Like we stated yesterday, it is not our preoccupation to fight for justice in the matters relating to the liquidation of The Post newspaper because there are competent people out there whom we believe are more competent for that job. But we would like to take a moment to share our views about the character of a famous Lusaka lawyer called Lewis Mosho, because we have noted that his lack of sincerity has the potential to destroy the country.
Mr Mosho, who is the liquidator of The Post Newspaper, has gone to town telling people that his connection to The Post and its closure is purely professional. He has made people believe that he is not aware that there was any collusion among enemies of the defunct newspaper to have it closed down. But we know just as much as Mr Mosho does, deep down his heart, that there is lack of truth in this claim.
People who have interacted with Mr Lewis Mosho tell us that he is one of the most intelligent lawyers Zambia has ever produced. We have no reason to doubt that; especially that Mr Mosho himself and his accomplices keep reminding us of his “amazing” brainpower. But we are at pains to understand why he is using his intelligence to attract a bad name.
We believe that Zambia can benefit from Mr Mosho’s intelligence in many ways, but so far we are not getting much from this son of our soil. At the moment, very few believe that he means well for the country. Mr Mosho may not understand why his fellow citizens are branding him a criminal, but this is because he rushes to threaten critics with legal action without paying particular attention to the criticism they offer him.
Well, we have a message today for Mr Mosho and we have some questions as well. We hope before he moves to drag us to court, he will take time to think critically about our observation, for his own sake.
To begin with, Mr Mosho Sir; we have observed that you are not just a lawyer, but you are also a businessman. You would like to do business with government and government institutions. But you hate negative publicity to the extent that you threat those who question your business dealings in this country, like they are your enemies. This is what we have a problem with.
So, Mr Mosho, let’s first talk about perception. Let us put the court arguments about what you did or did not do in the past, aside. Let’s talk about the perception that your career has attracted upon yourself. Are you happy with how Zambians perceive you? Do you think that citizens have any respect for you as an intelligent lawyer that you are? And when we say citizens, we don’t mean those five ex-Post employees who were used to kill the company, we are talking about citizens who depend on an independent office of the DPP, the Chief Justice and the Financial Intelligence Centre. Do you think Zambians perceive you as an innocent lawyer who is not involved in the harassment of officers who occupy or occupied these offices?
Mr Mosho Sir, you can argue your points very well in court and you can win cases, especially today when judges are afraid of lawyers hounding them out of office, but do you care about your public image? If not, what about Zambia? Why are you not defeating this criminal tag thrown at you by avoiding doing the same things that Zambians say they don’t like about you? Why do you seem proud of playing the villain character of modern day Zambia? Is this what you always aspired to be? We don’t think so.
It is not too late for change, Mr Mosho. Try to be a lawyer that will demand respect among legal scholars in these universities with regards to professional dignity. Be a lawyer whom when we tell our children about what happened to The Post in future, and your name is mentioned, it will not be in bad light.
And talking about The Post and its closure, forget about perception. What is the truth about your involvement? Are you sure that there is nothing else that the public doesn’t know about your interests in this fallen newspaper company?
Like we stated above, we know and we can say with confidence that it was your intention to have The Post newspaper closed, long before the Zambia Revenue Authority moved in to demand the so called unpaid Taxes.
Yes, we may be young, new and weak in your eyes, Mr Mosho Sir; and our intelligence may not match your dazzling thinking capacity, but God blessed us with good eyes to see things and attentive ears to hear; that is why we chose to be journalists. Unlike others though, we try to hear more and talk less. That helps us judge the character of human beings who don’t know what we know.
In this case of The Post closure, we have always found it strange that you ended up being the liquidator of a company which you already wanted to have closed because it was frustrating your business interests? If we may ask, don’t lawyers have what we call conflict of interest in journalism?
We ask because we also wish to remind you Mr Mosho that you were not happy with the existence of The Post newspaper. We noticed your bitterness with The Post when you showed interest to serve on the Zesco board. It did not sit well with you when The Post exposed how you were trying to finance Zesco using a South African-based renewable energy company called Stag Africa, and at the same time trying to head the corporation.
That is when you vowed that The Post would have to be closed because it had touched the untouchables in the business circles. Like we said, we know what went down but we have chosen to be silent observers.
As News Diggers! we have no agenda against you because we believe that you also have no agenda against us (yet). That is why when you reached out to us, a few days ago, requesting that we distance you from the recent harassment of the Chief Justice, we gladly obliged, knowing very well that we were not making sense, and neither were you. Why? Because the harassment of the Chief Justice has everything to do with The Post newspaper, a company you desired to have closed and the judge who presided over its liquidation.
Anyway, we can go on and on talking, but we have other news to report.
So, in conclusion, we would like to pray for you, Mr Mosho, so that God who gave you that intelligence can give you extra wisdom to use that brainpower for the good of the country. As you do business in Zambia, learn to take criticism and allow the public to demand accountability from your dealings. That is all we are asking for. In Eastern Province they say “ukaipa Ziwa nyimbo”, meaning if people call you ugly, at least challenge them with a beautiful singing voice.
With that, and for the reasons stated in our comment yesterday, we will not be talking about The Post in a long while because we have our own baby to nurse. So, we are done!