Mugabe isn't the President to invite and accord such honour – Zambian opposition

PRESS RELEASE: I don’t think PresidentRobert Mugabe is the right person to invite to Zambia to officially open this year’sagriculture commercial Shaw and to be accorded such kind of welcome with the 21salute gun.

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Sata and his minions are very wrong because we cannot give it ablind eye to the facts that Mugabe’s continuous violation of democratic tenetsin his country and his insistence to continue in power the past three decades,also, has resulted in the loss of thousands of people’s lives in that countryand led to the collapse of that country’s economy. 

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What Sata is forgetting isthat we are the pioneers of democracy in Africa and as such we can’t be seen tobe contradicting ourselves by honouring the person who has with stood the verything we helped initiate. The only trouble is that Sata too like his new foundgod father,Mugabe, is also a dictator who does not believe in democracy. However, incase his advisers are scared to tell him the truth, Mr President what you havedone to invite Mugabe to open the agriculture show in Zambia is wrong.

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If youreally love Mugabe, you should have been honest with him by telling him torelinquish is presidency to the young generation. He has been there for toolong and he is now too old and weak to continue serving as a president as ifthere are no people who can take over from him. He should be told the truththat Zimbabwe has a lot of brains from his party, the private as well as theopposition political parties to carry the country forward. 

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But the problem with ourpresident is that he thinks by siding or supporting Robert Mugabe he willbecome a hero. To the contrary he is just messing up himself as well as thestanding of our great nation to the international community. Sata must not foolpeople by even joining Mugabe into denouncing our former colonial mastersbecause he has never been a freedom fighter before. In steady he was a police constablewho was even helping the same colonial masters arrest, harass and frustrate ourfreedom fighters. In fact if it were in other countries, Michael Sata would nothave even been president of Zambia today. 

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If president Sata wants tobe a hero, he should never resort to orthodox methods of running the countrybecause things have changed and so are people. Lies have got limits and you cannotfool people all the time. In fact some people cannot be fooled. The best he cando is to give our people a proper constitution, root out corruption, fulfil hiscampaign promises and build on the legacy of MMD among other things. Lies anddenouncing the supposedly colonial masters that he even fails to distinguishwill never help him.

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If Mugabe was a greatleader, he should have raised his successor or given the people of Zimbabwechance to choose the leader of their choice by now like in other countries. Buta lot of people have been killed because his thirst for power and that’s theman Sata is forcing our people to welcome and learn from. Come on, what can we learn fromRobert Mugabe?

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Wright Musoma

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President

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Zambia Republican Party 

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