MMD President Felix Mutati has advised his tribes men, the Lungu people of Mpulungu district to use dialogue when settling their differences as opposed to violence and fighting.
Speaking at the burial ceremony of the late Chief Mukupa Kaoma who was killed due to succession wrangles Mr Mutati said the Lungu people had come far for them to be spilling blood due to leadership wrangles.
Mr Mutati said there is nothing insurmountable which cannot be resolved through dialogue and that nothing should lead to people killing each other as that paints a bad picture of the people who belong to the tribe.
“We should not have allowed what happened here to happen. We should not fight for leadership, we can over other things but not leadership. We should not kill each other for the sake of leadership because we will end up failing to govern ourselves.
“The entire nation is now looking at our tribe and wondering how we govern ourselves? Why have you done that? But it’s only God who knows best, we have gone through a lot as a people and we should not be spilling blood over leadership,” he said..
And Mr Mutati has said that the power of installing traditional leadership has been given back to the people of respective tribes hence the is no need for people to fight over it.
Chief Mukupa Kaoma was killed recently after he tried to take over the traditional leadership of the Lungu people as rival groups fought running battles using pangas, axes and other unconventional weapons.