Sata hails ECZ decision,slams UPND

President Michael Sata has commended the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) for valuing lives more than elections by postponing the Livingstone parliamentary by-election.
Mr Sata in a statement released to the media by his special assistant for press and public relations George Chellah, said this should demonstrate to all that the ECZ is operating independently and that violence will not be condoned.He said it is disgraceful and cruel that those who killed the PF member now want to pretend to be victims.
President Sata recalled that the PF lost a member in Rufunsa at the hands of UPND; and that another one has been lost in Livingstone at the hands of UPND yet again. He said these calculated acts of brutality are the enemies of democracy whose political thrust is abominable hate and intolerance.