Unemployed Youths Riot at Army Recruitment Event in Zambia

Thousands of jobless youths today burnt tires and blocked Katimamulilo road in Lusaka after they were left out of the joint Zambia Army and ZNS recruitment exercise at the First infantry brigade in Emmasdale area.

This forced Anti-riot police officers to fire tear gas canisters to disperse the angry youths and reopen the road for motorists.

The youths complained of corruption and nepotism in the recruitment process.

The disappointed and angry youths said they voted for the PF so that they could have jobs but said they now felt that the PF was “just a continuation of MMD since the people in charge were just recruiting relatives”.

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