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PF finds current constitution useful for oppressing people with divergent views-Former PF MP

Time Posted: June 8, 2014 7:42 am

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The Patriotic Front government finds the current constitution useful for the purpose of oppressing people with divergent views hence President Michael Sata’s refusal to allow Zambians have a new laws, former Patriotic Front Chawama Constituency Member of Parliament Sampa Bredt has observed.

Mrs. Bredt said in an interview yesterday in Lusaka that it was shocking that President Sata had now found the current constitution to be the best when not too long ago, he was a victim of the bad laws in the current constitution.

She reminded Mr Sata about his 2010-2011 campaigns, saying that the constitution was the basis of his election into government.

Mrs Bredt said failure to give Zambians a new constitution now would make it doubtful for the PF go beyond 2016.

“It is very surprising that President Sata likes the current constitution which he described as fake, outdated and colonial when he was in the opposition. I find it strange that he is now hero-worshipping the same constitution he denounced as bad and anti-Zambian,” she said.

Mrs. Bredt said it was unbelievable that whenever President Sata was swearing in people to various Ministries and Diplomatic postings, he was always warning them against talking about the need of having a new constitution.

She warned President Sata and the PF government that of tactics would delay or change the need for a new constitution which the people of Zambia were demanding.

Mrs Bredt said now was the time for a new constitution which should address the many challenges the country was facing, adding that attempts to continue using the defective constitution against the people of Zambia would not help the PF to stay long in government.

“It is clear now that the PF wants to use this defective constitution to propel themselves into staying into power longer than necessary. They want to use the old constitution to continue abusing the Public Order Act. The PF wants to use the old constitution to have some leverage to abuse the law,” said Mrs. Brett.

She reminded President Sata and the PF that the current constitution had made the PF unpopular and the only route was to allow the will of the people to prevail in the constitution making process.

The former law maker in the PF said that Zambians have reached a stage where the only things they wanted from leadership was a new constitution.

“Let’s not bury our heads in the sand, the truth is that we need a new constitution and therefore, we should continue pushing this PF government to give us the new constitution which they promised within 90 days, failure to which the PF does not deserve another term in office,” said Mrs. Bredt.

She observed that the confusing part about President Sata and the PF government was that they had negated their own constitution making process.

Mrs. Bredt was one of the 26 PF Members of Parliament that President Sata labeled as rebels for going to the National Constitution Conference (NCC) under former president Levy Mwanawasa (late).

30 Comments

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    flag Cat Power says: Cat Power
    June 8, 2014 at 7:55 am |

    @ Mrs Bredt,

    Unfortunately I don’t remember how you left PF. But if you left PF on your own accord because of the negatives you saw in the system then your statement is honourable. If you where sacked or forced to leave and now this great powerful economy is scratching your behind then you are shame and loss and not worth listening to because we all know this regime has kept the constitution in place and don’t need to be reminded by an empty stomach. Any way as Mushota says thanks for your contribution.

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      flag reading culture says: reading culture
      June 8, 2014 at 8:34 am |

      Cat Power, you sound like another victim of poor reading culture. Are you so lazy that you could not read up to the last paragraph?

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      flag Gen says: Gen
      June 8, 2014 at 9:06 am |

      Ms. Bredt

      You truly have difficulties understanding the PF govt position on the constitution making process. govt has not proffered any of what you have said

      in fact the PF has not refused to give the Zambian people a new constitution that will stand the test of time.

      All govt has said is that there is no constitutional crisis and will not be arm-twisted by the fragmented and ineffective opposition into rushing the constitution making process at the expense of delivering core development programs to the people.

      If you expected that you were going to have another money making venture like you did with NCC under Mwanawasa, it wont happen

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      flag Cat Power says: Cat Power
      June 8, 2014 at 9:25 am |

      @ Reading Culture, actually you’re right. I didn’t read through to see that she was an MP before PF came to power. Reason why I hadn’t heard of her. Please don’t blame me at the rate this Cobra is striking without even replenishing his poison one can be lost. It has bitten so many that it feels like a mosquito bite now.
      Mistake accepted and responsibility for the error acknowledged.
      Thanks

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      flag Nostradamus says: Nostradamus
      June 8, 2014 at 9:49 am |

      @Cat Power atleast you are honorable by accepting mistakes, I wish Sata can learn from you. But mudala Sata is stubborn, I thank God that he had given hi chance to rule Zambia at the slope of his life. If it was 15 years ago, Zambians would have suffered like

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      flag Bemba Bimbo says: Bemba Bimbo
      June 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm |

      @Gen

      You have correctly focused on the root of the problem.

      The PF Government are now in no hurry to implement the wishes of the people of Zambia as it is not in their interests to do so. This sends a very clear message to us. Sata and his PF is saying ” I do not care what you, the people of Zambia, want. I am only interested in what I want!!”

      The CONSTITUTION making process is not new. It has been through successive administrations, and the will of the people has been distilled by the Technical Committee into a document that only needs adoption.

      Once before. and now again, Sata and his PF have blocked the ratification of the document for their own selfish interests. See through their LIES. The delay is just an excuse to DO NOTHING!

      If the PF cannot move forward with the…

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      flag Bemba Bimbo says: Bemba Bimbo
      June 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm |

      CONSTITUTION and at the SAME TIME provide development, it is the ultimate proof of their incompetence and inability to run the affairs of the country! Then they are really USELESS.

      But we all know these are just MORE LIES!

      The people of Zambia must reject this attempt to hijack the country with the contempt it deserves. We cannot allow a degenerate bunch of crooks, criminals and liars to steal our country right from under our noses!

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      flag MM Le Grand Patrol Wa Zabanga says: MM Le Grand Patrol Wa Zabanga
      June 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm |

      @Nostradamus, I agree with you. It’s good that the Cobra is ruling Zambia now when his life is about to end. Had it been 15 or 20 years ago, it would be another Amin or Mobutu. Good point there @Nostradamus.

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      flag 142 says: 142
      June 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm |

      @ Gen 1.2

      Of course PF wants to give to the People of Zambia Constitution “which will last test of times”.

      Of course Hon. Appointed Minister of Justice and PF GS has stated exactly that.

      The issue is exactly that. People of Zambia DO NOT WANT PF CONSTITUTION!!!

      Did you GOT IT???

      People of Zambia have voted PF in power to deliver PEOPLE DRIVEN CONSTITUTION!!!

      I hope you can see this tiny difference through black shades of pseudo-intelligentsia?

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    flag ganja farmer says: ganja farmer
    June 8, 2014 at 7:59 am |

    mr sata has nothing to lose whether he leaves zed better or worse than he found it since he is in his evening in years and a Tanzanian. So forget about a better zed under this mwachusa from mbeya.

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      flag ganja farmer says: ganja farmer
      June 8, 2014 at 8:10 am |

      Sometimes I ask myself-how can a man who has been bad all along like sata be able to deceive the British.americans ,Catholics,vendors,graduates,even lozis who appear to be the most schooled in zed,even sharp bembas etc whose spirit was he using to deceive even after being warned by chanda chishimba 111?

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      flag GRZ of Bembas for Bembas (Wow!) says: GRZ of Bembas for Bembas (Wow!)
      June 8, 2014 at 10:42 am |

      The americans and british will support any frog that will talk against china. They are never interested in the development of zambia and africa at large. All they want is a st.u.pi.d leader who can sell his country’s resources to them for a song as they decieve you of helping you so much by giving you aid. As for Zambians, it was just the chicken memory syndrome.

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    flag Kasusula says: Kasusula
    June 8, 2014 at 8:09 am |

    I think what we need more than anything else is amendment of all archaic, pre- and pseudo colonial clauses in this constitution. Nonsense such as examining people’s meeting places and deciding whether or not they are illegal or not; nonsense such as determining who should be chief over his traditional enclave – such amendments are required like yesterday. Let us also decentralize in the real sense and not just politically. We need each province to benefit directly from its resources while contributing to the center. Meantime, Mrs Bredt did her part as a rebel MP but I believe she has been quiet for too long before this.

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    flag Inconspicuous says: Inconspicuous
    June 8, 2014 at 8:59 am |

    In zambia our stomachs come first before sensible and sound reasoning. It is only when we become former chitechi that we start thinking right.

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    flag we of the never never says: we of the never never
    June 8, 2014 at 9:07 am |

    What Sata is doing over the constitution is adding to yhe contraditions and uncertains iabout his policies and government. No organisation survives with these two elements in it. The arrogant , illiterate & impotent guys MUST go. Shame on them.

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    flag Aquilla says: Aquilla
    June 8, 2014 at 10:03 am |

    The theme of Mrs Bredt is ‘Failure by Mr Sata and PF govt to give Zambians a new Constitution’. To claim that there is no crisis to rush for a new constitution is total abrogation of the promises Sata made to Zambians. Mr Sata takes Zambians as *****, lazy and acts as a colonialist refusing to give independence to indigenous Zambians. Mr Sata is not only a danger to Zambia but a dictator who does not allow democracy in Zambia by cramping on all opposition parties to go round the country to exercise their democratic rights of interacting with Zambians. The police is used to harass and bar opposition from meeting Zambians.
    Zambians, let us free ourselves by voting out this divisive despot leader the nation has ever gone through. 2016 zwaa, swaa, chesee.

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    flag Mei Matungu says: Mei Matungu
    June 8, 2014 at 10:08 am |

    This is the Sata I thought I knew. Not the one some other Zambians seemed excited about, before 2011. I couldn’t discern any depth of character in him. I could not even afford him the benefit of a doubt. I believe most other Zambians were equally skeptical regarding his dignity. Today, he is president. And we are all dancing to his tune! It is as though what we went through under Kaunda and UNIP, was not enough.

    But there is supposed to be enough men and women of integrity in PF, whom we could have counted on, to side with the people. That does not appear to be the case, however. PF is Sata and Sata is PF. There is no one in PF, who has the courage and moral fiber to oppose the president. Is the feeble opposition our only hope?

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      flag Warlord says: Warlord
      June 9, 2014 at 7:03 am |

      @ Mei
      You usedmy thoughts word for word. The current one also is the Sata I knew and I was really shocked to be on a line at a poling station in Munali to listen to the excitement of Munali voters on that fateful September afternoon. My heart bled for Zambia as I left the poling station as I reflected on the lack of seriousness Zambians displayed and the impending calamity we were about to face. 3 years down the line, my fears have come true. The pain continues, from the swearing in of relatives in diplomatic service to the oppression of divergent view and the denigration of Zambians at large, this is Sata for you and me,…. the real Sata.

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    flag Stats says: Stats
    June 8, 2014 at 10:36 am |

    Zambians and all opposition parties must focus on ensuring the next elections are not rigged. Rigging is the only way Sata can stay in power in 2016. He will only win in Mchinga bcs most if these people have relatives in the diplomatic quo , so the dollars are making them immune from inflation, and they can do business by bringing in goods without paying tax

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    flag Enka says: Enka
    June 8, 2014 at 10:41 am |

    PF also finds current ignorance in Zambia good to exploit for political purposes.Thanks Mrs Bredt for poking the devil in eyes.

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    flag Zon van der bull says: Zon van der bull
    June 8, 2014 at 10:45 am |

    Sour grapes Mrs Bredt. If you knew that the current constitution is so bad why did you not ensure that we got a better one when you had the chance in the NCC? See what selling your soul to the devil does? Now that the money you ripped off the Zambian tax payers has finished you want to be seen to be a proponent of a better Constitution. What a load of rubbish!

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    flag Zon van der bull says: Zon van der bull
    June 8, 2014 at 10:47 am |

    Why do you moderate comments that offer a counter argument? Should we just accept what is said by some of these chaps lying down?

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      flag Chekov says: Chekov
      June 8, 2014 at 10:58 am |

      Because they have now become ZWD Jnr!

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      flag 142 says: 142
      June 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm |

      Depends of how much nonsense you manage to concentrate before annoying software

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    flag Chekov says: Chekov
    June 8, 2014 at 11:02 am |

    Reverend Sampa Bredt is just broke and wants to sound relevant. You had your chance to do right and you blow it for a few pieces of silver!

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    flag musonda says: musonda
    June 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm |

    Keep on speaking the truth over the constitution one day it will come to pass viva zambians 50 years after independence still been governed by colonial laws .For god shall bring to judgement every thought,Action ,pay day for PF is coming………….

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    flag chikubabeniso says: chikubabeniso
    June 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm |

    What’s wrong with black mentality,we had slavery on us,we had apartheid,and now in Zambia ,under kk and sata ,we have active public order act.all these evil acts have some effects on majority of our citizen ‘s mental reasoning.we blame Caucasians for lagging behind in economic development and our own leaders are doing nothing on social issues like the constitution.the argument that the pf is giving is total rubbish,the benefits of people driven constitution outweigh the infrastructure development done with borrowed money.

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    flag chikubabeniso says: chikubabeniso
    June 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm |

    During one of the by election sata said vote for pf so that we bring development and people voted for pf,but that just shows that Zambians don’t care of each other.that’s called bad parenting,selective parenting and dictator.

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    flag kubweka says: kubweka
    June 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm |

    when President Sata was campaining, we the people never asked for a new constitution He promised it, now that it has been made can we have it please as the present government has seen that they do not like the people driven constitution as it does not suit them; Please may we have the new constitution Sir:

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    flag Zambiano says: Zambiano
    June 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm |

    Kanshi this woman is still alive ?

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