UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says the Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue are proving to be a disruptive force in the process of National Dialogue.

Featuring on Radio Christian Voice Chat-Back program, Hichilema said everybody had agreed that the Church Mother Bodies would lead the dialogue and wondered why ZCID had taken a central role.

“We all agreed that dialogue must be led by the Church Mother Bodies. I am wondering why ZCID is bringing confusion. They are being disruptive,” he said.
Hichilema said that the points of difference were well known by all the political parties.

The UPND leader said when he met in a private meeting with President Edgar Lungu they were agreed on the contentious issues.

“Yes I met with Mr Lungu, we spoke, and the meeting was very direct and polite. I cannot disclose all the details but the outcome was that we agreed that the country was distressed and we needed to talk,” he said.
“We also agreed that the dialogue must be led by the Church Mother Bodies.”

Hichilema said that the other areas that needed to be tackled were the restoration of the rule of law and reformation of the criminal justice system.
“We also agreed that there must be an end to political violence and also have an independent Electoral Commission.”

The UPND leader is expected to be part of the launch of the National Dialogue this morning.
The Zambia Centre for Inter Party Dialogue has resolved to boycott the process.

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