The Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes -SACCORD- has commended National Democratic Congress -NDC- leader Chishimba Kambwili for apologising to President Edgar Lungu.
SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says the move by Mr. Kambwili is commendable because apologizing is important in building peace as it offers an opportunity for reconciliation.
In a statement issued to ZNBC News in Lusaka today, Mr. Cheembe said for the NDC leader to have apologised, it shows humility on his part.
He has also appealed to other political leaders to always ensure civility in politics by avoiding engaging in vulgar communication that may unnecessarily injure people.
And Christian Coalition in Zambia President Charles Mwape said the decision by Mr. Kambwili to apologise is bold and an indication of a leader who wants peace and harmony in the political space.
Professor Mwape has urged other political party leaders to emulate Mr. Kambwili.
Meanwhile, Independent Churches of Zambia President David Masupa has urged politicians to be mindful of statements they issue that are meant to injure other peoples’ reputation and character.
Bishop Masupa in a telephone interview with ZNBC News commended Mr. Kambwili for apologising and setting the record straight about his accusations.
And New Congress Party President Peter Chanda said seeking forgiveness is a sign of strength and has commended Mr. Kambwili.
Pastor Chanda said the NDC leader has done the right thing by apologising because he made statements that were false.
Evangelical Youth Alliance Executive Director, Moses Lungu said the apology by Mr. Kambwili is meant to bring peace and unity in the country.
Meanwhile, Former Kafue District Commissioner Michael Bwalya said Mr. Kambwili has taken a noble step to apologise and seek forgiveness over his transgressions.
Mr. Bwalya said Mr. Kambwili’s call for reconciliation with the Head of State is commendable and timely.
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“A video with flustering scenes of alleged s_exual activity between an official and an inmate at the Ncome Correctional Centre, KwaZulu-Natal Region, has left the Department of Correctional Services appalled, embarrassed and gutted,” departmental spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said in a statement.
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