Representatives from the PF and UPND have unanimously agreed to hold a joint press conference on Friday at which they will announce measures aimed at tackling political violence ahead of the mayoral elections set for July, 26th.
Both parties have agreed to call a truce and disarm their militant members.
This is according to a communique made available to ZNBC News by Electoral Commission of Zambia Public Relations Manager Margaret Chimanse.
The parties have agreed to let the police execute their work professionally without any political interference and arrest any person carrying offensive weapons or perpetrating violence.
Ms. Chimanse says both parties will demilitarise their political regalia going forward and allow the electorates to move around and vote freely without any threats of violence, force or intimidation.
She said the two parties will appeal to the media to report factually and professionally.
According to the communique the PF and UPND say they will not clash or disrupt campaigns of other political parties.
Apart from the PF and UPND, other parties that have signed the communique are Rainbow party, the United Peaceful and Prosperous Party of Zambia-UPPZ, the Forum for Democracy and Development and the United Party.
Below is the full communique