Zambia at 50, what is there to celebrate?

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Note that the views in the following article do not in anyway represent the views of this publication or its Editors but the author who is an opposition leader in Zambia.

By Edwin Sakala,

It is true that Zambia is turning 50 on 24th October but for ZDDM it will be a day to dress in Black as a sign of mourning for our failure to remain independent.

In a very rich country blessed with abundant natural wealth the Zambian is today more divided and with no common vision.

While the Zambians are preoccupied with fighting and pulling each other down foreigners are busy taking their land with impunity .The Chinese , Fellow Africans from Islamic countries and white settlers from Zimbabwe are sharing Zambian land and freely milking Zambian wealth .

Worse still the national cake is being enjoyed by those in power while the majority population is dehumanized, suffering and dying in numbers higher than that of countries at war and even those experiencing the Ebola outbreak.

Only those gifted with the ostrich amazing nature of burying their heads in sand can really engage in celebrating in the midst of a situation created by extremely selfish and heartless Zambians.

For any Zambian who really cares for the people of Zambia and our land which is being stolen from us it is a day proving Ian Douglas Smith of Zimbabwe right that it will take Africans more than a thousand years to govern themselves in a civilized manner .

Ian Smith seems to have had Zambia in mind because it is one country in the world proving that Smith had a valid point.

Zambians stands out in the whole world as an example of a failed nation whose people generally think with their mouth and stomach.

Zambia is a very rich country with enough wealth to insure a comfortable life for every citizen but sadly enough only a handful of its leaders lives a humane life while the majority population wallow in the chains of abject poverty all because of the God for all and each one for themselves culture which the country has been caught up in .

The country is a present day example of the Biblical Tower of Babylon and Sodom and Gomorra as citizens are purposefully shepherded into being preoccupied with each one seeking self gratification,

At independence in 1964 Zambians celebrated the coming in of self rule that removed the Whiteman who they accused of being an oppressor.

The people celebrated that they were independent to govern ourselves in a civilized manner.

For the elderly Zambians who experienced colonial rule 24th October is indeed a significant day because they fully understand and share our stand that there is nothing worth celebrating.

In 50 years we have grinded progressively from being a decent and civilized society into being a primitive and an animal like society of unbridled greed and self centered people.

Zambians who understand how other nations conduct their affairs in a civilized manner on this day have every reason to on Black as a day to mourn for themselves because even  neighboring countries which we assisted to get independence are enjoying a better quality of life while Zambia has revolved into being like Sodom and Gomorra and politically a Tower of Babylon.

We invite all those with eyes to see that Zambia is lost and heading towards self destruction to join fellow Zambians  in collectively communicate our heart felt disappointment that fellow Zambians are ‘Eating Masuku on our head”(oppressing us) by treating us like a horse while they are acting the rider.

 Make this statement by putting on black on this day.


Edwin Sakala

ZDDM President



8 Responses to Zambia at 50, what is there to celebrate?

  1. Pliz Mr ZDDM Sakala,don’t mislead the Zambians with the way you’re looking at @ Zambia @ 50.Wether poor or rich, Zambia got it’s independence 50yrs ago.So you’ve reason to thank God and celebrate that by God’s Grace,Zambia has existed with relative peace.Even you Mr Sakala whether rich or poor at your age,you can celebrate your birthday thanking God you’re still alive whilst your other age mates may have died.So you don’t celebrate your birthday because you’re rich or successful person.You celebrate your life that you’re still alive,and there’s hope that things may be better for you even if now things may be bad.

    October 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm

  2. Ba Zambian eye please give us a history of Zambian Music at 50 Senkyu

    October 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  3. I conquer with President Sakala to some extent in that 50 years of Zambia being indepepent is just too much for majority Zambians who being afflicted by the shackles of poverty.Therefore, the independence we got is flag independence because we are still being colonized in the name of AID which is neo-colonialism.Therefore,I think it is better to be a well fed slave than to be a hungry free man.

    October 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

  4. Fellow Zambians the fact will remain the same! Do you know that we are very good at criticising but we fail to offer concrete solutions to our situations. Look at Singapore at independence its GNP was almost the same with ours, but look at where we are now. Our poor work culture, stealing of public resources, corruption,lack of accountability and transparency will make us remain static for years to come. We always point fingers at our leaders but do you realise how many fingers are pointing back at ourselves. One example I can give is look at the few schools which where left by the so called colonialists. Visit these schools today and see for yourself how they have been vandalised. Let’s clean our own homes first then even the way we guide against state property will be the same. To many of us Zambians, whether Zambia at 50 or at 60 procrastination is part of us i.e. always waiting for tomorrow to improve things not realising that time is not with us. Happy Jubilee Mother Zambia.

    October 21, 2014 at 6:51 am

  5. @OTM you have hit the head of the nail. You are 100% right. Even maintaining our own environment, we are failing.Even if the so called economy was at our side, I foresee wastage in us. So God has put us where we belong. Period.

    October 22, 2014 at 9:03 am


    1. Iam able to TRAVEL around zambia without ICHITUPA
    2. Zambia has been peacefu since 1964.
    3. Iam a able free participate in politics, chose which party to support and not to support.
    4. To honour my grand father who fought in the CHACHACHA. He was captured and tortured and the process lost his earing. His ears where bleeding becoz of the slaps he received.
    5. We are able to mismanage our own country.
    6. I can walk in any shop and buy whatever i want to buy.
    7. I can enter a bar full of whites without getting intimidated.
    8. I can make it in zambia if i work hard.

    afcon phiri
    October 22, 2014 at 10:50 am

  7. A Sakala don’t think like HH.Jubilee has nothing to do with having or not having material things.It has a deeper spiritual meaning than this simplistic thinking by some of our so-called Leaders.Spiritually something happens at Jubilee.Other age mates of you Sakala are dead,and have not reached this 50th year.Hence the reason to celebtate.

    October 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm

  8. Just wondering who Edwin sakala is. my first time to know about his political party too. please forgive my ignorance.

    October 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm

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