By Madame Musonda
As a Zambian woman I was greatly appalled to have read in your paper about an MMD youth Chairperson Chris Chalwe threatening to rape Edith Nawakwi.I guess he planned to recruit a gang of MMD cadres to carry this out.I have been waiting for our President or MMD senior officials to condemn this primitive and diabolical threat but alas it seems our President, Senior MMD members and the Inspector General Francis Kabonde have given it a thumbs up!
This is greatly distressing and a sad day for all Zambian women.The Zambian leadership obviously have no regard for Women or their rights.
It was only recently that President Banda and the police harassed Mrs Chansa Kabwela when they called for her arrest.All she was trying to do was to bring to the attention of our leaders the deplorable plight of Zambian women at the largest health institution of the land. In this case, all focus was shifted from the poor health facilities availed to Zambian women in child birth.This would have been a great opportunity to highlight the poor antenatal case facilities in the country instead it become an international fiasco which showed how our “learned President” was victimising an innocent Zambian woman over the definition of “pornography”.
It is increasingly becoming obvious that The Zambian leadership has no regard for Zambian Women or issues affecting them.Who will Zambian women turn to? We can not even turn to the Police because apparently the Police chief did not find anything wrong in Mr Chalwe’s terrorist threat. Terrorism is defined as the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear) .
Mr Kabonde, I guess implies that terrorism is not an offense in Zambia.Are the police waiting for bodily harm to come to Mrs Nawakwi before they act?
As a man thinketh so is he. Mr Chalwe is obviously a rapist and has probably done this act before for him to so boldly utter it. In this day of HIV/AIDS such a threat can be likened to the threat of Murder.But once again since it involves a woman, no one really cares.
Are the true colors of MMD finally coming out? I shudder to think that the murderous MMD youth- the future of MMD could one day rule Zambia.In light of this I urge all Zambian women not to vote for MMD as our safety is at stake.If they can not guarantee our safety in Zambia they do not deserve to enter State house.Mr.President, you are either For or Against Mr.Chalwe, as Zambian women we want to know where you stand.