Zambians have been urged not to allow the current political tension in the Country sway them way from being a peaceful and united nation.
Political activist Dante Saunders is urging Zambians to be wary that the political tension has reached the extent of prompting declaration of a state of emergence in the Country.
Mr. Saunders says his observation is based on times he has witnessed situations that prompted previous governments to declare states of emergency.
In an interview with QTV News Mr. Saunders has recalled that during the struggle for independence and introduction of a one party state under the UNIP government states of emergency were declared.
Mr. Saunders says it is therefore writing on the wall that a similar state of affairs can happen if people fall in the trap of reacting to what is happening in the Country.
He has advised that the current political tension in Zambia requires the Church to intervene by encouraging dialogue between opposing sides.
Meanwhile, the media has been counseled against fueling the already heightened political tension in Zambia.
Opposition United Liberal Party (ULP) president Sakwiba Sikota says for the fact that the media is part of society, it too has a responsibility to ensure political stability in the Country.
Mr. Sikota is urging the media to particularly ensure that the discourse the Zambian society engages in is not inflammatory but level headed.
In an interview with QTV News Mr. Sikota says this means that the kind of reporting expected from the media is one that helps develop the Country rather than set people apart and in camps.
Mr. Sikota who is also a State Counsel believes that the more knowledge people have on an issue the more information they have.
He notes that this is in fact what helps to diffuse a situation especially if such information is factual and true.
Mr. Sikota says he has taken note that many times tension in a given society arises, the public is either subjected to false rumors or feed with information that is not factual.
He says this is why it is important for the media in the Country to ensure that it does not to either of the two in its reporting.