Sunday, July 21, 2024

Of being well brought up ……


The other day, former president Edgar Lungu held a press conference in league with a coterie of other so-called opposition leaders….. well, we are not quite sure whether some these individuals deserve to be decorated with such lofty accolades as their membership is limited to the parameters of their yards or circle of family and friends.

When it was ba Lungu’s turn to speak, he went gung ho rumbling and grumbling about how things are not quite okay in the nation!

“They say I was the worst president, my worst is far much than HH, we the Patriotic Front (PF) were not best but we were better!” he exclaimed.

The former president finally dropped a clinker and left everyone with jaws dropping when he got personal and made some rather contemptuous and denigrating remarks about his predecessor.

“The power that gentleman is using is the same power I had, but did you see what you are seeing now? No, because I was well brought up,” bragged Lungu.

In other words, the former head of state is obviously suggesting that President Hichilema hasn’t been well brought up. Well…..we shall now endeavour to paint a clear picture of a badly brought up person for the benefit of everyone reading this.

To begin with, what’s the meaning of a badly brought up individual?

A proper definition of a badly brought up individual is simply someone who’s of poor stock – uncouth and devoid of basic manners. Such characters are usually unhinged and tend to have sadistic behavior. They are prone to binge drinking and abuse of drugs, gambling and indulging in illicit sex! Perhaps a few probing questions shall suffice at this juncture.

Who “chewed” money for a widow as a lawyer which led to his suspension by the Law Association of Zambia? Doesn’t this surely border on sadistic conduct? Let’s come to binge drinking……who has a history of consuming substantial amounts of alcoholic beverages and ‘burning’ what’s supposed to be life savings on gambling in some Casinos in Lusaka? Is this a good mark of a cultured human being? Let’s now tackle infidelity……who has insatiable appetite of chasing after every skirt he comes across, including flying-in ‘tuma girls’ from abroad to come and pamper him that has left banakulu traumatized?

If we may completely ply open the can of worms; is it surely normal for one to send a battalion of armed party cadres camouflaged in police uniforms to go and defecate on the matrimonial bed of a political competitor? Who gassed our citizens……not in Kabulonga, Northrise or Parklands but in shanty compounds – Chiwempala, Chipulukusu and Chibolya? Who robbed University students of bursaries and meal allowances? Who left out certain regions in his appointments to government positions? What about denying areas perceived to be opposition strongholds, CDF and meaningful development? Which party cadres would arm themselves with pangas, knob kerries, catapults, baseball bats etc and go on rampage opening-up skulls, knocking out teeth, gorging-out eyes and breaking nostrils and ribs of their opponents? Who collapsed on independent media and caused the closure of our favourite The Post Newspapers, Prime TV and Komboni Radio?

Let the sleeping dogs lie Sir; how dare you want to take us back to the days of our enslavery in Egypt!

Prince Bill M. Kaping’a
Political/Social Analyst


    • I knew his grandfather and some his classmates at Mukuba. His family was fairly decent but you know when we leave home we pick up habits bad or good depending on one’s association.

    • Kapinga really wants Hamasaka’s job. Why dont you write about how to fight cholera? Or how to have a succesful national football team? Or how to avoid floods in the community? All very relevant subjects but ignored for the need to be seen to be defending HH.
      The sentence below is correct when edited thus:
      “The power that gentleman is using is the same power I had, but did you see what you are seeing now? No, ”
      Only those last six quoted words are debatable.

  1. Government is threatening to remove his immunity… what are they waiting for? By threatening it appears you want to shut him up. If you have evidence that Lungu stole, you don’t have have to batter his silence by threats. Go out there and arrest him. Failure to stop empty threats means you have nothing on him.
    Levy didn’t threaten FTJ, he simply asked parliament to remove the immunity and by 14hrs FTJ was held custody at Woodlands police.
    As a citizen Lungu has every right to open his mouth. Don’t threaten him…. just the way you always pick up Sean Tembo, go pick him up…. maybe the kwacha will pick up.

    • UPND does not have the votes to lift his immunity. The hasty prosecution of Chiluba aborted because it was brought up before the government had sufficiently put together its case. I have been told that the government is working methodically toward cornering Lungu. In fact the bugger himself confirmed this by observing that the government is a targetting his sidekicks and wife first, saying “you peel an oinion one layer at a time”. We all wish this could have been done faster, but HH is evidently more interested in prosecuting than in persecuting criminals

  2. Amongst all the speakers that convened at that meeting, it looks like only ECL fumbled, as originally stated by LauraMitti. Lungu draws strength from the condemnations he receives from likes of Kapinga. Other day ClaytonHamasaka was short of using better language when responding to the former president’s speech. Charity begins at home. Let’s talk about virtues which we truly have. Government expends a lot of time responding to opposition talk than on plights of Zambians.

  3. Lungu must have been drunk for him to think he was better brought up than HH. I can’t say much but lungu is simply a drunkard thrash

  4. People calling Lungu a drunkard should first examine themselves. Zambians are known world wide for being beer commanders, so if you say Lungu is a drunkard then you are simply saying he represents the people. Okay but ba Mantis pali ka standard ka ulemu.

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