UPND President Hakainde Hichilema writes:
With our party vice president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, we held a roadside meeting with Given Lubinda, the Minister of Justice.
We stressed the need for dialogue and that we remain committed to the process and agreed that it is led by the Church and not those with partisan interests.
In that short meeting, we told our colleague that violence was relentlessly visited upon innocent victims but as leaders we can stop this if only we can commit to reforms.
This country does not belong to Hakainde, GBM or indeed anyone abusing State powers and as such it is vital that we come together and talk but under the umbrella of the Church.
The Church has a long history of resolving conflicts, therefore, to resolve the impasse of other parties not interested in the Commonwealth-led dialogue and we having no confidence in the Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID), we must all then agree that the Church leads the way.
Only those without a faith, denomination or religion, will deny that the Church must not lead the way in bringing unity and harmony in our country.