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“Gassing” Suspects arrested

Written by on July 2, 2020

116 suspects who were arrested in connection with the gassing of homes and public institutions with unknown gases early this year are appearing before the courts of law, Parliament has heard. 

Delivering a ministerial statement in parliament today, Home Affairs Minister, Stephan Kampyongo said the Zambia Police recorded a total of 570 incidents of spraying of offensive chemicals in homes, schools and colleges.  

Mr. Kampyongo said 68 lives were lost due to instant mob justice on suspicions that the victims were behind the gassing incidents, saying investigations into the matter have continued.

And Mr. Kampyongo said 3 persons were arrested in connection with the spreading of false information on social media.

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