Could we concentrate on real issues!
Only half a year after the general elections in 2016 – and with the result still being disputed in court – the ruling PF party has now started campaigning for the next general elections in 2021. At least this is the impression one gets from the heated debate about whether or not President Lungu is eligible to run for a third term as president following the amendment of the Constitution (see this article). The debate is, roughly speaking, divided between those who support Lungu (yes, of course he can stand!), and those who are against (no, he can definitely not stand!). I wish someone would take the whole thing to court, so we can put a stop to this foolish debate going around in circles, and instead concentrate on the myriad of economic and social problems in Zambia.
Camilla Hebo Buus, Editor Zambia Weekly