The United Party for National Development UPND in Eastern Province is against government’s decision to carry out a consultative process on Zambia’s position on its membership to ICC, the International Criminal Court.
Provincial Spokesperson, Victor Mbuzi says that the exercise is a waste of public resources, which are supposed to go towards national development.
Mr. Mbuzi told Breeze News that the matter of Zambia remaining an ICC member or not, is non-negotiable because the country should remain a member of ICC.
He says that Zambia should remain a member of ICC because it will assist to have leaders, who will at all times avoid crimes against humanity.
Mr. Mbuzi dismissed concerns from African leaders that ICC has not been impartial in its operations because only African leaders are being prosecuted.
He says that Zambians have nothing to fear because their leaders have not committed any crime that would warrant ICC intervention.
The consultation process on Zambia’s position on its membership to the International Criminal Court commenced yesterday.