Suppression of opposition can make you be named Africa’s worst – Shakas

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Former Katuba Member of Parliament Jonas Shakafuswa has advised the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) to make Zambia a model of democracy where all Zambians have a sense of belonging because they will not hold on to power forever.

Shakafuswa also says the suppression of perceived opposition will make the Patriot Front government be named as the worst leaders on the African Continent.

“The suppression of perceived opposition will only help you be named as one of the worst African leaders. You have an opportunity to make right. I know you. Unfortunately you allow and listen to advise. Even from the wrong people. Listen even from the people you don’t like” Shakafuswa advised.

And Shakafuswa who lost his Parliamentary seat when he campaigned and stood on PF ticket in 2016 also advised Republican President Edgar Lungu to listen to even those he perceives as idiots.

“Today I see Political Parties forming and agitating to wrestle power from PF. Not that they want to make things better, but the want to Party like PF. And PF is resisting at all expense. ECL. Think of how glorious you can make your exit, through righteousness after your tour of duty. Yes allow the ‘idiots’ to express themselves. You might pick up one or two positive ideas,” he said.

“I hope the Executive still remembers the Presidents address to Parliament or was it just window dressing? Don’t hide behind the veil of your overzealous colleagues who will run the distance with you as long as they are eating and partying with you. Such association as history has taught us is short lived. Get the good will of the people,”

Meanwhile, Shakafuswa has bemoaned the diminishing democracy under the PF led government.

In apparent reference to the Ministry of Home Affairs ruling against Opposition National Democratic Congress’ decision to have Chishimba Kambwili as its leader, Shakafuswa said democratic interests are always suppressed.

“It is very difficult to bring democratic ideals to African experience. In Africa Democracy means having popular political Parties, winning elections, and going on a honey moon. Today I equate politics in Zambia as a quest for regional dominance. Where a particular individual pulls his tribe and associated region into a Party for them to Party in Government” he said.

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2 Responses to Suppression of opposition can make you be named Africa’s worst – Shakas

  1. I tend to agree with Shaka. The Government is trying by all means to destabilize the opposition. I am of the view that the time spent on confusing the opposition could be better spent on reviving the Zambian economy.

    Chisha Banda
    April 22, 2019 at 10:42 am
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  2. Well said Shakas. For once you make more sence than ever. Peopl will not enjoy any thing under PF until when they realise that Zambia is better divided according according to North western and North Eastern Rhodesia map. The collonialist saw difference in these two peoples. I kept quiet for your eyes to see. Lookk at GBM.

    janza kumbele
    April 22, 2019 at 2:49 pm
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