The United Party for National Development (UPND) has called on President Michael Sata to dispatch a special envoy to South African President, Jacob Juma, with unreserved apology as a reparation measure over Zambia’s Vice President, Guy Scott’s remarks on the people of South Africa.
UPND Chairman for International Relations, Mulondwe Muzungu, said South Africa is a great African nation which, under its able and dynamic leadership, is instrumental to the development and growth of economies of her neighbours including Zambia.
In a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Mr Muzungu noted that since the advent of the African National Congress Government, Zambians and South African people have enjoyed strong bonds of brotherly friendship and mutual respect which Zambia should not destroy.
He said the UPND would like to see the country run in a manner that sustains peaceful political and economic relations with its neighbours and the international community.
Mr Muzungu observed that Zambians cherish peace and would love to see their peace maintained.
The Guardian UK recently quoted Zambia’s Vice President Guy Scott in an interview alleging that the South Africans are backwards in terms of historical development.