Mindolo squatters storm Kitwe Hospital seeking Dr Kaseba

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Mindolo squatters yesterday stormed Kitwe Central Hospital and attempted to speak to first Lady Dr Christine Kaseba over their plight.


The squatters whose houses were demolished by Kitwe City Council early this year wanted to speak to Dr Kaseba when she went to officiate at the Kitwe School of Nursing and Midwifery golden jubilee celebrations.


However, the residents were not allowed to talk to the first lady.


The squatters who are currently camped in tents at Helen Kaunda School grounds lamented that they have nowhere to go as the deadline approaches for them to vacate the temporal shelter.


DMMU has given the squatters up to September 22 to leave the camp but they have maintained that they have nowhere to go.


The residents told ZANIS in Kitwe yesterday that they were aware of the deadline set for them by the disaster management and mitigation unit (dmmu) to leave the camp at Helen Kaunda School grounds but have nowhere to go.


Speaking on behalf of others, Ireen Mukuka appealed to government to show compassion on them and give them an alternative place where they can build permanent houses.


Ms Mukuka urged government to quickly address their plight before the onset of the rain season because the tents they are living in are not ideal.


And when contacted Kitwe City Council Public Relations Manager Dorothy Sampa said the council has no land to give to the squatters.


Ms Sampa urged the squatters to apply for land from the council by following the normal procedure.