Canadian High Commissioner to Zambia, Pamela O’Donnell has called on government to address any form of violence in the country especially before during, and after elections.
Ms O’Donnell says any form of violence against women, sexual harassment of children and hate speech must be stopped, and dealt with accordingly.
The visiting Canadian High Commissioner to Zambia, has noted that politics of hate breeds greater violence in society.
She stated that Zambia has over the past enjoyed peace which other countries in the world can emulate, hence the need to ensure that such an atmosphere is maintained in the country.
Ms O’Donnell was speaking in Lusaka today when she paid a courtesy call on Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Dora Siliya.
Meanwhile, Ms Siliya noted that Zambians are a peace loving people who detest violence and tribalism and can no longer support anyone with hate speech.
Ms Siliya said the peace that Zambia has enjoyed over the years must not be taken for granted.
The Minister, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson, stated that Zambia has over 72 languages and many tribal groupings that cannot support anyone who tries to encourage violence and tribalism.