U.S. Embassy Zambia Charge d’Affaires David Young has said the Trump-organised terrorists who stormed the United States Capitol are criminals who will be held accountable.

“The criminals who committed violent acts of terror against our democracy yesterday will be held accountable in accordance with the rule of law in the United States,” said Acting Ambassador Young.

Mr Young has thanked Zambians who sent messages of support during yesterday’s difficult hours.

“The enduring friendship and partnership between the United States and the people of Zambia will endure and thrive as we recommit to supporting and living up to our democratic ideals,” said Mr Young.

He has also disclosed that Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States oonJanuary 20, 2021.

The US administration led by President Trump incited the actions of local US terrorists which took place at Capitol Hill, the seat of the US legislative power yesterday. Four of the terrorists were reportedly shot dead during the event.

Many Zambians and civil society actors  condemned the US administration-incited terrorist actions at Capitol Hill, saying the US Government has lost a moral right to lecture to Africa and other African countries about democracy.

See Trump and advisors from his administration reaction during the seige of Capitol Hill: