Zambia: Politically Clutched Gifts and Donations

By Henry Kyambalesa Zambians have perhaps never witnessed a period during their country’s history when donations and gift-giving by any politician and/or political party were as prevalent, unchallenged, and apparently deliberate as they have this election year. Money, vehicles, bicycles, and corn meal (or mealie meal) are being “showered” lavishly and selectively on chieftains and other societal groups throughout the country like manna from Heaven! President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front are clearly the major culprits in this enterprise. This is clearly not only unscrupulous and predatory; it is,…

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