Change Life Zambia (CLZ) Executive Director, father Frank Bwalya has observed that political violence has began to increase in the country because political leaders have shown no will to deal with it.
Father Bwalya said the civil society organization in the country were worried of the rampant violence being exhibited during political campaigns.
He said only political leaders themselves have the key to stop the spread of the violence being perpetuated by cadres who obey every instruction they give them.
Father Bwalya said cadres should not be blamed because they could not do anything without the consent of their political leaders.
He appealed to political leaders from the both the opposition and the ruling party to take keen interest in conducting their political campaign without violence.
The CLZ Director noted that the operations of political parties in the country was worrying as regards to violence and they should to take a strong stance against it.
He said that political violence is affecting the lives of Zambians and if no action was taken by those in leadership position, it would paint a bad picture on the country’s developing democracy.
[ QFM ]