Zambian President Lungu Condemns ‘Acts of Murder’ in Riots

Zambian President Edgar Lungu condemned “acts of murder” during riots targeting foreigners, particularly Rwandan nationals, that may have claimed five lives.

The looting of foreign-owned shops in low-income areas in the southern African nation’s capital, Lusaka, that started on Monday spread to other parts of the town, the ruling Patriotic Front party said on a statement on its Facebook page on Tuesday.

“The riots have reportedly claimed five lives so far of suspects beaten and burnt to death,” it said. The protests followed suspected ritual murders in Lusaka.

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