MP Mulusa: Emancipation is not without casualties

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By Lucky Mulusa, MP

I have been receiving several messages of solidarity regarding the Mutembo Nchito fiasco and the possibility that Parliament will discipline me. I have also received messages in which some people are concerned for my safety. I remain unfazed for I am alive to the proven historical fact that the struggle for the emancipation against evil is never and will never be without risk and sacrifice. I am encouraged by the verses and prayers I am receiving from God fearing Zambians. The following verses are particularly strengthening and reassuring: Psalm 91; Isaiah 61, Exodus 6:1-8 and many others. I seek solace under the shadow of the Lord. So fear is not part of me and will never be.

I wish to remind everybody that there is only one mother Zambia available to us – we need to guard her jealously. I also wish to assure you that there is no punishment nor pain either Parliament or any court of law can impose or inflict on me regarding this matter, which can be more profound than the damage the people of Zambia individually and collectively will suffer as a result of Mutembo Nchito’s continued abuse of our justice system to emancipate himself and his acquaintances from his and their past mistakes.

It is strange how in trying to be orderly and fair, society’s laws, policies and procedures become so vulnerable to wrong doers. While wrong doers follow no laid down procedures in breaking the Law, or policies and procedures, it is again strange that those who should provide intervention are bogged down by the bureaucracy of the right channels and procedures that must be followed. In our case, acquaintances of wrong doers have been strategically placed at every corner to frustrate intervention. The spirit is to protect the rights of wrong doers. This does not only give massive advantage to wrong doers, but it encourages wrong doing on a constant basis.

In Zambia the insatiable appetite to do wrong is amazing. Our complicity to that is also shocking. I cannot believe that we can allow a situation where the three arms of government meant to provide an environment of separation of power and in the process provide an opportunity for checks and balances can be occupied by people linked to one another in one way or another. If correcting the situation is a risky affair, then, I, Lucky Mabenga Mulusa, representative of the people of Solwezi Central, and all the right thinking Zambians, will willingly take that risk on behalf of the down trodden.

I cannot believe the extent to which we have destroyed and mismanaged our economic, political, and electoral systems initially meant to be means to attain broadly based economic and human development through good governance. The enemy has studied these systems, not to better them, but to look for weaknesses that can be exploited for individualistic needs. During elections, political parties do not study the best way to use the electoral process, but rather the best way to defeat it. When in power, parties in government do not study the economic systems in order to better them, but to find personal economic opportunities.

For me and I know for every right thinking Zambian, there has to be a stop to this strange phenomenon in our beloved mother Zambia.

Lucky Mulusa, MP.

Solwezi Central Constituency.

April, 2013.

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140 Responses to MP Mulusa: Emancipation is not without casualties

  1. Hon Mulusa, I WHOLEHEARTEDLY SALUTE YOU. YOU ARE TOO INTELLIGENT. Kindly help me to read more about you (or any one else who can help), especially your back ground, i.e. education; employment/business; etc. I need to understand how you acquired these rare values. All the same it’s gratifying to learn that Zambia doesn’t lack political leadership unlike what we have presently, the mediocre type of the uneducated SATA and his fellow thugs like NCHITO; MEMBE; MATHANI; etc.

    Patriotic Fools - April 12, 2013
    08:02

  2. Dear Hon. MP Malusa,
    In a Parliament that is infested with a heap of robots, you are the only voice that speaks for the majority of Zambians. The peoples of Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, North-Western, Southern, and Western Provinces in particular, are indebted to you for consoling our souls by championing the tenets of democracy in a state that has been invaded with cockroaches that are ruining our livelihood. God bless the Hon. MP Malusa.

    Mambwe - April 12, 2013
    06:05

  3. I knew there is an mp like mulusa in nwprovince.useless mwanza,ka masumba. & most mumba & most of chiefs .we a behind u.go go mulusa.

    kashinakaji - April 12, 2013
    04:41

  4. As chairman of the select committee that facilitated the process that put this DPP in office the first thing I expected to hear from you is an apology to the Zambian people for your oversight, maybe I will then join the masses in applauding your retroactive courage

    Not Amused - April 11, 2013
    23:53

    • understand that the DPP misled the Select Committee into believing that Nchito would recuse himself in legal cases involving Rupiah Banda and Rajan Mahtani. He effect lied because soon after that, he not only entered a nolle prosequi in Rajan Mahtani’s case but is also leading the prosecution in the Rupiah Banda case. I hope I have been clear.

      eagle's eye - April 12, 2013
      09:05

  5. Lucky kudos to you, I rarely praise politicians because surely there is nothing praise worthy coming from them. But you my man, you epitomize the tenets of a good leader something we in Zambia have very little of even among our so called born again leaders. Brother, the early Christians were a hand full yet it was said of them that they turned the world upside down because they did not love their own lives more than the message of their master. The long and short end of it is that it only takes a few good men to do the right thing for common decency to prevail.

    Nicodemus - April 11, 2013
    23:34

  6. Attacks put Mozambique peace on the edge

    11/04/2013 00:00:00
    by Reuters

    Renamo challenge … President Armando Guebuza

    THE deadliest attacks in Mozambique in more than a decade by suspected opposition gunmen have rekindled memories of a 1975-1992 civil war and put pressure on the ruling party to rethink the marginalization of its main political foe.

    Four policemen and three civilians were killed in ambushes of a truck and two buses at the weekend – a tactic widely used by guerrillas in the 1980s – raising fears that the mineral-rich country’s two-decade peace may be under threat.

    Renamo, the guerrilla movement founded around independence in 1975 with the backing of white-ruled the then Rhodesia and apartheid South Africa to take on the Marxist Frelimo party which has ruled the country ever since, has denied it attacked civilians.

    But the group – which has seats in parliament but is effectively excluded from power in what is a de facto one-party state – is widely suspected. Military chief Paulino Macaringue was quoted as saying the army was awaiting orders from President Armando Guebuza to strike back.

    However, several newspaper editorials said that instead of a military clamp-down, Guebuza should offer an olive branch to Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama, who has been pushed into the political wilderness by Frelimo’s stranglehold on politics and the economy since the war ended with a shaky truce.

    “The President of the Republic has a vast array of options, that he doesn’t use, to come to an agreement with the leader of Renamo and make Renamo feel included in the democratic process,” the Magazine Independente said.

    Analysts say Renamo is in no shape to launch widespread attacks, with at most 1,000 veteran guerrillas at its disposal and popular support that amounted to only 16 percent of the vote in 2009 elections.

    “It is seriously doubtful that these people could actually wage a war,” said Joseph Hanlon, a Mozambique analyst at Britain’s Open University.

    But many Mozambicans are worried that even the slightest violence could upset the relative political stability that has underpinned an unprecedented economic boom based on massive foreign investment in coal mining and natural gas exploration.

    The off-shore Rovuma field is believed to hold enough gas to supply Germany, Britain, France and Italy for 15 years, and mining giants Vale and Rio Tinto have invested nearly $10 billion in mines in Tete province, home to some of the world’s largest untapped coal deposits.

    leading inventions - April 11, 2013
    23:22

  7. This Man is bright. He can lead this nation

    I AM ZAMBIAN - April 11, 2013
    22:24

  8. “In whatever arena of life one may meet the challenge of courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience – the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow men – each man must decide for himself the course he will follow.” John F. Kennedy.
    You Lucky seems to have taken the above course, I applaud you from the heart as you seem to understand the consequences of your actions but have decided to stand up for justice at the expense of your own safety, especially considering you are dealing with people who have no qualms and would be ready to use the system, that is meant to protect but has become so compromised and manipulated that it can be easily used to subjugate principled people fighting for the majority. Throughout history it has been men of courage who have made a difference, not so much for their own gain but for the silent majority, for justice and for truth. You give our country hope, it is also encouraging to see the many comments being made here, yes we still have Zambians who care and these need people of courage and principles, you may just be one of those Zambians other people of courage can build around to create a coalition of Zambians for a just, free people. There seems to be a general acceptance among our politicians of the notion that “the way to get along, is to go along” thank God you are not accepting this negative sentiment. Nzambi akuhembi eyi mwanetu. Tunakukulombelela.

    Mwana Ka Kalunda - April 11, 2013
    21:34

  9. Mulusa you’ve made my day! “Pafwa bantu, pashala bantu” time to rise up, please count me in.

    Witness - April 11, 2013
    21:16

  10. This man is a rare breed and right thinking Zambians should rally behind him for the sake of this great nation.

    THE CHEERS - April 11, 2013
    20:24

  11. Ba Mulusa I wish Teta,Kafumu and Mushala where alive to see how these people what your life 4 telling the truth,you are realy a Kaonde man who can stande by the truth to shame the satan.On behalful of the people of NW please allow me to say that who support you or the way,KEEP IT UP.

    .Kanawije NW Power. - April 11, 2013
    19:57

  12. I’m, humbled by this bravery!

    The ALMIGHTY GOD will vindicate you.

    Wonama - April 11, 2013
    19:53

  13. Can all the opposition parties hold a press conference and pledge to support this just cause and rally behind this courageous son of the soil. We need three universities in N/Western Province. Zambia Forward!

    Mulimi mulimi - April 11, 2013
    19:49

  14. Wow! What a breath of fresh air coming from this honourable MP Mulusa! I’m impressed and I’m not easily that impressed I must add. I want to side, support and associate with this level of thinking. We need to support such progressive efforts. Where can’t we have even just 20 of Mulusas in our Parliament?

    Never since the likes of Humprey Mulemba; Nkumbula; Dean Mung’omba; Chrispin Sibetta; Akashambatwa and a very few others of their kind graced that Augusta House have I ever heard a selfless legislator or parliamentarian speak with this level of articulation and conviction to side with the people, the weak and the down trodden. This is what you would call an MP who is truly a people’s representative. MP’s allegiance must be with their electorates and not anybody else.

    Maverick - April 11, 2013
    19:32

    • I probably wouldn’t want to shower so much praise on Mr Mulusa purely based on his recent articles and his courageous and admirable stance he has taken over the Mutembo Nchito saga, as so often we have seen many giving us false hope, only to betray the very trust people place in them when exposed to the corridors of power. I don’t really know the man but jeez, so far I’m really impressed by Mr Mulusa. So what has honourable Mulusa been doing all along? Where has he been, what is his background?

      Maverick - April 11, 2013
      19:34

      • He was in south Africa working and deciided to come back home. His family is till in SA. I know him as I lived in SA nd I know he means what he says.

        Emmk - April 11, 2013
        19:57

        • Ok understandable. Zambians should follow south african politics. Politics there is a 100 years ahead of Zambia’s even among blacks. There are many men and women of substance (among blacks) unlike in Zambia where politics on average are at kaponya levels.

          john - April 14, 2013
          09:56

    • Simply put, it looks like all is not lost in this country yet. It appears like we still have a few men of honour and it’s worth throwing all our support and mighty behind this man. For those in close proximity with him, please give the man the solidarity in his quest to find the answers to how Mr Nchito acquired that high constitutional office.

      Maverick - April 11, 2013
      19:42

  15. Those who think they own Zambia and more wise than others are cheating themselves coz governments come and go . Hon Mulusa don’t give Zambia is our own property rich or poor.) Was not a bweak President tjats they ganged up against him and they will make it

    ANIMAL FARM - April 11, 2013
    19:28

  16. Because of corruption and institutional kleptomania in Zambia, it is rare to come across a smart and sensible thinking member of parliament in Zambia. In MP Mulusa I see a quality that is extremely rare to find in Zambian MPs. As an author, I find most of Hon. Mulusa’s writings sensible and crisp.

    One line from Mulusa`s above statement that makes me really feel very sad for mother Zambia is, quote;

    “I cannot believe that we can allow a situation where the three arms of government meant to provide an environment of separation of power and in the process provide an opportunity for checks and balances can be occupied by people linked to one another in one way or another”.

    What Hon. Mulusa has observed can only happen in a failed State, and sadly, that is what Zambia is today. Under Michael Sata, Zambia is a failed State. Very unfortunate!

    Blago - April 11, 2013
    19:05

  17. Lucky, the people of North Western Province are behind you. You are intelligent, brave, courageous and principled. You represent the best of North Western Province, unlike these sell-outs and illiterates like Taima and Masumba and the chap from Kabompo who look at their tummies but cannot think and have no sense of decency and pride. Their time is limited, this regime will not go on forever. The Tongas of the type of Munkombwe, Lozis like Imbwae and Ngonis like Mangani Phiri, Lambas like Nalubambe just being used and dumped have no dignity. Strangely, all of these are not university graduates. There lies the key! Check all of those ministers who have defected from their parties to take up positions, check their qualifications! Diplomas and certificates. Makes sense.

    North Westerner - April 11, 2013
    18:17

  18. MULUSA, WEL ARTICULATED ARTICLE. KNOW THAT US IN THE DIASPORA ARE BEHIND YOU. LET ALL THE YOUNG MPS SUPPORT YOU FOR THIS COURSE.

    sina - April 11, 2013
    18:07

  19. This is very powerful indeed. We need more MPs like Mulusa, he’s House of Commons material in the UK. I urge all who know Mutembo personally, fellow church members where the DPP attends church, to show him Mulusa’s letter and appeal to his conscience.

    Impartial observer - April 11, 2013
    18:04

  20. Wish all Mps or even half of them can be like Mulusa.Indeed u re wise.

    J M - April 11, 2013
    17:55

  21. Hon Mulusa so truthful,you are a man,reading yo article raises goose pimples all over us..

    Indeed,Forces can not continue to conspire against justice and the poor,turning Justice from a cherished ideal into an abused commodity,……
    Fred Mmembe & his cartel in strategically placed in all 3arms of government have to be acted on& stopped!!
     During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. It’s time to act, and time for action is now. Mmembe,Nchito &his cartel can not hold the whole country hostage forever!! It’s time to Act!!

    YAMI VISION2030+ - April 11, 2013
    17:54

  22. Hon Mulusa is a Graduate from CBU!
    Cousin we want you to save your North west Copper as it is used to develop areas where useless idiots come from! Our people in Barotse land have guarded the Diamonds so jealously for future use.The people who are insulting you come from areas which contribute nothing to the growth of this country! Hon Mulusa you are an inspiration and soon we will formally invite you to Barotseland.

    Lyambai nuka yaluna - April 11, 2013
    17:53

  23. Honourable Mulusa, you are the man of our time, such are the minds that can uproot &stamp out corruption. Fred Mmembe& Nchito have strategically positioned his cartel in all key government institutions for his own wrong doing &corruption….

    Where are the rational minds and the learned to Lead? Enlightened people are unlikely to salvage civilization unless they can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of ordinary thought” .

    And Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious- Restore the rule of Law and true Democracy, not this political intimidation & brutality all the time.
    We call upon all men of integrity and honour to join hands with Honorable L. Mulusa to emancipate Zambia from this Fred Mmembe &Nchito evils and criminals….the degree of impunity in Fred Mmembe’s PF government is unsettling. It’s time to arise and defend Zambia& our future!! Mulusa,we are with u shoulder to shoulder across every border!!

    YAMI VISION2030+ - April 11, 2013
    17:42

  24. Viva mulusa cobusu!

    Yondo sister - April 11, 2013
    17:36

  25. Zambia is a useless country.Look at whose children are serving in the diplomat service – turncoats kachingwe/masebo.

    leading inventions - April 11, 2013
    17:24

  26. It is both encouraging and refreshing to read Honorable Mulusa’s contribution to the political landscape and debate. Honorable we implore you to stand firm and speak on behalf of all upright and well meaning Zambians. The unsigned convenant between Sata and M’membe is a serious and well calculated strategy to strip Zambia naked. It cannot be a coincidence that we have the three wings of Government and what strongest print media outlet in the Country all controlled by people so closely linked in their personal lives. A strategy that is giving validity to the claim that Zambia is not being run by those elected into office but by a cartel of self serving yet powerful mafias. M’membe at the post, matibhini in parly, Mutembo (flanked by Kabimba) in judiciary and the Sata at Polt one. For whatever, action Matibini takes against you, the demand to look into our DPP’s growing list of indiscretions needs attention by the right authority and not just members of the cartel.

    It's a worry(M'membe & Co should pay back our K18b) - April 11, 2013
    17:14

  27. Am happy with Mulusa, this is the man I never trusted when he joined MMD because at the time he joined, MMD was stinking dirty and corrupt now I can shake his hand.

    MULUSA my dear I will shake your hand when you come to Solwezi, May God protect you, am sure you meant well.

    Mapumba fwiiii - April 11, 2013
    17:03

  28. HON MULUSA, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. ANYTHING DANGER, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW. WE ARE INSIDE DINING WITH THEM.

    KAONDE - April 11, 2013
    16:34

  29. it is quite humbling for hon Mulusa to think that he has a voice that is being heard.anyways if he was the chairperson of the select committee that selected the DPP why did he not bring his arguments when the DPP was endorsed by parliament.parliamentary procedure requires that the select committee submits a report to the main house on the selection process.please hon Mulusa focus on solwezi central which needs redesign and replanning a situation caused by your party MMD.please highlight issues from your area so that you can take development.Some of the issues u are trying to fight normally nature takes its own course.please i known u want to be known but remember that your constituency comes first and will be judged by the electorate in solwezi central

    unknown - April 11, 2013
    16:11

    • You are just myopic. What nature are you talking about? What are true heroes? What was Martin Luther King standing for? Now there is Obama in that place. This is how I look at Mulusa. A real gentleman who reminds of a quote…
      ” As I walk through the valley of death, I shall fear no man but God”

      Think Tank - April 11, 2013
      19:30

    • @unknown I shall come and bite you so that you have rabies don’y you know that an MP is not just a representative of people in his constituency, he must have the interests of all Zambians and that is what Mulusa is doing here, speaking for all of us including you who sounds like Fred Yakumbuyo Iyakumatako Mm’embe

      Rabid Dog - April 11, 2013
      20:25

  30. What surprises me is how inconsequential individuals such as Mutembo and Fred can hold Zambians at ransom. We all watch helplessly while our country is being destroyed. These criminals whose Kr18 Million debt owed to our DBZ has been forgiven by a mad man. They are consolidating their positions by manufacturing cases against RB and his family, a man who helped grow our Reserve Account from Levy’s US$1 Billion to US$2.6 Billion, in just three years.

    Zambia will never be the same. It’s a failed state with PF sacrificing their own cadres framing UPND, so far three such killings. Soon it will be more dangerous to live in Lusaka than in Mogadishu.

    Christians who voted PF must take the biggest blame. They should dress themselves in suck-cloths, wallow in ashes and dust like what the Ninevites did and cry to God for forgiveness if we are to be restored.

    Jeffy - April 11, 2013
    16:00

  31. During the struggle for Zambia’s independence, a lot of people either lost their lives or were incacerated. During the fight against Kaunda’s One Party Dictatorship, another bunch of Zambians either lost their lives or were imprisoned. All these paid the price for the current Zambian generation because they were Patriots. (Please don’t dare include Munkombwe amongst the Patriots). Mulusa has emerged amongst many as a True Patriot of Mother Zambia. This fight won’t be easy because the Evil Cartel is using State Machinery to fight. A case of State sponsored Terrorism. Mulusa you have my unwavering support in defending our democracy, rights and civil liberties gainst this vicious cartel.

    Centre Back Of Democracy - April 11, 2013
    15:52

  32. Bravo Lucky…Paliament should be full of men like…but alas!!!!!!

    scree - April 11, 2013
    15:43

  33. well spoken. don’t despair. posterity is the best judge. Keep the pressure going. That born again thief should not be let loose. I Wonder if he has continued to stand at the pulpit preaching at Lusaka Central Baptist Church or he quit because of his current deeds.
    E luta continua

    GILBERT NJOLOMBA - April 11, 2013
    15:37

    • Mutembo, Matibini M’membe Born again? May be born again in hell. These are servants and sons of the devil.

      Jeffy - April 11, 2013
      16:03

      • I was shocked to find that crook of a lawyer Bwalya preaching in that church on Church road near mass media lodge .These chaps hav infiltrated the church.

        wajimona - April 11, 2013
        17:47

      • They are all Born Against

        Blackwater - April 11, 2013
        19:06

    • Lusaka Central Baptist Church must excommunicate Mutembo Nchito for masquerading as Christian. Let him go to his atheist friend M’membe.

      DPP - April 11, 2013
      16:03

  34. And what makes this man stand out is that if he had chosen the path of cheap opportunists, he would have been a deputy Minister and enjoying tax payers money with ‘no risks’ on his life.

    Odya Mphafa - April 11, 2013
    15:37

    • YOU MUST BE A DERRANGED EMBECILE WITH NO MORALS

      THINKU - April 11, 2013
      18:42

      • You definitely are the deranged imbecile, he is not.

        Kay - April 11, 2013
        18:55

      • @THINKU, just wait until I bite you very stupid useful idiot. You will have rabies by the time am through with you.

        Rabid Dog - April 11, 2013
        20:27

  35. Though few, there will always be pople that will stand for what is right and Mulusa is one. Long live Solwezi MP.

    Odya Mphafa - April 11, 2013
    15:35

  36. Iwe chi Kanitundira you are useless. Your brain is in your buttocks. Mulusa is right on you coward. People like you will always be down trodden.

    mukundambolo - April 11, 2013
    15:35

  37. So far Mulusa has been very honourable in his conduct as an MP and he deserves to be called HONOURABLE MP. He seems to have both the brains and energy to lead a people. I would be so proud even to call such a man my president and I as his vice President because so far the man has really inspired me with his courage and integrity. How many can be counted as such in that house.

    Blackwater - April 11, 2013
    15:28

  38. BRAVOOOOOO Mulusa. You are the man and i will give you all the spiritual support you deserve

    Mukombwe retire old man its enough - April 11, 2013
    15:27

  39. Lucky, always a fighter. i remember your days at UNZANDO

    ShiTondo - April 11, 2013
    15:25

  40. nonsense member of parliament of solwezi central ,just wait for petition mam’mbala…develop solwezi not just be at wachdog…writing nonsense stories.

    kanitundira - April 11, 2013
    15:12

    • Do you have a conscience, you know, the moral sense of right or wrong? Children as young as 2 years old these days know what is right or wrong because they also have a conscience.

      Centre Back Of Democracy - April 11, 2013
      15:58

    • Kanitundira is an idiot who must be ukwa’s official urine bag carrier!

      Lusaka Fire - April 11, 2013
      16:29

    • U are the kind of sell outs who can’t see tho u gat eyes…so myopic

      YAMI VISION2030+ - April 11, 2013
      17:57

      • This goes to @Kanitundira….ordinary minds without critical thought..

        YAMI VISION2030+ - April 11, 2013
        17:59

    • Katundila you are useless

      SADI - April 11, 2013
      20:00

    • @kanitundira you I will bewitch so that apart from rabies you find no sleep and spend every night in a bar picking left over beer bottles and glasses. starting April 12, 2013

      Rabid Dog - April 11, 2013
      20:30