Freedom figthers who attended the launch of the association in Lusaka
Freedom figthers who attended the launch of the association in Lusaka

A new association to represent freedom fighters called the Freedom Fighters Association has been launched in Lusaka.

The association aims at protecting values and foundations which were led by the freedom fighters in the struggle for Zambia’s independence.

Launching the association in Lusaka on Monday, Association Co-Patron Sikota Wina bemoaned the poor living conditions that most freedom fighters have been subjected to.

Mr. Wina has also called on government to appoint two Representatives to Parliament to look at the interests of freedom fighters in the country.

He also called on Zambians to embrace one another and enhance the country’s peace and unity.

Mr. Wina said it is important for Zambians to work at strengthening and deepening the country’s unity and democracy.

He said the sacrifice of the forefathers was not in vain because the country continues to uphold peace and independence that was fought for 52 years ago.

Christine Mulundika speaking during the launch of the association
Christine Mulundika speaking during the launch of the association
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  1. We have always said we will take care of you, you need to rest and enjoy your retirement. But because of your arrogance you always find yourselves been used during campaigns.

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    • Yaba insala yeka yeka fye. What freedom did they fight which today they are enjoying.
      Pre 1964:
      1) N.Rhodesia had nice schools
      2) N.Rhodesia had clean streets
      3) N.Rhodesia had clean water 24/7 to homes connected. Even places like Bwacha, Nkana, had water 24/7
      4) N.Rhodesia food was enough.
      But we fought against this and wanted to rule ourselves the african way. See now after 50 years of own rule. The freedom fighters all look hungry except Kaunda and Gray Zulu. We need to work hard people

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    • @House Fly: I concur with you on this, what freedom did Zambians fight for when even Ministers still Knell down for the president? its a shame because our economy has good backward due to bad governance. this association needs no attention they are all retirees like everyone else. let them suffer because they never transferred knowledge but silliness to current leadership

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    • Only~KK~is sang as the ‘only’~FF. Since 1991~Gray Zulu has not received or been paid his benefits, such a shame!
      The S~Key~206~has every respect for Gray Zulu who is living his life after politics quietly & not the likes of ‘papa corruption’~RB.
      The unsung founding father oh dear Lewanika. Noble prize winner Dr Nelson Madiba Mandela was brave to name his second born son as Lewanika as a honourable gesture to one of the unsung founding father of Zambia~King Lewanika of Barotseland.
      We miss the great men of Mainza Chona, Kapwepwe, Kamanga, Lisulo etc.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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  2. Yaba insala yeka yeka fye. What freedom did they fight which today they are enjoying.
    Pre 1964:
    1) N.Rhodesia had nice schools
    2) N.Rhodesia had clean streets
    3) N.Rhodesia had clean water 24/7 to homes connected. Even places like Bwacha, Nkana, had water 24/7
    4) N.Rhodesia food was enough.
    But we fought against this and wanted to rule ourselves the african way. See now after 50 years of own rule. The freedom fighters all look hungry except Kaunda and Gray Zulu

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  3. We We will need these freedom fighters soon as Zambia is headed to a full swing dictatorship by lungu who will refuse to step down. Already he is wanting to stand as president in 2021 against the constitution.

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  4. With this association only limited to the struggle for a free Zambia,
    i foresee it becoming insipid at some stage. Needless to say when the
    last fighter ceases to exist how relevant will it be?

    There are other forms of freedom that we currently desire and i believe
    we shall attain them at different stages of time. The struggle for a free Zambia came and went,
    subsequently, so shall others.

    If that be the case, then lets brace ourselves
    for the formation of many other freedom associations…

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  5. In the photo not many people look over 70 as that is what you should be if you were a FF in the 1950s and early 1960s

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  6. House Fly spot on. The truth is that we Africans cannot manage ourselves. We want nice things but we cannot take care of them. We inherited a beautiful country in 1964 and today everything is dilapidated. The basics services are a thing of the past. Even a dust bin to be mounted on the street is a challenge. Running water is big challenge when Zambia is blessed with abundance of water. I am very proud to be a black man but never proud to be an African. We are a disgrace, no wonder white people will always laugh at us.

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