Commonwealth Secretary General says HH, Lungu have agreed to make peace

Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland says Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema have agreed to a peaceful resolution of the political crisis in Zambia.

Ms Scotland was Speaking at a press conference following her meetings with Edgar Lungu and incarcerated UPND President Hakainde Hichilema.

Opening remarks.

Having had the benefit of visitations and the efforts by the church to have harmony in Zambia, I have held separate meetings with his excellency Edgar Lungu and the Honourable leader of main opposition UPND Hakainde Hichilema.

Both Mr. Hichilema and Mr. Lungu have agreed to a process of consultative process in readiness for the 2021 elections.

Both Hichilema and Lungu have agreed, in line with the Commonwealth charter to foster peace.

Both men have agreed not to look back but to look forward to the next elections and have given in to peaceful resolutions through responsible engagement.

She said the Commonwealth will appoint envoy to ensure that there’s no breakdown in the process to which the leaders have committed themselves. There has been concerns on the electors process in relation to the new constitution and the way it has been implemented. The commonwealth will also be looking and review the recommendations of the observers of the 2016 elections.

Commonwealth will henceforth be involved in pre-election, observation and recommendations as a practice for good governance.

 

Ms. Scotland says she has had engagements with both people, with HH the first meeting took more than two hours and there are some matters that were raised on behalf of Hichilema and she’s sure both parties will adhere to the commitments.

She says the role of the prosecutor will have to be take independently. Says the prosecutor falls in two elements; weather the matter complained of is befitting and has sufficient evidence, and 2, as to whether it is in public interest. If the prosecution finds that the matter is not in public interest, the prosecution may enter a nolle prosequi. There has been genuineness on the commitment and remains sure that the DPP will make reasonable consideration in public interest.

 

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WORDPRESS: 13
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    Gods plans no man can interfere lets hope they are not blocking him to do good by threatening to rearest him.

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    Charles Nawa 2 months

    The two parties hv commited & agreed to foster peace,justices& constituational- rule of law,my concerns is that carders from the ruling are almost hv more powers in running the affairs of the country e.g bus stations,markets & land issues let the councils play there roles other than allowing carders pocketing some levies which were suppose to coffers z councils,also why shud carders behave police,if these are controlled then we can enjoy peace as a country.

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    Mutopola 2 months

    The problem is ba bf, don’t engage those two strange monsters to our country namely, museveni of Uganda, Paul kagame and Mugabe those are dictators, including kabila they are worst dictators in Africa.

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    Gwalagwala 2 months

    DEAR COMMONWEALTH

    REF: AFRICANS DO NOT KEEP PROMISES.

    LOOK AT RWANDA, CONGO, ZIMBABWE, ETC. ALL WHAT WAS NEEDED WAS PETITION TO BE HEARD FINISH NOT THE NEXT ELECTIONS THINGS….IT WILL NOT WORK. PF HAS PROVED TO BE THAT BAD AND IT WILL REPEAT THE GAME IN THE NEXT ELECTION. WHAT IF HH WAS POISONED ALREADY, BY 2022 ELECTION, HE WILL BE SICK AND UNABLE TO RUN AS PRESIDENT, THEN THE OTHER GROUP WILL ROLL UP AND FINISH ZAMBIA AGAIN.

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    gud move mama scotland, bravo!

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    Ichalo Lifupa... 2 months

    Bravo Patricia!

    God bless Zambia

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    Mulemwa 2 months

    By the way, we all know the last polls in zambia were rigged and to make matters worse Lungu connived with the judiciary to frustrate the petition pricess. You do not find such primitive toilet acrobatics in Western countries, vile stupidity that does nothing other than create tension and civil strife in African countries. It thus comes as no surprise that Africa has the highest presidential mortality rate, mostly resultant from gun fire 🔥

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    Mulemwa 2 months

    Goodfella,
    Please email honest to yourself, Patricia Scotland is a black Briton descended from slaves we ourselves sold to the Caribbean. It is therefor highly uncalled for to label her a foreigner in the land of her very own ancestors. She might as well be more genetically related to Kavindele and Inonge than the two are to Chagwa.

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    Goodfellow 2 months

    When will Africans wake up and stop allowing foreigners to interfere in their sovereign affairs. Can a Zambian or any other African go to Britain, USA, or other western country and demand to see a prisoner facing any charge. The same nonsense applies to the so-called International Criminal Court. Why is it that the ICC only investigates Africans and put them on trial. Why not investigate Israel for their crimes against Palestinians? Why not investigate the police in the US for their crimes against the black population? By the way can anyone in the UK, USA, or any other western country refer to themselves as the country’s leader without being duly elected or block the motorcade of the country’s leader? In the US, the Secret Service will definitely shoot them and the same is likely to happen in the other countries.

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      Living Legend 2 months

      When Africans start to respect the rule of law or when the opposition start being as competitors in a democracy. Before then, the west will continue to act as refs. When you respect yourself, your neighbours will find nothing or little to school you down.

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        Living Legend 2 months

        When the government starts to view the opposition as competitors in a democracy rather than attempt to portray them as terrorists

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    Muntu Buyo 2 months

    The problem is that ECL is not an honest and sincere person. He is manned by thugs and has shanty compound mentality.

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    So it hasn’t been treason tefyo?