Pilato: President Lungu is defaming himself

Pilato: President Lungu is defaming himself

By Pilato

First of all President Lungu can never be defamed. The president defames himself everytime he refuses to address real issues that affect our people. When the prices of mealie meal skyrocket and the president fails to address the issue, he defames himself. When he fails to address the corruption in his government he defames himself. When he fails to manage the economy of the country he is president of, he defames himself. It must be understood that the presidency is not just filling up the position but taking the responsibilities of a president. It is not just the title but the actual work so when someone who is called a president fails to preside over the affairs of the country, he undermines himself or herself and such persons defame themselves.

The arrest of Dr. Kambwili is another example of how Zambia has become a country of emotions and not of law. It is not about what the law says anymore but how the leaders feel. My humble reminder to the President, the minister of home affairs and the Police Inspector General, is those offices you hold are not and cannot be governed by your emotions. You may not like what Dr. Kambwili says but don’t force the law to fit into your feelings but let your feelings fit in the law. It is not automatic that what offends you qualifies to be a crime everytime. You are not the constitution.

I would like to appeal to your fragile selves to act honourably and stop defaming the offices you hold by arresting people that express themselves on your style of leadership. When you mess up the country, you should expect it’s people to question you. Their questioning may not be soothing music to you but it is still questioning.

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