Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday said political violence being witnessed each time there was an election was a source of concern and that all stakeholders need to show concern.
Commenting on the killing of one supporter of the main opposition party during the campaigns in western Zambia’s Kaoma district and the injuring of four others on Sunday, Lungu said no Zambian deserves to die for politics.
“This is not just Edgar Lungu’s issue. This is not just a government issue. This is a Zambian issue that we should all care about. A fair minded people should be concerned,” he said upon arrival in the district to drum up support for the ruling party candidate, according to state-run news agency, the Zambia News and Information Service (ZANIS).
The Zambian leader has since directed the inspector-general of the police to take charge of the situation ahead of the Oct. 10 elections.
The Zambian leader expressed concern that political supporters were carrying guns and directed that all those with guns in the district should be disarmed while culprits in Sunday’s incident should be arrested and prosecuted regardless of their political affiliation. Enditem