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Motion to criminalise hate speech, tribalism progressive

LAST Thursday Parliament unanimously adopted a motion to urge Government to enforce laws that criminalise hate speech, tribalism and discrimination.
This is indeed progressive and our lawmakers deserve commendation for speaking with a united voice over this emotive matter.
The lawmakers have demonstrated political will to deal with this cancer that has been gradually eating away our society’s moral fibre.
Political interface has over the past years been laced with hate speech and tribal tendencies, a situation which, if left unchecked, could plunge the country into mayhem.
While our founding fathers did a commendable job in laying the foundation of uniting the country under the motto “One Zambia, One Nation”, it is sad that some disgruntled individuals are bent on erasing their gains.
After Zambia gained independence in 1964, the first republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda realised the need to forge 72 disparate ethnic groups into a united nation whose citizens would identify as Zambians.