Non-performing ZCID says opposition shouldn’t have rushed to Commonwealth

After failing to oranise any meeting for the political parties in Zambia, the Zambia Center for Inter-Party Dialogue (ZCID) now feels irrelevant by describing as pre-mature the decision by some opposition political parties in the country to seek the suspension of Zambia from the Commonwealth for alleged infringement of human rights.
Meanwhile, the Watchdog understands that the Commonwealth is currently studying the Zambian case and that there are bigger forces in the play. The Zambian government is meanwhile panicking heavily as this is the biggest assault the opposition has hit the regime.

The ZCID was created to organize platforms for political parties to dialogue and avoid tension in the country but has failed to organise one since 2005.
ZCID Executive Director Horrance Chilando now says that the decision taken by the MMD, UPND, ULP and ZDDM leaders was rushed as all forms of expressing their grievance on Zambia’s standing on the tolerance of human rights was not sufficiently exhausted.

It seems Chilando knows that his organisation is out of the equation as the ball is now at International level.

Chilando told Qfm in an interview that such rushed decisions as seeking interventions from the international community to deal with national matters may have serious consequences on the country’s ability to attract investment.

He has since urged the ruling Patriotic Front to take the initiate of calling for a national indaba to address the grievances of the opposition political parties.


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