By Hamweene Mpande

[Disclaimer, the views expressed in this article do not represent those of  Zambian Observer but the author’s)

Since the formation of UPND in 1998 by Anderson Mazoka, the Tonga speaking people of Southern Province have always voted for a Tonga candidate.

The first time Mazoka vied for presidency in 2001, all Tongas lumped their votes on him because he was their tribesman.

When Mazoka was leading Levy Mwanawasa of the MMD in 2001, Tongas took to the streets and celebrated his (Mazoka) imaginary victory.

Some Tongas went to an extent of closing down public offices and illegally taking over offices. They shared positions and plotted to deal with non – Tongas who were occupying such offices.

The entire city of Lusaka was characterised with deafening Tonga noises as Mazoka came close to winning. On public buses, Tonga passengers made their presence felt by speaking in deep Tonga voices.

A Tonga soldier in Chipata forcefully confiscated door keys from a Zanaco bank manager and installed himself as a manager only to wait for Mazoka to be confirmed as President of the Republic of Zambia.

When the tables turned in favour of Mwanawasa, some Tongas ended up in prison for criminal trespass. The Tonga soldier in Chipata immediately lost his job while others were jailed on high treason.

If they (Tongas) could behave like possessed men and women with an imaginary President, what would become of Zambia if Hakainde Hichilema (God forbid) wins as President of Zambia? They would even impose Citonga as the official language of our land.

All key government positions would be shared among Tongas. HH would be life President. Development can only be done in Southern Province. Their preoccupation would be to torment Bembas they always called thieves.

Zambia can slip into a genocidal conflict with non – Tongas especially Bembas being exterminated like an attempt was made in Monze, Choma and other towns in Southern Province to eliminate Bembas.

At the time Mazoka was dying, he had two Vice Presidents Sakwiba Sikota and Patrick Chisanga but the Tongas demanded that Hakainde Hichilema, a Tonga who at the time was living in South Africa be installed as successor. They said only a Tonga could replace Mazoka.

Zambians are more comfortable with non – Tonga President because of their liberal nature. They don’t discriminate.

This is why Hakainde Hichilema will never be President of Zambia because God loves Zambia.

(The Author is a Tonga who was born in Pemba District 48 years ago. I have lived in Luwingu of the Northern part of Zambia)

21 COMMENTS

  1. Comment: You Are Right My Brother HH Or Any Tonga Can Never Rule Zambia In Your Dead Dreams. The Devil Is Using You To Breed Hate Among The Many Tribes Which Have Lived Together Since 1964. Take Your Evil Insinuations To Hell.

  2. This is a fake story! The is in fact neither Tonga nor Bemba but Nsenga! He is desperate but change is surely coming like it or not.

    • So,if change just happen like the way you change prostitutes? hh kachema will never never rule thisCountry bcos of you people who are too tribal and regional.

  3. Comment: THIS MAN DOES NOT THINK PROPERLY IS GBM A TONGA? IF U HAVE NOTHING TO SAY JUST SHUT YOUR MOUTH WE DONT WANT RUBISH ATARANCE IN POLITICS THERE IS NO ONE WHO IS CAPEBLE IN UPND TO CONTEST OK

  4. In my opinion ,if it is to vote using tribal lines some tribes will not rule Zambia so let us only go for credible not just because he or she belong to your tribe it will be every one for his own

  5. Unless you were not there, you would think and say rubbish article. It is well documented, the demise of Mozoka who was great man exposed the thinking of some Tongas. Last year, I went for interviews in Livingstone, I could’ nt believe that tribalism could go to such an extent. Let’s call a spade a spade. Not all but some.

  6. I AM NOT TONGA BUT I DON’T AGREE WITH THIS STUPID STORY. I THINK IT’S A FABRICATED STORY BY PF WHO ARE PRETENDING TO BE TONGAS. TONGAS HAVE HONOURABLY AND PATRIOTICALLY SERVED THIS COUNTRY, NAMELY, KEBBY MUSOKOTWANE, VJ MWAANGA, NG’ANDU MAGANDE, BEN MWIINGA, NABULYATO, TO NAME BUT A FEW.
    THIS IS THE SECOND STORY I HAVE COME ACCROSS TODAY PURPORTING TO BE WRITTEN BY TONGAS. THIS STORIES ARE BEING FABRICATED BY ANTONIO MWANZA AND SUNDAY CHANDA IN THEIR DESPERATION TO MALIGN UPND AND HH.
    PF WILL BE VOTED OUT WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT, ESPECIALLY THAT THE RIGGING MASTER HAS ALSO DECIDED TO LEAVE THE PARTY.

  7. I think PF are now truly finished. No matter what you scheme it will not work. Zambians are not as gullible as the PF DEEMS THEM TO BE. Surely, who can buy such crap? In fact the opposite is what has been taking place from the time this tribal party imposed itself on Zambians. Check the appointments in government and cabinet positions this scheme is no secret. HH will bring sanity and real integration espcially after arresting Sunday Chanda and Antonio Mwanza for inciting genocide against selected ethnic groupings. Antonio, your style of rhetoric cannot be mistaken no matter what you try to do. This comes after antonio insulted chiefs from these same areas. You can’t cheat alll the people.

  8. For your information, those that were claiming that UPND should be led by a Tonga after the death of Mazoka (MHSRIP) are not UPND. Mr. Madyenkuku is was MMD and is now PF. It follows therefore that they were sponsored to say what they were saying as a way of de-campaigning the party. What you should also remember is that the current Zambian Government is highly tribal and firing innocent people from employment on tribal grounds. Go to Southern Province you will find that many tribes lozis Luvales, Kaondes Nyanjas, Bembas and even Ndebeles have settled there. If you truly want Tongas to be tribal then you are inviting a Tsunami. This could not be the case if Tongas were tribal. Enjoy your stolen money in PF but do not spread falsehoods because one day you will regret.

  9. Idiots, author, you have run out gas. Keep insulting yourself, we are one Zambia one nation, not the bull shit you are writing.

  10. Comment: Firstly I Would Say Under Pf Politics In Zambia Has Complely Changed. Just The Way It Was In Rwanda. Shame To U The Writer Of This Rubbish. U A Drunk With The Stollen Money U A Beeing Given To U By Big Thurgs. May Good God Jurge U In This Christian Nation.

  11. You are an idiot, Mr chisanga was never a upnd vice president and hh had never lived or stayed in south Africa .
    I think you are a foreigner who doesn’t know the history of zambia .
    Get the grade six and seven text books for social studies.

  12. Zambia is a christian nation so all things should be left with the almighty do his job who are you to say hh can’t or won’t lead the nation are you god please Zambians don’t judge anything you are doing a wrong job god knows who will lead our nation zambia what ever words you will use to destroy the tongas and hh you’re waisting time just wait and see how lungu is panicking can’t you see something keep on surporting ecl us its forward chabe .

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