Give Scott a chance, Americans accept being ruled by a black president

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Obama, Scott
Obama, Scott

Until last week I was a proud Zambian girl that is living in the 21st century, in an era were everyone has the right to express themselves, be whoever they want to be, marry whoever they want to marry regardless of race, or sexual orientation.
All that pride turned into shame when Former Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata died due to an undisclosed illness and Zambians turned on his second in command Guy Scott because of the colour of his skin.
I watched the news as Zambians took to the streets of Lusaka protesting that they did not want colonialism back, hello!
What colonialism are you talking about, why are you still stuck in the dark ages when America whose populations consists of mostly white people has a black president, if the majority of the Americans are able to accept being ruled by a black president, why can’t Zambia have a white president?
I seriously don’t understand what the hullabaloo is all about because the Zambian constitution clearly states that in the event that a president dies or resigns the vice-president takes over as Acting President,  so it is really surprising that Zambians are against Guy Scott ruling them even if it is just for 90 days.
I know a lot can happen in 90 days, he may change a few things but that does not mean that the man is Satan.
The man hasn’t been in office for a month yet and you are already demonizing him.
Saying having a white president will bring back colonialism is probably the most racial statement ever said in Zambia post independence, it brings me so much shame I even fail to engage in Zambian political debates let alone any political debates because I fear being reminded of the giant backward step that my fellow Zambians took when they called for Scott to step down and let a black man lead them instead.
Please don’t get me wrong, I am not saying Zambians are stupid for having divergent views on who should rule them, I am saying they are better people, they are people that are loving, forgiving and receptive of all man kind regardless of his or her skin colour.]
I am saying Zambians are not back ward thinkers, the level of hate being shown to President Guy Scott is enough to make you think that Scott’s direct relatives were the reason that Zambians were oppressed in the colonial days which is however not the case.
I feel the poor man is being made to suffer for sins he did not commit which is a pity because I have been observing his leadership skills even before Former President Michael Sata passed away and I must say the man is as much as a good leader as his predecessor.
I really don’t see how Scott ruling Zambia will bring back colonialism, I admire his leadership skills and actually feel that he is a true African man regardless of the colour of his skin.
In my opinion the whole ‘we don’t want a white president’ debacle is because Zambians see a lot of the late Michael Sata’s traits in Scott, Sata was a no nonsense man hence the nickname ‘king cobra’. Zambians are really just scared of having a white Michael Sata.
I kid you not Scott is as loving, hard working and as dedicated to his people, which is you my fellow Zambians. Remember God made us all in his image black, white, yellow, brown, green we are all one.  Acting President Guy Scott is a son of Africa just like you are.
I say give the man a chance, he has been a good Vice-president and will therefore make an even better Interim President, race should not over rule the love for one another.

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source : http://www.economist.com.na/2011-12-07-11-05-31/speak-your-mind/6565-give-scott-a-chance

FRIDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2014 08:33PUBLISHED DATE BY MELBA CHIPEPO MELBA [email protected]

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63 COMMENTS

  1. Go and study your American history. Do not expose your ignorance in public. America is a multi-racial state. Please ubo bututu! So to you any black man can be president in any African country? What a dangerous and deadly way of reasoning.

  2. Get over yourselves he is only a temporary custodian until PF stop squabbling and choose a driver for their bus. I think the opposition are looking better because of it so grow up and choose your leader at your conference. This is now embarrassing.

  3. Shame on my neighbor Zambian, you widely accepted the man as Vice President, now you want to disgrace him.

  4. obama mama ruling america and only him out of 44 president legalised the anus as source of pleasure gayiism start reading some comments americans displaying against him m sure he even regrets better of at peace

  5. Mmmmmm this author please, we don’t have a problem with race/colour what not! But we just don’t want Scott, stop calling us racists! Ala,now ur offending us.we need a leader who doesn’t make rational decisions as he did before we buried our President, Sata knew why he choose Edgar Lungu for all those positions, now you are just causing confusion pa Zed,PF is being torn apart right now, Edgar Lungu please form your own party en leave those who are fighting for power fight amongst themselves, my vote goes to EL come election. I have spoken my peace! Amen! May God hear us.

  6. These pple have nothing tangible to discredit scot, just like they had nothing to discredit sata. African politicians are theives only. All they want is to plunder. Zambia is at a very critical cross roads, which ever direction the PF takes now has a very positive or very negative outcome towards development initiated by sata and scot

  7. These pple have nothing tangible to discredit scot, just like they had nothing to discredit sata. African politicians are theives only. All they want is to plunder. Zambia is at a very critical cross roads, which ever direction the PF takes now has a very positive or very negative outcome towards development initiated by sata and scot

  8. the parentage clause was put there to stop KK from standing for presidency by Chiluba. before it was not there. kaunda ‘s parents were not zambians and chiluba ‘s also were not zambians. when you are born in zambia you are zambian. can you mention one tribe in zambia that is originally zambian. all migrated from north and south. we are all zambians let us work together and move forward. 50years down the road and we are buying mealie meal at a 100 kr. its a shame. instead of discussing unnessary issues lets work together and move forward.

  9. the parentage clause was put there to stop KK from standing for presidency by Chiluba. before it was not there. kaunda ‘s parents were not zambians and chiluba ‘s also were not zambians. when you are born in zambia you are zambian. can you mention one tribe in zambia that is originally zambian. all migrated from north and south. we are all zambians let us work together and move forward. 50years down the road and we are buying mealie meal at a 100 kr. its a shame. instead of discussing unnessary issues lets work together and move forward.

  10. foolz ar foolz -cristianz ar cristianz.chapter 3 vs 1 zambia iz zambia i (we) can’t b doin thinz blidly just bcoz america hz don it.

  11. foolz ar foolz -cristianz ar cristianz.chapter 3 vs 1 zambia iz zambia i (we) can’t b doin thinz blidly just bcoz america hz don it.

  12. I think his colour doesn’t matter but his is a Zambian by birth not by parentage which is against our constitution

  13. I think his colour doesn’t matter but his is a Zambian by birth not by parentage which is against our constitution

  14. Maliseni Banda, you are spot on. It’s actually not the true reflection of Zambia as a country but a few individuals in PF who have secret agendas.

  15. Maliseni Banda, you are spot on. It’s actually not the true reflection of Zambia as a country but a few individuals in PF who have secret agendas.

  16. Guy Scott is too old. We will continue having state funerals if we continue voting for our ancestors as state presidents.

  17. Can someone tell what excites them about RB. What has he done for this country apart from running a very expensive campaign. Utujilijili became common turning school going children into drunkards, life became miserable without dignity etc. He had no direction and no proper policies of his own. He was better as a vice president what else do u want him for? Those who are for him please put me in a clear picture. What do you want him for?

  18. The constitution says He(scott) is not eligible to come President.So let no one be above the law.

  19. Whites up to date still call us monkeys so tell me wat will happen of we give the power again?definitely they’ll throw us to the Bush

  20. He will not rule alone but he’ll bring also his friends from Scott to rule… And remember this is Zambia and not America…. Get him out of the house please

  21. America is no mans land waumfwa ths is zambia and we where colonised by the whites,no offense am not rascist but its like u want the long gone healed wounds 2be fresh again not that I don’t like scot but jus the nation ruled by a white 2our four fathers it will be kinda disrespectful,period.

  22. The Public has no problem with scot but the fight is within his fellow desperate seniors waumfwa

  23. This is were the ‘author’ is getting it wrong,the debate whether or not Guy Scott should be president or not has nothing to do with his race but everything to do with the interpretation or misinterpretation of the constitution.Guy Scott has been present in Zambian politics for quite sometime and race is certainly not a problem for most Zambians.The same constistution that says the vice president becomes the president in a case such as this were the head of state dies also states that-that persons parentage should be of Zambian origin which is not the case with Scott.all this debate would have been put to rest if he proved that his parents were indeed of zambian orgin or atleast they become naturalised citizens like Obama did when questions arose about his place of birth and just for the record people did not go and ‘riot’ because of a white man being at the helm of power but for the firing of Edgar Lungu as the SG for the PF a decision which was later reversed..

    • and you know what i don’t even know if guy scott knows how to read. why i say so if he did he could have been on the forefront to enact the new constitution which would have favoured his ambitions of becoming president of zambia too. but the man scott also didn’t kept on dragging his feet over the constitution issues during question time in parliament thus loosing through his own defeat. Unlike Obama, in USA anyone can contest presidency as long as that person has been or is a senator it doesn’t matter what race or origins of that person. very different laws from ours. here as long as one has money and is able to corrupt some people to adopt you no problem, like we are hearing with the happening in PF just right now ……….. justsaying

    • and you know what i don’t even know if guy scott knows how to read. why i say so if he did he could have been on the forefront to enact the new constitution which would have favoured his ambitions of becoming president of zambia too. but the man scott also didn’t kept on dragging his feet over the constitution issues during question time in parliament thus loosing through his own defeat. Unlike Obama, in USA anyone can contest presidency as long as that person has been or is a senator it doesn’t matter what race or origins of that person. very different laws from ours. here as long as one has money and is able to corrupt some people to adopt you no problem, like we are hearing with the happening in PF just right now ……….. justsaying

    • I agree,we would have averted all this uncertainity had we adopted the draft constitution.

    • I agree,we would have averted all this uncertainity had we adopted the draft constitution.

    • True story. ..I agree with what you have said iyi eh data! Tell this author his really offending us.

    • Guys you should be truthful.is it not wynter and sata who started singing that we had a constitution which is in use.And sata said,those who want a people driven constitution should first show him an animal driven one.why blaming scott.Which type of NRC is he using and how did he get it?and how did he manage to be in politics if he is not zambian

    • shes female!am shocked, is she Zambian?if she is she would know or understand what we are going through.

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