Scott condemns political violence

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-Acting President Guy Scott has condemned the alleged political violence that took place in Shiwangandu district in Muchinga province yesterday.

Dr Scott said people who condone violence have no place in politics and have no role to play in the country’s precious democracy.

ZANIS reports that Dr Scott said violence creates insecurity, deters voters from exercising their right to participate in elections and embarrasses the nation.

Dr Scott said violence whether committed by the ruling PF, UPND or any other political party should be condemned at all costs.

Some people purporting to be PF supporters yesterday allegedly attacked UPND supporters and campaigners in Shiwangandu district.

And Dr Scott has directed the Zambia Police to investigate and act on the findings with regards to the events that happened in Shiwangandu as well as other reported incidents of political violence.

This is contained in a statement issued to ZANIS in Chingola today by Senior Private Secretary for the Acting President Robert Kamalata.

The Acting President is on the Copperbelt on a working visit.


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