HOME Affairs and Internal Security Minister Jack Mwiimbu says officers from various investigative wings are on the ground investigating the gassing incidences which rocked most parts of the country as well as the burning of City Market prior to the 2021 general elections.

In an interview, Mwiimbu said members of the public would be informed on the outcome of these investigations in due course.

“I would like to inform the public that as the new dawn administration, we are particularly concerned pertaining to the happenings prior to the 2021 elections. You are aware that prior to the elections, there were a number of incidents that affected the country greatly to the extent that there was instability during that period. Two important incidents happened, the gassing of innocent citizens and the burning of public infrastructure, in particular, city market. The Ministry of Home Affairs through Zambia police and other investigative agencies are investigating these incidents,” said Mwiimbu.

“It is in the interest of the public and government to know who was behind the gassing of Zambians and the burning of City Market. Officers from various investigative wings are on the ground investigating these two important incidents. We will inform members of the public in due course pertaining to the outcome of the investigations. We would like the officers to conduct thorough investigations so that members of the public are briefed comprehensively. I would not be in a position to indicate whether there are suspects, we will wait for the investigations to be concluded.”