The Zambia Police Service has apprehended 9 University of Zambia (UNZA) students in connection with last night’s riots that occurred at the university.
Police Public Relations Officer Charity Munganga Chanda said among them is the University of Zambia Student Union (UNZASU) publicity secretary.
In a statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Ms. Chanda said one of the suspects sustained injuries as he jumped off the moving vehicle while being taken to the police station.
Meanwhile, Police have launched investigations to establish the cause of the fire which engulfed a room at the university’s Soweto hostel.
Ms. Chanda said as a result of the fire, a female student sustained injuries after jumping out of the third floor through the window.
She said the student was however taken to the hospital.
Ms. Chanda disclosed that the remaining eight students who are currently in police custody will appear in court on Monday November 17, 2014.