OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT: The Cake is Rotten Mr. President

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FILE: Late President Sata greets then Defence minister Edgar Lungu

Dear Mr. President

REF: The Cake is Rotten Mr. President

Your people are uncertain about the future of this country Mr. President. There is a common feeling that the cake is now rotten. The smell is too much that am sure even our neighbours are getting it. The tension in people’s hearts is massive but yet can not be seen. The country is not the same way President Sata left it.

I write this letter with a heavy heart my president. The people who so much believed in you are not getting what they believed they would get from your government.

Our country is in a bad shape your excellence. Until this day some of the schools have not been opened due to the outbreak of cholera which should have been avoided in the first. Sir the vendors whom your government kicked out of the streets without finding an alternative trading place for them are now suffering. They are not able to feed their families and pay school fees for their children.

While you and your ministers are enjoying life in air conditioned vehicles and big mansions, the police officers who provide security to you did not receive full pay for the month of January 2018. Sad enough your government has not taken responsibility but only lay the blame on technology.

The gap between the rich and the poor has become wider. It is extremely difficult for the majority of your people to afford three meals a day. There is a strange absence of liquid cash in circulation your excellence.

Forget it Mr. President! those who are close to you don’t tell you the truth. They are doing everything possible to keep their positions by telling you what they think you want to hear.

Sir, those who supported you in 2015 believed that you are a humble and listening President. They are now disappointed as it seems as though their judgment was not on point. In 2016 you opened Mulungushi Textiles in Kabwe just as a way of getting votes from the residents. You gave hope to thousands of people only to disappoint them in the end. A humble leader could have gone back to Kabwe and apologise. Mr. President I bring your attention to this and many issues that boarder on your integrity. You owe your people an apology for lying to them.

The moment you became president you promised that you would deal with the post newspaper and true to your word hundreds of the former workers of the post are no longer in employment. What kind of a good leader fails to negotiate in the interest of his people?

Your party cadres attacked those who went to give solidarity to the NDC president in full view of police. Not even a single comment has come from your office to condemn the act. Sir this can only mean that you are not aware of this or you too support the violence.

Mr. President this country is losing millions of dollars through corruption. You know the individuals who are corrupt within your government but for some special reason you have decided to keep them despite making a public announcement that you would fire those you knew where depositing huge amounts in their accounts.

My dear President, allegations have emerged that you are now one of the richest individuals in Zambia. How so your excellence when at the time you become president you were just a simple Zambian who lived a humble life in Chawama? Others suggest that you are also involved in the sale of mukula among many other allegations. These allegations you have not denied Mr. President.

It is highly debauched that when your people don’t have access to clean drinking water with most of them living under K5 per day, you and your government officials would be using tax payers money to fund your insecurities. Mr. President pregnant mother in the rural areas give birth in their homes due to lack of transport and yet the ministers you sent to Luapula are using ambulances to ferry cadres for party activities. It is abuse of authority your excellence. Where is your conscious when the country’s economy is so troubled despite God blessing us with so much wealth as a nation.

Mr. President, how can your government accept to lease the toll gates for 17 years to foreigners? How does your government see the sale of ZNBC a national broadcaster? How did we give away NRDC? Is this all done in the interest of the Zambian people who gave you the mandate to rule this country?

Mr. President, how did we find ourselves with so much debt that our grandchildren will continue paying when we are gone and yet we can’t really see where the money went?

How did a Christian nation find ourselves at a point where we are not able to forgive one another. The hatred in this country is too much that not even your own political party has been spared. There is no intra-party democracy within the PF. All those with presidential ambitions are perceived to be your enemies and kicked out of your party.

Your party members don’t even know what they want. The time you mocking said you won’t stand in 2021 they supported you. One that you have shown serious intentions to contest 2021 they are supporting you again. Sir, it’s like your government is perpetuating the poverty among the citizens so that the PF can continue controlling the minds of our people.

While all this is happening Mr. President, I want to remind you that 2021 is far and near. You may cement your stay in power beyond 2021 but a time shall surely come when you will have to go.

But the question is; what legacy will you leave behind? What name are you building for the generations coming after you.

I end here my ‘Humble’ President.

Your faithfully

David N Kapoma
Governance Activist

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66 COMMENTS

  1. THE PRESIDENT SAYS, “I will continue working as you continue talking”.

    I am with you, my President, national development begins with infrastructure upgrade, USA, Europe, RSA and Botswana are good examples.

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    • Those lamentation should have come in October last year.
      Edgar has had a good January, but still have to clean up those drinking employees at state house.

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    • People deserve what they elected. They knew lungu was a convicted hardened shameless thief yet they overlooked this sore point and made him president. He is now looting at a scale that would shock even Mobutu Sese Seko and Titus Kafupi. And the people are powerless to do anything about it except mourning and crying like the writer is doing.

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    • Very well written Mr Kapoma, another excellent and to the point article. A lot of people have been let down, we don’t know whether its a case of poor advice or simply mistake of the King himself which ever the case come 2021 people will make their case known and there will be no doubt in their decision which I predict will not go in favour of the incumbent. Such is life, when the people cry out for a fair price for their maize, better roads, an end to corrupt traffic police roadblocks, cry for medicine in hospitals, jobs, sanitation in towns etc and you ignore them after promising you’ll act but rather you opt to give high ranking gov officers luxury SUVs, first class airtickets higher salaries and allowances. Cadre mentality running amok. Sorry Sir but at the end of the day the…

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    • Ctn… Cadre mentality running amok. Sorry Sir but at the end of the day the President is not a King but the number one Servant of the people and is meant to act in the interest of the people!

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    • Don’t dare compare the infrastructure development of Zambia to Botswana.Botswana first had to put down strict financial regulations and Zero tolerance to corruption.The money raised from diamond belong to Batswana and not to any one individual.There is equally no pit latrine politics of pf here in Botswana.

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  2. This open letter to the President is just fulll of lies.This is typical of Dudumwenzi thinking and Tongas/UPND mentality.

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    • That is what I call putting your head in the sand.If you pf cadres cant read and understand, let the writer maybe translate into your tribalistic language cibemba

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  3. The author seen to be disappointed because though seen educated he has not read or understood bible book of palms 146:3 -6.

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  4. Abena Lungu twa bwelapo fye.

    Visiting a market women selling tomato and onion at I am working .

    What a joke of a president

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    • ….yaba, if you must believe such rubbish, do you know Kaizer Zulu has bought an A380???….kwekwekwekwekwekwe….

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    • Citizen

      Keep laughing at the suffering of Zambian…you rats will also be called to account one day

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    • Citizen ….

      Keep laughing and mocking suffering Zambians….PF rat corruption will see it’s day in the courts…..no matter how long it takes but as sure as day follows night you rats will be in court…..

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    • Is an alleged forged signature all you have on CK ?? After all you ranting about how corrupt he is , is that all you can come up with ???

      Hehehehehe……

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    • This is cow dung!! What kind of people are you? Even the seemingly elite among you (iPad). Seem to lack so much understand of what it takes to develop a nation. For you as long as a leader is not from your region he/she is useless and all you do is throw cow dung at them. It is for this reason that majority Zambians from other regions do not want he and upnd in its current form to be in government. You will turn others into slaves and full of misery.

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    • You are indeed a goat, a good politician knows that these are the people that matter if you are to be politically popular and successful. You he is too rich, self-centered to meet them. These people vote and influence votes!!!

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    • “…….a good politician knows that these are the people that matter if you are to be politically popular …”

      Which people are those that matter ? Is it the millions drinking dirty water who are being attcked by cholera every year ???

      Fuc.k a duck , I would never have guessed it…..

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    • So Ba Spaka the only thing on his mind is revenge? I am afraid that if these guys went to state house, their first priority would be to trace all of us who don’t support HH and then sentence us to death without trial.

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    • Ndanji…..

      What revenge ?? I only care for good governance , Zambia is a rich country , there is no need for people to be dying of cholera in this day and age……and if you have not stolen and looted GRZ funds there is no need to fear…

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    • The truth pains these are issues that are indisputable even your own humbly Dumbly said there is too much corruption by his top ministers this was captured and recorded so don’t be there disputing the obvious ….. didn’t he lie to the Kabwe citizens ??? Come on muleke bu supporter of individuals support your country.

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    • This is cow dung!! What kind of people are you? Even the seemingly elite among you (iPad). Seem to lack so much understand of what it takes to develop a nation. For you as long as a leader is not from your region he/she is useless and all you do is throw cow dung at them. It is for this reason that majority Zambians from other regions do not want he and upnd in its current form to be in government. You will turn others into slaves and full of misery.

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  5. Another job seeker left out. There’s never been a time when all Zambian people have been comfortable. With the demise of biggest employer Zccm, the situation has gotten worse. Just work hard.

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    • Tell that to Frank Bwalya.
      Tell that to Antnio Mwanza
      Tell that to the marketeers
      Tell that to the street vendors

      Two groups in the same country in the same space and time, seeking the same thing – make ends meet – in different ways. One group talks and get paid, the other group actually works hard.

      Now, look who is getting ahead.

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  6. We told you to vote wisely.
    You reap what you sow.
    Now you shall suffer like no other at the hands of corrupt ECL and Lungu

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    • I am not suffering because I work hard. If you start drinking at 07hrs then you’ll continue suffering.

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    • Work hard where ? At the 500, 000 jobs promised by lungu in 2016 or work at the 1 million jobs pa lungu promised ??

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    • You don’t need to work for the mines to say you have a job. I do all sorts of things…..chicken rearing, purchase of stocks, running a kantemba…so I don’t need anyone to support me.

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    • Ndanji
      You are the probably the 10% exception of the population…..the other 10 % working and rest 80% living in grinding povery of which cholera is ever a present witness ….

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    • ##Spaka how did I make into the 10 percent didn’t. My father was just a house servant working for a muzungu miner. I pledged to myself that I will also have a house servant just like that muzungu who used to give us second hand clothes each year. The rest is history. Just imagine the government with its partners have started to spray against malaria and every house we visit we’re told ” ifi muti filanunka” or ifi muti fila lamfya ifibumba so we don’t our house sprayed. From yesterday we’ve only managed ten houses. If these people get malaria, I bet you’ll still blame Lungu.

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    • We voted wisely and we’re not suffering. We can only suffer under the tribalists UPND Thank God they are under unending leash.

      You want to bring cow dung in our now clean streets. Change your mentality!!!

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  7. 80 % of Zambians live in poverty…with millions drinking dirty contaminated water….even in chawama where lungu came from and was MP it is even worse and you think he cares for you ???……and this is before repayments to the $17 billion have even started……lungu and his gang at statehouse have become stinking rich and dont even deny that they are corrupt thieves ………

    People of Zambia, you were told lungu was a fraudster but you still danced dunnuna with him……now you reap what you sow…..next time sow wisely ….

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    • …very touching, spaka. I am sure when you tell your white bosses such stories, they even shed tears, right?? Good news is such drivel is for boneheads like you. As Mr. Khakis has put it above, if you don’t work hard, you suffer. The informal sector in Zambia is huge and people are deriving their living from their activities, the people of Chawama are busy daily in their small welding workshops, car workshops, carpentry workshops, grocery shops and bars, trading floors for agric produce, etc. So that poverty is what your mind wants to believe so that you can convince yourself that PF has failed and then we can bring in your beloved kasaka hikubi, the tribalist privatisation plunderer….FAILED STRATEGY, BONEHEAD!!!!

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    • Citizen…..

      Cholera is a sign of grinding gutter poverty …and you want to lie about people in chawama busy in workshops ??? Workshops where , they can not afford electricity ??

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    • Kwena Spaka uli saka!! People cannot afford electricity???? Which part of the country did you ever live in??? People are getting electricity even in containers in compounds and you say they can’t afford?? ZESCO is currently overhwhelmed with applications and the biggest consumers are not your Kabulongas or Romas or Woodlands but these compounds. Who do you think is supplying things like window frames to the construction industry??? It is these micro and small workshops and their quality has improved tremendously-been to Katima Mulilo road/Garden Compound lately?????

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    • Citizen….

      You can lie and big up your corrupt thieving government about people not suffering ……..but cholera is the witness and provides indisputable proof of grinding gutter poverty amang millions of Zambians……you can not hide that, cholera has exposed you….

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    • Citizen you left out something….as Spaka cleans something off his white master he tells him dirty Zambia is, and begs not to be deported.

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    • No ndanji…..

      I only campain tell major players on line of lungus brutality …..and corruption..

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  8. Unless Akainde wants to invite CATTLE HERDERS as investors, he should forget about inviting credible INVESTORS to come in a country with broken down infrastructure….poor roads, poor telecommunication, no airlines etc. My late MC & his lieutenant ECL VE been ON right track…Zambia’s on track…we r on track.

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    • Yes maybe some pf rats with lungu at statehouse are on track to becoming billionaires in record time…. , however millions of zambians are drinking dirty contaminated water and sh.iting in holes ati we are on track ??

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    • Yes Akainde has brains which he has used to build his business empire, not the thieves in govt who have become rich overnight.The majority of Zambians have accepted poverty as a normal way of life.How sad

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  9. This is letter is typical of the tribal cabal that thinks that only a President of tonga extraction can solve Zambia’s problems.

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  10. What can make me hope in Akainde if he cant even built a toilet in his village for his tribesmen yet he claims he has so much money. Look at his village in Bweengwa and dundumwezi, they at one of the least developed and most backward settlements in Zambia. ECL has done a lot in Chawama as personal community contribution. HH cant even buy a few beers for his village mates.

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    • Hehehe hehehehe

      what has lungu done for chawama ???? Apart from leave them sh.iting in holes and drinking dirty water …….You have made my day…….. hehehe…

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    • I know chawama very well……dirt , garbage and poverty are the main theme…..one of the things lungu done for chawama was dig unlined drainages on the side of the roads which are collapsing the roads and are mosquito farms…go to chawama you will for your self…

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  11. One of the reasons that led to the downfall of Mugabe, is Negligence -not caring for people.
    President Lungu appears to condone Violence, Corruption and Gross Human Rights Violations, being perpetuated by Cadres; the Party and Government Officials; and the Zambian Intelligence /OP, respectively.
    For instance, Calls to President Lungu to stop OP from Torturing and Killing innocent people, on his watch, have not been responded to.
    This is Negligence of its worst kind.This a Life and Death situation. We cannot afford to have a President with a Lackadaisical Attitude and Levity.
    By not responding to the SOS call and not taking immediate action against the OP, and allowing the situation to deteriorate, President Lungu stand accused of Gross Criminal Negligence;Willful Misconduct; Poor…

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  12. The biggest problem we have in Zambia is daily politicking. It has been months when I came on this fora because I have been concentrating on setting up a business. People are so obsessed with changing government than working hard. Theres no government on earth that can provide employment for all its citizens. Its not possible. USA for your own information has places like Kanyama. There are homeless people in UK also. Police in USA kill people daily mostly black people because inherently we don’t want to work. The prisons in USA are full of black people who are a minority of the population because we want free things. When we make money we buy posh cars e.g Tyson, May Weather e.t.c. Solution is just find what to do baba.Simple!

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    • What percentages are employed in the UK or USA? Unemployment in the.UK is in single digits and you also have a social network system where an unemployed person lives the life of what can only be considered as a luxurious life in Zambia. Homeless Ness in the UK at very very low levels is also associated with drug and alcohol abuse but even then the government is always working at assisting these people. Why do we condemn the victim rather than government s that are not working in the interest of the citizen. not everyone can be an enterprenuer, some people need jobs. Let us not forget in a contracting economy where there is very little money in circulation even the business person will struggle to sell his goods.

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    • #pluralist …tell us how you’re going to create jobs. If you’re honest you’ll admit that the shell of government owned companies is the cause of this unemployment. We had no private sector perse and government through its agents employed tens of thousands.

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    • @ndanje by making sure you are not negotiating for loans but negotiating to make sure that the mukula is being processed in Zambia and that you are adding value to that maize so you are not exporting jobs to south Africa, in my own small way I am creating a kantemba that will add value and create 2-3 jobs for a fellow citizen. And that money would not have come from corruption but like you from my own personal hard work. You are a smart man and should be putting pressure on these corrupt elements destroying our country. Our priority should be our fellow Zambians and not politicians whether PF, UPND, MMD or whatever. Wrong is wrong,full stop.

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  13. ECL is not to blame!
    He told you he had no vision but you wanted him regardless.
    Were you deaf that you never heard Dununa Ruve? Or were voting at night? Get used to it!

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  14. point of correction. ECL never lived in chawama but in Lusaka south on a farm. He was my neighbour

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  15. “Birds of a feather, flock together”.. If everyone can see the corrupt MPs and abuse of power taking place, surely Lungu is not stupid enough to see or know, he’s as a corrupt as the rest of them. So many young and educated people in Zambia, surely they could do a better job than some of these lazy and embarrassing MPs. The problem is that most people don’t know the power of their vote and are bought off so cheaply by corrupt MPs who promise them peanuts. Start holding these jokers accountable when they don’t deliver, otherwise we’ll keep on getting the same time of people in power

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