By Scoop Reporter
THE planned protests against Government by some youths which are slated for Monday, July 22, have gained momentum as organisers have continued engaging with various stakeholders on how best to go about it.
The concerned youths are protesting against alleged corruption, failure by Governmnet to safeguard the country’s avalanche of mineral resources, and shrinking freedoms in Zambia against dissenting voices.
Organisers this morning met former Attorney General of Zambia, Musa Mwenye, State Counsel (SC) where they shared their concerns and demands over the planned protests.
And writing after the visit to Mr. Mwenya, one of the organisers, Fumba Chama, popularly known as Pilato, maintained the protests are on this coming Monday.
“In readiness for the Monday protests, we have continued to consult and seeking guidance from elders and organisations we still trust and respect. Today, we met with the former Attorney General of Zambia, Musa Mwenye SC. We shared with him our concerns and our demands as the young people of this country.
“We come not with pangas, guns, or machetes but with a hope that better is possible for every Zambian,” Chama said.
Ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has however warned the youths against going ahead with the planned protests saying Government has called them for a dialogue meeting.
Some leaders within the PF have told the police to deal mercilessly with whoever will engage in the protests, urging the police to “break their bones.”