SACCORD says the political violence that has continued to rock the country is a sign of a breakdown in law and order.
In statement SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe said opposing cadres should stop interfering with political activities of their opponents such as rallies regardless of the party the belong to and that Police should endeavor to protect all Zambians regardless of their political affiliation.
Mr Cheembe said there is need for different political parties to stop interfering when others are having rallies because parties have the right to sale their massages to the voters.
He expressed regret at what transpired in Matero on Sunday and the attempted retaliation from the PF on Monday saying two wrongs don’t make a right.
He called on party leaders from the two parties to strongly speak against the violence of their cadres and that their cadres should start respecting the rights of their opponents in holding rallies.
He also called on the Police to quickly bring to book the people involved in the recent spats of violence.
He further reiterated the call for peaceful campaigns as the country starts it’s campaign period.
He was commenting on the ransacking of PF Matero Constituency Office by UPND cadres who were provoked by their counterparts from the PF who tried to disrupt their youth rally.
On Monday tried to retaliate by launching an attack on the UPND Secretariat but we’re rebuffed by UPND youths and later the Police.