By Bright Chikele:
I am glad President Edgar Lungu has at least done something to the name of FTJ Chiluba, thank you very much.
Chiluba was not a perfect man but he loved people and had a desire to change Zambia. As far as I am concerned, I will always uphold the name of Chiluba as one who stood firm on what he believed – Democracy.
We could argue about many issues concerning Chiluba but he was great in his own right. The people that messed up Chiluba’s legacy is Fred M’membe, Mutembo Nchito and Levy Mwanawasa.
In the mind of many Zambians, Chiluba is remembered as the waste crook – Lazo, as Fred called him. This is very unfair because there are many good things Chiluba did which have all been soiled by bad publicity of Fred M’membe.
Levy Mwanawasa fought corruption and I applaud him for that but his fight was not without malice. Fred M’membe and Mutembo Nchito worked so hard to mess up FTJ for the issues that they had against him.
Levy Mwanawasa made Fred M’membe what he is now as they partnered to destroyed FTJ because the later went to have a meeting with Mazoka who had petition the Presidential elections which saw Mwanawasa become President.
However, on my part, I hold no grudge against Fred M’membe, Mutembo Nchito or Mwanawasa. In fact it is on record that I have been insisting that Mutembo Nchito should be treated fairly and in a Just way over his cases before the tribunal.
The same thing goes to Fred M’membe and the Tax issue, I only demand that he pays what he owes the Zambian people but not to destroy him.
We need to be fair in our dealing because what goes around comes back around. Whoever thought Fred M’membe would spend a night in police cells.
Whoever thought that Ba Richard Sakala would ever be respected in this Country, but today The Daily Nation is the leading private media due to what has happened to the Post.
Nonetheless, I still say, let us be fair and just to each other. President Lungu should not fall in the same trap of abusing his power to fix the perceived opponents.
If someone is wrong let the law take its course than using institutions to execute malice.
I only ask the Lord to guide us as we conduct our affairs.