Rupiah Banda wept

 

People with nothing to do with their brains will tell you that the shortest verse in the bible reads; JESUS WEPT! What they don’t say is why prince Jesus wept. I think he was distressed, depressed and stressed with the agony and anguish of human suffering. Compassion overwhelmed him and like every caring and loving person, his heart bled and eyes gave way to tears, the great master WEPT!

BUT, WAIT A MINUTE; RB WEPT TOO!!! Bidding farewell from presidency, RB must have had tornadoes of cacophony whirling in his mind as he sat, obviously perplexed at the folly of democracy. How possible that the nation could de-elect him so carelessly and hand power to… NAKUMUTOMOLA NIKULAKWA.

I believe like most serious-thinking Zambians, RB understood that the 90 Days Manifesto was just a deceptive assemblage of melodious tunes of fallacy coined by men of genetic duplicity.

We were wrong to assume RB wept because of the loss of what privileges comes with presidency; free food, free clothes, free accommodation, free beer, free pool, free entry to soccer stadia, free transport, free education for one’s dull children and free talktime. RB knew that he wasn’t an ideal president, but that he was 10 X 10 times better than one he was handing power to.

Knowing how sweet power was, RB was not sure of the hullabaloo that would ensue once unstable people tasted that sweet power. Subsidies would be removed, all relatives would suddenly be qualified to run government, the Public Order Act would become a good law, there would be 2-4 deputies per ministry, there would be no freedom of conscious and assembly, no freedom of expression! Streets would become dirtier and political fights would become bloodier, love would dwindle and the kwacha would become dwarfed in value.

Yes, we sneered and jeered him, he was ridiculed, taunted and despised. He however, meekly and gracefully went home. He now has the last laugh.

Photo: RB Wept! People with nothing to do with their brains will tell you that the shortest verse in the bible reads; JESUS WEPT! What they don’t say is why prince Jesus wept. I think he was distressed, depressed and stressed with the agony and anguish of human suffering. Compassion overwhelmed him and like every caring and loving person, his heart bled and eyes gave way to tears, the great master WEPT! BUT, WAIT A MINUTE; RB WEPT TOO!!! Bidding farewell from presidency, RB must have had tornadoes of cacophony whirling in his mind as he sat, obviously perplexed at the folly of democracy. How possible that the nation could de-elect him so carelessly and hand power to… NAKUMUTOMOLA NIKULAKWA. I believe like most serious-thinking Zambians, RB understood that the 90 Days Manifesto was just a deceptive assemblage of melodious tunes of fallacy coined by men of genetic duplicity.

We were wrong to assume RB wept because of the loss of what privileges comes with presidency; free food, free clothes, free accommodation, free beer, free pool, free entry to soccer stadia, free transport, free education for one’s dull children and free talktime. RB knew that he wasn’t an ideal president, but that he was 10 X 10 times better than one he was handing power to. Knowing how sweet power was, RB was not sure of the hullabaloo that would ensue once unstable people tasted that sweet power. Subsidies would be removed, all relatives would suddenly be qualified to run government, the Public Order Act would become a good law, there would be 2-4 deputies per ministry, there would be no freedom of conscious and assembly, no freedom of expression! Streets would become dirtier and political fights would become bloodier, love would dwindle and the kwacha would become dwarfed in value.

Yes, we sneered and jeered him, he was ridiculed, taunted and despised. He however, meekly and gracefully went home. He now has the last laugh.

Henry Stan.

 

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