Chalo Chatu:Today's featured article/August 9, 2017

From Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopedia
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Mwamba Luchembe is a former Zambia Army Lieutenant who at the age of 30 attempted a coup d’état during the one-party state era of Dr Kenneth Kaunda in 1990. His action came at a time when Zambians needed change of government and had risen against Kaunda's rule. On July 1, 1990 Luchembe managed to make his way into the ZNBC radio studios where he announced that the Zambia Army had taken over Government and he cited food riots of the previous week as reasons for his action because about 27 people had died while more than 100 were wounded. (Full article...)