Deadly UNZA Riot: A Revolution Is Inevitable in Zambia,says Simumba
By Staff Reporter
A revolution is inevitable in a country where the government does not put the interest of the citizens as a priority but their bellies, quality education activist Sikwibele Simumba says.
Commenting on the death of a fourth-year UNZA adult education and history female student in the wake of the campus rumpus, which police quelled by dispensing teargas on Thursday night, Simumba said dying from a bullet, as a revolutionary, was better than dying from starvation.
“In my few years on earth, I have lived long enough to understand that dying from a bullet is better than dying from starvation. I have also come to learn that, man cannot succeed in suppressing a fellow man because man is a free soul that cannot be arrested by mere threats,” Simumba said. “I have also come to learn that, a revolution is inevitable in a country where the government doesn’t put the interest of the citizens as a priority but their bellies.”
He said Dr. Michael Kaingu then and Prof. Nkandu Luo now, tried to suffocate the students at UNZA.
“They thought they were silencing the starving students but to their amazement, they just discovered that what they did was to actually increase the pressure in them which exploded and claimed the life of an innocent girl In the early hours of today, Friday,” Simumba said. “Last time, I wrote to Hon. Nkandu Luo to resign but she never wanted to listen and now she has blood of an innocent soul on her hands. Any normal human being would resign on moral grounds than serving the interest of her greedy master. This only shows that you are birds of the same feathers…for the two cannot walk together unless they agree on one thing.”
Simumba said he hopes Prof Luo was now smiling following the death of the female student known as Vespers.
“I hope you are smiling now and you are ready to face the National Television with a cooked propaganda. Please if you want again, close the institution, after all there are no jobs even if they graduated today,” said Simumba. “But one thing I know is that students are tired of the name tag of being UNZA students for life.
Give them a life also. Zambia belongs to all of us.”