Will Pres. Lungu Hear Their Cry?


A criminal without a crime.

By Tilyenji Mwanza

Refugees are proven victims of persecution that flee their homelands in search of hope, justice and a safe place to raise their families.

In a foreign land they seek asylum after suffering unthinkable tragedy in their homelands.

They arrive in our land with next to nothing, and knowing no one.

Chased by guns from their homeland, nightmare characterise their dreams, torment, anguish and fright.

Their pain unimaginable, yes we see the documentary on television depicting their pain but no one can imagin the pain that tears in them.

They leave their families a beacon of hope for most of us; now what is life without hope?

SCARED AND LONELY images of your house burning, a place you called home.

We stare and watch watch the news together and I see her mouth become a sink full of blood.

I stare at the lines, the forms, the people at the desks, the calling cards, the immigration officers, the looks on the street, the wind whistles and on a winter night I can only imagine the cold settling deep into their bones.

But she says this is better than the scent of a woman completely on fire, or the cry of a little girl continously raped by men, as they steal her innocence… Boom!!! the sound of a gun and everything goes dark.


*Photo credit: Smart Eagles*


  1. Patrick Mwamba

    Yes may he hear your cry

  2. Patrick Mwamba

    He will hear you

  3. Elias Zulu

    These people must be helped by the president,He wil help their cry

  4. sir roy

    Him that has eyes let him see,if only our so called politicians can see the impact that polical wars brings about would they learn a thing or two to build a united one ZAMBIA.

  5. Dalton

    Yes he might hear there cry.

  6. Dalton

    Yes he might hear there cry.

  7. patzan

    Kabila you have inflicted unimaginable anguish to your people.

  8. Wil sky

    Yes Mr lungu u must hear their cry

  9. Ochaz

    Being a destitute is something that no one would desire.May the cry of those refugees be heard and help come their way.

  10. bravo

    Its a great eye opener to our leaders. These are effects of conflicts

  11. HH Junior

    These are results of water melon,think twice and stop the water melon nonsense!!!!

  12. enerst kambanga

    Plz God help them

  13. f

    In west Africa Yhayha Jammeh was ousted by his colleagues because they reasoned for the innocent citizens of Gambia. Why can’t the same be done in Congo and Zimbabwe. Is it that leaders here have something in common?

  14. joe

    these re the result of political conflicts.

  15. benson chibale

    our president please hear their cry God will give you more blessings

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