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Postpone polls in Kanyama – Bishops

The ECZ should consider postponing the Kanyama parliamentary elections in the wake of killing of two PF members, the Bishops Council of Zambia (BCZ) has suggested.

BCZ general secretary, Abel Kaela, said life was more precious and sacred than elections, hence the need for the electoral body to postpone the polls.

He said the ECS should not allow the situation in Kanyama to degenerate into widespread chaos.

Bishop Kaela said postponing the Kanyama poll would allow perpetrators of violence in the constituency to reflect on their actions. 

He said the church was shocked that the ECZ ended at suspending UPND campaigns in Kanyama, instead of postponing the election altogether.

Bishop Kaela said the church was concerned about the happenings in Kanyama and prayes that a lasting solution could be found as soon as possible.

Bishop Kaela warned that the political violence in Kanyama if not well handled could easily spill over to other parts of the country and cause a civil strife.

“The political violence in Kanyama if not stopped now, may spill over to other parts of the country and by the time we realize, it will be too late to contain,” he

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