Brian Mushimba pretends that he does not know why Zambians are angry.
MINISTER of Transport and Communication Dr Brian Mushimba writes …
“I have come to the realization of a disturbing trend taking hold in our psyche as a people. The cynicism and lack of trust in anything and among ourselves. The anger and bitterness that even removes the basic civility and cordiality I once knew Zambians had.
I’m not very sure what is fueling this. I suspect It’s the emergence of social media. May be it’s the perceived comfort and protection social media gives that I don’t have to face someone face to face and therefore I’m liberated to spew anything out from my mouth/mind and can care less. Because I believe face to face, the courage to say some of the things we have been saying to each other we may not have.
I have always said we can agree to disagree and still be honorable to each other. Still be respectful to each other. I have always known Zambians to be easy going, peaceful, respectful and purposeful. Very humble.
Accommodating, understanding and humane.
I’m highly disturbed now by the new militancy I’m seeing on social media because it’s not who we are.
I have lived 44yrs now and through KK, FTJ, LPM, RB, King Cobra and now Ba Mwine. I have not seen before the anger and the baldness it’s being exhibited with. It’s something new and foreign we are importing. And we don’t even fully understand what this thing we are embracing is capable of doing among ourselves.
Everyone is being turned against everyone. If I belong to a political persuasion you don’t subscribe to, then it’s fair game to insult me, belittle me, shout at me and throw stones at me even when what is needed is more love amongst us.
I’m perturbed by this new and emerging Zambia. I think we must fight this new Zambia and remain the Zambia we have been.
I pray today that we show less impatience to our neighbor, to our partner, to our children, to our government. We are not perfect. You can find many things to be upset about with your children, your spouse, your government but today I ask that we reflect and show more patience, love and being in this together attitude. After all, we only have each other as Zambians.
Let’s build each other instead of tearing each other down. Point out in the most civil way where your friend has errored. Help in finding solutions. That’s who we are! Happy Sunday!”
ZWD Comment: Corruption, cronyism, theft, tribalism, shoddy works, poverty, divide and rule and impunity in PF is what is causing anger in Zambians and not the birth of the Internet as Mushimba wants to pretend. He actually knows