President Edgar Lungu says he is concerned that Southern Province has recorded the highest cases of political violence in the country.
The President is worried that some cases of political violence have resulted in loss of lives.
President Lungu notes with concern that Southern Province is followed by Lusaka province in cases of political violence.
Speaking when he met Chief Naluwama, Chief Hanjalika and Chief Mwanachingwala in Mazabuka, President Lungu urged the traditional leaders to talk to political parties against violence.
President Lungu said there is no need to shed blood in order for a person to win elections.
The President said the traditional leaders can also help educate the electorate on why they should support certain political parties.
President Lungu said he will not get tired of reminding traditional leaders of their role in maintaining peace.
He said Zambians must endeavour to maintain peace for which the country is globally renowned for.
In another development, President Lungu said it is government’s duty to take care of traditional leaders.
He said he had received reports of ailing chiefs, and he would ensure that they receive the best treatment.
And speaking on behalf of the other traditional leaders, Chief Naluwama of the Tonga speaking people of Mazabuka district thanked President Lungu for the development program that he is rolling out countrywide.
He said the chiefs were happy that Southern Province has not been left out of government’s development programmes.
Chief Naluwama told the President to feel at home in Southern Province.
The president is accompanied by Minister of Defence Richwell Siamunene, Minister of Commerce Margaret Mwanakatwe, Southern Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu and PF deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri.