TODAY’S LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Birds of a feather flock together

Dear Editor

“Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are” so goes the saying. I write in reference to the friendship between Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba and Hakainde Hichilema.

HH has always claimed to be non-violent but on the contrary it raises more dust when he fails to openly condemn the violence in Bweengwa in which some civil servants and journalists were abducted by suspected UPND cadres.

Instead HH opted to justify the cause to the violence, do you see any sense?

On the other hand the UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma failed to condemn the violence on the pretext that he did not receive correspondence to that effect when it was all over in the press.

It is often said that birds of the same feather will flock together; that explains why HH and GBM are friends.

 

CHONGWE

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N’cwala ceremony was a great success but…

Dear Editor

Allow me space in your paper to congratulate the Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni-speaking peoples of Eastern Province on the successful hosting of the first traditional ceremony in the year from that part of the country.

It was a success in the sense that that there were no violent incidents and it brought together over 50 chiefs from across Zambia and beyond her borders.

We saw the two former Presidents led by President Edgar Lungu sharing the same platform as one Zambia.

However, as the ceremony reached fever pitch, I was dismayed at the manner the “impis” slaughtered the black bull as a sacrifice.

I thought that was the most brutal way of killing an animal, more so as it was done in public where some people are very sensitive to animal rights.

I strongly felt animal rights were violated in the manner that bull was killed but that is tradition.

In addition, with the advent of cholera I was shocked that the impis who killed the bull went ahead to skin it and roasted the internal organs which they distributed without washing their hands.

And as tradition demands eve n the recipients did not wash their hands before eating – a sure breeding ground for disease outbreak.

That aside the ceremony was indeed a great success. Next is the Kulamba of the Chewa people whose chief was conspicuously absent from the N’cwala. Congratulations once more the Ngonis. Bayete Nkosi.

 

CHAKWIYA BORNFACE

CHONGWE

 

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