The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) has condemned suspected United Party for National Development-UPND cadres who assaulted two journalists from Radio Phoenix and Millennium Radio station.
Addressing journalists at a press briefing, CiSCA Vice Chairperson Pamela Chisanga said her organisation was saddened with continued reports of journalists being brutalised by political cadres.
Mrs Chisanga said all forms of violence against journalists should be condemned.
She urged the ruling Patriotic Front-PF and opposition political parties to restrain their cadres from attacking innocent journalists.
However CiSCA praised the UPND for apologizing to the two journalists who were beaten by the cadres.
Earlier, CiSCA was mute over the beating of journalists as they were quick to condemn the Zambia Police for demanding for a police permit from UPND who were scheduled to hold a press briefing at Chainama motel.
CiSCA only condemned the harassing of journalists after a reporter from ZANIS asked why the CiSCA was quick to condemn the police and not condemn the beating of journalists.
In defence CiSCA Vice Chairperson Pamela Chisanga said the beating of journalists took place after the organization had already written the speech which was presented today at a press briefing.
The response left invited journalists speculating because the police only blocked the UPND press briefing on the same day the journalists were beaten.
Meanwhile, CiSCA says it is concerned with the increasing numbers of people dying in police custody.
CiSCA Vice Chairperson Chisanga said the organization will not seat idle and watch people’s human rights being violated by law enforcers.