Mining & Safety: Lungu refuses to fire Minister following Zambian mining tragedy

Zambian President Edgar Lungu.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambian President and leader of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party Edgar Lungu, has turned a deaf ear to calls for the Minister of Mines Richard Musukwa to be fired following Wednesday’s mining tragedy when at least ten miners were buried alive after the collapse of a mine dump in Zambia’s second-largest city and copperbelt mining hub Kitwe.

The Zambian Observer reported on Thursday that just a day prior to the tragedy, Musukwa had declared the infamous black mountain safe.

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