Stakeholders condemn the intolerance between PF and UPND

Written by on June 11, 2021

Stakeholders have condemned the continued political intolerance between the PF and the UPND which has resulted in political clashes between the two parties.

The UPND and PF cadres have been clashing during campaign road shows which have resulted in the loss of life, damaged to property and injuries.

The latest incident happened yesterday in Mandevu constituency when the UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his alliance partners were conducted a road show.

It is alleged that PF cadres blocked some portions of the road with a view to disrupt the authorized procession of the UPND and in the process the UPND cadres reacted and attacked PF cadres and damaged property.

And Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Dispute-SACCORD executive director Boniface Cheembe has condemned the incidences of violence between the two political parties.

Mr. Cheembe says a democratic competitive process that is premised of violence will only bleed violence and will not help make the Zambian people make informed decisions on which political party to vote for.

And Opposition MMD Deputy National secretary Gregory Mofu is concerned that if the current violent clashes between the two parties are left unchecked, the situation may turn in chaos.

Meanwhile Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) president Sean Tembo has challenged the UPND leadership to state clearly whether their current pattern of violence, destruction and murder is part of their wider election campaign strategy or whether it is merely due to the party’s failure to adequately police its supporters during political events.

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