Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) Vice President Charles Kafumbo says the ZDDM is imploring President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to host an inter-party dialogue to tackle political violence.
In a letter dated 7th April, 2017, Kafumbo says President Lungu’s predecessors Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and late Fredrick Jacob Titus Chiluba held intra-party meetings to address issues in the political scene that were cardinal.
As ZDDM we ask President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to host an inter-party dialogue to tackle political violence” Kafumbo said
Meanwhile, Patriotic Front (PF) Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri has said the ruling PF have not time for dialogues with the opposition UPND because they are charlatans and are the ones championing violence across the country.
She said PF recently buried a young man who was stabbed by the suspected UPND cadres and PF will not associate itself with such a brutal political party that is taking peoples’ lives.
“We are not interested to dialogue with the UPND because they are violent and they killed our member in Kanyama” Ms. Phiri said
On 3rd April, 2017, a youth identified as Stephen Kalipa, aged 20 years, was believed to have been stabbed with a knife by an unknown person suspected to have been among UPND cadres after the police sealed off Twashuka grounds in Lusaka’s Kanyama Township.