Zambia Police should pay for the damage to property and not students-UNZASU

The University of Zambia students Union have rejected government’s pronouncement to pay for all the damage that was caused during the 17 May black Friday demonstration.
UNZASU Secretary General Mwauluka Sishekanu indicates that Zambia Police should bear the cost of paying for the damage caused because the students were on the receiving end of the violence.
Sishekanu defends the students’ 17 May actions noting that the demonstration was peaceful but was turned aggressive by the Police.
On Monday Acting Republican President Edgar Lungu stated that costs will be recovered through student’s bursaries or any other means available, in addition to prosecution
Mr Lungu, who is Home Affairs Minister said if students involved were not singularly identifiable, the whole bodymass of students would be subjected to contributions toward the recoveries.