FORUM for Democracy and Development president Edith Nawakwi says it is unacceptable for the international community to stay away from the internal problems of the Democratic Republic of Congo when women are being raped while children are being brutalised.
Ms Nawakwi is reacting to President Edgar Lungu’s suggestion to the international community that the Democratic Republic of Congo should be allowed to deal with her internal affairs.
President Lungu said this when met Congo DR President Joseph Kabila who was in Zambia for a two-day working visit.
Ms Nawakwi says President Lungu should have told Mr Kabila to pave way for election because his term of office expired in December 2016.
She says if he had a way, she would have deported Mr Kabila on Saturday when he arrived in Zambia because he has damaged the country’s reputation as a democracy.
Ms Nawakwi wondered why President Lungu was soft on Mr Kabila when Zambia is keeping over 14,000 refugees from the DRC.
When President Kabila met Mr Lungu, he said his country only had a few hot spots which he claimed are being dealt with.
But Ms Nawakwi says the entire Congo DR was a hot spot.
Mr Kabila pushed elections which were due in 2016 to this year.
Last month, several people protesting Kabila’s continued stay in office were killed as security forces crashed the protests that were organised by the Catholic Church.