THE justification by the Zambia Army for beating some youths who were filmed insulting President Hakainde Hichilema is strange but understood. We understand why many Zambians consider their act to be heroic. According to the Zambia Army Director General for Civil Military Affairs Brigadier General Genoh Muke, a few slaps from soldiers cannot be described as brutality. He says the soldiers were angered when they heard the insults which were being hurled at their Commander-in-Chief. General MUKE: “The video (of soldiers beating the youths) has been received with mixed feelings as people have their opinions. But what people should ask is what type of society are we building if we allow [people of] such a young age to grow up…...

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