The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) today visited incarcerated opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) leader, Hakainde Hichilema, at Mukobeko Maximum prison in Kabwe, Central Province.
A five-member CiSCA delegation led by its Chairperson, Bishop John Mambo was ushered into the correctional facility at about 10:30hrs by facility authorities. The purpose of the visit was to offer solidarity and encouraging the opposition leader in line with biblical teachings that mandate all believers to mourn with those who are mourning, to visit those in prisons and sympathise with those who are suffering. Further, CiSCA believes that genuine healing of the country cannot be separated from justice for all.
Therefore, we hope and pray that the Constitutional provisions will guide in expeditiously bringing the current situation – which has dragged for too long — to an acceptable conclusion for all. CiSCA welcomes and supports the efforts of the Catholic Bishops in fostering reconciliation and unconditional dialogue.
We further urge everyone to pray for the success of these efforts. We can only wish those mediating and all parties involved God’s guidance in handling this matter.
Issued by: Bishop John H. Mambo Chairperson – #CivilSocietyConstitutionAgenda #CiSCA