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Let’s pray for KK’s soul to rest in eternal peace – M’membe

Let’s pray for KK’s soul to rest in eternal peace – M’membe Featured

I am helpless. I do not know what to say or how to say it. No one is too old to die.

For now I can only urge you my fellow citizens to take a solemn pledge to work for unity, fraternity and peace as the best tribute we can all pay to KK’s memory. KK was a man of peace and justice. The first thing for all of us to remember now is that none of us dare engage in violence for whatever reason.

We have to behave in a disciplined manner and face all the perils that surround us, determined to carry out the mandate that our great leader has given us, remembering always that if his spirit looks upon us and sees us, nothing would displease his soul so much as to see that we have indulged in any small behaviour or any violence.

We must hold together, and all our petty troubles and differences and conflicts must be ended in the face of this great disaster.

Pray for KK’s soul to rest in eternal peace. And while we pray, the greatest prayer that we can offer is to take a pledge to dedicate ourselves to peace, justice and equity, and to the cause for which this great countryman of ours lived. That is the best prayer that we can offer him and his memory. That is the best prayer we can offer to Zambia and ourselves.

Fred M’membe
President of the Socialist Party

Condolences from the Socialist Party on the passing on of Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe

Condolences from the Socialist Party on the passing on of Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe

We woke up this morning to the sad news of Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s death.
Although it is said that death is the necessary end of life, we don’t believe that there’s anyone who is too old to live and must die. And at 95 Comrade Bob was not too old to die.
We send our condolences first to his widow, his family circle, all who knew and loved and respected Comrade Bob and of course to all his comrades who are now mourning the passing of this remarkable man.
At times like this words seem inadequate to convey the sense of loss.
Africa and the world has lost a strong and irreplaceable anti imperialist voice.
Comrade Bob made many very serious mistakes and sometimes engaged in political practices that were difficult to defend and justify for a revolutionary. But we should be able, as revolutionaries, to distinguish between the actions of the enemy and the mistakes or weaknesses of a comrade, friend.
Comrade Bob was not only the father of the liberation struggle in Zimbabwe; he was the flagship of the anti imperialist struggle in Africa and in the world.
He will remain in history as a political leader and a man who devoted his life to the cause of national liberation, independence and the anti imperialist struggle.
We have lost anti imperialist voice. May his spirit live on in the struggles of the world’s anti imperialist forces and his heart rest easy in his beloved Zimbabwe.

Issued by Fred M’membe on behalf of the Politburo of the Socialist Party.

September 6, 2019
Garden Compound, Lusaka.