Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Respect, Appreciate Dr. Chiluba’s Legacy – Nakacinda

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Dr. Frederick Chiluba’s legacy has continued not being appreciated and recognised in a befitting manner, which stands as a sad thing for Zambia, Raphael Nakacinda has lamented.

Mr. Nakacinda says it is unfortunate that the Former President died a sad man due to the tag of corruption on him despite being cleared by the Courts.

The Member of Parliament says Dr. Chiluba was cleared of all charges leveled against him but sadly the tag that “he was a corrupt man” still remains in some people’s minds thereby making the Former President not appreciated.

He calls on Zambians to look at the great things the second Republican President did for this country than focus on corruption that never existed and cleared off him by the Courts.

Mr. Nakacinda adds that the restoration of Dr. Chiluba’s immunity should have meant that all the respect, decorum and appreciation should have been given back and shown to him by Zambians.

“We Have now degenerated to levels where we never celebrate each other’s success. We actually look forward to destroying each other than we desire to celebrate each other’s success. If there is any success that is witnessed, everybody will gang up to destroy that legacy.”


He notes that it is unnecessary for Zambians to keep wishing and wanting others ill when they do remarkable things in life.

“We don’t celebrate the political success of individuals. All that is fought because we have a precedent set in the second Republican President such that with all that he has achieved, his legacy has continued to be taken in the mud. And I think that must be corrected for the purposes of curing posterity,” he advises.

He says if this kind of attitude is not corrected by Zambians, the country will continue with acts of vengeance, retribution and other ills.

And Mr. Nakacinda says as a leader in the MMD, the party that was first run by Dr. Chiluba, he has a lot of lessons to draw from the former Head of State and discipline is among them.

“When I personally look at the legacy that the Second President left, I see Democracy, I see Rule of Law, I see the liberlisation of the economy, I see drastic changes and I see multiparty coming to play. So, I have learnt a lot from Dr. Chiluba and I wish all of us can embrace that,” he says.

Meanwhile, former Vice President Enock Kavindele, also wonders why the late President is not respected as natural justice demands.

He has since urged Zambians to reflect on the life of the Former President and accord him what he deserves and not insults, name calling or looking down on him.

And Bishop Joshua Banda during his sermon praised the former Head of State for looking up to God Declaring Zambia a Christian Nation.

Among those that attended the late Dr. Chiluba’s Memorial were Former Ministers Lameck Mangani, Dr. Peter Machungwa, Felxi Mutati and Dr. Chiluba’s Press Aide Richard Sakala.

Others are Former Spy Chief Saviour Chungu, Aaron Chungu And Minister Nixon Chilanga.The family was represented by Darlignton Chiluba.

By Arthur Davies Sikopo

31 COMMENTS

  1. I respect each and every Zambian president past and present. I take a knee for them all. One Zambia one nation.

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    • The moment we start to praise thieves in death, we start to encourage the current crop of thieves in Government to steal even more. In such a society everyone will now want to steal. Thieves should be denounced all the time as a lesson to other would-be thieves. I would go further to suggest that thieves, in govt and outside it, should have their own cemetery where they should be ‘arrest-buried’ in death!

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  2. It pains me alot when I look at FTJC’s legacy and just to find a few are able to recognize it. One thing I will never forget about him is ‘Democracy and privatisation’. MHSRIP

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    • Chiluba did more harm than good so that whatever good he did should now be attributed to some non-existent leader who led Zambia between KK’s tenure and Chiluba’s tenure. Chiluba was too smart for us and we didn’t quite see through him soon enough. The worst of what he did was stashing money away which not even his concubine, Regina who he grabbed from another unsuspecting man, did not know existed. As it stands the whereabouts of that money is known only by him (assuming he is alive somewhere in heaven or hell) and the people who have kept it and they are smiling not sure where their luck came from!

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  3. What legacy. Stealing public funds and sleeping with married women.jst bcoz hes dead n u want to make him look gd. Ask yosef who killed wezi kaunda, penza, paul tembo. Evil man called chiluba

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  4. Yes it’s sad how poorly attended. Those pyramids for nothing.
    For Edgar it will be worse, who will be attending his memorials; chief speaker Sunday Chanda, Lusambo, Kampyongo, Mumbi Phiri, Kamba, who else??? So sad.

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  5. He will remember for defeating a tyranny who not only ruled with an iron fist but also wrecked the once promising economy of Zambia. He will also be known for his will to liberalize the economy so our people can get jobs again. His one problem was long fingers.

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  6. Not being respected by who? Simple question for Raphael Nakacinda to answer. I personally remember Chiluba for always wanting the nation to hold together. He respected the importance of having nominated MPs from regions where the MMD did not have enough MPs. U could see it from his list of nominated MPs from Eastern province in 1991 where the MMD lost all parliamentary seats to UNIP. Contrast that wth Sata’s list of nominated MPs in 2011. It was again dominated by people from the areas where the PF had done well. This was not the behaviour of a president who understood the unwritten laws of politics in a post-colonial state.

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  7. Bwana Nakacinda. You amaze me. Are you still mmd leadership? Where is Mr sekwila? You said he was cleared yet his property was foifeited by Dec. Kulolesha fye……

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  8. PF leaders must ask some of those that worked with FTJ what happened to them when they left office, they will pick something. FTJ was a courageous Unionist. We will never have a Unionist as strong and courageous as FTJ was. He stood for workers even at the risk to his own life. He resisted offers for jobs in Govt, can unionists of nowadays do the same? Far from it! Whoever is elected as President of ka Union the first thing he does is to look for a plot and start building. Miners were betrayed by their own leaders during privatisation of the mines. Some ended up with 2 houses in every Division of ZCCM. Greed has killed this country. Look at how Sata’s family has been sidelined, all the people who suffered with him have been neglected. God is watching

  9. Unfortunately his legacy was distorted by leaders who too over from him in order to attract cheap support. I always say that the development we are seeing today was initiated by him.The painful measures his government took made him unpopular despite warning people what was to be followed in process of economic stability. He took over a government whìch broke to the marrow. The economy which started limping as early as 1965!Those didn’t to be associated with unpopularity resigned in the names of corruption. Mr.Nakachinda you 100 percent right. Some of the people honoured don’t deserve the decorations!!

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  10. Those in power today need to learn lessons stealing from widows and orphans will leave behind a sad legacy for a thief is a thief even before God.
    Take heed to those in authority how you lead the led, for more shall be demanded from you on that day.

  11. This is a very honest observations made by Ayatollah.However privatization was not bad but the people untrusted to do so we’re the ones who were greedy. If anything unip simply grabbed the businesses from the proper owners. Unip failed to sustain these businesses and plunge the country the shortage of transport and essential commodities salt soap included

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  12. When FTJ decided to sell houses he only put 3 qualifications: 1 You must be Zambian, 2. you must be a tenant and 3. you must be sitting. Can former MUZ leaders explain how they managed to buy all those houses? Can you check people who bought houses in which they were neither tenants nor sitting? And it became worse in the LPM administration. Georjago Musengule was evicted from his house in Kalundu, but when did that house become Buffalo 1? Bosses started firing juniors in the night and buy their houses by 10hrs. Greed has killed this country. Guy Lindsay Scott I can assure you that those mosquitoes didn’t bite you in vane like it’s being portrayed like you never suffered for PF. Let the vultures eat, you and Sata killed an elephant so let them eat. Insokolobe tashilya wateme. Kambwili…

  13. Kambwili no matter how you try to imitate MCS you can’t fit in his shoes. We only had 1 King Cobra. So shut up. Ukukonkelesha ifinya insofu ukailepula umusula

  14. Thieves always cerebrate fellow thieves. It comes as no surprise. More over even those who benefited from the thefts have duty to be grateful. But Zambia was devastated.

  15. His legacy is of the one who started the culture of stealing government funds which is being followed to this day. Thank you FTJ.

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  16. There is nothing to remember about FTJ. He screwed this country and those praising him must dead heads
    We are in this poverty because of leaders that do not show true leadership and sell the country for a song

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  17. There is nothing good to remember about him. He embroiled himself in massive corruption, he was an adulterer, failed family man. Look at how he brought up his son.

    Only those who benefited from him probably should sing praises. For me, I have no time for waste.

    The state in which we are as a country is as if we have never had and don’t have a president. It is free for all.

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  18. Funerals are family affair why burry them in such luxury yet they did nothing for Zambia, My respect only goes to Mwanawasa. Chiluba was a thief to his Grave we curse him. That is why his children are suffering. It will happen to Lungu’s Children. They will not succeed in anything.

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  19. It is not true that we do not celebrate the political success of our past presidents. The fact is that the leader to be celebrated is chosen by current leaders and as long as there is something that highlights the current leaders’ wrongs, that past leader is hardly mentioned. Take, for example, the fact the K. Kaunda called for an election before the end of his term of in 1991 due perceived rising unpopularity, which he lost and amicably accepted. This is the highest point in Zambia’s democratic credentials and it is worthy celebrating or frequently mentioned. Has any current leader mentioned this fact? Why?

  20. Nakachinda, just eat and sh1t!!! That is the only thing you seem to be good at. Don’t portray the little sh1t as having left anything to respect!! He can’t even be missed by a rat! All the current problems you see he is the architect of it. Keep your id1ocy to yourself, your tummy and Ass1. Napwisha

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  21. By repeatedly asking Zambians to respect Chiluba’s legacy at every anniversary of his death, both Kavindele and Nakacinda are actually telling us that there’s an image problem with Chiluba’s legacy. Why don’t they just remember him without saying the above? No one wants to quarrel with a dead man.

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