Chalo Chatu:Today's featured article/May 15, 2018

From Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopedia

Lilian Burton was a white settler who was killed by UNIP activists who were demonstrating against the colonial regime in Ndola. This was during the Cha Cha Cha Uprising in 1960. Before she died from the burns sustained in the attack, she reportedly implored European settlers across the country not to avenge her misfortune by indiscriminately attacking Africans. Her husband Robert Burton echoed the appeal in several heart-rending interviews with the print media after his wife's death. In spite of these appeals, the Lilian Burton atrocity soon turned into the centerpiece of of a raging political storm involving white settlers, African nationalists, colonial and federal authorities in Central Africa and their superiors in England, (Full article...)