AMATAKO TE LUSELE (BUTTOCKS IS NOT AN INSULT), SAYS KAMBWILI

… Let Us Not Create A Monster In Pres. Hichilema

PF member Chishimba Kambwili says Raphael Nakachinda’s arrest for defamation of the President was illegal and had no chance of success in court.

“Nakachinda has not committed any offence. When you say ‘take it easy’ in Bemba it is not an insult. In fact, amatako (buttocks) is like saying head, eye or ear,” he says. “What we are seeing is the continuation of a police state. Please release Hon. Nakachinda unconditionally.”

Kambwili says the arrest of Nakachinda should be reversed because it would cost the government if he sued for malicious prosecution and unlawful detention.

The former minister also condemned the treatment of former Lusaka Province minister Bowman Lusambo when he appeared at the Anti Corruption Commission for interrogation.

Kambwili says the handcuffing and subsequent detention of Lusambo was against human rights as he is a man of fixed abode who should be treated with dignity before the law.

He challenged the international community among them the British Ambassadors, the US ambassador and the UN representative to speak out in the same way they did when similar abuses prevailed in the previous administration.

“President Hichilema told the whole world that freedom has come to Zambia by virtue of voting him. He made it very clear that citizens will now be allowed to criticize government without being scared of the police.

“The hallmark of leadership is to a large extent determined by walking the talk. So far, President Hichilema has shown us he can only talking the talk,” he said.

Kambwili has urged President Hichilema not to allow people’s support to create a monster in him.

“Pulling people in shirts like we saw to Nakachinda is unacceptable. It’s against human rights,” he said.

PF member for publicity Raphael Nakachinda was arrested yesterday for alleged defamation of the President. Nakachinda, while on a campaign trail in Kabwata, advised President Hichilema to “teka amatako panshi” which basically advises the Head of State to tone down.

19 COMMENTS

  1. ICI NACHO……? INSOKANDA SHILAKUSHUPA IWE. ASK FOR UMUNSOKANSOKA.THIS MEDICINE WILL WORK TRUST ME.

    THAT BELLY WILL DISAPPEAR IN NO TIME AND YOUR KATUNDU MAY WORK AGAIN.

    IT DOES WONDERS.

  2. 2.8 HAS DEFINITELY REDUCED BUT SOME OF US WONT JUST SEAT AROUND AND WATCH A GROWN MAN LIKE YOU INSULT.

    YOU ARE THE SAME PARENTS THAT SPOILT US.I NOW KNOW WHY MY PARENTS NEVER ALLOWED ME TO LEAVE THE HOUSE BUT ALL THE SAME I STILL LEARNT HOW TO INSULT FROM YOUR CHILDREN WHILE AT SCHOOL.

    CERTAIN WORDS CAN MEAN SOMETHING ELSE WHEN USED IN A CERTAIN WAY .

    KULA CHIKALA……DONT WORRY I MEANT
    “GROW UP” KAILI YOU A MAN

  3. Umwine wachisushi uyo, nomba alefwaya ukuba umwine wamatako. mu Zambia nomba takwaba ati aba bafyashi nangula ati aba bachikulile. Bonse lumolwine. Can we allow PF to continue destroying Zambia even when they are in opposition?

  4. Actually all these misinterpretations are wrong. In bemba ” taking it easy” simply means ” tekanya or tekanyeni”. ‘Teka amatako panshi” is a mockery. Honestly, how can you take it easy using your battocks?

  5. ZAMBIA IS NOT A BEMBA COUNTRY FOR US TO B CONTROLLED BY BEMBA DEROGATORY LANGUAGE. WHAT KAMBWILI IS BRINGING OUT IS NOSENSE. i PUNISHED A STUDENT WHO SHOUTED TO A FRIEND AS IWE CIKALA IN THE PRESENCE OF OTHER BOYS AND IN THE PRESENCE OF GIRLS AT SOME INSTITUTION. NO ONE INSULTS ANY MORE. i HAVE CONTROLLED THE SITUATION. IT IS AN ISSUE OF STANDARDS. WHAT STANDARDS ARE WE PROPAGATING? YOU WANT CITIZENS TO TALK FREELY ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S BUTTOCKS.
    KAMBWILI WAIT IF YOU WILL EVER BE PRESIDENT WITH THAT TRIBAL CHARACTER YOU HAVE THEN PEOPLE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT YOUR BUTTOCKS. NOT WITH HH IN STATE HOUSE WE WILL NOT ALLOW.

    • I support your sentiments on this. For all those people who say that there is nothing wrong with that idiom – mostly Bembas? – there is a simple test they can do to put this matter to rest: go and use that same “… not an insult.” when talking to Paramount Chief Chitimukulu. I dare you to try that and see what the reaction will be.

  6. If “buttocks” is not an insult in Bemba, it does not mean that in other languages it is not an insult. Not all of us are Bembas .

  7. The legal status of insult or definition is the infringement of another human’s honor by whatsoever means of expression, in particular an offensive statement or gesture communicated, and is a crime in some countries. That is the definition, so you can infringe a human’s honor by whatsoever means of expression which is offensive. like AMATAKO, it depends on whose AMATAKO you are talking about, imagine if it was you grandfathers AMATAKO being talked about, how will you feel, even you your AMATAKO are big and can not be talked about anyhow without you feeling offended.

  8. ZAMBIA IS NOT A BEMBA COUNTRY FOR US TO BE CONTROLLED BY BEMBA DEROGATORY LANGUAGE. WHAT KAMBWILI IS BRINGING OUT IS NOSENSE. PLEASE BEMBAS WHEN YOU EXPRESS YOURSELVES DO IT IN A LANGUAGE APPRECIATED BY EVERYONE IN HIE/HER MOTHER TONGUE. DO NOT THINK THAT WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU IS GOOD FOR EVERY ZAMBISNS.

  9. The same man who defended HH vehemently when he uttered the word “chikala” has turned around to roast Jean for calling him the same. If the “amatako” word was said by another person other than pf moron, CK would have been among the first to condemn. However, since the word was said by one of his own(though an impostor), it not an insult. This is a circus yaba pf. So kanshi CK, Jean was right by telling you who you are. Chobe.

  10. Iwe Kambwili, the office of presidency need to be respected, in addition, HH is older than this buffoon Nakachinda to be saying such words like ateke amatako panshi. I am not bemba myself but what I know for sure is that such sentiments can’t be used anyhow in public!! Iwe wemwine wachisushi, you have no shame at all.

  11. Forgive this man as he talks with out thinking.
    Look at his history when he was the biggest
    Critic of former president lungu then later he
    Started praising him.

  12. If this was being said by anyone else it would resonate, unfortunately coming from you it is not credible. You are looking to gain political capital. Being balanced is what mature politicians do, coming from you, this is just hot air. Advise, Nakachinda and Lusambo to tone down and offer proper checks and balances rather than demean and instigate dissent based on falsehoods and character assassinations. Freedom of speech must be exercised with responsibility, maturity and honesty.

  13. This man is so much loved by the above..lol. Sata once responded to a reporter by saying “no one talks about the dead” if they’re talking about you it means you exist.
    By the look of things CK is well embedded in the Zambian cadre UPND or not.
    You only ignore the useless.

  14. Coming out of the mouth of a pathological lair this is most like another lie. And so the beat goes on. Play for him some of his own videos the will probably contradict him and condemn him at the same time. Very little on no credibility coming out of this fellow.

  15. “Teka amatako panshi” is a derogatory term or rather phrase, which is used by adults on minors and other junior persons when advising them to take matters easy, or to reflect on what they are doing. It is a phrase which is never ever used by a young person on an adult. If it happened that way, the adult person to whom this was addressed would no doubt feel hugely insulted. Chishimba’s own children cannot and can never tell their father ati “Dad tekeni amatako panshi”. This would amount to a taboo. Chishimba is trying to justify the unjustifiable.

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