Animal Driven Constitution: The Eclipse of Comedy Driven Leadership

Hjoe Moono

Hjoe Moono

By Hjoe Moono
I hear Mr. Micheal Sata wants to see an animal driven constitution before he could look at the people driven constitution. I could see him enjoying himself as he passed these remarks. But this is a man how barely two years ago embarked on one of the most expensive ‘People Driven Constitution Making Process’, which has gulped millions of kwacha, only to be put aside, and a call for an Animal Driven Constitution made.
Let us all encourage Mr. Sata and his arguably useless MPs (as stated by himself) to go and stand in one of the many National Parks and Game Management Areas which will surely show him an Animal Driven Constitution. The way I know the efficiency of Animal Kingdoms, they would have him a constitution in 9 days, and animals keep their words.  Furthermore, Mr. Sata and his government would not face any opposition in the National Parks, so he would be able to establish an authoritarian rule, just as God intended it, for man to rule over animals.
I urge all people loving Zambians to encourage our beloved president to take this path, and pray that when he is in the wild, a leader who has a mind of a having a people driven constitution, if need be, will emerge, and I have no doubt Zambia is not in short supply of such.
But that said, three years ago I was engaged in a heated debate with a PF pundit, and 10 months before the elections, I stated:
*I want you to note that the trinity of freedoms; Political, Social and Economic do not live in isolation and cannot be pursued independently indefinitely. The pursuit of one may precede the other, yet, they reinforce each other. The political freedoms make the pursuit of the others possible in a dignified and diverse environment. The economic freedoms makes it possible for people to live a decent, just and dignified life while the social freedoms makes possible the other two. But your (PF) aim is to start with the constitution, my country does not have a constitutional crisis, leaders like yourself make the crisis. Take heed: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!*
Three years later, we can all safely say that leaders such as the ones governing us have succeeded in making a crisis out of the constitution.