Zambian Students Give Lungu Vote Of No Confidence.
Police in Kitwe yesterday thwarted a press briefing by students from four institutions of higher learning who gathered to pass a vote of no confidence in President Edgar Lungu’s leadership.
The Students, who claimed to have been PF members, said they decided to hold the said briefing because they had lost confidence in President Lungu whom they accused of perpetuating poverty among the people.
The students from Copperbelt University, University of Zambia, Mulungushi University and Northern Technical College gathered at CBU before the university security and state police attempted to arrest them but they scampered for safety.
Intellectuals for Change chairperson Ernest Kapande said it was unacceptable for people on the Copperbelt to be buying bread at K10.
“What we are saying is that we have passed a vote of no confidence in the leadership of President Lungu. We are not only speaking on behalf of students but society at large. And we would want to correct the reputation of only protesting over our allowances, but this time as intellectuals, we have woken up to call a spade a spade.
And if anyone claims we are being sponsored, they are right, we are being sponsored by the cries of the poor,” Kapande said.
He further said President Edgar Lungu should resign with a clear conscience after prayer and fasting on October 18.