Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is unhappy with the silence of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa over killing of truck drivers from Zambia in that country.
Opposition United Party for National Development leader – UPND- has since called on Ramaphosa to denounce the unfortunate trend and escalating violence and ill-treatment of Zambian truck drivers.
“Cyril Ramaphosa must allow for the convening of leaders in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) along with other stakeholders to evaluate the circumstances, mitigate sources of xenophobia and conflict, and enact reforms that strengthen the region’s social and economic cohesion,” says Hichilema.
Mr. Hichilema said the behaviour of South Africans is troubling when Zambians recall the enormous sacrifices a number of countries in the region made to help liberate our South African brothers and sisters from the stranglehold of Apartheid.
“Let us take this as an opportunity to engage and stand together in unity to bring down xenophobia and to elevate our aspirations as harmonious people for the betterment of our continent,” said Hichilema.