To be a parent, you must be authoritarian. If the Zambians want to succeed, they must learn to work hard, and they should not expect to be treated with kid gloves.
Dr. Kaunda, although he was running a one-party state, was very close to the West, and that is why he achieved as much as he did. But we drifted away from the West to look for new friends.
I have to try and uplift the standard of living for the people in Zambia. If I cannot do that, I will have failed.
Every hour I spent on manual work, every hour I was humiliated in England or degraded has helped me because that's the same way other people feel in the townships here. People are still walking long distances and are working long hours.
Africa, and Zambia in particular, drifted away from the West for a long time, and we have to reconcile.
Mugabe hasn't done anything wrong. It is the imperialists, the capitalist-roaders, who say he is a villain.
When I joined politics, I was arrested in Luanshya... In 1960, I was with great people like Justine Chimba, Mazimba from Ndola and Dingiswayo Banda.