Musician Pilato’s message to President Lungu

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Pilato when he joined PF

State of the nation

A few months ago i apologised to the government of Zambia and the Republican president a move that was widely and deeply misunderstood. I did it because i felt and still feel it was a great thing to do. I learnt from my childhood never to let those that praise me to dictate to me which route my life should take. It was an action that was received with mixed feelings, lost friends and gained friends but all in all, i still feel i did the right thing. There’s no democracy with morality, even if millions praise you for doing something wrong, it will never become right so for me i did do what i felt was right for me and my purpose on this earth.


Today i choose to speak out because i feel my support for President Lungu and his government is being challenged both politically and morally. The Mongu incident and the arrest of the UPND leader Mr. Hakainde Hichilema is a direct attack on the presidency of Mr. Lungu and silence would mean betrayal at its highest.

My commitment to President Lungu is that when all is said and done, Zambians should be proud of their country and their leadership. That His Excellency Mr. Edgar Lungu should be overall Africa’s greatest president. I am committed to seing that happen, that is why i speak out today.

I feel the Mongu incident was very unfortunate and should never be allowed to happen again. But because my commitment is to the Republican president and his government let me share my concerns.

Arresting Mr. Hakainde will benefit more the enemies of His Excellency the Republican president Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu than anybody else.
Here’s why, Great leaders have always been those that acted with love even in the deepest belly of hate. Humanity always remembers those leaders who acted with kindness and love towards those that provoked them to the core.

When Jesus Christ was attacked in the garden of Gethesemane, Peter took a sword and cut off the ear of one of the soldiers that attacked Jesus but quickly Jesus rebuked Peter. We read that Jesus then healed his attacker’s ear.

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned by the apartheid government in South Africa, when Mandela was released and was given power, he chose not to repay hate with hate instead he forgave those that killed and insulted him and his people.

Dr. Levy Mwanawasa was constantly under fire from the late President Sata. When the time came for Dr. Mwanawasa to repay for the fire he received, he showed love and kindness.

I can go ON and pick great leaders that didn’t respond to hate with hate.
I don’t want my President to be remembered as a tyrant. I don’t want His Excellency Mr. Lungu to be profiled in the same space as the world’s known dictators.

My President whilst you can, please save your presidency. Let not your cheerleaders influence your judgement. Any action inspired by hate is evil in the eyes of God, do not fall into the trap that many African leaders fell into. We love you and we want you happy even after your time in state house.

I end here


17 Responses to Musician Pilato’s message to President Lungu

  1. Wasosa…wekali namano nobe sawilule pinda.

    April 13, 2017 at 4:19 am

  2. That’s how it should be. Lungu might not see direct benefit but his children like Levy’s son in PF govt. HE. forgive them sir they are your children

    April 13, 2017 at 4:50 am

  3. Pilato; Lungu will never be Africa’s greatest president. Time comes when the God of the Bible says mine mine tekereufarisini. Lungu has been found wanting. Let him just do the right thing to escape future jail.

    Chimanga Changa
    April 13, 2017 at 5:04 am

  4. Very childish!

    Keen Follower
    April 13, 2017 at 5:14 am

    • How childish? Kindly tell us..

      April 14, 2017 at 8:14 am

  5. pilato is wise

    April 13, 2017 at 8:35 am

  6. pilato is embarrassed, he is hitting at the man he alulated earlier.

    ama boys, spacio ni mutoka?

    April 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

  7. Pilato thinks he is relevant to the Lungu evil project being screened to gullibles as humbleness. All these Lungu actions are engineered by Kaizer and other evil/dark forces of which Lungu is a part and beneficiary. There you are naivelyy still thinking Lungu is exclusive of all this. Media being choked, corruption being championed, rights of citizens being taken away, consolidating his power to rule beyond 2021, killing off the judiciary, violetoing the consitution etc. These are not traits of a great leader. Can’t talk about ECL in the same breath as Mandela even Mwanawasa.

    April 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

  8. But kwena those guys in Jesus’ time were stubborn: You mean after he replaces your ear which was cut off you still go ahead and arrest him? I would quickly U-turn myself and say “Awe ba Pharaoh ulya muntu tewakubika munjema”. Efyo ndandila ati ni fiction:
    “When Jesus Christ was attacked in the garden of Gethesemane, Peter took a sword and cut off the ear of one of the soldiers that attacked Jesus but quickly Jesus rebuked Peter. We read that Jesus then healed his attacker’s ear.”

    Twapepa Again
    April 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm

  9. Pilato, just wasting your time. Lungu, chinkula, he is very dull, he is been pushed by Kaizer, Mwamba, and kapushi ka Amos Chanda, those are advisor for him. He won’t listen,or understand yooo. Falling on deaf ears. But the country has been destroyed already

    John chabe
    April 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm

  10. Wise words Pilato. Unfortunately they are directed towards nincompoops. I don’t know why you’re bothering yourself trying to save Lungu from going down in history books as a dictator. Seems that has been his goal right from the beginning, by the looks of things. Dictator through and through especially with what he has allowed to happen to HH. Exile awaits Lungu. Hopefully he’ll pack all his hangers-on to keep him company. What a history to leave behind for his children and grandchildren.

    April 13, 2017 at 11:28 pm

  11. The First Lady should give Lungu advice, the route he is taking is leading him to serious embarrassment and all his so-called Christian and humble Lungu thing will soon be eroded.

    Many will begin to know the type of man he is – a tyrant and dictator, motivated by misjudgement and alcohol.

    He is messing himself real good.

    April 14, 2017 at 8:19 am

  12. Great piece of advice from Pilato. I really did not expect such reasonable advice to come from a musician. Mr President go through this message and come up with a decision that make the presidency and not one that will destroy you. Follow the actions of Jesus Christ, for even in his death he showed love by crying to his father “forgive them for they know not what they are doing”. Politics of appeasement will bring you down.
    Follow your heart and make yourself great.

    Prince Mande
    April 15, 2017 at 8:52 am

  13. Remember your Excellency, it is Easter period, a Holly week for that matter. It is time to love and forgive.

    Prince Mande
    April 15, 2017 at 8:58 am

  14. I still remember you kneeling down and placing your hands on the tomb of the risen Jesus that day in Jerusalem.This is the first trial to test your faith Bwana President.Remember is Easter and this is happening at the right time……

    Best Cop
    April 15, 2017 at 11:02 am

  15. “That His Excellency Mr. Edgar Lungu should be overall Africa’s greatest president”. Pilato is entitled to his opionion of course but not his own facts. Edgar Lungu will go down as the most inconsequetional, clueless and worst “leader” Zambia and arguably, Africa has shown the world.
    Policy wise?–Zero. Intellectual arguments expected of a leader?—Zero. I believe his thought partners are as scattered as a cobweb! That’s just my opinion too.

    April 17, 2017 at 5:35 am

  16. Well said Pilato and the president claims to be a christian we shall see which God he serves. You shall know them by their fruits.

    Bana Lulu
    April 18, 2017 at 9:43 am

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