By David Zulu. 13/11/19
The talk show hosted by Radio Lutanda which featured two senior PF officials whose major theme unbelievably turned out to be Tonga bashing, would wake up Hitler from the flaming beds of hell. Tragically and more seriously, it would make the departed founding fathers and mothers of this country turn in their resting places.
In his reaction to the ugly, heinous and criminal xenophobic attacks by black South Africans against fellow Africans from across the borders and beyond, Zambia’s first President and Pan Africanist Dr Kenneth Kaunda observed, “I never imagined I would live long enough to witness such black on black violence by South Africans against fellow Africans to their north”. Need anything more be said about how KK would think or say about how hate speeches propagated by Radio Lutanda has potential to set this country ablaze?
Some of the radio station managers and presenters that were cited in the Rwandan genocide report are currently rotting in Rwandan jails and at the Hague. The politicians that sponsored them are free or have been pardoned by fellow politicians.
PF and their supporters Abraham Mulenga and John Sampa cannot rewrite history. In 1991 and 1996, it’s only the Southerners that gave Fredrick Chiluba a Bemba speaking person, a 100% parliamentary vote. Why is that fact being put under wraps by the PF?
So now where has this Tonga tribalism thing come from that has bunched the whole tribe as political beings. Just because one Tonga has aspired for public office, which is within his constitutional rights, all Tongas must all of a sudden be criminalized?
Just how do Tongas in the PF feel about such graphic imaging of their tribe by their party? And what would have happened if a pair of Tongas on a Choma Radio Station said what these two individuals said on Radio Lutanda? If Chishimba Kambwili was arrested for allegedly propagating hate speech against the Chinese, then we need to see some action now! Enough is enough. Atase.