The issue of tribalism getting out of hand – Sikota Wina

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Sikota Wina

Sikota Wina

The issue of tribalism is getting out of hand, Veteran politician and Freedom fighter Sikota Wina has observed.


Wina who was part of the first cabinet 1964 regretted that 50 years after Independence the country is still spending time discussing issues of tribalism.


He said the country had developed so much with many Universities but sadly young people were still talking about the issue of tribalism.


Wina said though the politicians try to use the issue of tribalism during campaigns, the young people are educated to reject such schemes.


He cited certain incidences in the past  such as the night without the president when Kenneth Kaunda resigned as president because of tribalism. Wina has written a book on the event.


Wina was speaking on ZNBC’s Sunday  Interview programme.


9 Responses to The issue of tribalism getting out of hand – Sikota Wina

  1. Tribalism belogs to backward minds bigots who are selfish .

    July 12, 2015 at 7:20 pm

  2. Let us not pretend like we don’t know who started all this crap about tribalism.MMD under Chiluba started it all, then amplified by Sata and now magnified by Banda and Lungu.
    Tribalism in Zambia only exists if a Tonga or Lozi greets his fellow tribesman in his or her mother tongue on the street.If it is spoken in bemba ,then it ulimwaume sana
    Time has come to call a spade a spade and not a big spoon.

    Red Square
    July 12, 2015 at 8:34 pm

  3. Indeed well observed uncle Wina. Its people like Davies Chama and Mumbi Phiri even Edgar Chagwa Lungu who are promoting tribalism in zambia. They call tongas to be tribalists when it is them who are tribalists. They use stupid slogans like one zambia one nation to cheat people in doing wrong things.There were countries in Europe which were united in ethnic groupings like Yugoslavia but are nolonger there. Why? Because of people like Davies Chama and Mumbi Phiri.Tongas are not short of quality leadership, they have the potential,ability,capacity and all what it takes rule themselves without fail. We can do it and lead a very happy life. Mama Inonge pliz do not be used, remember what happened to Wynter Kabimba. Be careful.

    July 12, 2015 at 8:39 pm

  4. DENIAL! Does it not hurt Mr Wina to see so many Zambians losing land to foreigners today? Or is it because such happenings don’t affect him and Dr Kaunda the way they did fifty years ago when they fought for independence? Mr Wina is not actively looking for a job, or bursary, or university place. He is not actively looking for a job in a government office, or land or plot in a council area. He is not attending competitive interviews. If he were, he would not deny the realities of tribalism in Zambia today. Why is Kaunda so quiet over this injustice of tribalism today?

    July 13, 2015 at 5:50 am

    • Chuundu cilaita

      July 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

  5. It surprising that even the tubulu have come out in the open to start calling Tongas names. Remember the late Unia Mwila a minister in the Kaunda govt once said Bembbas were the majority in the civil service because bembas formed 2million people out of population of 3million. Now it the tubulu chama hallucinating.

    July 13, 2015 at 11:13 am

  6. This tribalisim thing is only with politicians.

    July 13, 2015 at 11:13 am

  7. Red Square,

    A spoon is a small spade while a shovel/ spade is a big spoon. So my friend both are spades.

    Do not lose a sleep over what you say or what others say. Remember that as long as you are a Zambian you are a free-person to say anything at will without fear or favour, however, do not insult others for whatever truth they say about you….

    The black woman not pink
    July 13, 2015 at 1:51 pm

  8. When some people fail to compete with others is when they turn to their tribes for support .What I don’t understand is when even those who are educated seem to sink so low to think on tribal lines . Politicians who are fearful of winning elections tend to play on the minds of people to win sympathy . The point remains Zambians in general are not tribal how ever there a small corner that shouts at the top of its voice for recognition . Indeed no single tribe can rule Zambia a lone Zambians need unity to develop , tribalism retards development . All tribes in Zambia are at per and every one has a right to vie for any public office .

    July 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm

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