THE Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) has dissociated itself from the alliance of civil society organisations that are planning to protest against the acquittal of former president Frederick Chiluba.
In a letter to co-ordinator of a coalition of 17 CSOs, EFZ executive director Pukuta Mwanza said his organisation had not participated in any of the activities of the pressure group since its inception.
He said that EFZ pulled out of the Oasis Forum because it was formed to fight the third term bid and that later the alliance became fragmented and failed to provide a unified direction on the National Constitutional Conference (NCC).
During a random survey conducted in Lusaka yesterday, ordinary citizens and members of the Church said it was not appropriate for the CSOs to agitate for countrywide demonstrations over Dr Chiluba’s acquittal.
A commuter, Alick Tembo who was found at Millennium Bus Station said it was pointless for the civil society organisations to continue agitating for demonstrations when the money alleged to have been stolen by Dr Chiluba would not be recovered.
He said that it was equally wrong for the civil society organisations to demand the resignation of Mr Kunda and Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Chalwe Mchenga because the two were merely performing their constitutional duties.