Livingstone Job Seekers Protest Over Zambia Army Recruitment

By Editor / Published on Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 17:39 PM / No Comments / 180 views

JOB HUNTER RIOTThere was unrest among several young people in Zambia’s tourist capital Livingstone, after they did not make it for the on-going Zambia Army recruitment exercise.

The angry youths blocked Mosi-Oa-Tunya road with logs and stones causing traffic jam and later set the logs on fire.

They claimed that the recruitment exercise was allegedly marred with nepotism and corruption.

There was a sharp reaction from Southern Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta over the allegations saying the whole exercise needs to start afresh.

Mr. Mwaliteta assured the youths that government will   probe the matter.

Zambia Army spokesperson, Chris Musonda, has since refuted allegations in the media suggesting that its recent advert on the recruitment exercise discriminated against women with children by stating that applicants should be single and without children.

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