Not all ex-miners has been recalled in Luanshya, says Mushota


EDGAR Lungu will pay heavily for the suffering of ex-miners in Luanshya, says LCM suspended ex-miners spokesperson Allen Mushota.

Mushota said it is total madness for one to claim that all ex-miners in Luanshya had been recalled.

“It is a mockery and those who are saying that (ex-miners have been recalled) have no substance in their heads. God is good and always good. Sooner or later, some people are going to pay a heavy price for inducing more suffering on the people of luanshya. Particularly this will go on the head of Edgar Lungu,” Mushota said.

“Those who are claiming that all miners have been recalled, can you be honest enough to publish the names of all the ex miners who have been recalled in each department. Don’t fool people around because things turn around and you are going to be caught in the net.”

He said there was a lot of poverty in Luanshya as a result of the PF lies.

Mushota said he had no fear but to state the truth because President Lungu promised to create jobs for the miners after they were put on suspension.

He claimed that President Lungu lied to the miners when campaigning as he promised to sort out their problems at LCM.

“This is why people talk and and when they talk you say they are bitter. It is unacceptable to punish your own people just for the sake of gaining political mileage. Things are bad for the miners here in luanshya and the mines minister has kept quiet like the dead sea. Those lucky ones who have been recalled ask them how much they are getting, it is a mockery and you can treat your own people like second hand human beings,” Mushota said.

“This is why they are even fearing to recall all the ex miners because the salaries they are offering are far much below what CLM used to pay. Some of these things, the President must intervene because people voted for PF in order to improve their lives and not to live like wild animals. Can the government do something for the miners in Luanshya before they react.”

He said LCM should not be blamed for anything because the company was doing its best, saying “the problem is with the lies from PF and President Edgar Lungu”.

“If the PF can be honest and say the truth, people cannot react. But it seems the PF is full of lies and we shall respond accordingly… Mr Lungu will face us very soon. Our hearts are in pain because we are suffering,” said Mushota.

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