Zambia’s President Edgar Changwa Lungu has called Zambians to distance themselves from violence acts.
Lungu remarks came following South Africa xenophobic attacks on foreigners, started on Sunday which has resulted in the reported death of five people and 189 people arrested as foreign owned businesses were destroyed.
Posting on his twitter handle the President denounced hatred among Africans. Lungu also called for Africans to pray for peace and unity.
“I call on Zambians both locally and abroad to remain calm and disengage from acts of violence as they voice out their grievances. There must never come a time when hatred among Africans should appear to be normal. Those preaching hate must stop. Let us pray for peace and unity,” Lungu said.
Lungu has called South Africans to embrace the spirit of Ubuntu during this violence time.
Reports said that due to xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Zambia then decided to cancel the football match between Chipolopolo and Bafanabafana which were set to be played in Zambia on Saturday.