The Patriotic Front through its proxy has openly declared war against the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) President Linda Kasonde. In his own words the PF Secretary General Mr. Davies Mwale told the media that the PF government will treat Ms. Linda Kasonde as their political enemy.
Let me start by saying that the latest attacks on the judiciary and the Law Association of Zambia by the PF is the most eccentric way in the recent past. Mr. Davies Mwila who is also Chipili Constituency losing candidate in the last elections has exhibited bitterness and lack of leadership in the manner he has threatened a harmless woman who is simply doing her job. If anything it is only cowards who issue threats against women.
it is only cowards who issue threats against women
It is unfortunate that the Patriotic Front has decided to through tantrums at everyone and every institution that is opposed to their ideas. The patriotic front Chief Executive did not behave in a manner befitting his position. His behaviour is savagely and must be condemned. It is wrong to issues such threats on institution and individuals who are simply exercising their right to expression. At the rate the PF is moving they may just declare war against the people who voted them into power. For once the PF should listen and pay attention to the real issues affecting the citizens as opposed what we are seeing now. It is the spirit of democracy that government allows the citizens to express themselves freely without being victimised. The PF have instilled fear in the life of the LAZ president, a situation which is very unfortunate and may result in her failing to perform her duties effectively.
The PF started by frustrating the media and succeeded in closing The Post newspaper. This is what dictators enjoy. They love it when no one is criticising them and they enjoy having praise singers around them. The Patriotic Front leadership is proving to be a team of savages who can’t pay attention to the cries and needs of the people. Earlier this year I indicated that we are creating a monster in PF and I still maintain my position. If those close to the president continue telling him ‘lies’ and we allow them to do so uninterrupted, we will only have but ourselves to blame. the President must act and tame his people who I believe their behaviour is an embarrassment to the office of the president.
The behaviour of the Patriotic Front indicate that they are taking us in a direction good enough to impose a one party state on the country. It is very strange how the PF leadership is slow to respond and act on the issues that affect the very people who put them in power but are very quick to rush out at anyone who seems to threaten their stay in power. Zambia is currently faced with a lot of challenges that require action from the PF. Attacking individuals such as the LAZ president is a waste of time and energy on the part of the PF. It is a sign of failure and cowardice to behave in this manner. They must stop shifting the blame on others when things don’t go their way. That is just how life must be, you win some and lose some. They have the responsibility to deliver development to the Zambian people and that must be their number one priority.
It is common sense that the Patriotic Front together with its leadership seem to have become very powerful and drunk with authority. I know of a few good people within the PF who I believe must be ashamed with what some of the leaders within the party are doing and saying. The PF must remember that there shall be a time when they will have to leave office and be accountable to the people.
May God bless Zambia.
By David Kapoma