President Michael Sata has challenged those pushing for the enactment of a new people driven constitution to state whether they have ever seen an animal driven constitution.
President Sata said proponents of a people driven constitution should first show a document which was driven by animals.
He said he does not understand why some people are always demanding for a people driven constitution when Zambia already has a valid constitution.
President Sata said this at State House when he received a report from the Judge Hamaundu led tribunal probing Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba.
At the same function, President Sata also swore in four Deputy Chairpersons of the Industrial Relations Court.
“And for all of you here, ask the most learned woman here, Madam Chibesakunda. You are always saying people driven constitution, people driven constitution. Madam, where do you have an animal driven constitution?”
He added, “Have you ever seen an animal driven constitution, which country because everybody is talking of people driven constitution, so once you produce the animal driven one, let’s ask Mr Phiri, once you produce the animal driven constitution, we compare the two constitutions, what we have and then we shall look at that.”
President Sata promised to study the tribunal report on the alleged abuse of office authority and breach of secrecy by Mr Kabimba.
“We say thank you Madam Chief Justice for this tribunal, you are giving us a job like judges, judges are the ones that are supposed to read thick books but all the same we shall invite Mrs Jere to assist us,” President Sata said.