A Kitwe youth has advised and urged opposition United Party for National Development [UPND] leader Hakainde Hichilema to swallow his ego pride and apologize for the thuggery conduct of his cadres at Late Mama Betty Kaunda’s funeral in Lusaka over the weekend.Moses Chisha a Kitwe youth, has condemned the behavior of UPND-PF cadres at Mama Betty Kaunda’s funeral service held at the cathedral.
Chisha however applauded the apology coming from the senior members of the ruling patriotic front (PF) over the conduct of its cadres.
“We as young people of this nation expect Hakainde as a leader to be in the forefront encouraging peace and unity just like his fellow compatriots in the PF are doing. He should swallow his pride and apologize for the behavioral thuggery conduct of his cadres,” said Chisha.
Apparently, the opposition United Party for National Development [UPND] have not apologized for the thuggery conduct of its Cadres at Mama Betty Kaunda’s funeral church service at the cathedral over the weekend. Lusaka province Chairman Geofrey Chumbwe apologized on behalf of the PF on the conduct of its cadres.
Chisha also advised youths against being used as tools of violence but instead should be used in fostering national development. He gave an example of how republican President Michael Sata and Nevers Mumba shook hands and subsequently walked hand in hand whilst waiting for Mama Betty Kaunda’s body to arrive at Kenneth Kaunda.
“I think as youths we shouldn’t be differing using Physical confrontation but engage in debates on policy making. It is a colonial way of resolving differences if cadres can battle it out like that. In this day and age, we expect youths to be in the fore front coming up with tangible developmental projects which will not only keep them busy from doing malice but also provide a conducive environment in earning a living. This way of resolving issues belongs in the past fallen MMD regime and should be condemned,” said Chisha.
Chisha also noted and retaliated that if the thuggery behavior of cadres from both the ruling Party and opposition continues, “We will not be able to see meaningful development as the future of Zambia is dependent on the young generation”.