Committee demands ceasefire between warring parties of Lunda, Luvale in North Western Province


The National Executive Committee for Nsakwa yaba Kaonde in Zambia (NECNKZ) has expressed sadness by reports of violence as a result of differences between some Lunda and Luvale speaking people of Zambezi District in North Western Province.

Nsakwa yaba Kaonde National Executive Committee Chairperson, Fabian Mumba, has demanded for immediate cease fire between the two camps that have had a long history of differences in the district.

Mumba addressed the issue in a statement issued in Lusaka on Wednesday.

He called on the Provincial Council of Chiefs and the Department of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs in the Province to immediately convene a meeting to which all outstanding wrangles should be resolved once and for all by all means possible.

“Zambia is known to be a peaceful country and no such differences should be tolerated to continue happening and tarnish the country’s outstanding record,” Mumba said.

Read More:Police deploy paramilitary officers in Zambezi district, North-western province, as violence erupts

He also called on all stakeholders including the government to take quick and serious interventions to ending the deepening differences that have resulted into battles before lives are lost.

“Nsakwa yaba Kaonde believes in dialogue as one of the best solutions to end differences and would like to stand for peace and harmony between the two tribes at all times regardless of the differences,” Mumba said.

Zambia Monitor reported on Wednesday that Inspector General of Police, Grapheal Musamba, had dispatched paramilitary officers to Zambezi District of North Western Province in order to reinforce officers in the District to maintain law and order.

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