The Zambian Observer

Why Do We Expect Dialogue From Those Who Cannot Debate, Much Less Exchange Greetings Or Letters?

By  Kasebamashila Kaseba

DIALOGUE VS DEBATE
DE KLERK VS MANDELA
EL VS HH

FW DE KLERK and MANDELA did not just DIALOGUE on PEACE but also DEBATED POLICIES whereas EL and HH have not just failed to DEBATE policies but also failed to DIALOGUE peace.

Why do we expect DIALOGUE from those who cannot DEBATE, much less exchange greetings or letters?
While HH has debated where EL has refused to debate in preference for political party rallies as his indictment for DICTATORSHIP.

Similarly, had Mandela, a ‘lawyer’ like EL, failed or refused to debate De Klerk, at short notice from prison, he would have been taken as a savage, intent on using ”umkhonto we sizwe” like EL is using police and PF cadres to commit violence.

Otherwise, one can doubt if EL is a lawyer in the way he fears debate for orders.