Petersen Renders Personal Testimony on Tribalism Cancer

Popular musician Mukubesa Mundia has added his witty vibe to the touchy tribal cancer eating away at the Zambia social fabric. Mundia, better known as Petersen adds a personal experience to bare his thoughts on a subject everyone knows exists … Continued

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Popular musician Mukubesa Mundia has added his witty vibe to the touchy tribal cancer eating away at the Zambia social fabric. Mundia, better known as Petersen adds a personal experience to bare his thoughts on a subject everyone knows exists but opt to look the other way. Below is his full statement: TRIBALISM IS A MINDSET; FRIENDS’ MINDS CAN BE INFECTED TOO. My names are Mukubesa Mundia, my mother and father were both Lozi (MTSRIP), l’m a Zambian. I am also known as Petersen Zagaze in the Southern African music cycles. Before I had my first hit song ever (Munyaule), I had musician idols I looked up to and longed to work with. My first interactions with the music Industry was through 3 guys (Ba Crazy): one was Andrew Hakanzaba (a Tonga) who’s still my very good friend and family now, the other was Darlington Kayika Chiwanza ( the might Luvale of a the trio) who l run to nowadays if l have car problems, and my most silly minded friend of them all in my life, Joseph Wigan Kamwendo Jr (a Mambwe) – ya driver, ya sikola lol…. Who has become a blood brother (if there’s such a thing). These guys taught me to support and accept promising talent, despite how unrepresentable it appears. I owe a lot to them, they believed and used my first ever song writing skills as early as 2002. After l became the Petersen Zagaze you know today in 2005, l met a fellow but old timer artist friend who opened my eyes and taught me that relevance in the music Industry isn’t about hit songs but presence, connections, image, impression, branding and the real cooperate-showbiz hustle. I had the fame and hot songs, he had the experience. So together we became “door na doorframe” partners. I carried him along on my first flights abroad, my first huge stage performers countrywide, we hustled for deals from government, the cooperate and private organizations. We traveled and met various people of different tribes within and outside the SADC region. l was convinced and l believed in our dream, to take Zambian (Our Nation) music international, so as to put our country on the world map. All this time, we were brothers in the industry, carrying the identity Zambia on our foreheads. I mean, we even sung for different politicians and ECZ together. Little did l know that all along in his head, l was a Lozi and he was a better tribe. It had to take President Michael Sata’s death, and it had to definitely take HH and EL to be the main contenders in Zambian elections. In my dear friend’s head “Other Zambian tribes are better and bigger than the rest, it’s wise to be realistic and accept that you belong to a less significant tribe” he wrote and told me off in a Whatsapp full on musicians, managers and promoters. A few whatsapp group members went quiet and could only comment with typo emoji. That comment made a lot of young people i considered friends and pals come out and bluntly put their sided tribal views in the open. After hours of a reality check in that chat group on how many young people are mentally affected and brain washed by this tribal superiority, I left the group and up to date I’m very skeptical about being in any chat group. The longest i stay when added is 3 weeks to avoid losing ‘friends’. It’s hard to dine with someone who considers you less of a human, hence the phobia to face another tell off. You might have been or maybe you are in my situation and you don’t have an idea your friend views you differently, please have these dialogue to help, inform and change the perception of many on humanity, race and tribe. Lucky Dube sung different colors one people, Bob Marley sung one love, kaunda sung tiyende pamodzi…. Something made them take such action. What is the best approach to tackle this unfortunate tribal headache? One Zambia, One Nation. The post Petersen Renders Personal Testimony on Tribalism Cancer appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Opinion: Cosafa Stumble Not Entirely Down to Nyirenda

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda must feel like the loneliest man on planet earth today. Nyirenda has taken some stick from every imaginable angle with almost everyone yearning to see the back of his head. There has been no opportunity for … Continued

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Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda must feel like the loneliest man on planet earth today. Nyirenda has taken some stick from every imaginable angle with almost everyone yearning to see the back of his head. There has been no opportunity for the three time league winning coach to give his side of the story. Few have cared to give the context of his misery as his crime has been missing out on winning the Cosafa Castle Cup. No one has cared to scrutinize the makeshift squad that Nyirenda carried for the tournament. It did not matter that with a makeshift squad Nyirenda fought all the way to the final even when few gave his team a chance. Most fans were all too happy to poke fun at the national team at every opportunity and deridingly referred to them as Northern Rhodesia. It did not matter that they lost to a better looking and efficient Zimbabwe side. Zimbabwe were in fine form at this year’s tournament scoring goals for fun and looked very much a well prepared team. What happened to giving credit to a more credible opponent? Did the fact that a ruthlessly efficient Germany tore five-time world champions Brazil 7-1 on their home turf ever make the Brazilians any less of a football powerhouse than they already were? Nyirenda undertook the Cosafa assignment with fans already expecting his side to take the first flight back after the first match. He had to make do without the bulk of local players that have been most competitive in Zanaco and Zesco United who had continental engagements. But everyone is still drunk with the success of the U-20 that they expect everything else around the Zambian game to turn into gold. Nyirenda has only been in the job less than one year and for Pete’s sake allow him to work. Does anyone not care to think that Zambia was last in the Cosafa Castle Cup final in 2013? Should it not matter that Nyirenda came and gave some new faces a chance in national colours at the Cosafa Castle Cup? People are so eager to blabber about the need for an expatriate coach to replace Nyirenda, but how can people forget so easily how the story of an expatriate coach ended when government announced that the country could not afford a foreign coach. Sadly to our people they seem so ready for anything expatriate at the helm of their team or put in a much cruder way anything of a different colour shade would do (no racist slur intended). If expatriate is the deal, then why is there a disaster cooking at Zesco United? Does anyone care to check with Wada under what conditions he has to deliver to the country’s expectations? Please before you crucify Wada take a chill pill and let the man work. Very easy to stand on an anthill and cast stones at the coach but in truth our beloved country cannot dream of being great in football again before it can get to work. So leave Wada to work. The post Opinion: Cosafa Stumble Not Entirely Down to Nyirenda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Ngeleja Returns Sh40.4 Million Escrow Cash to Government

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Member of Parliament for Sengerema Mr William Ngeleja says he has decided to return the Shillings 40.4 million he owes the government; that he received from Mr James Rugemalira when the money was linked to the Tegeta ESCROW…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Member of Parliament for Sengerema Mr William Ngeleja says he has decided to return the Shillings 40.4 million he owes the government; that he received from Mr James Rugemalira when the money was linked to the Tegeta ESCROW scandal.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Over £7800 Raised Online for Woman With 38 Children

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In just one month, more than £7,800 (equivalent to about Sh22 million) has been raised online to support a Ugandan woman aged 39, who is struggling to raise her own 38 biological children.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In just one month, more than £7,800 (equivalent to about Sh22 million) has been raised online to support a Ugandan woman aged 39, who is struggling to raise her own 38 biological children.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Semi State Of Emergency Goes To Parliament

Vice President Inonge Wina is today expected to lay on the table of the house a motion to confirm and extend the declaration of a state of threatened public emergency by President Edgar Lungu. The move will be in respect … Continued

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Vice President Inonge Wina is today expected to lay on the table of the house a motion to confirm and extend the declaration of a state of threatened public emergency by President Edgar Lungu. The move will be in respect of the Zambian constitution that demands that the decision be reviewed by parliament within seven days. In a parliament that has opposition parliamentarians suspended the move will just be a rubber stamp as ruling party members will be expected to tow the President’s line. Forty eight opposition Members of Parliament are suspended for one month for having boycotted President Edgar Lungu’s address to the house. The suspension took effect on June 13 and falls outside the season when parliament will be voting on the declaration by President Lungu. President Lungu invoked article 31 of the constitution that paves the way for the possible declaration of a state of emergency. The extension could vary from one month to three months and could still be up for review when that period lapses. We share Article 31 below: (1) The President may at any time by the Proclamation published in the Gazette declare that a situation exists which, if it is allowed to continue may lead to a state of public emergency. (2) A declaration made under clause (1) of this Article shall cease to have effect on the expiration of a period of seven days commencing with the day on which the declaration is made unless, before the expiration of such period, it has been approved by a resolution of the National Assembly supported by a majority of all the members thereof not counting the Speaker. (3) In reckoning any period of seven days for the purpose of clause (2) no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved. (4) A declaration made under clause (1), may, at any time before it has been approved by a resolution of the National Assembly, be revoked by the President by Proclamation published in the Gazette. (5) Subject to clause (6) a resolution of the National Assembly under clause (2) shall continue in force until the expiration of a period of three months commencing with the date of its being approved or until revoked on an earlier date of its being so approved or until such earlier date as may be specified in the resolution. (6) The National Assembly may by resolution, at any time revoke a resolution made by it under this Article. (7) Whenever an election to the office of President results in a change in the holder of that office, any declaration made underthis Article and in force immediately before the day on which the President assumes office, shall cease to have effect on the expiration of seven days commencing with that day. (8) The expiration or revocation of any declaration or resolution made under this Article shall not affect the validity of anything previously done in reliance on such declaration. The post Semi State Of Emergency Goes To Parliament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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DPP Sends Aya Sex Case Back to Police Again

[Monitor] Kampala -For the second time in about two months, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has sent back to police the case file against Aya Group chairman Hamid Mohammed Mohammed for further investigations into the alleged sexual harassment…

[Monitor] Kampala -For the second time in about two months, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has sent back to police the case file against Aya Group chairman Hamid Mohammed Mohammed for further investigations into the alleged sexual harassment of his female employee.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda