Minister of Information Dora Siliya escapes thorough beating at funeral

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Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services who is also Government chief spokesperson Dora Siliya was Monday morning nearly lynched by University of Zambia students after attending the memorial service of Vespers Shimuzhila, the fourth year student who died of suffocation during a protest last week.

While Minister of higher education Professor Nkandu Luo was chased from the funeral house on Saturday.

The students are upset with the death of their colleague.

Meanwhile, Thousands of University of Zambia students have turned up to mourn Vespers Shimuzhila, using the opportunity to also protest against police brutality.

Clad in black, the students marched from the Great East Main campus to an SDA church along Katimamulilo Road, where Shimuzhila’s requiem mass is being held, whilst others proceeded to the Mandahill footbridge where they sat on the road and mourned their colleague.

The massive march has since taken social media by storm as netizens share the unbelievable pictorial scenes of protesters practically putting business in the part of Lusaka on a stand still.

No police have been spotted attempting to stop the protesters and motorists have opted to use alternative routes.

Vespers died of suffocation on Thursday night as police officers fired teargas canisters in the students hostels, following a protest earlier.


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