LETTERS

Gotv tricks its customers?

Dear Editor,

First and foremost I would like to thank you (GoTv) for the services you are offering to your customers. You are doing a great job. However, I just wanted to seek clarification on two things namely charges and the promotion texts I have been receiving. On promotion, the text message clearly stated and quoting in part ‘continue paying subscriptions and you will have a free subscription in October’.  To my surprise, on Monday I received a text message reminding me that subscription is due on October 12.  What has happened or was it really a real promotion or what? Another case in point involves the subscription rates. Whenever I want to subscribe using Xapit, only one option comes and that’s K90. I am told you have reduced your rates on all Gotv subscribers but I cannot see any changes. Kindly, help me on these two simple but important concerns.

Concerned Subscriber Kanyama, Lusaka

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HH, GBM playing with fire

Dear Editor,

Foreign Affairs minister Harry Kalaba had not minced his words. The UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba’s continued provocation of President Edgar Lungu was deliberately meant to undermine the President and the governance of the country and turn it into anarchy. Given that the two UPND top honchos have a history of rabble-rousing and lack of respect for those in authority – the accusation has deep resonance in the nation (“HH, GBM provoking Lungu – Kalaba”, Daily Nation, October 11, 2016). Whichever way you look at it, the UPND president and his deputy’s actions in radicalizing their party supporters into disaffection and disrespect for the Head of State were pretty brazen. Even though, the UPND president and his deputy were permitted to do so but the fact that they exercised that right after wrangling with the law enforcement officers over their determination not to concede defeat in the just-ended general elections was telling. Simply put, they were playing with fire. Prior to this, their bid to overturn Zambia’s sixth president’s election victory collapsed in the country’s Constitutional Court. Ordinarily that would have been the end of it, and the duo would have begun thinking about life beyond the 2016 election defeat. Yet, it looks like their criminal incitement plans for overzealous UPND cadres are not off for now. So what exactly are their plans? Analysts say that it is obvious that they are trying to force the police officers to react with force after being dared by deliberately breaking the country’s laws and later cry against police brutality to the international community for sympathy and empathy. All this must happen, though, before they are Hague-bound to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for post-poll crimes against humanity in Southern, Western and North-Western provinces. Besides, say some, they have shown themselves willing to ignore and insult the country’s apex court and the wishes of the Zambian electorate – why should they start abiding by the rule of law and the due process now? Of further concern for the country is the peace and tranquility fallout from these events. Of late, the rise in the torching of stalls at urban markets in Lusaka province as well as the concern over rabble-rousing by the UPND top leadership has meant that the Ministry of Justice should consider alternative investigation and arraignment of perpetrators of post-election violence by the ICC in The Hague to avoid UPND cadres’ riotous behavior around the courthouses each time the two UPND big fish appear in court for various law-breaking acts. Mubanga Luchembe,

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Living in dangerous denial

Dear Editor,

Having heard HH speak on his crusade against this Government, I am left with no option but ask why the Police have been tolerating this impunity. HH has no respect for the President we elected and uses every possible demeaning language to deprecate and insult President Lungu. This is not acceptable considering that this is not even the first time that President Lungu has been insulted by HH. He beat him in 2015 and cannot seem to overcome the loss. My concern is the type of talk that HH and GBM are disseminating in the country with the intention of bringing the current Government down. Their discourse is totally unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms possible. GBM in particular should not even hold his head high since he cannot even explain to the nation which school he went to get his secondary school education from for him to have the two certificates, a Grade 12 and form 5. He gave this information to the National Assembly knowing that this was not correct and a complete fabrication which cannot exist because the two could not be obtained at the same time. Let GBM come clean on this issue before he talks politics and power to anybody else. He has no right to insult Lungu who is a qualified lawyer and whose credentials we all know. Apart from that, Lungu is the President of this country who has gone through the mill as a minister in several positions. As for HH, he has to tell the nation where his money has come from. He has not told anybody what business he is running apart from the little we hear about the Insurance and Pensions Company which has taken money from people. HH must also come clean and tell Zambians where he made his money from. However, it is for the Government that should stop the two from causing problems in the country. Otherwise, we shall all be in trouble. Kennedy Mwila.

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Kabimba lacks leadership qualities

Dear Editor,

Allow me space in your paper to comment on Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba. Entrusting this man to rule the country would be wishful thinking. He started a political party called Lima party with his friends Ben Kapita and Guy Scott.  This party only existed for three years and it went into oblivion. He ran like an athlete to start ‘ZRP’ with the late Ben Mwila, this party died a  natural death after losing elections in 2001. In 2005, he joined PF, and he was appointed secretary general but he took the party as his own property.  He went on rampage trying to fix Given Lubinda, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM), Alexander Chikwanda, Edgar Lungu and Chishimba Kambwili. For me, I think that Kabimba is not yet ready to rule this country. Lastly, his friends like Fred M’membe, Nchima Nchito, Musa Mwenye, and, Mutembo Nchito should be reminded that Wynter will never rule Zambia. Kennedy Munyemesha, Son of a politician, Ndola

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UPND should elect non-Tonga for its president

Dear Editor,

UPND should test its democracy by putting a non-Tonga person at the helm of the party. PF showed this type of leadership after the death of Michael Sata who was a Northerner by electing Edgar Lungu an Easterner who it put at the helm of the party. UPND should swallow its pride and choose a different tribe within the party.  The party has credible members like Dr. Canisius Banda, Charles Milupi, Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane, Dr Brian Chituwo and Bob Sichinga. The first president of UPND Mr. Anderson Mazoka was a Tonga and was succeeded by another Tonga by the name of Hakainde Hichilema. They need to test their democracy by putting someone from another tribe as proof that they are not tribal. What is obtaining in the opposition UPND is an indication that the party is a one-man show that cannot survive when he leaves the party as all activities are centred on him. Lastly, just after losing the 11th August election, they should have gone for a convention to choose another leader. Observer

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