Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) President Sean Enock Tembo has expressed concern regarding the approach that has been adopted by the Catholic Bishops so far in reconciling President Edgar Lungu and the incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.
On 25th July, 2017, the Catholic Bishops advised Zambians to be patient with the process of dialogue as it would take time to mediate and deliver messages between President Lungu at State House and the UPND leader at Mukobeko Correctional Facility.
In a statement unveiled to Pan African Radio news, Tembo said the approach by the bishops is not effective and unlikely to yield the desired results within a reasonable period of time.
Tembo believes that believe that the mediation should be conducted with both parties in the same room and not through a back and forth delivery of messages by their Grace, between Mukobeko and State House.
Tembo has since reiterated his earlier call for President Lungu to consider putting Mr. Hichilema under house arrest so as to facilitate a face to face process of dialogue by the Catholic Bishops.
“President Lungu should consider putting Mr. Hichilema under house arrest so as to facilitate a face to face process of dialogue by the Catholic Bishops” Tembo said