Africans Must Reject Imperialists Pushing for Regime Change Using Political Projects on the Continent

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Sunday Chanda

By Sunday Chanda

THE Patriotic Front wishes to reaffirm its position that it holds the country’s Judiciary in high esteem despite relentless attempts by some disgruntled elements in the country trying to create a false impression of a prevailing environment of hostility. The PF is on record calling on public institutions such as the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), even the Judiciary, not to be persuaded by any other considerations except that for which they were established. This has been proved overtime by both reforms and the independence which the foundation of justice has been granted because as the party in power, it is also our duty to ensure that public institutions, the judiciary inclusive, serve the interests of the nation in line with the law.

We have received reports that some members of the Judiciary are inciting the Zambian Courts to adopt decisions similar to those made by their Kenyan counterparts under the misguided belief that this amounted to bravery.

Our distinguished members of the Judiciary should be left to preside over matters and make decisions without external or any form of undue influence from outsiders. We call on all well-meaning Zambians to condemn those behind this scheme and where possible expose them for the public to judge.

What President Lungu did when he spoke in Solwezi is in line with the duty he carries as one holding public office in line with Article 122 (4) of the Constitution of Zambia to protect the Judiciary in order for it to act with dignity, independent and in an effective manner. He was advising the nation based on credible information so that we do not end up in a chaotic situation as some countries have done just because some individuals have allowed themselves to be driven by motives other than the good of the nation.

President Lungu said and we quote: “I have information that some of you want to be adventurous, your adventure should not plunge us into chaos please.”

There is no denial of the existence of machinations within and outside the Country with political elements sponsored by well-known imperialists are agitating for regime change in certain countries in Africa. These countries include South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Zambia, among others. The desperate agenda by these imperialists would do everything it can including “auctioning weak souls” in the judiciary as well as other institutions.

The world is witnessing the sad episodes that have unfolded in Kenya after the so-called brave decisions by the Kenyan Courts. No responsible citizen would desire or indeed celebrate the circumstances which have engulfed that country following the Supreme Court ruling which annulled the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and called for fresh elections.

We have no doubt that the Judiciary on its own and in any country, does realize the onerous responsibilities that it carries and would, therefore, ensure that it retains its dignity, independence and effectiveness without being a copycat of any other judiciary from other jurisdictions.

We have noted that in his quest to redeem himself from a crushing BBC Hardtalk interview, Hakainde Hichilema has jumped to the occasion to raise alarm. This does not shock us because it was also very interesting that when he was asked an innocent question about his adamant position following his 5th electoral defeat during his regrettable BBC Hardtalk interview, he referred to Kenya which was not part of the question. Unless someone wants us to believe dots must not be connected, we are left with no option but to do exactly that. It is also interesting that a while ago, his Kenyan counterpart featured on the same platform, BBC Hardtalk where the Zambian Opposition leader had a regrettable bruising.

We also advise the Law Association of Zambia to avoid hurriedly issuing speculative statements but instead dedicate time to construe matters as they arise. In this vein, we also wish to condemn the irresponsible journalism being practiced by some known sections of the media which we have come to learn are part of the scheme aimed at alarming the nation with their fake headlines and twisted news content.

The latest incident involves some social media outlets, which we have we have known for a long time to be tools for the attainment of political objectives of some politicians, reported with a clear view to mislead and alarm the nation, that President Edgar Lungu had said that there would be chaos in the country if judges disqualified him from contesting the 2021 elections.

We must place on record that the Zambian people will not blink because Zambia is not for auctioning to the highest bidder. 53 years after Independence, Zambians must continue to reject sellouts hiding in some political parties and key institutions pursuing an imperialist foreign agenda of reclaiming control over the country’s resources.

The Author is the Media Director of Zambia’s Ruling Patriotic Front(PF) Political party

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44 COMMENTS

    • I hate imperialists, they need to stop bribing Jonathan with aid and loans. Jonathan and Katati man up and say no to the money from the imperialists. We dont want outside money and influences. Leave our country and economy alone. We were doing fine before you got off your boats. Our relatives in the villages have shown us that we can survive without electricity, internet, phones, cars, suits, roads, hospitals and schools and the English language. We are going back to our roots, to the beautiful dark continent.

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    • Is the Judiciary entering embarrassing nolles everyday? Yes because imperialists told them so. Are the police denying opposition right to assemble using the Public Order Act? Yes because imperialists told them so. Are the police arresting citizens without investigations? Yes because imperialists told them so. Is Edgar’s govt corrupt as evidenced by the purchase of fire tenders? Yes, he bought them from imperialists!

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    • What imperial forces ……THIS GOVERNMENT IS NOW TRYING TO BACK TRACK ON THEIR THREATS TO THE JUDICIARY…AND YOU GUYS ARE THE SUCKERS THAT BELIEVE THEM WHEN THEY SAY ITS IMERIAL FORCES SPREADING THE RUMOURS……CATCH A WAKE UP BEFORE YOU KNOW IT WE WILL BE AN ARMY STATE….NEVER BEFORE HAVE I SEEN SO MANY MILITARY PEOPLE IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE ONLY OUTSIDE FORCES THERE ARE THAT ARE TAKING OVER AFRICA IS THE CHINESE AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS SOLD THEIR SOULS TO THESE LITTLE MEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • THE POLITICAL CASE OF KENYA IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE POLITICAL CASE OF ZAMBIA. JUST BECAUSE KENYA’S COURT(S) NULLIFIED THE ELECTIONS DOES NOT MEAN THAT ZAMBIA’S JUSTICE SYSTEM SHOULD DO THE SAME. IN FACT IN THE CASE OF ZAMBIA, THE 5-TIME LOSER WAS GIVEN CHANCE AND TIME WHICH HE SQUANDERED. BRAVERY IS NOT WHEN A BUNCH OF JUDGES COPY WHAT KENYA DID JUST IN ORDER TO BE PERCEIVED AS BRAVE. THAT IS ID1OCY.

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  1. Let us emulate the brave Kenyan judiciary.When you fail to live up to the expectations of Zambian voters,go against the constitution and intimidate the judiciary then regime change is a must.

    Over to you and your co justices Mambilima to save Zambia.

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  2. What Africans should reject are bootlickers like Saturday Chanda! The claims of imperialism are cheap gimmicks aimed at diverting people’s attention from real issues. You cannot fool people all the times you criminals!

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  3. I don’t think Kenya is a good example, what Zambians must know is that when a country is in confusion you lose out on development.
    That is now happening in the Arab countries someone celebrated the Arab spring where are they today!
    Peace is cardinal to any economic development confusion is the reverse there are some groups of people around the who create instability in nations. These clubs use gullible characters like some of our politicians in opposition to get at nations.

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    • The irony is Kenya and the Arab nations are all ahead of Zambia in economy,human dev’t and infrastructural aspects…so your point is nonsense.

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    • Kenya is divided on tribal lines. Even the so called brave judges are divided on tribal lines. For this reason Raila Odinga will never win elections in Kenya even if the UN will send its only independent election management body. The numbers do not speak for Odinga and his tribal mates. The System favours Kikuyu and Kalijeni – group. This is not something to admire!

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  4. Chanda stop trying to use mugabe lies to incite your kaponyas…..what inperalists are you talking about that want to take over Zambia, which is in Chinese and Indian Hands ? Could you be referring to the same imperialists who you are running to for a bail out at the IMF ?

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  5. The red dress from South to East Africa is not by coincidence. You have to take drastic measures to protect the real Africa. Think of 100 years of Palestinian oppression, white supremacy on the rise, Africans arriving dead on the Mediterranean coast.

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    • @ Oman, can you please clarify historical and current involvement of the Sultanate of Oman, Saudi and Emirates in Africa before we consider Palestinian oppression?

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  6. iTS AMAZING ADVICE COMING FROM A LAWYER, LAW OF TOTS IS BASED ON PRECEDENCE AND KENYAN RULING WILL ENTER INTO LAW OF TOTS THAT FUTURE ELECTIONS , JUDGES CAN REFER TO ANNUL AN ELECTION IMWE BA SUNDAY KEEP QUIET

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    • Written by brainless demagogue totally void of any morality for the consumption by the uneducated thugs like you

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  7. Africans should always solve their own problems. All of them. europe should only share technology and education.

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  8. The problem I see is that when we want something, we go on our knees to the same so called imperialists. When they question how we use the same money we begged, we call them names. That is the reason we are so confused. By the way, poverty and intimidation is a very useful tool in the hands of power hungry people. That is why we think governments can donate to the public. When and where on earth did we invent such phrases: Govt donates a clinic or desks or textbooks??? My advice is: Let’s work hard to mobilise ourselves to craft strategies to liberate ourselves economically. Otherwise we will always beg and call a Chinese selling roasted maize on the streets of Lusaka an investor. Let’s be busy with finding solutions.

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  9. I have respect for this Sunday or whatever they call you. Yapping all the time. Your time is coming when chimbokaila will be your home. ask Richard Sakala

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  10. I have no respect for this Sunday or whatever they call you. Yapping all the time. Your time is coming when chimbokaila will be your home. ask Richard Sakala

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  11. But where did Lungu say that if the judges rule against his candidacy there will be chaos in the Zambia

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  12. Yabby you have some some good points, however I differ with you on some facts, those donations do you know why they come !
    In fact when donated they come with strings attached.
    By the way they don’t just donate but follow up the money and get paid out of it.
    But conditions remain intact.
    Our friends from the other side of the flood don’t just give unless they have something to take back with them. We africans shouldn’t be lazy to only wait for some one to come and solve our problems.
    If we are pressured with problems we can invent what we can call ours.

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    • WHY ARE THEY A DANGER / BECAUSE THEY ARE QUESTIONING THEFT OF PUBLIC FUNDS, BECAUSE THEY ARE QUESTIONING THE LEGALITY OF LUNGU THREATNING THE COURTS ?, BECAUSE THEY ARE QUESTIONING WHY PF WANT TO CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION ? SO ANYONE WHO QUESTIONS THE WRONG DOINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT IN CHARGE IS A DANGER TO SOCIETY………………………….WE HAVE A BIGGER PROBLEM IN ZAMBIA THAN I THOUGHT……………………………

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  13. It is such a relief that since we know who they are we will NEVER put them in office!! They will be perpetual losers!

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  14. This is bootlick of the highest order. Everyone listened to the audio, and those who were at the rally recorded Lungu’s speech or ranting. So who is appearing foo.lish here?

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  15. Nshilimubemba, thanks. I actually did not say anything about donations being what they are. I am fully aware about the strings attached. Exactly my point that our govts go on their knees begging with full knowledge that these comes with strings. That is why we need own strategies home grown. This is what we must be discussing. We need to get out of this trap. Now we have run to the Chinese because they don’t care about certain values. Before we know it, we will be slaves in our own country unless we do something urgently to reverse this the trend of mortgaging our country.

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  16. Hmm so are you claiming that Zambia has control over its own resources rather than foreign interests? Check the books bwana

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  17. This boy Chanda speaks as if he is speaking on behalf of Zambians yet he speaks on his own behalf. He pretends to know something yet he is empty. He can pontificate but no reasoning in his analysis of issues. His messages are hollow and empty and leave no impact but a crap of message someone offloads to speak the language of his pay master. Better keep quiet no need to speak with whole mouth open all the time.

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  18. What this fool means is that since we are Africans, we are ok with mediocrity! I dont like mediocre mentality.

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  19. Foolish guy, he body is full of imperialist items, and he is probably surviving on imperialist money but yet wants us to hate them, how are we going to survive when the so called imperialist have power over economies and seem to worry about the poor than we do. Who provides HIV medicines, provides poverty alleviating programs, opens up orphanages, charities, funds many projects and who do you run to when you run out of money, the imperialists of course so shut up until you able to do more than they can do.

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  20. Just ask theses PF theives why they are going back with their tails between their legs begging from the imperialists at the imf if they they the same imperialists want to take over ??

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  21. Corruption out of control,education and health sectors colupsed, unemployment at the highest, farmers are messed up, cholera in october, dirty cities and towns. The list is endless. These are issues Lungu must be addressing instead of threatening judges and other patriotic zambians each time he steps down from a plane from his aimlessly foreign trips. Always talking about HH as if he’s the one in state house. Sunday you must advise your President if you can to spend more time in state house solving these problems rather than trying to divert attention from his failings by talking about non existant imperialists. Stop defending the indefensible or you are just confirming your buffoonery.

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  22. 1. “…We have received reports that some members of the Judiciary are inciting the Zambian Courts to adopt decisions similar to those made by their Kenyan counterparts under the misguided belief that this amounted to bravery ???
    2. “..Our distinguished members of the Judiciary should be left to preside over matters and make decisions without external or any form of undue influence from outsiders.”
    WHAT DOES SUNDAY CHANDA SMOKE? Are members of the judiciary outsiders?

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