Birth of Totalitarian Regime in Zambia

Mugabe-Sata-Bulawayo-6By Macdonald Longwe

When people notice some unwanted patterns in a leader, voices should come out before some political viruses could spread extensively throughout the nation.

Political viruses if I might call them that way can be dictatorship, corruption, tribalism, Genocide, Human Rights Violations, War, Police Brutality, Famine, Counter-insurgency, Torture, and Capital Punishment.

When was the last time Zambians had Curfew? If I am not mistaken it was on June 27, 1990. Please correct me if I am wrong. Also was the curfew during the One Party regime that has some symptoms of Dictatorship?

Look at Nelson. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 and his focus was on dismantling apartheid’s legacy, and cutting racism, poverty and inequality. Mandela who spent 27 years on Robben Island jail could have sent many opposition leaders to jail as revenge but he chose to negotiate with President F.W. de Klerk leading to apartheid’s abolition and the establishment of multi-racial elections in 1994.

In 1999 Nelson Mandela refused to run for a second term and his deputy Thabo Mbeki, succeeded him. Nelson is an African Role Model some President’s should look up to for advice than President Mugabe of Zimbabwe. Before half way in the first
term, the Catholic Bishops of Zambia and the rest of the Nation are concerned about the totalitarian Regime in Zambia. Is the Press reporting wrong news about PF?

UPND President Hichilema thanks for your courage of standing up for your people. 2016 might seem to be far from now but with a better plan on Domestic Issues, Economic Issues, Social Issues and International Issues you stand a better chance of becoming the 6th President of Zambia if PF fails to deliver its promises.

Hopefully you won’t send the Tongas only in most of the diplomatic services in 2016.

Chipimo might want to join one of the bigger parties to form a very strong opposition and let Lubinda be part of the team if he is thrown out to the streets by PF.