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Political analyst denounces the beating of journalists

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A political analyst Dante Saunders has joined Zambians in condemning the suspected cadres for the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) for beating the MUVI Televiosion of journalists in Lusaka this week.

According to news monitored on QFM radio today mr Saunders says brutalising journalists should not be condoned in Zambia as the country goes for this year’s tripartite elections.

He condemned the intolerance among political parties adding that the action of the cadres was an act of criminality.

The political analyst appealed to police to ensure that agitators of violence among the journalists were arrested.

He said if the scenario was left unchecked the conduct of political cadres could reach alarming levels and described the action as unfortunate.

Saunders urged political parties to exercise restraint ahead of this year’s elections.

He said Zambia has reached a stage where such acts should not be condemned adding that journalists play an important role in the eyes of society and should be allowed to work without intimidation.

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