SOME lecturers at the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe are allegedly paying students to cause confusion at the institution of higher learning.
On Saturday, police arrested five placard-carrying CBU students for storming Kaunda Square in Kitwe and almost disrupting the wreath-laying ceremony during the commemoration of the 51st independence anniversary.
Chief government spokesman Chishimba Kambwili said in an interview in Kitwe on Saturday that Government has information pointing to five lecturers and one member of staff from the administration department as the masterminds of the confusion at CBU.
“Let me warn these six employees at the Copperbelt University that are paying students to cause confusion that their days are numbered. We know them and we shall soon sort them out. We have intelligence information pointing to these people,” Mr Kambwili said.
The minister said one of the CBU employees is also a member of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) and serves in the executive committee of the party.
He described as regrettable Saturday’s incident at Kaunda square where students almost disrupted the wreath-laying ceremony.
Mr Kambwili alleged that the students were paid K60,000 to cause confusion.
He directed police in Kitwe to to restore order and sanity at CBU.
He also orderd them arrest thosebrewing anarchy.
Mr Kambwili warned that students found promoting lawlessness risk having their bursaries withdrawn.
He said students should be at their best behaviour because they are intellectuals.
Mr Kambwili warned that punitive action will be taken against lawbreakers.
He also advised students to desist from being used as tools of political violence by some selfish politicians.