President Edgar Lungu has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to examine the causes of the political violence before and after the 11th August, 2016 general elections.
The Head of State has since tasked the commission to submit its report to the President within 120 days from the date of appointment.
President Lungu has named the Inquiry in accordance with the Inquiries Act.
The Commission of Inquiry will also inquire into the voting patterns between 2006 and 2016 and the root causes of these patterns.
The Inquiry will also examine to what extent the pre-election political violence could have influenced the voting patterns in the 11th August 2016 general elections.
Among other matters, the Inquiry will examine the role of political parties, traditional rulers, and the media in shaping voting patterns and instigation of violence among others.
Some of the appointed members include: Justice Munalula Lisimba as a Chairperson, Marvis Chisanga as Vice-Chairperson, Nzovwa Chomba as Secretary, Mike Mulabe as Deputy-Secretary.
Others are Fr. Lastone Lupupa, Charles Kafunda, Lee Habasonda, Reuben Lifuka, Dr. M.C. Bwalya, Maureen Siamulele Tresha, Professor Owen Sichone, Redson Nyanga, Flora K. Mooya
, Senior Chief Ntambo and Wilfred Chilufya.
This is contained in a statement made available to QFM News by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda.