George Kunda accused of being a racist
Hope for Human Rights has charged that former vice president George Kunda is a racist. This follows the remarks Mr Kunda’s made recently against vice president Guy Scot.
Executive director Smart Chanda says the sentiments by Mr. Kunda in which he also referred to Dr. Scott as a dummy vice president are unfortunate and an indication that the former vice president is still bitter about the loss of his party which subsequently meant him losing the position of vice president which he held.
Mr. Chanda has told QFM that Mr Kunda should show some respect to Dr. Scott because he has the mandate to serve in government from the people of Zambia who elected him as a Member of Parliament.
He says it is wrong for George Kunda to state that the current Vice President is closer to homosexuality than the Zambians are.
Mr Chanda notes that Zambia is a unitary state and that any form of discriminatory statements should not be entertained.
Mr. Kunda during a press briefing recently challenged Dr. Scott to state his position on homosexuality stating that he is closer to the practice than Zambians are.
Bishop John Mambo has welcomed government’s move to come out and state its position on the controversial debate on homosexuality.
Bishop Mambo hopes that the government’s decision to break the silence will bring to an end the debate on homosexuality.
He has also commended the church and other stakeholders for coming out strongly on the issue of gay rights.
He has further advised the Zambian government to concentrate on fulfilling the promises made to the Zambian people during the campaigns.
Bishop Mambo says government should move fast in addressing the issues of development in the country.