I am still gathering facts and organising my mind on the issue of violence especially concerning Youth Day.
As I am doing that I come across a posting by Masheke Akashambatwa lobbying people to petition the International Community against Zambia for violence allegedly perpetrated by the Police and PF.
The first question that comes to my mind when I see such suggestions is what is the objective and expected outcome of such a campaign on Zambia and it’s people.
I wonder how the international community will come to end violence in Zambia when the big powers such as America, Britain and France have created more violence, trauma and deaths in African and Middle East than they have brought peace.
Let’s look in the history of Africa and the current times, who starts the wars and fuel it? Who supplies the weapons Africans and Muslim use to kill each other?
Isn’t the same International community in the of fore front of dividing nationals in the guise of planting democracy just so that they put their puppets into leadership?
Look around the World and see the violence going on, can you compare it to Zambia? Yes violence, even in its minute state, is bad and must be condemned but people like Akashambatwa must not exaggerate the situation.
If we are Zambians, let’s be proud of our peace which does not even exist in America or Britain among other Countries, where guns are all over, people living in constant fear of bombs because of treating Muslims like house flies which need to be wiped out with all weaponry sophistication such as dromes.
In Zambia foreigners walk in the middle of the night from nightclubs and restaurants back to their luxury hotels with no one harming them. Yes we have had a few incidences on some Foreigners and locals but surely that is no reason for the Country Representatives to issue Red alert to their nationals just to disadvantage us on international crime and economic ratings.
I am sorry to the victims of violence especially for yesterday but WE CERTAINLY DON’T NEED THE AMERICANS, GERMANS, BRITONS FRENCH OR ANY OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRY TO SORT OUT OUR PROBLEMS, we can handle our situation.
Akashambatwa and other people like Larry Mweetwa and Mwamba Payne should be thinking of how to help bring development in Zambia by showing to the World that Zambians are good people because that is what we are, including themselves otherwise they would have been deported but now they are even enjoying dual citizenship.
Zambia is the best Country to invest in because here we have democracy which works and it has been proved in the 50 years of our Independence and change of power from one leader to the next for 6 times. This year we will have peaceful elections again and life will continue as usual.
Of course tempers are fraying because we are in a political competition time just like in European football where fans exchange punches and throw bottles at each other while police fire rubber bullets (which we don’t have due to budget constraints), water canisters to dispense crowds during a match.
None of the European raises to lobby the European Union to intervene, so why do Akashambatwa and others want us to go to them.
Our African representatives in Europe and America don’t even dare say a word when there are racial or other meditated shootings of innocent people, but here we give these Ambassadors red carpet Headlines for whatever they say even if they came yesterday in the Country and hardly understand anything. America and Britain have relatively new Representatives but look how talkative they are in spite of not necessarily having the competence.
We are not anemical to advice but our dignitaries should know that they are our guests and we respect them but they should reciprocate the gesture instead of posing as our masters just because they help us. They should also remember how they exploited us in the past so a bit of help now should not cost our sovereignty.
Akashambatwa, when are we going to be mentally independent? Isn’t the food we eat which is a problem? Anywhere I will be back.
The Zambian Voice