WE cannot reconcile with a suspect of crime, Patriotic Front (PF) Central Committee member Paul Moonga has said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Moonga said it was stupid for anybody to burn the markets and public institutions such as courtrooms and offices.
Mr. Moonga said Patriotic Front (PF) had not differed with any political party to attend prayers for reconciliation.
He was reacting to a UPND member, Pastor Kangwa Chileshe of City of Refugees Ministries, who has invited Government, political parties, churches, NGOs, Civil Society and Women’s group for prayers for peace in Zambia.
Mr. Moonga said the UPND should go ahead and pray alone because the PF had not differed with any political party to attend prayers for reconciliation.
“Let him reconcile with the law. I am not aware of the planned prayers for reconciliation, and we cannot reconcile with those who do not recognise us.
“The law must be applied equally to everyone. No human being on earth is above the law. So, let the law take its own course. If the man did not commit a crime, the law will acquit him and he will become a free person. As of now, he is a suspect.
“Our prayer is that let the matter go to its logical conclusion. That is our prayer and they should stop burning our markets and public institutions like courtrooms.
“When you burn a court and you have a case to answer, where are they going to try you from? You will be languishing in prison. You cannot burn the court,” Mr. Moonga said.
He said it was actually stupid for anybody to burn the markets and public institutions such as the courtrooms.
“It is stupid to burn our markets where we buy our food stuffs. Why burn where we buy our food stuffs? It is foolish whether you are annoyed or not.
“How do you become annoyed with the law? It means you are guilty of an offence because an innocent person shall never make noise.
“If you are innocent and you are not worried about being arrested, it is because you know that you are a free person,” Mr. Moonga said.