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UPND accuse Sata of Hijacking the Judiciary

General News UPND accuse Sata of Hijacking the Judiciary

Patriotic Front Leader Michael Sata
President Michael Sata

President, Sata has been accused of having turned himself in to the police and courts through the manner he is handling allegations of abuse of authority against former government leaders.

An opposition political party has since asked President, Sata to stop prosecuting former government officials openly but leave the task to competent courts of law.

UPND is concerned that President Sata has continued meddling and interfering with the operations of the judiciary when dealing with matters involving former government leaders.

Recently, President Sata accused former Government leaders such, as George Kunda and embattled Former Education Minister, Dora Siliya of having benefitted from questionable transactions while in Government.

This has seemingly created undue pressure on law enforcement agencies to intensify the fight against corrupt in an attempt to please the head of state.

UPND Party Deputy Spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa said that the head of state has turned himself into a judge without subjecting the suspects to the courts of law to determine their fate.

Meanwhile, UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has said his party has a bright future out of the other major political parties in Zambia despite losing last year’s tripartite elections.
Mr Hichilema said his party was strengthening all structures after putting the loss at presidential level behind.

The opposition party leader, who was speaking when he featured on Zambezi FM Radio programme ‘The Journalist’ yesterday, said he would campaign on the platform of improving the welfare of the majority poor.

He said UPND was better-placed to win the next tripartite elections in 2016 because it was the ‘only party which was committed to improving the welfare of citizens in the country.’

Mr Hichilema said the Patriotic Front (PF) and the MMD had similar values, noting that they ‘stemmed’ from the United National Independence Party (UNIP).

He said UPND had a different approach and would structure its messages to the people on fostering development and that once in government, it would not focus on pursuing former leaders.

“For now, PF is in Government and MMD is out of Government. UPND is the only party to come in during the next elections. We shall focus on telling people how we intend to foster development.?“We are the only party that has a programme of what people want in terms of health, education and other issues. Let’s build UPND together because it is the party of your choice,” Mr Hichilema said.

He said it was not easy to run an opposition party with 29 members of Parliament (MPs) but added that ‘ the sky is the limit.’?Mr Hichilema also urged the PF Government to quickly deliver a new Constitution because the bulk of the work has already been done.

The opposition leader said the ground work had already been laid in the Mwanakatwe and Mung’omba Constitution review commissions.

He said social and economic rights should be enshrined in the new Constitution as most people in Zambia were poor and had attested to that during submissions of the previous commissions.
Mr Hichilema said the new Constitution should also have a 50 per cent plus-one vote to guarantee majority rule.

On street vendors, Mr Hichilema urged the PF Government not to ‘endorse’ vendors to operate from streets, which had no public convenience and refuse disposal facilities.?“Many of our relatives are currently trading on the streets to earn a living but what we are saying is that they should trade in a favourable environment where there are toilets and safety of customers,” Mr Hichilema said.

On the proposed increment of the retirement age to 65 from 55, Mr Hichilema said the suggestion should not be implemented because young people and women would fail to get jobs.

[MUVITV/Times of Zambia]

18 COMMENTS

  1. Is this party going anywhere? It seems UPND has no direction.Why always sound as if they are supporting plunderers. If anything these MMD thieves dont even deserve legal protection. They where stealing in broad day light. Every Zambian is a witness. UPND, dont pretend as if your party follows the law pamatako. By the way, where is the clause in your party constitution which states that only a Tonga should be president of ur party. How did you remove it? secretly I suppose? Ama RUBBISH.

  2. SO CAN YOU ALL DROP YOUR CASES BECAUSE YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME. WE HAVE A JUDGE IN THE ZAMBIAN HOUSE. HEY DIDN’T YOU KNOW HE IS THE PRESIDENT WITHOUT PORTFOLIO?

  3. Dreamers. HH and Mweetwa will never form govt as long as they are tribalists. You will only be getting votes from parts of Southern Province

  4. HH FORGET ABOUT BECOMING PRESIDENT. NOT IN OUR AGE, MAYBE IF YOU PERSEVER AND REACH THE AGE OF OUR PRESIDENT. YOU THOUGHT WE WOULD VOTE FOR YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR AGE? WHAT A ******

  5. Some bloggers will never, ever agree with whatever HH says. If HH says something, he’s said to be talking rubbish. If, say, Elias Chipimo,jr expresses the exact same views, he’s called a reasonable young man. Those who call HH tribalists are, in most cases, tribalists themselves. You cannot have a situation where all the sense comes from one region and all the nonsense from another.

  6. UPND WHAT DO YOU TAKE PEOPLE FOR? DO YOU THINK WE NEED THE KIND PRESIDENT TO HIGHLIGHT THE CORRUPTION WE THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LIVING UNDER FOR SO LONG? AND THEN WHEN HE DOES, JUST TO TRY AND MAKE YOURSELVES RELEVANT YOU ACCUSE HIM OF WHAT EXACTLY? THE COURTS HAVE LET MANY PEOPLE DOWN AND NOW THEY ARE COMING BACK FULL FORCE, PULLING UP SOCKS AND STAMPING OUT CORRUPTION BECAUSE OUR PRESIDENT IS ON THE CASE! THESE PEOPLE STOLE MONEY AND CAUSED DEATHS SO DO YOU THINK WE WILL SHUT UP BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS LEAVING IT UP T THE COURTS WHO LET US DOWN FOR SO LONG? NO. WE WOULD BE SHOUTING AT THEM AND MAYBE EVEN WORSE. SORRY BUT YOU NEED TO FIND ANOTHER ANGLE TO TRY AND BE AN OPPOSITION PARTY WORTH RESPECT BECAUSE NOW YOU JUST LOOK LIKE ACCOMPLICES TO THE CRIMES.

  7. Politicians are good at dreaming. Wish you well HH for 2016. Give it your best shot!

    As for street vendors, HH is right. Toilets for street vendors, please! And refuse bins! And showers”!

  8. HH, get serious, president is just commenting, as a citizen of the republic, just like you, A comment does not make someone a police.

  9. Does it mean that the opposition UPND has run out of ideas for them to criticise even something that is straight forward? Those people stole when they were in office. If you want to know more about the Zamtel saga, go to Zicta. Mweetwa is still imature and so we forgive him for his lack of foresight. UPND will never form a govt. Mazoka (MHSRIP) was the best to rule but unfortunately Chiluba dribled him.

  10. HH is the natural choice for 2016 no matter how you hate him. He is the most sane and dignified man for office of president. Apart from some hell bent bembas in pf who are still denying that their government has miserably failed, the majority of other tribes and well meaning Bembas have identified HH as a man of peace who makes a good leader in comparison with the ba shikulu Sata whose vision is only to obterate the mmd and those who opposed during campaigns before elections. Sata is too vengeful and believes in retribution even when there is no evidence of wrong doing.

  11. hh, what has happened to your marriage of convenience with the thieving mmd? have you now realised that it pays to side with the suffering majority if you have to make it politically? this is what MCS did and rode on all the way to state house. the majority voters dont even visit this blog or any other for that matter cos they are too poor to afford it. these bloggers showering you with praise wont make you win, but its the majority out there that will. go out there and identify yourself with them and you will make it big time. otherwise continue dreaming.

  12. We need the degree clause in the new constitution. This idea of being ruled by illiterate people should come to an end quickly. The proof is evident for all to see. Mwalebwata-bwata ati education is not important but all we hear under PF is investigate the sale of this and that and the spread of rumours. Nothing progressive. 

  13. Wisgfull thinking HH.Remove the bantustan tag from yo party and maybe serious Zambians might start listening from u othewise kaya.

  14. hh is one of the dullest politician,stingy and he is like a fulunyemba some time back he was condeming corruption and was against the mmd Govt but suddenly he has changed like amafi ayakosa into kapokota.he is now dancing with kunda and mmd.but bear in mind that the company you sold soon will nchito and friends will visit you, viva baakamba ba kateka make sure that these crooks caged as soon as posible..

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