Former republican Presidents call for unity, peace

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The country’s former Presidents have called on fellow Zambians to maintain peace and remain united in the true spirit of oneness.

In their message to mark the country’s independence, the first and fourth Republican Presidents Kenneth Kaunda and Rupiah Banda respectively called for peace among fellow citizens.

The 56th independence commemorations are running under the theme 24th October 2020, Zambia At 56: One Land, One Nation – Building Our Future Proud And Free.

In his message to the national broadcaster, ahead of Zambia’s 56th Independence Anniversary, Dr. Kaunda urged Zambians to maintain peace.

And Banda called on Zambians to remain united regardless of their political affiliation, religion and colour.

Banda also took time to thank President Edgar Lungu for his message of goodwill, hope, and courage to him after having been diagnosed with Cancer of the Colon.

He also thanked opposition political leaders, the church, and Zambians from all walks of life for wishing him a quick recovery.

Meanwhile, the messages from two leaders are also in sync with President Lungu’s continued calls.

Lungu is on record calling on citizens to shun tribalism, violence, and to co-exist even when they differ in terms of ideologies and political affiliations.

The call by the leaders also at the time there has been hate speech and cases of violence across the country, most of them being politically motivated.


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