In an article in the Daily Nation newspaper of 26th July 2021, Patriotic Front media director, Antonio Mwanza said that Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland and Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) General Secretary Father Emmanuel Chikoya had remained mute amidst chaotic violence scenes by UPND. Mr Mwanza further challenged Ms Scotland to denounce the UPND violence if the peace pledge the Commonwealth facilitated was not just a facade to hoodwink Zambians. Mr Mwanza further alluded to the fact that Madam Scotland and the Commonwealth are the ones who facilitated the peace accord that was signed at Mulungushi International Conference Centre. He questioned the position of the Commonwealth in view of what he said was the continued abrogation of the peace pledge by the UPND, and demanded that Ms Scotland, tell the Zambian people if she and the Commonwealth were endorsing violence by the UPND. Mr Mwanza also challenged Fr Chikoya to state the Church position on the continued violence by UPND.