…says it is not necessary to being the defense forces to maintain law and order.

REPUBLICAN Vice-president Inonge Wina has challenged political leaders in Zambia to take full responsibility of the violence perpetrated by their cadres when they fail to tame their violent actions.

This came after two cadres from the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) were killed by opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres following an attack on their camp by the in Lusaka.

Speaking when she met with Shangombo District Commissioner Max Kasabi at Shangombo Civic Center today, Mrs Wina said it was unfortunate that some political parties have failed to address the violence being perpetrated by their cadres despite recording fatalities on several occasions.

Her Honour the Vice-president bemoaned that the violence being perpetrated by the opposition political cadres from UPND on other parties risk resulting into chaos if their political leaders continued to pay a blind eye to the vice.

She said it has now become a trend for political leaders to fail to own up to the actions of their unruly cadres especially when a crime has been committed.

Mrs Wina said the situation should not be allowed to degenerate to alarming levels where the Head of State had to engage the defense forces to maintain law and order because the violence becomes too alarming.

The Vice-president has however noted with delight that there has been no reports of serious cases of political violence recorded in Shangombo District which should commended.

And Mrs Wina says it is gratifying to note that the people of Shangombo have taken the message of adhering to Covid 19 protocols seriously especially where masking up is concerned.

She added that the Patriotic Front government would continue working to deliver development to all parts of the country without leaving anyone behind.

Mrs Wina is in Shangombo as part of her three-day working visit to Western Province where she is checking on government projects and having series of meetings with governance stakeholders among other programs.


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