If democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people, then Zambia is a thugogracy government of thieves, for thieves, by thieves. Simply stated, Zambia is rule by a gang of thieves and robbers (thugs) in designer suits. It is becoming crystal clear that Zambia today is a thugogracy privately managed and operated for the exclusive benefit of bloodthirsty thugtators.
A thugmocracy is a form of “government” in which the facade of representative electoral democracy is used to maintain and perpetuate the iron rule of a bunch of bush thugs who use state power to line their pockets and their cronies’ pockets. What do you get when you cross a thugocracy with democracy?
How does Zambia thugmocracy. Works ?
During elections political thugs are “elected” to political and government offices by illiterate Zambians, the elected political thugs becomes thugmocrats. Naturally, “elected” thugmocrats run thugmocracies.
A thugmocracy is a form of “government” in which the facade of representative electoral democracy is used to maintain and perpetuate the iron rule of a bunch of bush thugs who use state power to line their pockets and their cronies’ pockets
The main purposes Zambia thugators of seizing and clinging to political power is solely to accumulate personal wealth for the ruling class by stealing public funds and depriving the broader population of scarce resources necessary for basic survival. The English word ‘thug’ comes from the Hindi word ‘thag’ which means ‘con man’. In India, ‘thugees’, well-organized criminal gangs, robbed and murdered unsuspecting travelers over a century ago. Zambia’s ‘thugees’ today mug, rob, pillage, plunder and rape unsuspecting nation and peoples and secrete away their millions in stolen loot in European, South African and Asian banks.
In previous commentaries, I have argued that the business of Zambian governments is corruption. Zambian thugtators cling to power to operate sophisticated criminal business enterprizes to loot their national treasuries and resources. These Zambian ‘leaders’ are actually ‘godfathers’ or heads of criminal families. Just like any organized criminal enterprise, Zambian thugtators use their party apparatuses, bureaucracies, and police forces to maintain and perpetuate their corrupt financial empires.
In Zambia thugocracy political thieves and liars command positions of power. The presidents and ministers are crooks. Thier advisers are crooks. Thier friends are crooks, and thier political parties are made up of crooks.
Zambian thugocracy thrive in the political economy of kleptocracy. Widespread corruption permeates every corner of society.Copper mines taxations and Revenues, and incomes from natural resources and tourism, and other commodities and foreign aid are stolen outright and pocketed by the Zambian thugtators and their army of thugocrats. Public funds are embezzled and misused and state property misappropriated and converted to private use. Publicly-owned assets are virtually given away to supporters in ‘privatisation programs’ or secretly held in illegal transactions. Bank loans are given out to front enterprises owned secretly by the Zambian thugtators or their supporters without sufficient or proper collateral.
Businessmen must pay huge bribes or kickbacks to participate in public contracting and procurement. Those involved in the import/export business are victimized in shakedowns by thugocrats. The judiciary is thoroughly corrupted through political interference and manipulation.
By Honourable Brown C. Kapika
President for Adedo – Zamucano Political Party – Zambia
President for ‘Partij voor de Burgerlijke-en Mensenrechten’ Political Party – Netherlands
International Political Expert (IPE)