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Discrimination based on tribe and ethnic background has no place in Zambia-KK

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First Zambian President Dr Kenneth Kaunda
First Zambian President Dr Kenneth Kaunda

First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda has observed that discrimination based on tribe and ethnic background has no place in Zambia.

Dr. Kaunda said that family names should not determine who to associate with, but rather the character of the hearts of each one of every Zambian.

Speaking at a vision ambassadors promoting peace campaign fundraising dinner, Dr. Kaunda said that discrimination, suspicion, hatred, betrayal, malice, greed, selfishness, and other negative behavior are a threat to the core values of unity if left unchecked.

He has recalled that during the struggle for independence, people from various backgrounds worked together, realizing that they were, above everything else, brothers and sisters of one nation.

Dr. Kaunda said that the “One Zambia One Nation” slogan coined many decades ago still holds true and continues to unite Zambian’s together as one, adding that Zambia remains a beacon of peace in Africa and that it is important that all Zambian citizens should maintain peace and love one another.

Meanwhile Dr. Kaunda has reminded young people in the country that they have a big role to play in weaving together the fabrics of peace and unity for this country and has commended President Edgar Lungu for his efforts in uniting the various people in the country.

And speaking at the same event, National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Reverend Godfridah Sumaili said that national unity and peace is critical for the development of the country.

Rev. Sumaili said that it is difficult for Zambia to develop if there is no unity among Zambians.

And earlier in his speech, Vision Ambassador to Zambia Chairperson Misheck Kombe expressed concern that regionalism and tribalism is tearing Zambia apart.

Mr. Kombe says it is important for each and every zambian to join the crusade against tribalism and regionalism because it retards development.

35 COMMENTS

  1. Well said KK tell that to crazy Sharon and all those foolz speaking against our Tonga brothers and sisters.

    • Instead of speaking in parables, KK should have gone to Chagwa and his tribal haters and told them the naked truth. It is Chagwa and his PF who have sown the seed of tribal hatred and will harvest its whirlwind very soon.

    • Ba KK you could have and can do better than this. You need to tell Lungu and his PF government, they are the ones who coined tribalism.

    • KK, you screwed the country for 27 years, why the hell can’t you just retired form issuing statements as if we the people got a short memory. ONLY GOD FORGIVES.

    • All these challenges we are facing today are a result of kk and his colleague’s failure to look into the future during the negotiations for independence, their only goal was to get political power, nothing else, how i wish i could have a one on one talk with this guy, 1.did they take into consideration that the northern Rhodesia they were negotiating for was a British creation, why didn’t they call for a referendum and ask people if they wanted to go the one Zambia, one nation route.

    • I see a lost cause in this campaign of peace and unity as such it is bound to fail. Kaunda is also part of the problem for having looked away when these divisions have continued to degenerate to this level because he was busy protecting his side of the cake. The focus seems to be on the symptoms and not the real cause. Senior members of the PF are the main culprit especially that they are the ones in power. This is evident in recruitment and promoting, political pronouncement especially during campaigns, retiring people on tribal lines, selective disbursement of CD funds and promoting of development. Tribalism and regionalism has been formalized and as long as the electoral bodies are compromised, peace and unity will remain elusive. EC, his cabinet and PF MPs should be the primary target…

  2. In short he is saying lets try u5 as ecl is enrout to Japan straight from uganda

    Dollar killed mmd and today with help of chandas their propaganda makes us feel like fulls

    Pf has stopped listening

    • @its political, are you still waiting for someone to provide evidence for you to take him to court , boy you will wait till Kingdom come, no one has that evidence. Even the people who brought that up, don’t even know who brought it up first. Lyashi lyakwa kaleya mateyo.

  3. It’s the dundumwezic type of voting that is scaring us. Shuwa 19,500 against 3?? This message should be directed at Southern Province.

  4. K.K, please lecture P.F cadres, & officials, as they have shown all the traits you are preaching against i.e
    * Tribalism ( Look @ All posts in Government, Army, Police e.t.c,
    * Greed – 42 Wheelbarrows, Mukula, Eswatinigate,
    * Suspicion, H.H, wants to bring war.
    * Intolerance – Chimpyiongo ku Shiwan’gandu na ma Helicopter, I could go on all day & night.
    PLEASE K.K, HELP US CURE THE NATION OF THE P.F. PLAGUE, & BE SERIOUS AS THEY WILL BOSHA YOU TAXPAYERS MONEY TO SIDE WITH THEIR ROT!!

  5. Well timed msg for Tongas. It’s southern, western and north western provinces practising tribal politics. The 2016 voting pattern clearly taught us something. We are just doing the same father of the nation.

    • HACHI HAMA – TRIBAL POLITICS DID NOT EXIST UNTIL PF STARTED RULING THIS COUNTRY !!!!!!! OPEN YOUR EYES – YOUR HATRED FOR HH HAS BLINDED YOU !!!

    • Voting pattern has nothing to do with practicing tribalism at places of work, governance of a country, public recruitment & appointments, etc.

  6. When people say ONLY A TONGA can lead that party,that is what is called TRIBALISM.
    when a party can only get MPs from one region and tribe,that TRIBALISM.

    NO NORMAL ZAMBIAN will put an advocate of anarchy and hardcore tribalist in plot 1.

    Even those pipo from Western province have very short memories.

    When HH was asked why he should lead UDA,his answer was very shocking.He said because ” a Lozi can’t be president of Zambia”.

    We were all bamboozled.

    That is how Sakwiba Sikota left UPND.
    The latest visible Lozi to leave is Saboi Imboela for the exact same reasons many have left the tribal party.

    Those who are still doubting this WARNING about HH are Ostriches.
    The man stinks of tribalism and NOT EVEN JIK will cleanse him.

  7. KK Has Not Mentioned any political party but the guilty in the UPND are already protesting. The guilty are afraid.

  8. I’m convinced that some bloggers prentending to be Zambian here are just paid opportunists. If you can condemn a simple statement to remind all of us of our values and foundations on which this country was built on just because KK mentioned Lungu shows how shallow our political landscape has become.

  9. We see the UPND everyday.They can’t see themselves unfortunately.

    They come to this site to call a fellow Zambian a foreigner just because he walloped them twice at the polls.
    That’s why they are now even downgraded to xenophobia.
    If they can hate a fellow Zambian so much so that they label him a foreigner what are they going to do to foreigners.
    U just have to imagine what they did to fellow Zambians in Namwala after the last election.
    Here is an infamous racist remark from HH.
    “Muzungu opusa” is how HH views Guy Scott former vice president.
    He said that in a xenophobic way but also to underscore the fact that he works for white men cleverer than Guy Scott.

  10. TO CEMENT THE ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION PHILOSOPHY LETS HAVE ALL THE SEVEN LANGUAGES OFFERED IN SCHOOLS…WE SHOULD LEAVE IT TO THE PROVINCES TO SELECT WHICH LANGUAGES SUIT THEM….FOR EXAMPLE WESTERN PROVINCE CAN PICK LOZI ,TONGA , KAONDE,LUNDA/LUVALE…THIS IS BECAUSE OTHER TRIBES ARE FROM NEIGHBORING PROVINCES…

  11. KK is a President who had genuine love for all people in Zambia, he tried to balance his cabinet and tried to take development to every province even though it did not make economic sense. We miss you papa and pray we get a leader like you one day.

  12. It’s not One Zambia One Nation which is holding Zambians together. This is a lie. If this slogan works, then all Zambians of all tribes were going to have the priviledge to serve in every portfolio of our land without segregation. .
    What seems to be holding Zambia is suppretion. Majority of the Zambian people are being suppressed by the PF Government.

  13. Greedy people are holding Zambians hostage.
    A heartless person can not still be left occupying the sensitive position of Republican President.

  14. Here, I write my personal experiences and allow you to be judges and deliver a verdict that just and fair.

    I’m Bemba and fell in love with an amazing Lozi lady. All was rosy until her dad told her he would never allow us to unite, when asked why, his response was, because he (meaning me) was Bemba. That how our love ended.
    Then years past, I happened to have met first childhood Tonga girlfriend only this time, we both were fully grown adults and got married. Twas all wow until her family sat decided I was no good for their daughter and came and told her away from her matrimonial home. The only crime I committed was being Bemba.
    Up to now, I don’t know what Bembas did to Lozis and Tongas to find ourselves where we are and why?
    Remember, your verdict can remedy or aggravate this…

  15. The only way to resolve this tribalism and regionalism is to fragment this so called zambia into regions. The slogan one zambia one nation stinks!! Let every region manage itself of better still revert to northwestern rhodesia and northeastern rhodesia. This one zambia one nation is being forced on everyone as though we all need it. It is even being used conveniently by certain tribes especially north and eastern to demonise other tribes as though they themselves are angels.

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