Political violence should attract at least 10 years in prison with hard labour to discourage hooliganism, says Young African leader’s Initiative (YALI) president Andrew Ntewewe has said.
He said political leaders must understand that the essence of a democratic system of governance was to differ on political ideologies instead of being tolerant on divergent views and ideas.
Mr Ntewewe said police should tame the political violence regardless of people involved.
“One of the reasons why the country is experiencing high levels of political violence is because leaders are not giving young people leadership roles,” he said.
Mr Ntewewe said the police have demonstrated irrelevance and that they should be more effective to protect the peace of the Zambian citizens.
He advised the police to be professional instead of condoning political violence.