Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) President Edith Nawakwi has demanded an apology from President Edgar Lungu over the violent attack by suspected PF cadres on a meeting she was addressing at Mtendere Mosque this afternoon.
Suspected Patriotic Front cadres have attacked Mtendere Mosque in Lusaka where Forum for Democracy and Development President Edith Nawakwi is holding a meeting with Muslim women.
The stone throwing cadres demanded that the FDD leader leave the Mosque. The vehicle belonging to Islamic Council of Zambia President Suzyo Zimba was damaged in the process after stones landed on it.
QFM’s Albert Mpezeni reported from the scene that the cadres who were chanting anti Nawakwi slogans besieged the Mosque after word went round that the FDD leader was in the area meeting Muslim women.
Speaking to journalists shortly after holding a meeting with Muslim Women in Mtendere, Ms Nawakwi said that the levels of violent attacks more especially on opposition leaders in the country are unacceptable.
Ms Nawakwi said that since formation as political party, the only language the PF know and understand is violence.
Ms Nawakwi said that President Lungu must apologize to the Muslim Community for the nasty behavior by the PF cadres who attacked women at Mtendere Mosque in the process damaging a car belonging to Islamic Supreme Council of Zambia President Suzyo Zimba.
The FDD Leader said that it is a shame that the PF and their cadres do not respect places of worship and decided to attack innocent and harmless Muslim women.
She stated that Zambia is a peaceful nation and should not be turned into a war zone.
Ms Nawakwi has since vowed that she will not be stopped or prevented by the PF from listening to the challenges the people are going through either by using cadres or the Police.
And the FDD Leader has advised Zambians not to allow politics and religion divide them.
Speaking in a separate interview with Journalists, Islamic Supreme Council of Zambia President Suzyo Zimba who had his vehicle damaged called for a stop to the trend of unleashing cadres on innocent citizens by political party leaders especially as country prepares for elections.
Mr. Zimba has also urged cadres to refuse to take up such risk assignments because when they are caught they suffer the consequences alone.