A church Mother Body has expressed sadness at the conduct of political party cadres during state funerals.
Independent Churches of Zambia (ICOZ) board chairperson David Masupa tells Qfm news in an interview that the conduct of the cadres during funerals makes sad reading and requires urgent attention from both political leaders and law enforcement agencies.
Reverend Masupa explains that a funeral is not a platform where political parties must execute their vindictiveness against perceived political opponents.
He says the time for political campaigns is over stating that it is pointless and shameful for cadres to engage in open confrontations against one another when their top leadership is peaceful.
Reverends Masupa has since called on all political stakeholders to discard conduct that is capable of subjecting the country’s democratic tenets to disrepute.
Recent funerals of late princess Nakatindi Wina and former Voice President George Kunda have seen ruling Patriotic Front cadres and those from the opposition MMD and UPND confront each other.