Another government official Government says the Patriotic Front (PF) government is not bothered by visits by officials from international community who want to ascertain the levels of adherence to the respect of human rights in the country.
PF regime spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni says as far as the PF government is concerned Zambia sustains sufficient tolerance of human rights and that no international organisation to which Zambia is a member would be justified to suspend the country’s membership.
Sakeni was reacting to concerns that the visit by the Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba a few days after the opposition filed in a supplementary petition to the Commonwealth to seek Zambia’s suspension could inspire fear on how the country is being viewed.
Masire-Mwamba, who is in Zambia for a three day official visit, is expected to meet senior government officials, leaders of the opposition political parties and the civil society.
Her visit is a follow up to the earlier Commonwealth mission which sent a two man delegation to ascertain Zambia’s human rights situation.