Ministers denounce opposition MPs’ use of tribal language
SEVEN cabinet ministers have expressed worry about the political tactics used by the Patriotic Front (PF), an opposition party, and others, claiming that ethnic politics threatens to degenerate the nation.
The ministers argued that tribal politics should be abandoned because they threaten to destabilize the nation and spark a civil war.
The administration, according to the ministers, which included Frank Tayali, Chushi Kasanda, Elvis Nkandu, Chipoka Mulenga, Felix Mutati, and Paul Kabuswe, is working to improve the nation by fostering togetherness rather than fostering conflict based on ethnic tales.
It is terrible that politics has become tribal with the opposition, according to Minister of Transport and Logistics Mr. Tayali, and this must end.
We have intermarried. Love goes beyond and cuts across tribal divide. Let us not ignite a flame you will not be able to quench. Tribalism should stop, ” he said.
Elvis Nkandu, the minister of sports, stated that it was terrible and sad that President Hichilema might be questioned for redeploying individuals that
“Why this tribal talk? Is it only him who has redeployed someone? There are numerous examples of redeployments that have happened. Nevers Mumba for example was a vice president, but then redployed as an ambassador. Zambians will not listen to tribal talk. I advise they do not listen to such,” he said.
He asserted that the opposition was incorrect in its portrayal of how the Zambian government had failed.
“It is important to give chance to other tribes and also people that can take us somewhere. Leave HH alone. What has he done to you. The one you said will not be President is now President,” he said.
Mines Minister Paul Kabuswe said tribalism can bring the country on fire.
“They want to bring war against tribes and we are saying no to that,” he said.
Mr. Mutati urged Zambians and President Hichilema to focus on improving Zambia and to keep their sights on the prize.
Additionally, Ms. Kasanda, the minister of information, expressed her disbelief at the government’s arrogance in speaking out after bringing the nation to its knees.
“I am shocked today PF can still open their mouth after what they subjected the country to,” she said.