Zambian High Commission in RSA disown Scott, RSA to deal with Sata

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Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa has reassured the government in Pretoria that diplomatic relations between the two nations will remain strong, according to Clayson Monyela, South African Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesman.

“South Africa noted with regret this negative comment about South Africa attributed to the vice president of Zambia,” said Monyela, referring to a report in the Guardian newspaper.

“What we have received from the Zambia High Commissioner,” continued Monyela, “is that relationship between Zambia and South Africa remains strong, solid, friendly and fraternal and historical. We will seek an explanation from him in terms of what do these remarks mean in the context of our bilateral relations.”

Last week, South Africa summoned Zambia’s ambassador Muyeba Chikonde to explain what were seen as insulting and anti-South African statements attributed to Vice President Guy Scott.

“What we then did was to summoned the High Commissioner of Zambia to come and explain to us what informed these remarks and whether they are true and if they are true what do they mean in the context of our bilateral relations,” said Monyela.

Scott was quoted by the Guardian as saying: “South Africans are very backward in terms of historical development…I hate South Africans; they really think they’re the bees’ knees and actually they’ve been the cause of so much trouble in this part of the world… “

Monyela said Zambia officials answered that Scott’s remarks do not reflect the views of the government in Lusaka and its people.

“They’ve not been able to speak to the vice president to ascertain whether in fact it’s true that he said the things that he is alleged to have said,” said Monyela. “But we have been given assurance that those views, even if they were said, do not represent the views of the government of Zambia.”

Zambia opposition parties sharply criticized Scott’s alleged remarks after expressing concern that they would create deep diplomatic rifts between Lusaka and Pretoria. But, Monyela says relations between the two nations will remain cordial in spite of the reported comments.

“We can assure the people of Zambia that irrespective of the explanation that we will finally get from the vice president when he comes back from his leave, in fact if he said what he is alleged to have said, we will deal with them at the level of the president and the vice president,” continued Monyela, “but it will not affect people-to-people relations.”

Monyela predicts diplomatic relations between the two countries will remain strong in the future.

“We don’t think it’s a matter that will compromise our strong bond and relations,” said Monyela.

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61 Responses to Zambian High Commission in RSA disown Scott, RSA to deal with Sata

  1. Yes ANC you have heard it for yoursleves. You are not wanted by the clique rulling Zambia at the moment. 2016 is around the corner, just ensure that these chaps do not bounce back because they are messing up Zambia.

    seanbud - May 8, 2013
    18:05

  2. U pipo who r always negatve bout yo fellow Zambians en Zambia aint fair.Hv u stayd in SA b4?Those pipo(SA) dnt appreciate.Thy r anythin-kill,steal,bossy……We dnt evn know wat goes in thos meetins.SA makes more mone in Zed thn we do.Thy cnt do whtout us.Lets b proud of our great pipos and country ,Zambia.Bravo VP,Bravo Zambia

    Wakumbi - May 8, 2013
    10:44

    • Wakumbi,

      Your statement is very un-found and for luck of a better word unrealistic. I have lived in South Africa for many years now and am very well established and respected in my circles. I am of the opinion that you had at one point in your life tried to better it by relocating or trying it out in South Africa. So my question to you is

      “Why did you leave Zambia and try South Africa? how did you find yourself in south Africa?”

      You see… the formal structures are very solid and if your intentions are of such a nature, I doubt you would be subjected to such treatment. further, may i state and correct you such remarks that were made by the VP say a lot about the caliber and attitude of our leaders.

      This is a serious issue across the African continent with very severe repo effects that could one day affect your very own children.this is not the kind of issue that one can joke about.

      My only comments on your statement is make educated and sound statements that are informative and realistic.

      sorbibo - May 10, 2013
      06:54

  3. Hopeless vice-president Guy.

    Joe Johnson - May 7, 2013
    23:12

  4. Let us answer HH’s question now: sii muzungu opusa uyu? Yes or No

    Muntu Na Muntu - May 7, 2013
    20:01

  5. The government of old madalas. What do you expect? State House- Mudala, VP-Mudala, Finance-Mudala, ZNBC news-Mudala, the rest mudala, mudala——- mudala…. mudala. who can compose a song please on midala govt?

    Radical Easterner - May 7, 2013
    16:06

  6. But do you still have to keep the useless fool in the office? PF and Sata must do something.

    Sena - May 7, 2013
    15:55

  7. Iwe Monyela: Since you understand Nyanja, listen to what people who know Scott have been telling you: “UYU MUZUNGU ABEMA MBANJE”

    GORE RA RE KUSIGIRA E MASIMBA A VANHU - May 7, 2013
    13:19

  8. You are stupid for whatever u call urself idiotic kay scott is an idiot like u

    riddick - May 7, 2013
    12:12

  9. P.F(PaFwaka)’s Leader.TOo much Dobo ba P.F.South Africa is the most powerful economy in Africa.Please!
    Check worlds economy statistics!

    Joseph - May 7, 2013
    12:09

  10. Why are u blaming Guy Scott?
    He just spoke his mind and am bhind u sir.

    Kay - May 7, 2013
    11:37

  11. why sata have not yetbeen visited by any fellow presided since came into power.

    root - May 7, 2013
    11:36

  12. Commonwealth = High Commissioner
    Non-Commonwealth = Ambassadors
    WD…pa..lease you have been told
    Otherwise keep up the good work fellas

    Kutala - May 7, 2013
    11:09

  13. SA is the giant of Africa !

    Proudly African - May 7, 2013
    11:07

    • says who?

      kage cow - May 7, 2013
      11:10

  14. Castrate this dirty old pig and send it back to scotland.

    Homestead Musambachime - May 7, 2013
    10:52

    • We need to castrate you and ur father and send them back to the rain forest in congo where you came from! You monkey!!

      obama - May 7, 2013
      11:50

  15. PF is so stupid that they cant use their stupid brains at all times, foolish.

    Chipata Disco - May 7, 2013
    10:46

  16. South Africa said Zambia has yellow fever. Stop any Zambian from passing through SA. Did we crucify them? NO. We are civilized and we can only protest in a civilized away.
    Even Zambians from abroad going to Zambia through SA were prevented.

    Please don’t crucify Scot without listening to his side. It could be a plot by the opposition

    Kolo-bwazi - May 7, 2013
    09:54

    • It is their law. Learn to respect it. Try to get in Australia with an undeclared Mango and see how much they will charge you. Learn to respect other peoples laws. Not every country is as lawless as Zambia where even your Ministers have licence to build anywhere they like. Honestly when did this Zambia of yours become the civilized superpower of Africa? Stop this rubbish with your deranged Guy Scott.

      kamizhi - May 7, 2013
      10:26

  17. God bless guy scott.zambians learn to fear no man but God.chritian nation fearing kajacob zuma and his backward sa than the creator himself.shame on you!

    Ogoro - May 7, 2013
    09:53

    • Shut up! Your stupid PFoolishness is getting to your head! You idiots are just jealous of South Africans.

      kamizhi - May 7, 2013
      10:17

  18. Democracy allows every individual to self expression. he was speaking while on leave and that speaks a lot for democracy. But again each person has the right to listen only to what one likes.

    Don’t agree with Scott, just don’t listen to him. And that how civilized people live. Otherwise we will doubt your sanity.

    Kolo-bwazi - May 7, 2013
    09:48

    • He is just and idiot just like the rest of PF supporters and their leaders. It seems this Guy Scott has always been on leave. No wonder he has never acted as President because he’s forever on leave of his senses!

      kamizhi - May 7, 2013
      10:30

  19. SCOT WAS RIGHT. THEY ARE THE THE ONES SPREADING HPMOSEXUALITY AND LESBIANISM IN AFRICA! THEY ARE A BIG PROBLEM INDEED.

    KABWE - May 7, 2013
    09:37

  20. what power does Zambia have to destroy SA reputation at international level. our relationship with Zambia has been there since precolonial era. i m not blaming the people of Zambia as Guy Scott said that SA we are backward. He must remember that he one those white racist who did not want to see a black president to run SA.i think that was one of personal opinion attacking SA.
    SA is not proud of its infrastructural development that we have been called as a bee knee.We have of course all the infrastructure to be a power house in Africa. We have boasted the economy of most SADC region state.that white Scoot he not an African by origin he is a photocopy, who is trying to destroy ANC, to bring back his fellow white Scoot’s. why can he develop Zambia were he lives than focusing on SA development.

    kaingo - May 7, 2013
    09:34

  21. Leave scot alone……Do you really believe Julius Malema is not backward?

    THABO - May 7, 2013
    09:30

  22. monyela.mmmmm’ the name sounds like a toilet in my language.

    ganja farmer - May 7, 2013
    09:24

    • Pls stop cultivating what you are cultivating….

      Edwin-the LITUNGA - May 7, 2013
      11:02

    • Monyela..muchimbuzi

      Chinsongombe - May 7, 2013
      19:38

  23. Scot is Fool!

    True Zambian - May 7, 2013
    09:23

  24. VIVA SCOTT…..YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. HEY ARE INDEED BACKWARD AND STUPID TOO. THEY THINK THEY OWN AFRICA!

    GY SKOT - May 7, 2013
    09:10

    • GUY WAS RIGHT ABOUT THESE BACKWARD PEOPLE!..THEY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR LIFE. THEY KILL EACH OTHER LIKE ANIMALS. SEE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO MOZAMBICANS AND ZIMBOS.
      THEY PROMOTE HOMOSEXUALITY IN AFRICA. CPT IS THE GAY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.
      AND YOU SAY SCOT WAS WRONG?

      SHONA MAN - May 7, 2013
      09:18

      • But what business do you have to insult them in their own country-stop pocking your dirty nose into pipo’s businesses!!!

        Golden Lukesha - May 7, 2013
        10:12

      • And the tribalism and nepotism in Zambia? Is that civilisation? How about the shitting all over the place is that civilisation?

        Sikimbinyi - May 7, 2013
        11:10

    • Civilised people do not stone opponent team just because you have lost a game of football.

      ZUMA - May 7, 2013
      09:25

      • You’re talking of a 12 and a 14 year old boy.

        kamizhi - May 7, 2013
        10:14

      • Didn’t Zambians attack Senegalese on the Copperbelt after their soccer team beat Zambia in Zambia? Reflect before you accuse others.

        Sikimbinyi - May 7, 2013
        11:06

  25. HE IS THE MOST STUPID MAN WHO DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE SAME ENGLISH HE SPEAKS.HH IS RIGHT YOU SEE.

    man man - May 7, 2013
    09:01

  26. Punish this Guy Scot Useful Idiot

    Comrade John Kazembe - May 7, 2013
    08:56

  27. Ati will deal with them at the level of presidency-vice president. Who the hell does he rhnik he is? If its that level let it be President-President not ka minister to talk about dealing with a president

    chichi - May 7, 2013
    08:47

    • According to the Hogarth column of the Sunday Times (SA) it said Zambia is a “tiny and insignficant country” so do not be surprised if someone lower than a vice president will be assigned to meet Sata over the matter.

      Sikimbinyi - May 7, 2013
      09:25

  28. The Most stupid white man.

    Gundown - May 7, 2013
    08:46

  29. The bible says don’t throw pearls to a pig for it will trample on them and attack you. No racist will love South Africans being under a black govt, so will Scott.

    kenjay - May 7, 2013
    08:44

  30. i like the way my vp articulates issues right to the core without beating about the bush, continue with the same spirit honourable scot and put the record straight , am simply enjoying this!!!

    NNNNN - May 7, 2013
    08:40

    • You are just another racist pig trying to drive a wedge between two African countries that are friendly.

      Musi-o-Tunya - May 7, 2013
      08:52

  31. Wow. Personal statement or not, it still does not sound right because even I when I read what he said, I can’t understand how he said it if he was in a sober state. If it was booze I can understand.

    Roach - May 7, 2013
    08:31

    • He was having sex with a whore while doing the interview

      Ntongalume - May 7, 2013
      08:48

      • Effie Mpande was giving him a blow job at the time,the old pig was confused!!!

        The undertaker! - May 7, 2013
        09:51

  32. U yu muzungu niopusa!!!!! HH vindicated pf kusabaila too much pls work we want our moneys into our empty pockets

    Magwazavi - May 7, 2013
    08:23

  33. The chaps are indeed backwards. The only reason for the backlash is because the statement came from the veep.

    A Spade Is A Spade - May 7, 2013
    08:14

    • Backward in what way? Do you think Zambians are better than South Africans? With our politicians (both in government and in the opposition) who are hardcore tribalists you have no moral ground to classify others as being backward.

      Sikimbinyi - May 7, 2013
      09:35

  34. Nothing has changed here. Guy Scott gave his personal opinion on three presidents namely Sata, Mugabe and Zuma. Critical readers should read and analyse all the comments he made in this context. He did not just target SA and therefore it is proper that the Zambia High Commission responded that these were personal opinions, not representing those of the Zambian government or the people of Zambia.The question of disowning or owning Scott does not arise here.

    Prime - May 7, 2013
    08:09

    • Well said,the dirty old pig was speaking as an individual but again if you hold a position as high as vice president nothing you say should be personal…you might as well keep your negative opinions of others to yourself.As such,he should be asked to go to his piggery and say what he wants..we can’t afford to keep him lest he insults others!

      The undertaker! - May 7, 2013
      09:49

  35. So the govt is no even in touch with dotty scotty

    Suggestor - May 7, 2013
    08:09

    • The government is giving Zambians the impression that the Vice-President is AWOL. Otherwise if the government was in control of things it could have recalled him over this matter. But then we know what kind of people are in this government.

      Sikimbinyi - May 7, 2013
      09:42

  36. HH was right no two ways about it

    kopala 1 - May 7, 2013
    08:08

  37. PF Government the is lack of coordination and communication every body wants to open there mouth and in the end they make Zambia to look stupid.Solution to the problem civil servants must not be politically appointed,it’s like the KAPONYA mentality has become the norm in the Zambian government.

    dumbo - May 7, 2013
    07:59

  38. Stupid white man,….

    Givwinter - May 7, 2013
    07:59

  39. Scot is just a stupid dirty old man. He speaks a lot of daggar with his friend

    E Mwamba - May 7, 2013
    07:58

  40. Silly vice president Scott.

    shylock - May 7, 2013
    07:52