeover KCM. The writing is on the Wall.

    • The Chinks will come with their own prisoners to do they work free, who they will accommodate in their own exclusive yards, they will use their own suppliers…let’s see if you will have time to wear white shirts supplied by PF and Lungu.

  4. This has been going on for years and why mobile now. Somebody definitely is up to building political capital for 2021. This was never in their manifesto. After sorting out LAP Green why was there no follow through to KCM?

  5. Bitter Hakiende h get your supporters to think straight vendetta were brought in by the late LPM he gave them the mine for 25m USD their boss then boasted that he had made 500m profit in one year but refused to pay mineral royalties instead declaring losses which were fake. So under 5 youth wing as you comment think

    • ARE YOU ANOTHER ZAMBIAN OBSSESSED WITH HH….. SHAME …..PERHAPS ONE DAY WHEN YOU SEE PAST YOUR HATRED YOU WILL REALISE WHAT A FOOL YOU HAVE BEEN. THIS COUNTRY IS BEING GIVEN AWAY TO CHINA AND YET YOU CHOOSE TO IGNORE THAT…………… I HOPE THEY TAKE OVER KCCM…. LETS SEE AFTER A YEAR WHETHER THE RENTED PROTESTERS ARE STILL SMILING !!!!!!!!!!

  6. This is not political, this is not a joke,if you are not a miner and you have nothing to say please stay away from this issue.Don’t comment on something you don’t know, away with your ignorance.Leave this issue to technocrats who will handle this issue with wisdom. Ignorance as no defence.HH and Kambwili stay away you have nothing to offer apart from bra bra bra bra to hell with your foolish comments.

  7. Jay jay, sit down and keep quiet. you have nothing reasonable and productive to contribute to the well being of Zambia. You speak the language of neo-colonialism. We have gone past that. Zambia is now churning out patriotic citizens will defend the country at all cost and stand by it.

  8. up to 2016 elections, chishimba kambwili under PF used to come to Nchanga Mine every week to collect money. don’t be fooled by these used politicians. only hope is in HH not these criminals. majority of Indian workers have invested heavily in india while Zambians are wallowing In poverty, busy hunting for introductory letters from HCM to borrow 2pin from banks. this government has messed up and is just playing with peoples minds.

  9. Seeing myself in the picture, knowing that I am no miner’s wife, and remembering this was a peaceful march to the Copperbelt DC’s office in 2015 that was done after the Zambia Alternative Mining Indaba in order to present to him the conclusions that were drawn after that indaba, it sickens me that Lusaka times uses fake pictures and attaches a parallel story to it. It makes me question the validity of the story and the credibility of the news site and author. You lack moral and professional ethics.

  10. Zambians are getting shafted, colonised by Asia’s greed; India has turned Zambia into it’s personal colony thanks to the likes of corrupt Mwanawasa. India is exploiting us; it’s only a matter of time before Asians start killing us to make living space for their 2billion plus peoples. KCM is the proceeds of a corrupt deal between LPM and Agrawal-Vedanta owner.

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