By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
Caritas Zambia Chingola Coordinator Eugene Mulenga has commended the Electoral Commission of Zambia for suspending Chishimba Kambwili from political activities during this campaign period.
But Mr Kambwili yesterday refuted uttering any tribal remarks against anyone, and filed an appeal to the ECZ to reconsider their decision.
Mr Mulenga says the decision is a key step in maintain the peace the country has enjoyed since independence.
Mr Mulenga said that the peace that the country enjoys cannot be sustained if tribalism is tolerated in the political affairs space.
“Political platforms should not be an opportunity for the people that do not mean well for the Zambians to plant seeds of division, our belief is that we can conduct a violent free, and peaceful election, in the fairest manner,” he said.
Mr Mulenga has since appealed to all political leaders to ensure that their members and cadres are tamed from getting involved in tribal talks and violence.
“We want to see action from all the leaders that claim to love this country and want to serve in an honest manner, if politics are of service, and then these leaders must be seen condemning political violence and vices such as tribalism,” he said.
Mr Mulenga said that the peace that is enjoyed in the country was fought for at a cost, which should not be taken for granted.
“Going back to an era where we have to fight our brothers and sisters is detrimental to the development of the country, together we can help improve the economy that is dying, and as one we have the solutions that is needed to develop the country, no one can claim to have the preserve of wisdom, but if we work together we can uplift and dignify the living standards of Zambians,” he said.
Mr Mulenga has urged leaders in the country to strongly condemn divisive talks and violent activities.