ZAMBIANS should remain peaceful and avoid confrontations which could incite emotional outburst as the Constitutional Court hears the United Party for National Development petition against President- elect Edgar Lungu’s re-election in the August 11 general elections, says Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia executive director Pukuta Mwanza.
Reverend Mwanza said the petition against President Lungu was likely to raise emotions and anxieties among the people but that the nation must remain calm and put their trust in the court over the matter.
“The matter is in the hands of the right people and there should be total restraint from public interference of the court process.
“The nation must put full confidence in the Constitutional Court to do the right thing on the issue, and avoid debates which could prejudice the case,” he said.
He said people must at all costs avoid commenting on the matter which is in court, especially on social media where there seems to be little or no control of people’s opinions, as such comments had the potential to spark retaliation and violence.