According to press release circulated today following the 7th meeting of President Edgar Lungu’s cabinet, the administration resolved to tackle the recent breakout of xenophobic attacks in South Africa as a #1 priority.
Steps are currently being taken by the Zambian diplomatic mission to Pretoria, which is closely monitoring the situation to assist and protect any and all Zambian citizens living in the country. The government notes that so far no Zambian citizens have been harmed in these attacks.
The administration of President Edgar Lungu is also bringing the matter of these xenophobic attacks before the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) as well as the African Union. Lungu has engaged in consultations with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who chairs both organisations.
According to the statement, “Zambia is confident that the intervention under the leadership of President Jacob Zuma will soon bring the attacks to an end. Once again, all Zambians living in South Africa have been reminded to exercise caution in their daily activities and to continue to avoid those areas that are affected by xenophobic attacks.”
Source : Zambia Reports