27 suspected Ethiopian migrants’ dead and suffocated bodies were discovered in the capital of Zambia. On the outskirts of Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, at least 27 suspected migrants from Ethiopia were discovered dead, smothered, and maybe thrown from a truck.
Security personnel only discovered one survivor who was “not breathing,” according to Zambian police spokesman Danny Mwale, who was sent to a nearby hospital on Sunday. At some point before 6:00 a.m. local time, the bodies were discovered in the Ngwerere neighbourhood.
The statement from Lusaka Police further stated, “Our preliminary investigations show that a total of 28 individuals, all males between the ages of 20 and 38, were dumped at Meanwood Nkhosi along Chiminuka road by unknown persons.
According to the paperwork they were carrying, it is thought that the migrants were travelling from Ethiopia to South Africa, stopping in Zambia along the way. This route is highly typical for persons travelling from the Horn of Africa. The dead have been brought to the University of Zambia Teaching Hospital morgue.
Authorities in the neighbouring country of Malawi in October found 25 Ethiopian immigrants’ dead in a mass grave. At the time, the Malawian Police announced that they had proof connecting the former president’s stepson, Peter Mutharika, to this murder.
With 18 million residents, Zambia has been battling illegal human trafficking for many years. Zambia has reportedly taken in more than 105,000 refugees from nearby nations like the Congo, Burundi, Angola, and Rwanda, according to the UNHCR.
Politically, the nation is seen as being comparatively stable in the region. Zambia underwent a peaceful transfer of power in 2021, but the country still has a lot of problems, including severe poverty, starvation, and the effects of climate change. Zambia was required to notify its foreign creditors of its insolvency at the end of 2020.