Veteran Politician Vernon Johnson Mwaanga says he is disappointed with SADC and the African Union for being absent during Hakainde Hichilema’s incarceration. In a statement yesterday, VJ said their silence raised questions of relevance during difficult times. “It would be amiss for me not to express my disappointment with SADC for having become part of the conspiracy of silence when Zambians needed to hear its voices. The African Union (AU) is equally guilty. The AU created a Department of Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution, while SADC created the Organ for Politics, Defence and Security (also known as the TROIKA), with the active participation of Zambia. The two institutions were supposed to monitor possible areas of conflict in member states and…...

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