Fellow Zambian’s, we have enjoyed fifty-two years of peace and unity as a people. For fifty-two years we have stood together, side-by-side, irrespective of tribe, race, colour, religion and social status because we believed in the words of our national anthem:
“One land and one nation is our cry,
Dignity and peace ‘neath Zambia’s Sky,
Like a noble eagle in its flight…
All one, Strong and free”
Today we are experiencing levels of political intolerance and violence that threaten our existence as a beacon of peace in our continent and indeed in the world. We are here to stand up against that threat, united as brothers and sisters of this great land.
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