Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) general secretary Fr Emanuel Chikoya has wondered why government officials take an issue whenever opponents make some donations in communities when they do the exact same thing. In an interview, Fr Chikoya said all political parties deserved to have the same kind of space to operate and engage with the voters. “I think a lot is within our grasp and particularly [to] those that have the instruments of power, do not abuse state machinery in sorting out political opponents because I don’t understand what offence is there in visiting and donating (goods), for example. Just like we have seen branded books being donated and things like that being donated all over the place,” Fr…...

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