THE Islamic Supreme Council of Zambia (ISCZ) has dismissed claims by some politicians that there is tension in the country.
A group of ex-politicians calling themselves “eminent persons, senior citizens and freedom fighters” contend that there is tension in the country.
The group is claiming that if local solutions to the political standoff between the Patriotic Front (PF) and United Party for National Development (UPND) have failed, the Southern African Development Community and African Union should step in.
But ISCZ president Suzyo Zimba has underscored the need for dialogue among all political players.
He, however, said in an interview yesterday that it is difficult to have dialogue in an environment where some political parties have failed to accept the outcome of the 2016 general elections.
Mr Zimba said the day UPND will accept election results, there will be no differences between the PF and the opposition political party.
“Whatever misses you was not meant for you and what reaches you was meant for you. Therefore, the UPND should be patient with God’s will and move on,” he said.
Mr Zimba has also called for serious counselling of UPND leaders and the general membership so that they can come to terms with reality and accept the election results.
He has also urged diplomats accredited to Zambia to stop meddling in the internal affairs of the country.