Beware of political jackals


SOME political leaders in connivance with some business houses are allegedly offloading billions of kwacha on the country’s political space with the sole purpose of causing political consternation so that the governance of the country could be sabotaged, Kitwe district commissioner Chanda Kabwe has revealed.

He said it had come to his attention that some politicians working with some business houses in the country were plotting regime change and were using their financial powers to buy their way to State House.

Mr Kabwe said in a statement to the Daily Nation that Zambians should be wary of a group of individuals who had illicitly amassed a lot of wealth and were using the money to buy political popularity so that they could win the general elections next year.

He said it was disheartening that some of the people aspiring for leadership in the country had accumulated questionable wealth which State investigative wings were expected to interrogate because Zambia was not for sale.

Mr Kabwe said leadership often came from God and that no amount of money would be able to buy popularity from Zambians stating that being financially strong was not one of the attributes of leadership.

He stated that Zambians were being subjected to political rhetoric by a crass of politicians who believed that many could buy anything including the conscious and intelligent of Zambians.

“Some business houses and political leaders of some opposition political parties are working at causing political consternation by working at sabotaging the governance of the country using their financial empires. They have been working to influence ordinary Zambians to rise against the Patriotic Front (PF) and President Edgar Lungu. I wish to warn fellow Zambians that these people with their questionable wealth do not mean well for the country. Zambians must weigh their messages and scrutinize their motives because their agenda to get power from the PF by all means,” Mr Kabwe said.

He said humility, humbleness and meekness were the attributes of good leadership and that President Lungu had exhibited the traits of a leader whose desire was to serve the people.

Mr Kabwe said some political leaders had been assembling discretely to plan their clandestine activities of how to take over the governance of the country.

He said the people promising Zambians better lives had been in government before and failed to make any impact on the people apart from making themselves rich.