Zambia has the right to decide which countries to relate with – Wynter Kabimba


MINISTER of Justice Wynter Kabimba says there is nothing strange about Zambia’s relations with countries that are looked down upon by the West.
Mr Kabimba, who is also Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general, said as a sovereign state, Zambia has the right to decide which countries to relate with.
He said this on Saturday night on Muvi TV when one of the viewers expressed concern on Zambia’s relations with countries like North Korea, Sudan, Cuba and China.
Mr Kabimba said people who are criticising Zambia’s relations with such countries are actually ignorant about Zambia’s history.
“We have had diplomatic relations with Palestine, for example, since 1978 and North Koreans are not devils as is portrayed by the Western media,” Mr Kabimba said.
He said countries being referred to as “rogue” are actually well-placed to help Zambia.
“Cuba is making her own ARVs when here we have to wait to be given free of charge. So what is wrong with relating with such a country,” Mr Kabimba wondered.
He said it is better to relate with countries that have had similar challenges with Zambia than those that are 700 years ahead.
And Mr Kabimba has congratulated Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF on the victory over  the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).
“I congratulate ZANU-PF for whitewashing the MDC. The people of Zimbabwe have spoken,” he said.