The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the sons

By Rear-Admiral (Rtd) Hafeni Peter Vilho

ALTHOUGH the phrase, ‘the sins of the father’, seems of Biblical origin it also appears in works of antiquity as well as being embedded in both the fields of psychology and African cultures. The phrase encapsulates the concept of the consequences of sin passing from one generation to another and in the case of Job Amupanda we have a classical example of this concept at play. In his slanderous ad hominem attack on my person, Job Amupanda opened up an avenue that I wish to explore partly because I believe that politicians need to engage each other in discourse rather than in courts.

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