Chakwera must reprimand President Lungu’s poor Zambia rights record

President Lazarus Chakwera is visiting Zambia this Tuesday on day-return official visit  and we are happy with the gesture for two reasons.

One, it shows that President Chakwera is serious about strengthening bilateral relations with neighboring countries after years of isolation.

And secondly, we believe Chakwera will use this moment to reprimand Zambia’s leader, President Edgar Lungu, on his poor human right record as of late.

Let’s face it.

News coming from Zambia isn’t interesting at all. The country is only a few days from holding its general elections but the media is awash with stories of state sanctioned violence and abuses against the opposition.

Being a neighboring country and well versed that their challenge is also our challenge, we want to put it to President Chakwera to use the visit as an avenue to tone down Lungu.

There are good reasons why Chakwera is the right person to tone Lungu to order.

Few months ago, Chakwera was in the same shoes which opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema (HH)  is today—being harassed and abused by the State.

Arguably, he knows better why, in this age, it is foolhardy for the State to unleash its fury on its people just because they believe in doing things differently.

Chakwera is the message, he is the story of good governance and, without a word minced, he must share it with Lungu.

In fact, it would be great if Chakwera, during this visit, he also engages the opposition and preach the Tonse philosophy.

We need to create a peaceful region and that can only begin with a Zambia that is free from violence and State notoriety.

But Chakwera should be warned to resist being capture by Bokani Soko a Zambian businessman of   Grandview International  who captured Lungu to be branded the Gupta of Zambia.

Soko’s  Grandview International had its  contract to supply 35 ambulances to Malawi’s Ministry of Health cancelled by  Anti-Corruption Bureau  following a public outcry because its vetting role was bypassed.

The notice of intention to award the contract indicated that local bidders, including Toyota Malawi and Nissan Malawi, offered low rates.

President Chakwera should desist from being soiled by any gratification. The big brother is watching!

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Bandawe
Bandawe
27 days ago

Achimwene please get your correct facts before you give your so called advice. Your HH is just a cry baby and a perpetrator of very serious violence in his stronholds. Zambia is just a few kilometers from Malawi, we speak the same languages and have a lot in common in terms of culture. Just come over by bus and do your own the spot check. Tidzakulandirani bwino ku Lusaka olo Ku ma dela a ku Migodi. Chonde abale, Oletselela ndeo savula malaya.

Mwansambulakulima
Mwansambulakulima
27 days ago

Who do you think you are? What has changed in Malawi for you to starting insulting our president. Just yesterday you people you even failed to go and pick the body of you president in South Africa we had to provide fuel. Cyclone idai bit your asses and we had to come in to salvage you. Your pathetic musician is here for free cancer treatment and you speak nonsense about us!

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
28 days ago

Chakwera has blinkers around his eyes already heaping praise on the byelection victory where the PF of ECL is the gunner. This is too minor an issue that should have escaped Chakwera’s attention it’s likely that this win has been manufactured through treacherous methods. Recent pronouncements by ECL on the UPND leadership aren’t healthy and statesman like its the type of messages one gets from street boys fighting it out. The PF victory has not any scent of decency it is something that only Mugabe would have praised not the man who is fresh from democracy fights who luckily escaped… Read more »

BigMan
BigMan
28 days ago

Naive crap

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
28 days ago

Why didn’t you preach to foreign leaders to come and reign in on dictator nkhalamba NTCHONA when he was terrorising the country? Malawians did it themselves without any foreign help, hence let Zambians do likewise. The president is visiting the country for entirely different reasons, and rightly so.

Last edited 28 days ago by Mangochi Kabwafu
Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
28 days ago

Nyasa Times you are not being sincere with yourself. Since the times of Kamuzu Malawi has always played noninterventionism ie not interfering with other countries politics. That is why Kamuzu was in good books with the apartheid South Africa govt and the reward is Lilongwe City we see today. In fact Chakwera was not supposed to visit Zambia if they are going to the polls shortly. How could Chakwera have felt if president Lungu visited APM shortly before June elections? It would be like an endorsement of his presidency. After all Chakwera is less than 100 days so we can’t… Read more »

Mwawa
Mwawa
28 days ago

Kamuzu is dead and this in new Malawi

Olivia Pope
28 days ago

This is good journalism

Kambewa Ngozo
28 days ago

Foseki
You don’t think that not the way to do things. He is visiting our neighbour and there is no need to create enemies

Bollard
28 days ago

They are the same. Wait a few more months!

Mwansambulakulima
Mwansambulakulima
27 days ago
Reply to  Bollard

Good reporting about what? The same person you are praising, are you not the same people who have started complaining about the family tree kind of cabinet he has formed. As for HH, do you know how many people who are dead and on the streets for what he did and he said government slept. Why don’t you talk about your failure to look after your children and now foreign musicians have come to your aid by adopting them. Rubish!

monosile
monosile
28 days ago

I hope Mr Editor you are not trying to educate the president, mind you he is the president and is there for good reasons so try to limit your approach to him.

Mufalisi
Mufalisi
28 days ago
Reply to  monosile

Good one. He is writing as if he is educating our President.

Pamodzi ku Mawa
Pamodzi ku Mawa
28 days ago
Reply to  Mufalisi

Why not this is democracy! Do you want another dictator? Grow up.

Peter Phiri
Peter Phiri
28 days ago
Reply to  monosile

This is rubbish when did malawi become a leader in democracy? Lungu if Chakwera speaks about Zambian elections switch off the electricity to malawi and let them find another source.

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