Police arrest Maiko Zulu for staging lone protest against KCM owners

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Renowned reggae artiste and civil rights activist Maiko Zulu was this morning arrested for staging a lone protest against the owners of the owners of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) at the British High Commissioner’s office in Lusaka.

Zulu was carrying a placard written ‘HOLD ANIL AGARWAL TO ACCOUNT FOR ZAMBIAN CRIMES BEFORE DE-LISTING’ in relation to a call by the United Kingdom’s opposition Labour Party for Vedanta Resources to be delisted from the London Stock Exchange.

This is after the death of 13 people during violent protests against the mining giant in India, which the UK’s Labour Party says the Vendata Resources, the owners of Konkola Copper Mines is an illegality.

According to a report by Phoenix News, Zulu was picked up by police officers under the Diplomatic Unit and taken to Police Headquarters although there has been no immediate comment from Zambia Police Spokesperson, Esther Katongo.

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3 Responses to Police arrest Maiko Zulu for staging lone protest against KCM owners

  1. What is wrong with protesting? Is there a law against protesting in Zambia? Elyo naimwe ba reporter be sure before you report. The fact that police take someone away doesnt mean he has been arrested. He has just been apprehended. Arrest is accompanied by a charge

    Country of Laws
    September 27, 2018 at 5:54 pm
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  2. He wasnt arrested. he was harrassed by the police but not charged. He can even take them to court for interfering with his right to protest. Why wasnt Kadansa arrested in Kaunda’s time?

    Jimmy Cliff
    September 28, 2018 at 5:23 pm
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  3. It is only in a banana republic, such as Zambia, with no rule of law observed by those in government, that an extremely peaceful protester could be arrested. What a disgrace!

    Muleya Chilufya
    September 28, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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