26th January, 2014
Hon Wynter Kabimba
Ministry of Justice
RE: HH CARRIES AN INDELIBLE HATE FOR OTHER TRIBES
I write to indulge you on the above captioned, which was also quoted as your utterance by the Post Newspaper of Sunday 26thJanuary, 2014.
Not long ago, you informed the nation that there was rampant tribalism in the Patriotic Front (PF) being perpetuated by a bemba clique. Unless you are suffering from selective amnesia, you are now trying to remove the tribal tag from your party to put it on President Hakainde Hichilema (HH).
My inescapable conclusion is that this cheap politicking of yours will not deceive Zambians but only help to prove that you are a shameless useful idiot.
Since you deliberately decided to veer from the debate on using local languages as a medium of communication to a debate on tribalism, I wish to put a few thought to you to refocus your mind.
1 UPND is opposed to the use of local languages as a medium of instruction but is not opposed to teaching local languages as a subject.
2 Our research shows that your government, the PF is not ready in terms of provision of materials in local languages and training of teachers.
3 UPND believes it is a violation of civil liberties to forcechildren to learn languages that are not their native languages. A good example is in Zambezi where Luvale pupils have refused to learn in Lunda.
4 The world as we know it today is a global community offering global opportunities. This being the scenario means that a good command of English is an added advantage. If our pupils will only start learning English in Grade V as the PF policy suggests, then our pupils will lose their global competitive edge. Tanzania where a similar policy to the PF is applied is a good example for you.
In conclusion, I would like to advise you to stay away from public discourse as your contributions normally only prove your mental bankruptcy.
Kuchunga E Simusamba
DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL (POLITICAL)