RENOWNED musician Brian Bwembya popularly known
as B-Flow says no amount of threats will silence him.
In an interview, Bwembya said it was a democratic right for every Zambian to express themselves and that citizens deserved an apology from Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo for
attempting to silence alternative voices.
“Frst thing I have to say is that every Zambian
citizen has a democratic right to express him or herself and that is why we talk about the freedom of expression. So no other Zambian has the right to infringe the rights of any other Zambian because their rights must be enjoyed by all.
So, with regards the Minister’s remarks I think he overreacted and his choice of words was quite uncomfortable. I think as citizens, even before we are artists or before we are activists,
we are citizens of Zambia rst who share these very rights that we are talking about,” Bwembya
“I think in the rst place, his choice of words was not very good. It was quite o ensive, he used words like nonsense, he used words like disgruntled youths in his attempt to silence us and that is not the way to go. So, as far as I am concerned, his position is not the position of government. I think he is speaking in his personal capacity and that the Zambian people deserve an apology from him for attempting to silence alternative voices.”
He said Lusambo had not succeeded to instil fear in him.
“I must categorically state that I will not be silenced because I told you, it is within my
constitutional, democratic right to enjoy my freedom of expression. So no one can silence me when it comes to that. ere is no amount of fear that has been instilled in me personally. Anything I have said or anything I say when I
comment on what is happening in the country is not coming from a bitter place, it is from a