TODAY’S LETTERS

Boring Zambian politics

There is a disquieting hint of something very unZambian about Zambian politics.

I am alluding to something in some opposition leaders’ character, attitude, personal aura and national view.

I will be the first one to admit that Zambian politics has become boring and lack savour, dexterity and acclaim.

The only striking moniker is hatred, violence, name-calling for lack of a better nomenclature.

So when I heard the leader of Rainbow Party Wynter Kabimba say the PF and UPND policies are just the same, it added to my frustrations about Zambian politics. But in the ambiance of presidential history and political prospect, none of the leaders in the opposition for now appear promising as they remain glaringly idiosyncratic.

For starters, it appears all opposition parties have one small goal of merely removing PF from government and the rest will come in by accident.

This is precisely what has startled me when I see the opposition taking us for granted that we will play their game for as long as they revel in political rhetoric.

So if UPND has become a big dumping site for reprocessed politicians, running away from their mediocre performances in their original parties such as MMD, FDD,PF and many others, what hope is there for Zambians for real change to uplift their living standards?

So it is easy to surmise that many of our opposition leaders are not acting the role of leadership, presaging only their celebrity allure and endemic shallowness.

Finally I think that these leaders are not merely a joke but a disaster. For now Zambians should seriously turn to God for their salvation.

Jay Kabemba

LUSAKA.

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Arrest civilians in military outfits

I am strongly warning civilians in my district to stop wearing military attire or other security wings’ outfits because it is illegal.

Whoever will be found wanting the police should not hesitate but to arrest the lawbreakers.

It is regrettable that some civilians in Kitwe and some youths from some political parties have taken the law into their own hands by illegally wearing military gear without respecting the law of the land.

Some of the people who are in the habit of wearing military

copy-cats should stop doing so, despite claiming that they buy the attire from traders dealing in second hand clothes or other shops.

It is illegal in Zambia for any trader and store dealing in clothing to sell military outfits to civilians because this poses a danger to national security.

I am therefore directing the police in Kitwe to embark on an extensive patrol in different parts of the district to ensure that they arrest anyone who will be found in military attire and punish them severely so that others can learn by example.

It is sad that criminals have taken advantage by putting on military outfits, pretending to be military personnel without the victim suspecting anything sinister, which is unacceptable.

I am also urging other security wings in the country to work in collaboration with the Zambia Police to ensure that the perpetrators of this vice are caged in order to stop the lawlessness exhibited by some civilians and some opposition political parties who are not adhering to the rules and laws of the land.

The military and other security wings in the country are important because they protect all Zambians from enemy threats in and out of the country, therefore civilians should not illegitimately put on military garments because this vice dents the image of the nation to the outside world.

I am earnestly appealing to the residents in various parts of Kitwe to report to the nearest police station in their areas any civilian wearing military garb in order to protect the integrity of the men and women in uniform.

Chanda Kabwe

Kitwe District Commissioner

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Chipolopolo in game of mathematics

The draw of Chipolopolo with Congo Brazzaville leaves Zambia in an awkward position where mathematics has to be played.

George ‘Chicken’ Lwandamina must not give us false hope that we shall qualify.

The fact that Zambia is comfortable with draws means our chances of going to Gabon are slim. We have failed to use home ground advantage and I don’t see us beating Kenya here, let alone away to Guinea.

So George must start preparing for exit as I know how soccer fans behave towards losses. Honour Janza was in the same boot, so the exit door for Lwandamina is now ajar. May Lady Luck be on our side.

Chakwiya Bornface

CHONGWE.

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Orange Alliance is a non-starter

I wish to agree with all those who have suggested that the Orange Alliance appears a tribal grouping.

I would not be staggered either if they conduct all their consultations in their similar mother tongues

Fortunately for Zambia, it is an alliance without a future, drawing little attention and lineally irrelevant.

Even as it goes into the presidential race this August, it is all déjà vu. It will only help in vote splitting much to the disadvantage of big players.

But then, the alliance is democratically free to lose the elections and give Zambians something to talk about later.

Chisha Lemani Chilufya.

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