Zambian president Edgar Lungu has expressed worry over the displacement of foreigners by locals in his country.
Hundreds foreigners mainly Rwandan immigrants who own shops in Lusaka fled their homes after their businesses were ransacked by mobs who accused them of ritual killings.
Adressing the displaced foreigners who housed at a church Lusaka,Lungu said he is a shamed of these barbaric attacks engulfed his country.
“I am very ashamed of what has happened… but I will make sure that all these criminals are arrested,” Lungu told immigrants.
“It’s a shame that this has happened to Zambia which is known to be peaceful but some criminals elements want to cause confusion.” He added
It is said Some locals accused foreigners of being behind murders of at least seven people whose body parts, including ears, hearts and penises, were removed allegedly for witchcraft.
Police on Wednesday said two people were burned alive during the rioting and about 200 people have been arrested.