THE death of our Zambian brethren in Ndola who was allegedly slain by a Somali just for requesting for his salary, should send a strong message to all foreigners that, being good, quiet and non-reactive like our mineral copper abundant on our honourable soil, does not mean cowardice but it means our goodness.
It is just a gift from the Almighty God embedded in us. So whatever took place between our brother and this Somali boss I believe there was a right channel to iron out the issue than taking someone's life, if this barbaric behaviour is embraced in Somalia we strongly decline it in Zambia.
Where on earth would someone go into someone's home and start killing his children over petty issues or even serious ones? Because we all know that no money of any amount can buy life on earth because life comes from God for which its dignity and sanctity must be upheld at any level.
I strongly believe slavery ended in the 19th Century where a free man can work without pay; Zambia is our home land just like Somalia is a land for Somalis because of this we refuse any animalistic behaviour from anyone in our God-given land.
I believe a global friendship will recognise the connection between how we treat each other, let us all know that to be free is to live according to the laws of the land ; for which there is no philosophy or ideology which can be possible without assuming the ultimate goodness of our being.
It will be a great wisdom for anyone to know, that the basis for any philosophy must be the respect for our personality which is welcoming because as a nation, we have understood that there is no personality that can grow in the wilderness of isolation!