The opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) has called for reconciliation between Republican President Rupiah Banda and Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamabo the second of the Soli people of Chongwe District.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Qfm in Lusaka, FDD deputy national secretary Bishop Anzanga Mbewe has described as unfortunate the ongoing differences between the two leaders.
Bishop Mbewe says the two leaders must lead by example in promoting peace and reconciliation in the country especially as people go to the polls on September 20th.
He says political and traditional leaders play a very important role in fostering peace and unity in the country adding failure by the two leaders to reconcile will have a negative impact on the people they serve.
Bishop Mbewe has also condemned the violence that ensued between suspected MMD cadres and Chongwe residents and further calls on the Zambia Police command to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.
During a public rally in Chongwe on Saturday, President Banda openly denounced Chieftainess Nkomeshya and further warned her to stop intimidating her subjects for supporting their preferred candidates.
Chieftainess Nkomeshya is reported to have refused to meet President Banda on Saturday before he addressed a public rally in her chiefdom.