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It’s been a long night, good morning from Westwood Police Station cells- M’membe

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Leader of the opposition Socialist Party Fred M’membe who spent the night in police cells outskirt of Lusaka at Westwood has described the night as long but that the morning had to come.

Dr. M’membe a Journalist turned Politician has however charged that the Hakainde Hichilema government won’t manage to intimidate him. He says he is beyond intimidation saying he has fought bigger battles than this before.

Dr M’membe penned down this article:


Greetings from Westwood Police station cells!

It has been a long night but, as they say, the morning always comes.

We have once again witnessed the miracle of seeing the sun rising and the sky lighting up from a very small dark space. This is indeed a miracle and we thank the almighty God for the gift of life and peace.

Some of our brothers and sisters didn’t make it through the night to see the sun rising and hear the wind come down from the clouds, but here we are today. We have made it once again. It’s a blessing and a reminder of God’s grace, love and mercy.

Let me start by urging all citizens of this great nation to band together in their struggle against corruption, injustice, and oppression. This country needs more courageous people to stand up for our rights and freedoms. Our democracy is under siege and we have to fight back to protect it from this evil regime.

It is no longer in doubt that the current Executive branch of government, which is headed by Mr Hakainde Hichilema, is unhinged and enormously reckless by all leadership standards.

Further, it is undeniable that Mr Hichilema is an untested, paranoid, and hyper- speculative individual, who has been confronted with the reality of governance quicker than he thought.

It is also irrefutable that Mr Hichilema was unprepared to lead this nation. He was never mentored or guided for public office, in particular the office of President, which he holds today.

The signs of bad and ill-preparation for leadership in Mr Hichilema are well-defined; the lack of restraint and self- control, an inferiority complex, uncontrollable ego and pride, failure to comprehend the limitations and consequences of power and so on. These bad signs are evident for all to see.

That said, we would like to warn the Zambian people that under this regime, they must expect the worst forms intimidation, abuse, torture, tribalism, ethnic bigotry, mendacity, mediocrity, high levels of leadership arrogance and self-importance, state instigated violence, and all manner of evil, including political assassinations and killings, because we have misfits in power.

Clearly, we entrusted power in the hands of vengeful and heartless barbarians with no empathy or compassion for fellow human beings.

These people have forgotten that we are a constitutional democracy, and it is expected of them to operate within the principles of constitutional order and the rule of law, and not this reign of arbitrariness that Mr Hichilema is relentlessly trying to install in this country.

Under this corrupt puppet regime, there is absolutely no recourse to the due process of the law anymore. They have made the Executive to be mighty over the law and over the Constitution. We have seen how key institutions of governance that are central to our democracy, such as the judiciary, parliament, and others, are being arm-twisted to operate like party wings or branches. This regime behaves and thinks like it is doing us a favour and its hold on power is infinite.

The leadership don’t even realise that whatever they are doing each day that passes is dividing this nation and entangling them ever further into the web of deceit, hatred, and self-destruction. This wickedness being perpetuated from State House can only be described as reckless bravado.

Mr Hichilema and his corrupt league think they are very strong men. They think they are the “Alpha and Omega”. They think they have arrived and will only leave power when they decide to do so. They think they are the best brains to have ever ruled this country.

The self-deception is visible. The leadership’s misjudgements and criminal connivance to harm selected citizens and destroy our nation are also very visible.

But they are mistaken, because real power lies with the people. And all this self-deception and ruthless application of power coupled with excitement will never triumph.

Evil never conquers. Evil always ends in grief, in disgrace.

They will regret their egoistic actions and attitudes very soon.

They can’t break us. They can’t intimidate us. Some of us are beyond intimidation. We have fought bigger battles and their on-the-job training chipante pante kind of government does not even come close to what we have seen and fought before.

Bacepa sana!

Aluta continua, vitória é certa!

Fred M’membe
President of the Socialist Party.


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