ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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LONDON- How Long on the Up and Up

September 20, 1969 capper becomes substitutable, Zambia will suffer. Zambia's is basically a subsistence farming economy.
Over all this period, Simon Kapwepwe, who had been officiating as leader of both state and party while Kaunda was away, has been strangely silent, Kapwepwe is a Bemba (a north-eastern tribe forming 25 per cent of Zambia's 4,000,000 population). He is a radical nationalist. Basically a tribalist despite his secular claims, Kapwepwe is a fiery man with a striking personality. He is popular all over Zambia despite the inherent tribalism of the people (Kaunda himself comes from Malawi). Like most minority group leaders, Kapwepwe claims that his tribe is being discriminated against and grumbles that the other cabinet ministers treat him shabbily and 'abuse' him. His feelings could only be conjectured till recently when he dramatically resigned his post as Vice-President (and thus, automatically, as Vice-President of UN IP). His reason for leaving, he said, was to "prevent bloodshed", Yet his intentions and ambitions were apparent. He called a last-minute press conference, for instance, a few hours before the pressmen were to meet Kaunda.

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