As we go through the present tribulations of those in power and their advisors and the total disregard of the human rights, freedom of speech and the rule of law and indeed the constitution. Let us be mindful that the country is being put to a test never before experienced.
The happenings of the last few weeks have exposed a scheme where those with power wish to bring about discontent and blame it on others as the always do.
The stubbornness and lack of fair judgement will come and haunt those that have taken it upon themselves that they wield power and think they shall wield it in perpetuity.
As the saying goes “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”…But when it goes you are left lonely and isolated, and vulnerable to all sorts of retribution and answerable to all abuses that one did when in power.
One has to do the right things in accordance with the constitution and not go on an ego trip. State power is temporal and Zambia is not a monarchy. The same people urging others on will deny when things sour.
Only cowards use state institutions to fight their personal battles and institutional loyalties are temporal.
These same institutions end up standing against you and swallow you. One ends up blaming the same institutions that were used in the first place.
As things unfold, one is drawing closer to total isolation and our legal processes are proving that.
Furthermore, the Christian Council, Chiefs and well-meaning civil society organisations have correctly analysed, put their case and advise has freely been given.
It’s up to Mr. Edgar Lungu to take it or leave it. Do not take this country to levels where you will not be able to fathom or control.
It is important to do the right thing and listen to advise and to not admonish the international community whom the government continues to run to, to sort out our social and economic messes.
GBM Vice President-UPND