Thousands of UNZA students in Zambia protests over death of student in Tear Gas Canister

Thousands of University of Zambia Students on Monday morning held a peaceful demonstration from Great East Road campus to the Manda Hill Bridge to mourn their late colleague Vespers Shimuzhila who died last Friday.

The students all dressed in black sang solemn songs and held placards denouncing police brutality against students.

A church service was held at UNZA Seventh Day Church which was filled to capacity.

Information Minister Dora Siliya and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema attended the service.

The students interviewed said they hope the demonstration will send a strong message to the police and the government.

They have also demanded for an explanation from police over the cause of the fire that claimed the life of Ms. Shimuzhila.

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