President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to examine the causes of the political violence before and after the 11 TH August, 2016 general elections.
According to a press statement released to the media by his press Aid Amos Chanda, President Lungu made named the Inquiry in accordance with the Inquiries Act.
Those appointed to the Commission are:
Mr. Justice Munalula Lisimba (Chairperson);
Mrs. Marvis Kasongo Chisanga (Vice-Chairperson);
Mr. Nzovwa Mwela Chomba (Secretary);
Mr. Mike Mulabe (Deputy-Secretary)
Fr. Lastone Lupupa
Mr. Charles Kafunda
Mr. Lee Habasonda
Mr. Reuben Lifuka
Mrs. Maureen Siamulele Tresha
Prof. Owen Sichone
Mr. Redson Nyanga
Ms. Flora K. Mooya
His. Royal Highness Senior Chief Ntambo and
Mr. Wilfred Chilufya
The Commission of Inquiry will also inquire into the voting patters between 2006 and 2016 and the root causes of these patterns. The Inquiry will also examine to what extent the pre-election political violence could have influenced the voting patterns in the 11 th August 2016 general elections.
Among other matters, the Inquiry will the role of political parties, traditional rulers, and the media in shaping voting patterns and instigation of violence among others.
The Commission has been tasked to submit its report to the President within 120 days from the date of appointment.