Vice President Guy Scott should not be allowed to divide the nation on tribal lines, Senior Chief Bright Nalubamba has said.
And former Private Secretary to former President Levy Mwanawasa (late), Rabson Chilufya says there is no place in Zambia for Dr Scott to insult people in the manner he has.
In an interview yesterday from Mbeza in Namwala, Southern Province, senior Chief Nalubamba of the Ila speaking people said he was disappointed with Dr. Scott’s utterances which he (Nalubamba) labeled as ‘silly village jokes.’
Senior Chief Nalubamba said Dr. Scott had justified that the PF party was a bad party and a bad government with bad leaders who go round insulting people based on tribe, race, religion and association.
“He must stop insulting people like that; I am very disappointed with him. He must know that he is a Vice President for everyone and not for his tribesmen if he has any whether they agree or disagree with him. The only thing that he has successfully shown is that the PF is a bad party, with bad people and bad leaders,” said Senior Chief Nalubamba.
The traditional leader said he was annoyed with Dr. Scott’s statement suggesting that Tongas were a minority grouping of people wanting to take over government by spreading rumours that President Sata was sick and people should start preparing for a by-election.
Senior Chief Nalubamba said he had expressed his views on the matter and if the President wanted to see him when he returns back home, he was available to meet him and express his displeasure over Dr. Scott hate tribal and racial speeches.
He said he did not expect the PF to be insulting people in the manner they were doing, adding that their conduct had the potential and capacity of dividing the nation on tribal, race and association lines.
“Who is Guy Scott? What is good in him to go round and insult people in the manner he is doing? Does he have something to do?
Let him concentrate on fulfilling the promises he made to the people of Zambian rather than insulting us. He has insulted all Zambians and not only Tongas. This man is a bad man. Let him resign for inciting tribal politics in Zambia,” said Senior Chief Nalubamba.
He reminded Dr. Scott that the PF was not his property to use to insult people who did not agree with him and his policies.
“If Scott is a leader in government, he must change and offer respect to the people of Zambia regardless of tribe, race, religion and their creed.
He must change his attitude and he has to know that I will not be kind to him when we meet. How can he insult us like that as if we are his children.
There is nothing good in him. The best he should do is to apologise to the people of Southern Province,” demanded Senior Chief Nalubamba.
Senior Chief Nalubamba also said when President Sata returns he would tell him that he did not like Dr. Scott’s insults.
And former private secretary to President Mwanawasa, Mr. Chilufya said Dr. Scott’s insults were putting the country at risk from both within and outside the nation.
He said Dr. Scott was planting seeds of hate in the country, adding that he should not take Zambians for granted.
“Dr. Scott has no tribe here, this man doesn’t care what happens to this country no wonder he has been looking for an opportunity to create trouble for our country. I understood the concerns by Mr Vernon Mwaanga over South Africa. Scott insulted that country and these are serious issues the PF should have addressed with this man.
And now he wants tribes to start fighting among each other, we shall not bow down to his schemes. At least we know that he is a violent man who doesn’t believe in one Zambia one nation,” said Mr. Chilufya.