Zambia: Student leaders threatened at gunpoint by MP
27 Jan 10

A Zambian MP allegedly stormed a television studio and threatened student union leaders at gunpoint. It is claimed  Chishimba Kambwili and fellow Patriotic Front (PF) sympathisers menaced University of Zambia Student’s Union leaders, Antonio Mwanza and Stanford Kabwata who were appearing as guests on a MUVI TV programme on 19 January 2010.  Police in Lusaka opened an investigation after MUVI management made a complaint and recorded a ‘warn and caution statement’ by the minister on 25 January. In a statement, the TV station said that they are “in possession of footage of Mr. Kambwili’s aggressive and unruly conduct against the two defenceless guests.”