Stop the po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence

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Dear Ed­i­tor,

I WRITE to ap­peal and ac­tu­ally urge all po­lit­i­cal play­ers in Chi­langa by-elec­tion to dis­cern from vi­o­lence.

The cur­rent vi­o­lence be­ing per­pet­u­ated by mainly PF and UPND sup­port­ers is un­called for and is bar­baric for a Chris­tian na­tion like Zam­bia.

Why should blood be shed just for the sake of dif­fer­ence in opin­ion?

Let us not pol­i­tics be­come a dirty game by the vice at all cost.

Who­ever wins the Chi­langa seat will be the Par­lia­men­tary rep­re­sen­ta­tive for all Chi­langa res­i­dents ir­re­spec­tive of po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion hence there is no need to shed blood be­cause of the dif­fer­ent choices elec­torates have.

Let us up­hold to co-ex­ist even as we be­long to dif­fer­ent po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

Elec­toral Com­mis­sion of Zam­bia should also come in full force to dis­ci­pline per­pe­tra­tors of elec­toral vi­o­lence by pe­nal­iz­ing those found want­ing.

We just have one life to live and that life is so pre­cious to be lost through bar­baric means of hack­ing. Let the peace Zam­bia is known for con­tinue to be the epit­ome of our po­lit­i­cal dis­pen­sa­tion that is en­vied world over.

Wis­dom Muyunda CHIN­GOLA

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