NANCY SIAME, Lusaka
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary-general Davies Mwila says the ruling party believes in the independence of the three arms of Government, and
this has been demonstrated by the number of acquittals of opposition political party members.
Mr Mwila said contrary to assertions by some sections of society, the ruling party has always been committed to upholding peace and justice for all Zambians, irrespective of their status in society.
“Clearly, this is not what comes out of a dictatorship, the PF believes in upholding and defending the rule of law,” he said.
This is according to a statement issued on Tuesday by PF media director Sunday Chanda.
He said the PF will continue to work for peace and justice for all, including ensuring institutions dispensing justice are independent and strong.
“The PF has always stood for the preservation of human dignity, harmonious co-existence and justice for all,” Mr Mwila said.
On Tuesday, former Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta and five other United Party for National Development members were acquitted of aggravated robbery charges.
Mr Mwila said under the PF, Zambia has a progressive constitution, and should have been a model for the world had the referendum on more and better rights not been sabotaged by a political agenda.
Commenting on the party’s commitment to deliver on its campaign promises, Mr Mwila said PF remains conscious that the aspirations of the people are enormous and cannot be totally met in a short space of time.
And Mr Mwila said the PF values the role the Church plays in the country of ensuring love and peace prevail.