A member of the Lunda Royal Establishment of Zambezi District, Bill Kaping’a has disagreed with the suggestion by Chief Mumena of Solwezi District that Chiefs should be allowed to participate in politics.
Mr. Kaping’a says what Chief Mumena, who made the suggestion during a recent ZNBC live programme Sunday Interview, must understand, is that politics in Zambia are currently very cheap, dirty and lack respect.
He has told Qfm News that this means that if traditional leaders begin to engage in active politics, they will be exposed to all sorts of insults and possible physical confrontation from political opponents.
Mr. Kaping’a says if this happens to traditional leaders who are culturally held in high esteem, it will be an embarrassing state of affairs for the country and its people.
He says traditional leaders must preserve the respect that people have for them by staying away from politics.