M’membe pledges loyalty, commitment to the revolutionary struggle

By Staff Reporter

 

SOCIALISTS have a duty to build a humane society, 2021 Socialist Party presidential candidate, Dr Fred M’membe has reaffirmed.

Speaking at the burial of an SP member, Peter Lengwanya of Raphael Chota ward in Mandevu constituency at Chingwere cemetery this morning, Friday, Dr M’membe who is the party’s deputy General Secretary said there was no alternative to building a just society where people’s dignity was restored.

“We have no alternative to building a better society, a society where people can die in dignity, where people can be buried in dignity, where people can live in peace and in love of each other,” he said.

Dr M’membe pledged to pay back Lengwanya’s loyalty and commitment to the revolutionary struggle.

 

Dr M’membe’s full speech:

 

The bereaved family,

The widow,

The children to comrade Peter,

It is not easy to be here.

This is not an easy process to undergo.

Bidding farewell to a comrade, to a friend, to a father, to a husband. It’s not an easy thing.  For us in the party, we have lost a fighter for justice, for equity, a man who was committed to building a new Zambia. A Zambia that is humane, A Zambia that is fair, a Zambia that is just.

It is painful to leave him in this humble grave yard, in this humble grave. An occasion like this, it is not an occasion for long speeches. It is a painful one. All we can do now is to pledge our loyalty, our commitment, our dedication to the cause that comrade Peter committed himself to in the last one year. This is the cause of socialism.

Comrade peter you have not completed the work you started but you have given us your wife, you have given us your children to work with and we can pledge to you that this work will be completed. We have no alternative to building a better society, a society where people can die in dignity, where people can be buried in dignity, where people can live in peace and in love of each other.

That society comrade Peter, we will build. And we thank you for giving us your wife, for giving us all your children to work with. Very outstanding young people. Extremely committed to the cause. Two weeks ago I was in your house teaching young people about how to build a better society.

You turned your home into an office of the party, into a school of the party. We will not let you down. Dear comrade, dear friend, dear brother, farewell.