I agree that corruption has been elevated to unjustified high heights (Pambazuka News 127: The Politics of Corruption). In Zambia that is all the government is talking about. In the meantime, the masses are wallowing in unmitigated poverty. The failure or omission by government to provide social services is blamed on the corruption of the government of Chiluba. Chiluba in turn had blamed it on the corruption in Kaunda's time. So much is being said by Mwanawasa's regime on its zero tolerance to corruption. But the so-called economic plunderers of yesterday are being acquitted by the courts daily due to lack of evidence. The so-called Task Force on corruption is clearly out of its depth. We are tired of the corruption menu being served to us daily.
Oct 16, 2003