“Zuma Lessons for Lungu”

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President Lungu at State House

Civil Rights Activist and Political Commentator Laura Miti has observed that there are lessons for President Edgar Lungu to learn from embattled South African President Jacob Zuma who has been given upto midnight to resign or be forced out.

 
If President Lungu is watching events in South Africa, I hope he understands that today was a long time in coming. There was a time when Jacob Zuma seemed untouchable. 

When first the Nkandla controversy broke, he was all arrogance. For years, it looked like there would never be a price to pay for his presidential choices. Important to note is that ALL the people involved in his recall today, were at one time vociferously protective of him. They were his praise team. His defenders. They did dirty battle for him.

As members of the opposition, the media and general public looked on in frustrated helplessness, these people made arrogant annoying statement after arrogant annoying statement in defence of their President. 

Zuma was popular, strong, immovable, giving out godlike favours to those on his side.
Important too for President Lungu to note is that, at no time did President Zuma take the chance to pull back from the issues that were making the public unhappy. He knew them. They were made clear by people he dismissed as unthinking critics, stooges of white capital. 

He refused to part ways with the corrupt Guptas. Instead, he instituted what he must have thought to be a fail-proof plan to be succeeded by someone who would continue to protect him after he left office. Then today arrived. A day that seemed utterly impossible a few short years ago. 

To President Lungu I would say, you have a few more years to pull back from all the things that are making the Zambian public unhappy with you. You know the issues. Don’t listen to the people around you. They are in it for themselves. They will leave you with not a second thought when finally, the day of reckoning comes. It always comes.

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9 Responses to “Zuma Lessons for Lungu”

  1. Complete nonsense – she even pretends that she does not know that such a thing has happened with Thabo Mbeki within the ANC before. If anything, Laura seems to say that power can only shift within the PF and not PF to opposition.

    abilima
    February 14, 2018 at 11:29 pm
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    • i DON’T THINK YOU READ HER ARTICLE WELL AND UNDERSTOOD IT WELL. PLEASE GO OVER IT AGAIN IF YOU CAN. SHE HAS BROUGHT OUT REAL ISSUES WHICH LUNGU MAY IGNORE AT HIS OWN PERRIL. THANK YOU BO MITI YOU ARE A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE.

      Kongwa
      February 15, 2018 at 12:06 pm
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    • @ABILIMA…I think u did not get the point here.The reason JZ was recalled has to do with corruption.You missed the point.You are the one who is talking nonsense…

      Musonda
      February 15, 2018 at 2:46 pm
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      • Musonda – You are so useless that you do not seem to understand that ECL is not going anywhere. Try to concentrate on real issues.

        abilima
        February 15, 2018 at 5:46 pm
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  2. Useless analysis. There’s even no basis of comparison. Muzinkhala chabe

    HH azinama!
    February 15, 2018 at 12:49 am
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  3. They are in it for themselves. They will leave you with not a second thought when finally, the day of reckoning comes. It always comes.remember not all days are Sundays Mr ECL mend your ways toward your people.don’t forget that its people who made you to be were you are now and it people who can remove you from that post sir and the best thing you can do apologies to the nation and make things right in our country. okay

    prosper nsompo
    February 15, 2018 at 11:18 am
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  4. He that killeth with the sword will die by a sword,whatsoever a man soweth that shall he reap,a day of reconing is coming it may seem to take long but justice and truth has and will always be vindicated. Think of Hitler, Idi Amin,RG Mugabe namethem they thought they were imuvable what goes up must come down, darkness may endure for a night but the morninig is coming.

    Fear God
    February 15, 2018 at 1:47 pm
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  5. I don’t yet have a slightest idea of who can be a better president than EL, reasons some of those who want to rule they are already contaminated with corruption neither HH nor GBM can boast of being innocent from the disease of stealing from their own people.

    nshilimubemba
    February 15, 2018 at 5:39 pm
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  6. If there are any lessons to learn frm here, they shld nt jst be for lungu bt all political leaders in our country. some opposition leaders lyk in upnd want to be wamuyaya what more if they became the national president would they agree to vacate office lyk zuma did?

    truthpains
    February 16, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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