Political Activist Dante Saunders says the United Party for National Development (UPND) and Patriotic Front(PF) will only reconcile after the petition brought forward by the former is heard and reaches logical conclusions.
Speaking in an interview with Kitwe Times, Saunders said dialogue between President Edgar Lungu and president Hakainde Hichilema without the courts hearing the petition will amount to nothing.
Catholic Bishops led by His Grace Telesphore Mpundu have made positive steps towards setting up a dialogue meeting between the two bitter rivals.
The Catholics visited Hichilema who has become the first politician to step into President Kenneth Kaunda’s shoes after been detained at Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison in Kabwe.
However, reports indicate that UPND strongman told His Grace Mpundu that all he wants is justice to prevail and his petition heard.
His Grace Mpundu told Journalist after reporting back Hichilema’s message to President Lungu that Zambians should be a little bit patients with the seed of dialogue the Catholic Church has planted.
But Hichilema insists he does not want short cuts to his freedom.
When reached for a comment, Saunders said Zambia has had many dialogue meetings and very few have produced tangible results.