Press Release

United Nations Condemns Violence Recorded on Election Day  

14 August 2021

Lusaka, 14 August 2021

The United Nations (UN) in Zambia strongly condemns the killing of two individuals in Solwezi, North Western province as Zambians cast their votes. The UN also condemns other acts of violence that left some individuals injured and property destroyed in other parts of the country.

“I extend deep condolences to the bereaved families and wish a speedy recovery to all who were injured. I wish to remind all political players and the public that violence is not a legitimate or desirable means of engagement in the political sphere. It is the contest over issues and the exercise of one’s civil duty and expression of choice through the ballot that counts,” said UN Resident Coordinator in Zambia, Dr. Coumba Mar Gadio.

“We urge everyone to remain peaceful while awaiting the results to be declared after which all Zambians, regardless of political persuasions, should unite and build their country together,” added Dr. Gadio.

The United Nations will continue to support the Government and the people of Zambia in preserving Zambia’s stability and its democratic path.



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Mark Maseko
National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lusaka
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United Nations Condemns Violence Recorded on Election Day  

Mark Maseko

Mark Maseko

National Information Officer

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