Zambia engages Congolese government over killings

President Sata (R) with his Congolese counterpart Joseph Kabila

President Sata (R) with his Congolese counterpart Joseph Kabila

President Michael Sata has called on Zambians to remain calm over the occurrences of Zambian drivers being killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reports Thom Shonga for Zambian Eye.

In an update on the President’s Facebook page of today (Friday, February 7), the President said he has engaged his counterpart on the Congolese side so that the security situation improves.

In the past few weeks a Zambian and Zimbabwean drivers have been shot dead by unknown elements in the DRC. This led to truck drivers boycotting entering the DRC due to security concerns.

Many trucks were marooned on the Zambian side of the Kasumbalesa border post.

President Michael Sata has assured Zambians that the government will beef up security on the Zambian side and that he will see to that the Congolese do the same.