President Edgar Lungu says the law will take its course against people allegedly making xenophobic remarks about Chinese nationals in Zambia.

The head of State said all law-abiding citizens should rest assured that the law will protect them against those who want to attack them.

He said this at ZAF Lusaka airport on return from the Copperbelt where he went for a three-day working visit.

“I am told the matter is sub judice, I am not competent to comment the police are investigating so we will leave it at that” President Lungu said.

He however assured that police will deal with the matter “ the law will take its course that is the assurance I can make to all law abiding citizens” President Lungu said.

Meanwhile the Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has advised politicians against inciting citizens to rise against Government because doing so is criminal.

Minister of Justice Given Lubinda speaking at this years Chinese spring festival condemned individuals exhibiting tendencies of xenophobia against Chinese nationals in Zambia, preaching the message of isolation must be condemned, let’s condemn any sign of racism we are one people.

Chinese Ambassador to Zambia HE Mr. Yang Youming assures Zambians living in his country of protection and assistance when in need.

Meanwhile Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Margaret Mwanakatwe said it is folly for any politician to advocate for the removal of Chinese nationals from Zambia.


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