Friday, May 31, 2024

Vote wisely in this year’s Elections


By Pezzy Kudakwashe

The 2021 General elections in Zambia are only months away, Thursday, August 12, 2021 to be exact. Another episode, a “telemundo” series, action packed, promising some explosive moments.

Some politicians like “wolves in sheep’s clothing,” are coming out of the woodwork. They are here from months of hibernating, only to practice and display what they do best, offer empty promises.

After years and months of total absence and community neglect, they now bring the same old worthless stories by shading “crocodile tears” as if they have the best interest of ordinary Zambians at heart.

Their stories are not new. Very predictable. There is nothing new for us except rehearsed speeches and fake promissory notes. The drama begins, decorated by out of tune singing and rashly choreographed dancing mainly praised by cadres.

Programs are nothing but repeats. The repeats are in themselves true lies and yet have the ability to hypnotize the electorate like spells from Nyasa. Politicians and voters alike resemble one who has a spell cast on them.

Shall voters fall for the very things they promised not to? Shall they elect the same people telling same old lies?God forbid, we are not crazy.We shall not listen to same lies, told by same liars and expect to get different positive results.

The 2021 elections should be taken with all seriousness they deserves. A defining moment. A time to draw a line in the sand and declare “enough is enough”.

Out of those contesting , we do indeed know the true leaders.We cannot make the same mistakes over and over again. We have fully paid for out mistakes made in past elections. Now it’s time for fake politicians to pay.

Through ignorance and gullibility, we made mistakes in the past. This time, we need to vote with our brain and heart.The poor, the marginalized, the concerned voters must all unite and fight on the same side .

Fight the common enemy, the fake politicians. Our vote should not be used to settle other people’s political scores or disputes but to improve our livelihood. .The centre of attention in this election, is to get rid of the imposters, politicians causing the suffering of Zambians.

The same old same old mentality of politicians making a pay cheque during election time, is over.This includes civic leaders taking advantage of the season to cash in through useless rants and”fallacious projects.

Stop political wolves and hyenas promising and pledging to protect the sheep and goats.Block political lions and other predators offering service to care for impala, lechwe and other prey. End vultures of their pledge to cover our backs.

Past elections left us feeling so hopeless and helpless. Like infants babysat by known pedophilias. This is wrong, surely don’t we have a few good people? The ones we term “remnants”. Those who believe the best can come out of Zambia.

We need people who are in it to fix it. They are not plunderers, not looters but fixers and hope restorers. Where are these good people? Let’s begin to mobilize and thwart the intentions of economic hooligans.

A pack of wolves cannot shepherd a flock of sheep without the wolves getting fat and the sheep getting fewer. Pick pocketers and robbers cannot run a country with full coffers. They get rich and the country gets poor.

Rules set by cheats will never be fair. Laws made by the guilty will never be just. Elections run by liars will never be honest and the results are never celebrated.”Only those with Zambia at heart can make the best of what it is. Freedom is not cheap. It is not free.

We are inspired by the spirit of history to move our nation forward. Zambia is not a project of any one person. We are all called to be Zambians not some special individuals.Many have walked before us. Many have sacrificed for our nation. The blood of our heroes paid and paved the way.

How long shall we behave like blind people? We allow leaders elected to serve us only but steal from us. Here is a call to moral choice to change. We need to commit to build this house first before we can that of investors.

We have to commit to dry the tears of Zambians first, then create joy in the hearts of investors. We are tired of change for the sake of change. We are tired of change that only brings in comedy and drama, heartache and pain.

Zambians have vast experience in disappointments. Top on that agenda of disappointers , are leaders we elect. A wasted vote is one cast for leaders who eventually turn mediocre and absentee representatives.

Vote wisely.


  1. If not all politicians are the same, they go to parliament to enrich themselves. They are like lions, once they taste blood that is it.Show me a politician who is for the people in Zambia. Do you know Pac that senator ,thats is a politician.African politicians ………………

  2. Zambia is a Christian Nation, Citizens should go into prayer and fasting regarding these coming elections and God will show them the right candidate to vote for, the right man or woman who will lead this beautiful nation with knowledge and understanding.

    • @ Bernard Chizinga, do you know that inflation is skyrocketing, prices of goods are ever increasing, unemployment is at its highest, exchange rate is unstable and very high of the kwacha to the dollar, reserves are depleted, debt is unsustainable, and this has been like this even before covid came to Zambia, so why would you want God to show you how to vote when the answer to all these is glaring.

  3. Extremely shocked that the English Premier league, a global icon with its exciting close yesterday could fail to feature on the ZNBC TV Main news but the PF cadres prominently featured , in one of the main channels in West Africa the premier league finish yesterday was the main news item looking at the value football adds to the global economy.

    • With all the failures, why should one still vote for you, how? Explain briefly, though I promise not to hear you out. Mwakangiwa

  4. I will vote wisely, I will not be told things like more money in my pockets again. Once beaten twice shy. You have opened our eyes. Spend as much as you want but it will be easy for the camel to pass through the needle of the eye than you

  5. Just came in the country yesterday after a long time away in the diaspora and tried to watch ZNBC TV news. I am shocked of what is considered news here, it is all about one political party, and also defections which I am told are just stage managed. can the corporation improve and put up something news worth, some of us are not political animals so the whole thing becomes extremely boring. Some professionalism would do, are there no regulatory agencies in the country that should look at such.

  6. For sure caring citizens need to vote wisely! All we have seen for the past 10 years is mayhem and grand scale corruption, wrongful execution of innocent Zambians, lazy government workers both physically and intellectually, promotion of tribalism , corrupting the judiciary and ECZ.



  7. The easiest exam I have ever attended
    Do you have more money in your pocket – NO
    Do you have jobs – NO
    Are there lower taxes – NO

  8. The disintegration of the late PF will be faster, rapid, acrimonious, horrible with ever lasting self inflicted pain on themselves after the August 12 polls. How do you explain wanting to rule again when all stats used world over to measure economies are in negative in Zambia. They found a relatively decent economy from the MMD and thanks to economist Rupiah Bwezani Banda and PF ran it aground leaving it in complete tatters. Roads, roads, what roads?

  9. Yes , to this proof also add proverbs 6 vs 24. I also believe the pf has lost this election. It won’t matter what they do ,it’s finished.

  10. “Isabi ukubola lyambila kumutwe”If the head of the fish is rotten then the bottom part is worse.Look at Mwanawasa,,,,,,,,he was a leader of good will who stood for developing Zambia for real in a short 7 years and his efforts are being reaped by mwankoles.

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