18 December 2012

Zambia: Ndola Killing Should Be Condemned


THE incident of a Zambian who was shot dead by a Somali in Ndola is sad indeed and must be condemned at all costs.

Much as this act may be terrible as it is, Ndola residents should not protest by using violence - beating up the Somalis and looting their houses and shops.

A lot of innocent people will be affected by the riots in the process , in any case the suspect has been apprehended and is currently in police custody the case being a non-bailable one.

The law will take its course over this very serious criminal offence.

These actions of reiteration must be discouraged, instead there should be harmony, especially as the family mourns their beloved member.

As a result of the confusion on friday, a lot of programmes and activities were disturbed-people walked home after work, there being no buses, while others could not even buy essential commodities as a lot of shops were closed.

It is like other people have taken advantage of this incidence to even address their grievances against the Somalis and their community, which in my opinion is very wrong.

I know it's very difficult an incident to bear but I would advise my fellow Ndola residents to take this matter the Christian way and just leave it up to God Almighty.

Let us critically reflect on the Bible in 1 Thessalonians 5:15 which says "See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all."

May the peace we have enjoyed always prevail.

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