—-Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has reiterated its call for peace among Zambians as they mourn President Michale Sata.
UPND president, Hakainde Hichilema, has appealed to Zambians to desist from causing anarchy during the burial of President Sata set for Tuesday November 11, at Lusaka’s embassy park.
Mr Hichilema noted that funerals are emotional affairs that can invoke incidences that can disturb peace and unity.
The UPND president warned that any form of anarchy during the burial will be totally alien and a shame on the wish, stature and legacy of President Sata.
Mr Hichilema said President Sata deserves respect and honour from all Zambians regardless of their political affiliation.
He has since called on all Zambians to exercise maximum restraint against causing disorder and violence in the country.
Mr Hichilema commended Zambians for uniting and conducting themselves with dignity in mourning peacefully the passing of President Sata.
The UPND president urged Zambians to demonstrate peace and harmony during and after the burial especially that foreign dignitaries will come to attend the state funeral.
He also said he was pleased that calm has returned in the PF following an internal leadership conflict that arose when Edgar Lungu was dropped as Secretary General of the ruling party before being reinstated.
Mr Hichilema said this in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today.