Zambia leader mulls establishing commission to probe gassing incidents

Edgar Lungu
Edgar Lungu

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Friday said he is considering setting up a Commission of Inquiry to look into a spate of incidents where unknown people sprayed chemicals in people’s homes and public institutions, which instilled a sense of fear in citizens.

Fifty people who were suspected of being behind the gassing incidents have died in public lynching, and 560 suspects have been arrested, Lungu said. “It is more than three months ago since Zambia woke up to a horrible reality that the country was under attack from unknown people who not just inflicted physical harm but also applied psychological warfare on our people,” he said.

The gassing of people and killing of innocent citizens suspected to be behind the incidents were a serious dent on national values and principles, the Zambian leader told lawmakers. The government will get to the bottom of the issue and all those behind the heinous crimes must face the law regardless of their political affiliation, he said.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +233 244244807
Follow News Ghana on Google News


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here