Noisy Negatives Should Not Worry SATA

We think Michael Sata is handling criticism from the opposition and others associated with them in a very positive and constructive way.

It has to be accepted that all healthy democracies are noisy. Democracies make several assumptions about human nature. One is that, given the chance, people are generally capable of governing themselves in a manner that is fair and free.

Another is that any society comprises a great diversity of interests and individuals who deserve to have their voices heard and their views respected. But the right to be heard does not necessarily mean the right to be taken seriously. You are taken seriously on account of the value of what you say. Everyone is free to raise their voices and participate in the democratic processes of our country. But their impact will depend on the correctness and the value our people attach to what they say or do.

It is understandable that some people have to have their voices raised even if they have nothing sensible to say about anything or anyone. They will criticise everything and everyone except themselves.

It would seem the only way to avoid criticism in circumstances like these is to do nothing and be nothing. Those who do things inevitably stir up criticism.

The Bible offers its great promise concerning criticism: the truth always outlives a lie. This fact is hacked by Proverbs 12:9: “The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”

Also, in Hebrews 13:6, we are told that we may boldly say, ” The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do onto me.” If you move with God, you will be critiqued.

Never judge people by what is said about them by their enemies. Kenneth Tynan has provided the best description of a critic we have ever heard: “A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car.”

We are not called to respond to criticism, we are called to respond to God. Often, criticism will present the best platform from which to proclaim the truth. We have our own experience with this. Over the three years Rupiah Banda was in government, a vicious and malicious campaign was started against us.

Television and radio programmes were initiated whose sole purpose was to malign and humiliate us. It was hoped that in that way, our credibility as a newspaper would diminish and whatever we say about them no one will believe it or take it seriously. Others in the opposition joined Rupiah’s league to malign us. And to this very day, they have continued to do so. We seldom responded to their lies, propaganda, calumny and malice. We remained silent for most of the time in the midst of all that slander not because we had nothing to say or that we were unable to defend ourselves.

We simply found it a waste of time to engage in a discourse with people who were not seeking the truth but whose sole aim was to malign and humiliate us by smearing us with filth. We had belief in the justice and fairness of our people. We were convinced that no matter how much lies are told about us, no matter how much falsehood is brought to bear against us, the truth will eventually emerge and our people will recognise it. In the end, those who were maligning us lost the elections – both of them the MMD and UPND, Rupiah and Hakainde Hichilema.

Moreover, those who maligned us, those who defame us open themselves to civil litigation. We don’t need to take legal action against slander and libel the same day it happens. We can wait up to just before three years pass to take action. We have the patience to do that. And those who have defamed us shouldn’t think all is over and they have gotten away with it. They haven’t. There is still enough time for us to sue them. And we will sue them at our own time. What we do, our responses to what they do against us will not be dictated by them. We will choose our time to go for them and we will go for them. It may suit them now to defame us, to malign us but their time will come to grief.

Michael doesn’t also unnecessarily respond to the nonsense, the filth that is thrown at him everyday in what seems to be the belief that “ubuchenjeshi bwa nkoko pungwa tasakamana”.

Most of the time, people who are critical are either envious or uninformed. They usually say things that have no impact whatsoever upon truth. There is an anonymous saying that describes this situation perfectly: ‘It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.”

If what you say and do is of God, it will not make any difference if every other person on the face of the earth criticises you. Likewise, if what you are doing is not of God, nothing other people say will make it right.

Pay no attention to negative criticism. “Trust in the Lord, and do good” (Psalm 37:3), knowing that in the end, what you do in the Lord will be rewarded. Nobody can ever make you feel average without your permission. Ingratitude and criticism are going to come; they are part of the price you pay for leaping past mediocrity.

Jesus himself, after healing ten lepers, was thanked by only one of them (Luke 17:11-19). Learn to expect ingratitude. Some of the people who will be very critical of you today are those who have benefitted the most from your work, from the efforts you have exerted. We see it ourselves everyday. Some opposition political parties that are where they are today because of our work are the ones in the forefront of smearing us with filth, lies and propaganda. They have forgot everything good we have done for them.

They attribute everything good that happened to them to themselves. They have forgotten about the coverage we used to give them in their infancy. All the glory is unto themselves and to no one else. All their failures are blamed on us and on others, never on themselves. Are these the people we should surrender our dreams to? Never surrender your dream to noisy negatives!

33 Responses to "Noisy Negatives Should Not Worry SATA"

  1. sagah   January 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    people have even stoped commenting, tired of rubbish sata, send this country to prosperity not fire honestry, Chanda Chimba is just a child to you, not even a child, but your great grand son, areint you ahsmed to see your g/g/ son like that, it is only the truth that what he used to say was true, but because the truth hates, reason you have turned against, him. Tell the nation wheere the ten commandments are? are u sure u are ruling under the ten commandments, or u are above them? God will ask you this question one day, do something, than chasing people, who faught for this freedom< I never knew you till the Short man you claimed defeated Ba KK. WHERE WERE YOU mUDALA KANSHI?

  2. mature   January 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    its true mwana,you have really been hussled left, right and centre right from the chiluba era, through mwanawasa’s – abet partially – to rb’s backed by HH in the background. like you have stated, good always triumphs over evil. continue persevering and you will conquer.good luck. (but meembe, tell me, whats the secrets lol..)

  3. Zambian   January 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    PRAISE SINGER M’MEMBE.. ULI NA NCHITO BUT. WHERE IS AMOS MALUPENGA, CHELLA, KABWELA…no wonder keep singing micheal songs while the country suffers.

  4. OS   January 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    @ Saaga ,u are just one of the noise makers. If Sata was as potrayed by Chanda Chimbwi and minion dey could not even b free 2day.Yo noise will not deter justice.lf Mumba is a thief de courts will it justice on acc of bg a po’tian 2 b spared?

  5. Tonga Wise   January 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    copied acticle from Post

  6. sagah   January 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    @Sagah it is true that this cobra sang a song praising
    God, and said, I will follow thee, the deeds of course, but now he would want to see even the soildiers though in retirement would be called back to war when it comes. This satananist’s behaviour is getting out of hand, if left unchecked, will soon claim to own even God himself, before I used to think maybe Vera chiluba was less educated to advise her husband, has Dr Kaseba fallen in the same, because of amounts of money she is given free, to advise her husband to do like wise, shame Dr. Kaseba, You two are putting this country into fire, I can assure you that when civil war breaks, you would even wish people would steal than going into war, ask the Somalians, Angolan, Sundaness, South African, Congolesse, will tell you how Mobutu as powerful as he claimed, ran away, this is possible even for Sata, he is nothing more than any other human but have five senses like any other person, born of a woman just a poor man’s child can be born, anyone claiming to be super power should ask the mother, how he was i born, it is the same position. So what can happen to others is possible to happen to anyone, Please pf advise Ba Sata benu, ba tontonkanye bwino, ministers ni chasee, opposition chasee, abaiche ni chasee takwaba ifyo tata. Leadership is not all about bossing aound, people voted for you. Get up before dawn.

  7. Umupandapwiti   January 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I can’t read the all lot of this junk…

  8. Mwamba   January 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    @OS Get out, off Sagah he/she is right. learn to pump sence into your leader, doesnt mean when he is leading he is more equiped with sense than anyone else, didnt you see where he was taking a nap., He eats too much, kabili from Buchi to State house. Get off the people who are positively giving sense to him off our way fool.

    Get out completely stupid fool.

    bad day for you.

  9. zzz   January 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm


    We understand, u havent go far in education, you are excused. Mputi yobe

    • Umupandapwiti   January 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Musulunyoko wachitobela imputi for breakfast? Watombembwa waisa mukumbelesha. Why poke your p*ssy looking nose into my business? Ndi four ntini I know, so what does it matter to you?

  10. james   January 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    My heart bleeds lumpy custard for you. What a sad story. This article is hateful revenge.

  11. MOSQUITO   January 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm


  12. mature   January 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    i think saga and mwamba is one and the same. look at the way he tried to support himself @saga positings..

  13. the watch man   January 10, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    @MWAMBA NAKA SAGAH,u all ar bunch of fools u idiots,neva bite de finger that feeds u.u wil b jst cryin until 2051 while we who ar big brains workin hard 4 our sweet lives.u dsapoited coz u thot more money means sitin home nd xpectin money to gve birth in yo pocket.sweat 4rit u….viva micheal viva pf until 2051.

    • SELENI   January 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      you’re the fool! which hand are we biting? ‘more money in pockets’ was meant for the koponyas like you…for us the least we expect is affordable mealie meal.

  14. Pamputi   January 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Long story, long boring comments too! GROW UP!! :@

  15. Nipa faker   January 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    nimbwa satana who is he anyway nalicisula ububi big tym cilabepa going to church bt icimutima cibi

  16. Kangwa Kaleba   January 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Which editorial in The Post these days ever criticises the Government and PF? It’s Michael this, Michael that. Michael is short of being crowned an angel by the Bwinjimfumu Temple.

    But Zambians are not foolish. They know what is happening in this country. No amount of propaganda will change how the PF are running this country. If The Post have chosen to ignore, they should try to hoodwink the people.

    • isaac   January 11, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      You can choose to be bind, Lucky enough you have only one vote which cannot disloge Mr Sata. viva pf.

      • SELENI   January 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm

        I couldn’t agree more with @Kangwa…you are the one that is blind to reality. Fact of the matter is the country is worse off now than it was 2 years ago(so many examples I can give). Only language PF chaps like you know is election, vote, viva sata/pf etc. No policy pronouncements

  17. Livingstone   January 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Long and boring article, Democracy can only be understood scientifically, period!

  18. Mukombe   January 10, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    President michael Sata does not need praise singers like the Post Newspaper and Tumfweko who are clearly showing the attributes of a paid gun. He needs to listen to those who are not satisfied with his leadership. Otherwise he is driving a sinking ship soon it will hit an iceberg. Only fools go that route he must realise that he is President now.Hids agent should be that of Zambians and not businesses or individuals he was voted by ordinary Zambians using pit latrines and drinking water straight from the river. Enjoy your Presidency Amen.

  19. arnold   January 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    give praise were its due and critise when its necessary . learn mwebantu not bwa bwa

  20. Abena PJ   January 10, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Love him or hate him, he is in the driving seat because the majority gave him a mandate. in 2016 it will be 50%+1 what will you do if he wins? By then he will have linked Zambia 8000, The modern railway will be almost operational, Zambia Airways will be gracing our Skies, New investors will have created jobs in new districts, more health cases that used to be referred abroad will treated here, 650 health posts contrywide will be operational and many other good things. We will even be thinking of bidding to host Africa Cup of Nations. And you his critcs will accuse him of doing all these good things because he wants to win an election. You will accuse him of rigging!

    • SELENI   January 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      I’m patiently waiting for these things to happen, heading to 2 years in power..not a single PF health post in sight, last i checked mobile hospitals were still being used.

  21. James   January 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Tumfweko will always be the tail… They r trying to feed us rubbish

  22. Long time no see   January 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

    WOW! I haven’t visited this site since last January!!!! Good to see that it has developed.

    Interesting to see that it is pro-PF. I hope this “support” is not tribal (here in Zambia we vote on tribal lines).

    Enjoy your publishing and all the best. I’ll check on you around August…. 🙂

  23. kazeze   January 11, 2013 at 11:49 am

    This is reproduced shit from that shit tabloid The Post. Nonsense.

  24. Ba medza   January 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Long live our beloved president,pabwaaaaaaaaaatoooooo!!!!

  25. the watch man   January 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    yes long live mr mico Sata..PF for life wow haters of PF..we ar th one keeking u.

  26. ggGggggggGGg   January 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Problem is there are so many positive noises. That’s what he can’t handle

  27. Delimar   January 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    bane lekeni ukutukana insele cibi knowledgable wen comenting.

  28. Chatulinga   January 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Bemba site full of insults supporting Sata and quoting the Bible contrary to Sata,s governance of the nation. Do not mock the sovereign one.