LUSAKA Lawyer Kelvin Bwalya Fube says the recent ZAFFICO riots on the Copperbelt are just a tip of the iceberg of the many bottled-up frustrations simmering in a growing majority of Zambians.
Fube in a statement said the ruling party sober up and get to the bottom of these other than shifting the blame to others as that will not make the situation any better.
He said government can harass or arrest all those with opposing views, but without addressing the real issues, it will only succeed at mobilizing the Zambian people against President Lungu and the PF Party as a whole.
And Fube said Zambians must realize that all these fights are because people have been fooled into believing that they cannot co-exist.
“We must however, remember that we are one people and the nation of Zambia cannot be Zambia without all of us. We cannot choose to destroy each other and by extension destroy our beautiful nation. Zambians must never prepare to do battle against other Zambians,” Fube said.
But Fube said it is true that citizens in general are unhappy and frustrated about the management and direction of the country.
He urged Zambians to soberly reflect on the state of the nation with genuine intention to redirect the country into the right direction.
He said the consistent and constant failure by government to communicate national issues effectively was causing unnecessary suspicions
He however called on the PF Party and government to make a clear distinction between politics of intimidation and good governance.
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Dr Chilufya warns health facilities conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.
HEALTH Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has warned health facilities that have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.
Meanwhile, Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded 182 cases of COVID-19 and three (03) deaths out of the 651 tests conducted .
Dr Chilufya at a press briefing today said some facilities have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative tests to people.
“We have noted the emergeance of some facilities that are purpoting to be doing COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative results. False negative COVID-19 tests will not protect you from the Virus. We have designated centres where we test fr COVID-19,” Dr Chilufya warned.
And Dr Chilufya said 78 COVID-19 patients are still admitted in facilities with 26 in oxygen, and two critically ill and in ICU.
Meanwhile, Dr Chilufya said all the 15 members of parliament that had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and discharged.
Ferdinand Simaanya discharged from hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19
ZAMBIA Association in South Africa (ZASA) president Ferdinand Simaanya has been discharged from the hospital where he was admitted for COVID-19.
Special Assistant to the ZASA president for Press and Communication Alwyn Matongo in a statement said Simaanya was admitted at the Waterfall Netcare private hospital last thursday due to COVID 19 complications.
“He is home where he will continue to recuperate,” Matongo said.
And Matongo has thanked the Doctors, front line medical personnel, and nurses who attended to him.
General Kingsley Chinkuli collapses, admitted to hospital
FIRST Quantum Minerals Country Manager, Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli, this evening collapsed while addressing a meeting on the Copperbelt.
He suffered what is suspected to be a stroke or heart attack.
A source has told Mwebantu Gen. Kingsley Chinkuli collapsed and suffered a stroke while on the Copperbelt. He was immediately evacuated to Lusaka and has now regained consciousness and out of the ICU. He is now able to talk.