UNZA lecturer Professor Bizeck Phiri says the current political violence being witnessed in the country might lead to voter apathy on the polling day. And Prof Phiri says amending the Public Order Act (POA) is difficult as long as the ruling party feels favoured by the act. In an interview, Friday, Prof Phiri observed that political parties would promise during campaigns to amend the POA but failed to do so once in government. “The function of the Public Order Act (POA) is that it is meant to save the interest of security but also order in the way not just political parties but NGO’s conduct themselves. It has some challenges of course. Normally what happens is that it is an…...

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