Opposition People’s Party (PP) president Mike Mulongoti says the commission of inquiry on electoral violence that President Edgar Lungu has instituted must ensure that perpetrators of the vice are prosecuted.
Mr. Mulongoti stated that it will be a waste of tax payers’ money if those that will be found wanting are not prosecuted as has been the case in the past.
He said President Lungu did well to constitute a commission of inquiry to look into the post-election violence so that what was experienced during the 2016 general elections should not happen again in future elections.
“It will be interesting to know who was behind the violence that characterized the 2016 elections because this is the first time that the country experienced such a thing,” Mr. Mulongoti said.
The opposition leader said this on the side-lines of the Universal Peace Federation International Leadership Conference at Continental Hotel last evening.
President Lungu appointed a 15-member team headed by Justice Munalula Lisimba to examine the causes of political violence before and after the August 11 general elections and tasked the commission to submit its report within 120 days from the date of appointment.