Latest on University of Zambia student Vespers Simuzhila’s death: Inquest opened


An inquest into the death of University of Zambia (UNZA) student Vespers Simuzhila will be opened to establish the cause of death.

The result of the inquest will be supplemented by a postmortem report and that once all the information is gathered, the nation will be informed.

Mr Kampyongo said a comprehensive report will be made public once investigations into the matter are concluded.

“There will be no sacred cows in this matter. Anyone who will be found wanting will be dealt with according to the law,” he said.

Mr Kampyongo called for calm as investigative wings continue with their investigations into the matter to establish what exactly transpired.

He said it is premature to blame officers who had gone to the institution to quench the riot. Mr Kampyongo said the officers had to safeguard lives of members of the public and property.

“The ministry shall ensure that investigations are carried out professionally and those who will be found wanting will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” he said.

Mr Kampyongo said Ms Shimuzhila had to be given a decent funeral and that Evelyn Chongo, who was injured, is receiving treatment in South Africa.

He said all those with information on what transpired should voluntarily provide it when the inquest starts. Mr Kampyongo said this will help investigators to establish what transpired before,

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