The Christian Coalition Organisation (CCO) has appealed to the public not to politicize President Edgar Lungu’s pardoning of musician Clifford Dimba commonly known as General Kanene.
Secretary General for the Coalition John Mwendapole said people must accept the pardoning of general Kanene and not politicizing the issue.
Rev. Mwendapole said President Lungu’s decision to pardon General Kanene is aimed at making him useful to the society instead of being in prison.
He said despite General Kanene being behind bars, the musician composed songs that informed the public about his experience in prison and preached messages against vices in society.
Rev. Mwendapole said it was unfortunate that after a week of being pardoned, General Kanene allegedly battered his third wife over a marital dispute.
He has since urged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help in counseling the prisoners physically, emotionally and spiritually as soon as they are released from prison.
Rev. Mwendapole noted that when prisoners are exposed to a lot of things that can be a danger to the society hence counseling can help to protect the people.