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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tribalism is a product of politicians and not traditional leaders-Chief Macha

General News Tribalism is a product of politicians and not traditional leaders-Chief Macha

PRESIDENT Lungu has urged traditional rulers to help politicians abandon behaviour that promotes tribalism because no person chooses what tribe to be.

Mr Lungu said he detests the scourge and will do his very best as President to curb the scourge.

“I agree with your Royal Highnesses that tribalism is a menace that comes from politicians and especially when canvassing for votes. For me, I look at quality and not tribe,” President Lungu said.

The head of state was responding to Chief Macha who made a strong presentation that tribalism was a product of politicians and not traditional leaders.

Chief Macha pointed out that traditional leaders enjoy cordial relations with their subjects within and outside their chiefdoms.

In a statement issued by special assistant to the President for press and public relations Amos Chanda, Mr Lungu asked the traditional leaders to offer him their best sons and daughters to work with in moving Zambia forward.

The head of state stressed that he will continue to accord his natural respect which is non-negotiable to all traditional leaders and, therefore, there should be nothing political about his actions.

And Chief Siachitema of Kalomo told President Lungu that he is welcome to Southern Province any time.

He said the people of Southern Province love President Lungu and want him to visit the area.
And Chief Macha invited Mr Lungu to Choma on October 15 this year to celebrate the provincial capital’s status as an open defecation-free area, which will also be global hand-washing day.

President Lungu promised to travel to the region on the said day and that he will always create time for the people.

President Edgar Lungu (in light blue shirt centre) pose for a photography with Southern Province Chiefs at State House
President Edgar Lungu (in light blue shirt centre) pose for a photography with Southern Province Chiefs at State House

President Edgar Lungu (in light blue shirt centre) pose for a photography with Southern Province Chiefs at State House
President Edgar Lungu (in light blue shirt centre) pose for a photography with Southern Province Chiefs at State House

Chief Chipepo Gweembe District gives President Edgar Lungu Bible a gift shortly after President Lungu having a meeting with Southern Province Chiefs at State House whilst looking on is Southern Province minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu
Chief Chipepo Gweembe District gives President Edgar Lungu Bible a gift shortly after President Lungu having a meeting with Southern Province Chiefs at State House whilst looking on is Southern Province minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu

11 COMMENTS

  1. Well said chief. The late president would not have allowed bald heads and hats in his palace.

    • So in southern province you dont find quality, hence the reason there is no Tonga in cabinet or Edgar Lungu is tribal. What an insult to a people. You say you have no vision, you have no personal achievement apart from getting a law degree and you run away from public debates as presidential candidate then when people dont vote for you, you say they are tribalists.

  2. 400 men cut off their testicles to ‘get closer to God’ following advice from ‘guru’
    Multi-millionaire religious “guru” Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh persuaded around 400 of his estimated 50 million followers worldwide to cut off their own testicles to “bring them closer to God”.
    “They were told that only those who get castrated will be able to meet God,

    • Edgar Lungu is further insulting the people of southern by accusing them of being tribal. Lungu we are not stupid. we know your secret code with those who helped you get that power dubiously and if you think you won the 2015 elections you are cheating. you one because of Mambilima,Lombe chibesa kunda,Tutwa Ngulube,Nkandu luo Inonge wina and mambala RB. What quality are talking about? are made of any quality yourself. Lungu you are the true definition of tribalism itself.A product of tribalism and deceit.

  3. But what a contradiction, Lungu invites tribalists – the chiefs – and asks them not to be tribalistic! Chiefs by nature are appointed to uphold and lead tribes – does Lungu wish to abolish chiefdoms?

    What is wrong with individualism, tribalism, regionalism, nationalism, pan-Africanism, or, indeed, one-world?

    Answer: All the above are virtues – non of them is a vice at all! What is at the core is simply Good Governance. Good Governance is all we need – good government structures, good governance systems and institutions, good governance laws, free and independent media, and good men.

  4. By only inviting chiefs from Southern province to discuss tribalism is not a good move because it is a prejudice that southerners are tribalist. EL should have been subtle by discussing regionalism and not tribalism.

  5. Sata and PF sowed hatred violence and tribalism in the country. This is the plain truth and brainless bloggers have been thriving on such stupid scourge

  6. Identity practices have a very narrow gap between hegemony and harmony. The majority would wish for quota systems so that their groups can be “represented” even at the risk of abuse by ushering in mediocrity. The auspicious cultivate a mark of excellence by advancing their identities in harmony and embracing of new and novel things and practices. The mediocre continue to raise the banner of language above competence and urge separation based purely on sour grapes!

  7. Edgar Lungu (recently) released prisoners as follows; Eastern (30), Copperbelt (28), Central (23), Lusaka (22), Muchinga (13), Northern (13), Southern (9), Luapula (7), N.Western (7) and Western (7).

    We all know that Eastern is not the largest in population terms. But HEEL was able to get Eastern Province highest releases. Unless Eastern has more prisons and therefore more criminals, this is simply graphic Lungu regionalism and biases. The Mutembo Nchito Tribunal is another. So a Lungu, give thanks to Chief Macha for telling you in your face…

    Long live Chief Macha.

  8. I am wondering how Edgar became the plaintiff in a case that was started by private citizens. I am a little behind here, but wasn’t the case in court? How did it get downgraded to the matter for the tribunal?

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