I AM reflecting on why I waste time speaking on behalf of Zambians when they don’t seem to care about what is going on in the country, says National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader Chishimba Kambwili.
And Kambwili said opposition alliance partners are still meeting because there are things they are yet to agree on, saying they are working on creating something that will stand the test of time.
Speaking with Daily Revelation, Kambwili bemoaned what he termed as the Zambian culture which did not seem to care about matters happening in the country, leaving him to fend for himself whenever he fell into trouble on account of speaking for the people.
“This time you have seen that I have gone quiet, it’s not because of anything else. It’s just because that Zambians are failing to fight for what is right, and it appears the Zambian people are comfortable with what is going on. Surely Patson merely asking what business the President does with Findlay could land me into being put on my defence at court, and the Zambians are quiet,” Kambwili moaned.
“Literally asking, Mr President what business do you do with Findlay? And you know if Findlay is found in your company because of what was said in America people may misconstrue that maybe the presidential jet may be used for something else. I never said the president does drugs or anything.”
Kambwili wondered why Zambians were quiet when he had been dragged before the courts for merely questioning something.
“I am spending money on the lawyers and even the court putting me on my defence then the Zambians are quiet. They don’t want to talk about it. It’s business as usual,” Kambwili continued. “Sometimes you reflect why then am I wasting my time to talk on behalf of people that seem not to care about what’s going on in the country. My heart bleeds.”
Kambwili said people were more content sharing stuff on social media and commenting rather than taking action on matters that affected them.
“It’s a very bad culture because you see opposition speak in order to inform the people that this is what is going on which is not right. And you expect the people to support you by taking an action that will compel government to abandon that type of trajectory but the problem we have in Zambia, the Zambians are quiet,” Kambwili said.
“And you start looking like you are the wrong person yourself…certainly that is the impression (Zambians being content merely commenting on social media than taking action). So I said let me reflect maybe I’m the problem myself, or maybe it’s the people of Zambia who are problem themselves.”
Credit: Daily Revelation