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There is need for genuine reconciliation among Zambians, says ECL

By KETRA KALUNGA

THERE is need for genuine dialogue among former and current government officials to foster peace, says former president Edgar Lungu.

Mr Lungu said if Zambians learn to dialogue honestly with one another as the country has experienced during the days of mourning, the national development agenda would be achieved.

The former head of state however indicated that there was too much hypocrisy as people were depicting love and unity by saying good things but ended up doing bad things.

Mr Lungu however indicated that there was too much hypocrisy as people were depicting love and unity by saying good things but ended up doing bad things.

“But if we learn to dialogue honestly with one another as we have experienced in the days of mourning, we probably can get somewhere as a country but there is too much hypocrisy where people say good things then do bad things,” he said.

Speaking to the media yesterday at the Presidential burial site shortly after the former president, Rupiah Banda was put to rest, Mr Lungu said the statesman was not an angel and had his own failings just like everyone else.

“All the statements have been made, of course he was not an angel, he has his own failings just like all of us,” he said.

He said there was need for genuine dialogue between those who are in government and those who were in the previous regime and once this was achieved, we would get somewhere as a nation.

Mr Lungu expressed concern that some people were saying good things and did the contrary.

“There should be genuine dialogue between all of us, those who were in government and those in government now but we are seeing hypocrisy were people say good things and do bad things,” he said.

He has advised Zambians to be genuine in their actions now and in the future because that was the lesson the country has learnt from Mr. Banda’s death.

Mr. Lungu said a lot of good things have been said about the late president and these should be part of the Zambian people going forward.

“People have said a lot of good things about the late president, may those good things become part of us and if we can expunge the hypocrisy now and in the future, it’s a lesson we are learning from Rupiah Banda’s legacy,” he said.

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