The Commission of Inquiry into the Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence has commenced its sittings in Southern Province with Livingstone being the first district.
Petitioners have trooped to the Livingstone Council Chambers to submit their views to the commission.
One of the petitioners, Henry Wayinga submitted that after the elections two families have not related well and resorted to building a wall in between them because of their different political affiliations.
Reverend Wayinga said the two families are neighbours and one of them is Namwanga by tribe while the other is Tonga adding that they have not reconciled since 2016.
He said the Namwanga family were supporting the Patriotic Front (PF) while the Tonga one supported the opposition UPND.
Another petitioner John Milimo submitted that political leaders that use tribal remarks should be fired from their positions.
And a Livingstone based business man, Webster Imasiku said the public media in particular ZNBC has been biased in getting the views of the opposition leaders.
Mr. Imasiku stated that ZNBC is a public institution hence the need for it to serve the public.
Another petitioner,John Milimo a security guard said the voting patterns in the country if left unchecked can destroy the nation.
And a clergy man from the Christian Harvest Life International Church said Southern Province was locked up as it voted for one party.
Pastor Boston Simumba 45, also submitted that the issue of 50 plus one percent vote should be scrapped off from the Constitution and revert back to the simple majority.
Meanwhile, Acting Livingstone District Commissioner, Harriet Kawina in her opening remarks said she is expectant that the commission will yield positive results.
Ms Kawina has since appealed to the people of Livingstone to make submissions in a clear manner to allow the commission to fulfil its mandate.