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UNZA students stage a mid night protest against SA Xenophobia, cancel today’s lectures

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Some University of Zambia Students at the Great East Road staged a peaceful protest at Pick N Pay EastPark Mall on Tuesday night in the wake of Xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa.

The students led by their President president Warran Hamusanga walked from their campus to the nearby EastPark Shopping Mall where they sang songs denouncing Xenophobia.

The students took the closed Pick N Pay under siege but police quickly moved in and quelled the situation.

In an interview, Hamusanga announced that the students will on Wednesday continue with their students by marching to the South African High Commission in Lusaka.

He said UNZA students cannot sit and watch acts against humanity happening in South Africa.

Hamusanga said the demonstrations will help send a strong message to the South Africans that Zambians are not happy with Xenophobia.

32 COMMENTS

  1. Students don’t learn. They are now busy canceling lectures. The protest will have zero impact on South Africa. Just go back to class.

    • Way to go. Let’s also protest against buying any South African products. No Shoprite, no Game, no Pick n Pay etc.
      If Government won’t help us let’s help ourselves.

    • This is a fair response from the organised section of our youths. No property damage, no life lost. Exactly as it should be.

    • Let every country in the world send South Africans back to SA and let every foreigner in SA leave and shut the borders, airports and ports so that we see if SA can survive as an Island. When IIDDIIOOTTSS like these are called dogs, other people get offended, what is the difference between these South Africans and rabid dogs?

    • In fact, for the first time in my life, I agree with one Jerabo who proposed that all SA trucks currently in Z be burned and goods confiscated. It is very very painful to know that most Zambians died in the struggle to free these dogs from the apartheid regime and surely is this how they are thanking us? Stupid iidddiiootss.

    • “He said UNZA students cannot sit and watch acts against humanity happening in South Africa…. ”
      BUT THEY SIT PASSIVELY UNDER THE CURRENT SITUATION IN ZAMBIA AND CURRENT LEADERSHIP. PASSIVE ZAMBIANS. THIS WONT CHANGE WHAT SOUTH AFRICANS ARE DOING IN SA>>>
      Stand up in your own country were skinny gluttons keep empowering themselves and people cant afford basics like mealie meal. Come on Zambia, stop being passive for once. Stand up in your own country for yourselves first, then maybe you can move forward

    • it will have no impact. Simply because SA is one of the countries holding this nation up. Lets not even talk about the chinese.

  2. Way to go. Let’s also protest against buying any South African products. No Shoprite, no Game, no Pick n Pay etc.
    If Government won’t help us let’s help ourselves.

    • “He said UNZA students cannot sit and watch acts against humanity happening in South Africa…. ”
      BUT THEY SIT PASSIVELY UNDER THE CURRENT SITUATION IN ZAMBIA AND CURRENT LEADERSHIP. PASSIVE ZAMBIANS. THIS WONT CHANGE WHAT SOUTH AFRICANS ARE DOING IN SA>>>
      Stand up in your own country were skinny gluttons keep empowering themselves and people cant afford basics like mealie meal. Come on Zambia, stop being passive for once. Stand up in your own country for yourselves first, then maybe you can move forward

    • Rwanda is coming from less than a generation of genocides yet it is growing far better than zambia that has been independent since forever, no wars, just ignorance and tribal bickering.
      When will people of zambia change.
      You are being left behind

  3. PP you are very right,one SA woman told me that, that’s how they used to do in 70s by not buy in these shoppings.i appreciate unzas move to demonstrate especially to reach at SA Embassy to zambia

    • “He said UNZA students cannot sit and watch acts against humanity happening in South Africa…. ”
      BUT THEY SIT PASSIVELY UNDER THE CURRENT SITUATION IN ZAMBIA AND CURRENT LEADERSHIP. PASSIVE ZAMBIANS. THIS WONT CHANGE WHAT SOUTH AFRICANS ARE DOING IN SA>>>
      Stand up in your own country were skinny gluttons keep empowering themselves and people cant afford basics like mealie meal. Come on Zambia, stop being passive for once. Stand up in your own country for yourselves first, then maybe you can move forward

  4. Long overdue guys. Remember one Zambian is battling for his life in hospital already in South Africa. They are killing us and yet they forgot all what countries like Zambia did for them. Great move guys….

    • One zambian battling for life in SA…. What about the hundreds of thousands whose voices are not even heard in zambia… They dont have food… they dont have water… they dont have clothing. Why dont we hold our government accountable. If things were not being pocketed by GRZ officials then we wouldnt have to be so dependent on countries like SA and China milking us.
      Stop passing the buck, look at your own country first and assess yourselves. Zambia could have done better

  5. South Africans are backwards, an observation once made by Mr Scott… They still look like in the primitive times…they know nothing about the outside world….the SA blacks are savages…they are still stuck with Shaka mentality… They are angered by seeing the beautiful country they live in but which they don’t enjoy compared to their white SAs…the SA blacks are cowards….their anger is misdirected to fellow blacks when they know its the White SA who actually exploit them not their fellow blacks….the biggest problem (like any black being on earth) they have is that ka “deserving” mentality, wanting things they have not worked for…almost demanding it for free…they don’t want to work but they need money..in abundance…. They are foolish and stupid…. But also the white…

  6. ….SAs..also think they are Gods and Goddesses, they pretend they are not in Africa..like they are in Europe or USA….. They know it all…..and really I don’t blame them…coz we black’s lack the courage, determination and confidence that we can also make it and be useful in life for ourselves and to the others in the wider World…….Protesting at SA shops won’t help…do we have our own???muzagula kuti tissue nama tooth picks???we are so too reliant on bazungus….

  7. In Bemba they say “ubulimi bwakala tabulisha mwana”… Simply set, you can’t keep referring to how you used to farm back in the days when your kid is crying for food in the present…. All am trying to say is don’t keep referring to history of having helped during apartheid and still think the present generation should be appeased with that….its rubbish! People can’t cling onto that forever….. Our leaders in other African countries should just work hard and improve economies for their people rather than burdening South Africa…. No wonder the SA government is usually quiet on these attacks….coz they keep hoping people will learn and stop trekking for greener pastures in SA coz really it puts a strain on their Government…. Wake up and smell the coffee!

  8. Holding a vigil at night is fine but cancelling lectures is unjustified. By cancelling lectures they are disturbing the university schedule and compromising their quality of education.

  9. Why UNZA (Glorified High School) students look very dirty. Maybe its my eyesight or the poor camera used to take that photo. By the look in that picture I don’t expect new ideas from those students. South Africa still going to experience influx of these rag wearing youth.

    I am a High School dropout

    • Yama, mwasha umulilo mwasenda ichushi. The issue is not being good looking, the issue is what is happening in South Africa. The students have done a good job which should be commended. The South African economy is in a spiral, and what happens, blame it on the foreigners. Because they think like you, they classify foreigners as blacks from other parts of Africa. The SA Government has the muscle to stop this, if there is a willingness.

  10. South Africa’s leadership is very weak; they have continually failed to provide leadership and direction to thier followers – they can’t face them and tell them the truth in their face. How can you fix a problem that you can’t acknowledge to have; they keep issuing ‘politically correct statements’ but they can’t take responsibility for these barbaric acts perpetrated by their people. Even Mr Lungu in Zambia took persaonal responsibilty when such similar acts were done against some foreign nationals in Lusaka some time last year, in fact he had sent soldiers to deal with the situation at once.
    RSA needs to return back to God. 2 Chronicles 7:14.

    • I agree with you. they want to tell the rest of Africa that what is happening is criminals at it and not xenophobia. CAF should kick them out of AFCON and all its tournaments, you will see how they will fall in line quickly.

  11. Only one who doesn’t understand the impact of death can call this a wrong move.The people being killed have families that will live in poverty.Children that depend heavily on that.
    Have some empathy people.What if it were you,what would you do?Think of that.
    And some people go there to order some things so those saying that they go to live there do not speak the truth entirely.
    SAs should be left on their own-we can’t have our citizens die like dogs when they can just be sent home peacefully.

    • People like @ Jesse enjoying staying in South Africa think it is cool for one Zambia to be killed because imaginary tens of Zambians have died of hunger. What cheep thinking. I am sure Jesse is South African if not he is scared to be sent back to his country where he cannot function. À death of one person is regrettable no matter the circumstances. Stop politicking.

  12. Thats amazing how we l don’t mind our country being trashed and yet want to show concern over another country’s ills. If you don’t fix your country you’might end up a subject of xeno in another country against your will.

  13. Jesse ***** this is different atlest even the economy is hard we ate surviving unlike what you are doing to other people am telling you the truth SA or what ever you call yourself you will suffer

  14. The only simple way is to close their shop’s 1)shoprit. 2) pep ,DSTV & so on ,people of Zambia ,let as unite , let south African’s people go back to their country,

  15. Wow the topic here is about Xenophobia but it surprises me how it is quickly turned into a political platform. @JESSE the points you are raising have nothing to do with people killing people. You sound like you are very angry at life and I can feel for you but clearly this is wrong forum. Xenophobia must stop and we as humans need to do something.

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