Commonwealth should make own assessment of Zambia – Mpasa

COMMONWEALTH member states should treat allegations of human rights abuses by Zambian opposition leaders as mere falsehoods, says Catholic Vicar General for Mansa Fr Mambwe Mpasa.

Commenting on claims in South Africa by UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema, MMD’s Nevers Mumba and ULP’s Sakwiba Sikota that the country was experiencing injustices and human rights abuses  at the hands of the PF government, Fr Mpasa said the three opposition  leaders’ allegations were exaggerations resulting from impatience and panic. 

Father Mpasa said the Commonwealth was well aware of the peace and tranquility that Zambia, as its member country, was  enjoying hence listening to the three opposition leaders’ opinions would be wrong. 

He said by advocating for the suspension of Zambia from the Commonwealth, the three opposition leaders were not caring for the Zambians they claimed they were representing.