Richard Sakala, the Daily Nation proprietor and editor must not think that all Zambians are so forgetful, and stupid. He can fool some, but not everyone. Actually, majority Zambians still remember who Richard Sakala is.
We remember the type of person the Daily Nation editor is. This is a person who together with his corrupt friend Chiluba ransacked the national treasury for their little monetary wishes. Today, when one reads about the editorials in the Daily Nation newspaper, all written by Richard, one may think this corrupt convict has been a very honorable person when in fact he isn’t.
Even though, Sakala’s body language negates being convoluted into corrupt activities with Chiluba and his sycophants, it is very evident to all that the Chiluba led regime, which Richard Sakala served so devotedly as press aid, has a corruption legacy.
Stupidly, Sakala has even gone further to advance what he wishes was reality, by trying to defend what can’t be defended, the corruption of his messiah Chiluba. In his editorial comments, Sakala has been blatantly alleging that Chiluba was a victim of an illegal, vicious and violent Western judicial system with inherent prejudices and hatred for Africa. Richard Sakala, has also relentlessly charged that we must not talk about Chiluba’s corruption because he isn’t here, to defend himself. Realistically, what is there to defend about a Lazo? The truth of the matter is that Chiluba, although he was acquitted by his partner in crime Rupiah, led a very corrupt government and he need not be alive to defend himself.
It doesn’t need anyone to be alive to defend themselves; one only needs their legacy to speak for them. It is this reason why, noble people like Nelson Mnadlea who through his deeds, behavior with a laudable legacy is today being praised even in death! Even if Mandela was to be criticized today, his legacy is there to speak for him. This is the truth with life, and it is how God created it.
This is a lesson politicians and leaders must learn from dishonorable people like Richard Sakala and his partner in crime, Chiluba. Society is organized to make death seem invisible, to keep it several steps removed. That distance may seem necessary but it comes with a terrible price: the illusion of limitless time. Perhaps, it is this reason why Chiluba and his sycophants like Richard Sakala thought that they had a limitless life and that they could steal and kill the innocent people of Zambia. Chiluba and his minions took away the plight of Zambians.
Unfortunately,Richard Sakala can’t change this today . The reality, which we know chokes and suffocates Richard Sakala is that the Chiluba led regime was extremely corrupt, it is even the reason why the Daily Nation editor was jailed. He is a convict.
It doesn’t need much emphasis or evidence to prove that the Daily Nation editor is a corrupt criminal. Today Sakala has subjected the Patriotic Front government to rampant baseless criticism accusing it to be corrupt. We wonder what Richard Sakala truly believes in. While it isn’t wrong to criticize corruption, which all must in fact do, what about Sakala’s own corruption with Chiluba. Why does the Daily Nation editor seek to remove filthy in other people’s eyes when he himself has reeking sludge in his eyes? This propagandist, political prostitute and corrupt shameless old man has no senses. He behaves like a dog, which can eat its own vomits and doesn’t not know how to differentiate anything, it can even go to bed with its parent. For criminals and political prostitutes like the Daily Nation editor, principles have no meaning.
Richard Sakala must be the last person who should lecture others of how to behave, and conduct themselves in government. This is so because while press aid in the Chiluba regime, Sakala behaved like a king with his emperor Chiluba. The people of this country where treated as subjects. The people where paying taxes so that Sakala and his demigod, Chiluba could plunder. Mulekwatako nensoni ba Richard Sakala, ba sakalanyong imwe.