FORENSIC investigations have been launched to ascertain the circumstances behind a shooting at The Post newspaper newsroom during the week, Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila has said.
Mr Mwila said at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that Zambians and politicians should stop speculating and spreading falsehoods about the incident at the private newspaper.
He said the findings of the ongoing investigations would be availed to the public at an appropriate time.
The minister said it was unfortunate that some people were pointing fingers at others without getting the facts from the police.
Mr Mwila said the Government would issue a comprehensive statement after the investigations had been concluded.
“Government is going to issue a comprehensive statement over the issue after forensic investigators conclude their investigations,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Mwila said the mobile national registration card (NRC) issuance exercise under the second phase was progressing well with 169,595 people having been issued with the national identity cards.
He said Lusaka Province had the highest number of people with a total of 74,306 getting NRCs followed by Eastern Province with 44,775.
Mr Mwila was optimistic that the process would reach its target of registering 500,000 people within the 90-day period.
“I am optimistic that we are going to register 500,000 people before the end of the 90-day period of NRC registration process,” Mr Mwila said.
His ministry is working closely with the Immigration Department to ensure that foreigners do not take part in the process.
He said the department was scrutinising people in order to block any foreigners who would want to take advantage of the situation to access the national document.
“The Immigration Department is seriously scrutinising people, particularly foreigners who might want to try and take advantage of the NRC issuance process,” Mr Mwila said
Times of Zambia
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