Political parties in Eastern Province agree to avoid violence

Church mother bodies in Eastern province have advised political parties in the region to preach peace in their respective parties.

This came to light during a political indaba attended by EFZ, Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia, CCZ, Council of Churches in Zambia, Caritas Chipata and various political parties.

Speaking on behalf of the church mother bodies, Bishop Secretary Fr. Jacob Zulu says political parties should talk about peace in their parties to avoid losing peace that the country is enjoying.

Fr. Zulu says political parties should act quickly and responsibly by consulting the church in resolving their differences to save lives of people from political violence.

He added that political parties should not wait until people are killed from political violence for them to act.

The indaba which was attended by seven different political parties resolved that no political party in Eastern province will condone violence.

The provincial party officials resolved that police should introduce a fast track court to deal with the perpetrators of violence to deter others from the vice.

They further resolved that the media should be the agents of peace and reconciliation in Eastern province because it is a tool which can unite people and promote peace and love.

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