Kulubemba tutila …’amano yafumine mwifwesa yaya mucuulu, kalulu atumine bansofu, Icisosa naco cipa amino, tacibula pali nalikwebele, imfula pakuya elyo yonaula ifisabo, Icikwanka bacimwena kumampalanya’.
Listen to me my President…
I have been wondering just what has hit Pf and when am just about to find the answer, I get more confused in the political web. I am not trying to be a prophet of doom but merely realistic. Using violence as a barometer, I hereby display characteristics of a sitting government about to lose an election:
The federal government under Roy Welensky is reported to have caused a lot of terror thereby leading to numerous deaths and injuries as reported to us by custodians of history, the results is that the goodwill of the people triumphed and Zambia was born as an independent state.
Prior to the 1991 elections, UNIP and KK became so untouchable with their ‘UNIP mulilo waikatako wapya’ slogans as they created terror using vigilantes. People were stripped naked, beaten and infamously lifted ‘by air’. Party thugs became lovers of money all in the name of the party. KK kissed dust against one FJT (MHSRIEP). One of Kaunda’s sons, Kambarage was sentenced to death for murder by one Justice Claver Musumali, I don’t remember what happened thereafter but certainly Kambarage did not get hanged.
In 2011 we have documented reports of ministers shooting and killing people, we still remember the brutality that RB regime unleashed on Sata when the cobra’s eyes were all tear gassed. Yes we remember how some opposition members and members of the media fraternity were attacked by RB’s MMD. Resultant was the shortest verse in the political bible……… RB wept!
Under the current regime it is undisputable that violence and abuse of state institutions with impunity has risen, people are beaten anyhow, opposition is demonised. Verily I foresee one man breaking history as being the shortest served President and don’t think that record will be surpassed for some time.
WILSON PONDAMALI IS AN AWARD WINNING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST AND MEDIA ACTIVIST. HE IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF THE YET TO BE PUBLISHED BOOK ‘PAIN OF TRUTH’.