President Edgar Lungu says democracy must not be expressed using guns.
President Lungu’s comments follows events in the Sudan where President Omar Al-Bashir has been ousted by the army.
The President says people’s will over leadership in any nation must be exercised through established democratic tenets.
The Head of State also says leaders must not resist to relinquish power when their terms of office are over.
He was speaking in an interview with journalists in Lusaka’s State Lodge Area after his participation in the routine physical exercise.
President Lungu further said the situation in the Sudan, Algeria and Libya is a lesson.
He however said he looks forward to the restoration of calm in the troubled nations.
Meanwhile, BBC reports that the head of Sudan’s military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests.
Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf announced his decision on state TV, naming as his successor Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan.
The army has said it will stay in power for two years, followed by elections.
But protest leaders say they will not leave the streets until the military hands over to a civilian government.
Mr Bashir’s downfall followed months of unrest that began in December over rising prices.
Mr Ibn Auf was head of military intelligence during the Darfur conflict in the 2000s.
The new man in charge is also a top military figure, but the Associated Press news agency reports that his record is cleaner than other Sudanese generals.
He is also said to have met with protesters to hear their views.
Mr Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity over the Darfur conflict.
However, the military council has said it will not extradite Mr Bashir, who denies the charges, although he may be put on trial in Sudan.