WHEN the UPND was pronounced as winner of the 2021 general elections, many of us Zambians were happy that we were going to see fresh faces and names in government. We were happy that the era of the captured Patriotic Front had come to an end. However, we were alive to the fact that we were not ushering in angels. Politicians, more often than not, have similar weaknesses. This is why on 25 August 2021, we wrote a cautionary note to the UPND through this page and tipped them on how to avoid state capture. AMONG several factors that led to the destruction of the Patriotic Front is a governance pitfall called State Capture. When we say State Capture, some…...

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