Lyson Nyirenda, Eastern Province UPND Youth Chairman was Friday afternoo
arrested by the Police for addressing a meeting of UPND party members. He is waiting to be charged.
WHO IS STILL NOT CONVINCED THAT ZAMBIA HAS TURNED INTO A DICTATORSHIP?
Edgar Lungu and group are too paranoid about losing power and this explains why he can’t have proper press conferences. It also shows that 2016 elections were probably rigged as alleged.
I salute Mr. Lyson Nyirenda for his personal sacrifices. He even sold his bus company after being blocked from Lusaka Intercity by PF cadres.
There was no need for late Chiluba (MHSRIEP) to arrest such a man in Kk statue. Chiluba lacked good advisors. The best he could have done is to put the old man under house arrest !!! This episode was so humiliating for KK as he was the first African Head of State to voluntarily surrender power st a time when fashion in Africa was otherwise!!!
Why arrest an innocent person? Is having a meeting or addressing a meeting illegal in Zambia?
Only demonstrations may be regulated but not having a meeting for God s sake!!! PF has gone the spirit in which KK our founding father wanted to see the politics of Zambis grow and I quote;
IMPORTANT TAKE AWAYS FROM KK SPEECH WHICH ECL HAS FAILED TO UPHOLD
We must give no leverage whatsoever to any external enemy or even friendly interests that work to divide us to our own peril. We have to learn very fast that all important democratic lesson which has eluded many, that different political parties or groups in one country are not sworn enemies who must kill and destroy one another. On the contrary, they are people groups that are necessary to preserve and, indeed, must preserve to assist the population to have an intensive and extensive democratic dialogue on the life issues within their own and only country
Countrymen and women, political parties and political pressure in groups in Zambia are just different sides of the same golden coin of national interests. If these sides are removed or frustrated then the national interest represented by that valuable coin will become invisible to people
In emphasizing this point, I want to say, UNIP needs MMD and MMD needs UNIP. Both MMD and UNIP need the other political parties which are struggling to build up their own active lines of political thought, word and action in our country.
Each political party is a window which allows the people with different vision in our population to look at the vital body politic. The more our population can see the different sides, angles and facets of their body politic, the more they will know what is politically best and most useful for them to do for themselves.
All political parties and groups in our country must treat one another as sister parties and sister groups. Yes, they must compete but they do so within theo family and to serve the same family members. They do not compete within the family to kill the family, to kill the family members or to kill all the sister political groups.
To come to the present stage of transformation, our political process in Zambia has come a very long way. Like the rest of Africa. Any people who have not just participated but given active leadership in the kind of hazardous political environment such as Zambia has gone through in Southern Africa can never fail when in triumph and final victory that hostile political environmental changes for the better. While Zambia receives no thanks from many and, indeed, we do not need any thanks from anyone, Southern Africa would not be what it is today if Zambians had not paid the highest price for this region. God knows.
Zambians must now use that unparallel experience to build the Third Republic which is emerging out of the ballot box tomorrow. With a liberated Southern Africa, our Third Republic will not only be dynamic but must be fully democratic in all areas of human endeavor — political, economic, social and cultural scientific and technological as well as in the defense and security of our national interest.
I welcome on your behalf, the Third Republic whose bright star we are all eagerly gazing to see rise proudly upon new political horizon.
God bless you all
God bless all our political parties
God bless the Third Republic.
Kenneth Kaunda last speech on the eve of 31st October, 1991
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