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Speculations on presidential power hand over vindicates stakeholders calling for the new constitution-Chipenzi

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FODEP Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi
FODEP Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi

The Foundation for Democratic Process FODEP says speculations on whether president Michael Sata properly hand over power before living for Israel vindicates stakeholders calling for the new constitution as such speculations will never arise with a running mate clause included in the new draft constitution.

Speaking in an interview FODEP Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi said the drama that has engulfed the appointment of acting president should compel Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba to quickly release the draft constitution and curtail such unnecessary speculations in the near feature.

Mr. Chipenzi said the new constitution is a clear cut answer to these confusion and legal speculations taking center stage in the country’s political arena.

“This is why we always say that a new constitution could be the answer to these legal jargon, legal confusion or legal speculations on how things should run in the country and we hope that honorable Kabimba who is holding on to the document should see the agency of releasing the draft constitution to the zambian people and push for its enactment,” said Mr. Chipenzi.

He noted that Mr. Kabimba has been caught up in a situation that he should have prevented by way of pushing for the enactment of the new constitution which would spell out ones functions without any one having to explain it to the public.

Mr. Chipenzi also said the country should move from having such debates to discussing developmental issues something he says will only happen once the country has a new constitution in place.

“He thought he was being clever by playing politics with the document like that but now he is caught up with legal jargon by the end of day. So had we done a good job with the document we wouldn’t be talking about this; tomorrow he might be the president of this country does he want us to be solving confusions everyday? The answer should be no! He should be concentrating on developmental issues rather than debating on how did you get the power because the law should be very clear that when the president is incapacitated this is what happens,” Mr. Chipenzi said.

He noted that the new constitution should address these loopholes in the law hence the need for Mr. Kabimba to release the draft document so that the country can no longer be subjected to speculations on important issues such as the recent debate on whether the president properly handed over the instruments of power before leaving for Israel.

34 COMMENTS

  1. We are dealing with a completely dishonest and crooked govt. We should fight hard to get rid of this abomination and obscene group of bandits. We deserve better.

    • $$$$$$ WANTED $$$$$$$

      missing in Action

      $6,000,000.00 Million Dollar $$$REWARD$$$
      Find Sata
      $$$$$$ REWARD $$$$$$$
      Answers by: Charlie, Katongo, Ama Charlie, Abena Mike Mu’nshololwa pafwa bantu
      pashala abantu, mwaisa banga, donchi kubeba, mwilalilalila Tsssssssssshhhhhhh!!!

    • A constitution alone no matter well intended does not guarantee everything to its citizens.

      Chipenzi and his cronies in the opposition have gotten so waked up on demanding a new constitution not to want to serve the people but because they want power for themselves.

      Speculation fueled by selfish opposition leaders some without any following is no tangible reason to demand a new constitution

      Kabimba is in a position most opposition leaders can only dream of and this has unsettled them. The man they despise for no reason is now presiding over the affairs of the entire nation….this has given them acute haemorrhoids.

      Just wish him well and let him govern peacefully than to hypothesize

      hate him or not, Kabimba is a better leader than most of you in the opposition

    • YES: What do you expect from bandits like Speaker, gay colonialist scot, mumembe, Nchito, kabimba and other *****s masquarading as leaders. Speaker is mismanaging parley

    • Time is catching up with them….

      “The one good thing about time is that you can not change it…..”

      Albert Einstein

    • “Demands by some people that cabinet should produce proof that Wynter Kabimba was appointed by President Sata to act as President is pure gobbledygook”-George Mpombo

  2. Lets just leave Kabimba alone. He will cry wolf one day when the PF- anti kabimba draw their knives out and use PF’s laws of the jungle to hound him out of the party. When that happens to him, he will be the loudest campaigner for the release of new the constitution. For now the Muchinga guys are watching him carefully and just waiting for his protector’ s demise to hound him out.

    Kabimba I know you are reading this and don’t say I never warned you.

  3. PF has now started exporting lies. It is not true that the big man is jovial and eating olives in Israel. Our man is sick and the good peoole of Israel have been persuaded to use the Zambian Donti Kubeba lies.

    • Now the Jewish newpaper has to think of another lie to cover the first one. Am appealing toPF leadership to show some semblance of maturity. Sata is sick. This Membe used to publish photos of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chaves in hospital bed. Whats is so special about our own.

  4. Every body talks about politics. constitution. instead of encouraging us to pray . man will never solve another man’s problems. even uyuwine citole mapenzi is just talking on behalf of his mapenzi

  5. Seriously, lets assume it was not done properly, so what?
    Why care? Why keeping trying to bleed blood off a stone

    People get lost

    Thanks

  6. another Msoni total ignorance…. the current constitution is straight on this issue. The next will just top up. I urge Chipenzi to know that zambia is not in the constitutional crisis. Only if the constitution did not spell out on this Kabimba thing then we can cry foul. But as things are all is well Kabimba our former member of UNIP is President. Unip will always rule except for Chiluba. VIVA Unip Viva Kaunda Abash MMD and UPND unless you were once in UNIP tamwakateke UNIP MULILO

  7. Bo Chipenyo, can you get to productive work,man??? Zambians and Tongas in particular are always arm chair critics. Talking is very cheap. Let u

  8. Iliko Bad people………..!!! I am just Praying for my enemy- Sata.

    The Bible adjures us pray for our enemies & even those who persecute us.
    NEVER CURSE ANYONE BUT BLESS ALL….even Katongo Charlie.

  9. Give the constitution back to the people of Zambia. The sick Sata and the sick Kabimba think Zambia should be sick if they themselves are sick. What selfishness!

  10. # Gen if Kabimba is your standard of a leader, then you should be dead. The Guy is damn fo.o.l! Surely this country should never have such people in leadership. No wonder PF is a sinking Bwato!

  11. WHAT SHOULD CONCERN ANYONE ARE THE CHARACTER OR LACK OF INTEGRITY AND THE PETTINESS AND JEALOUSY OF THE PEOPLE WHO RAISED THE ISSUE AROUND OUR “ACTING PRESIDENT”.

    WHY NOW?

    LEVY’S BRAIN HAD BEEN IMPAIRED BY THE FIRST STROKE WHICH HIT HIM LONG BEFORE HE ENTERED OFFICE, WHICH EARNED HIM A NICK NAME, ‘CABBAGE’.

    WHY WAS THE ISSUE NOT RAISED EACH TIME THE ‘AILING’ LEVY WENT OUT?

    • Don’t be daft.Levy with a stroke was 100times better than ailing Sata.Besides Zambians had no forum to voice their concerns en mass back then.Now we have on line media.Remember what brought down Egyptian president Mubarak was online media.

    • Two things, first, Levy was elected and had a constituency, second, Levy was civil and wanted in his party. On the contrary, WK has no electoral following and he is unwanted within his party due to his lack of civility and poor leadership.

    • Because Levy was an intelligent, educated lawyer unlike all the other CL0WNs and VILLAGE IDI0Ts we have had in charge of Zambia!

      He understood that development depended on a Nation that was subject to the RULE OF LAW, not the whims of a DICTATOR!

      And he never left Zambia IN A COMA!

  12. Bwana your black Friday and honking has not been supported by Zambian masses, but you are still going no where, Are you not ashamed ?

  13. The issue of the new constitution cannot solve the current problem. Mr Sata has been abusing the constitution by allowing a person other than the vice president to act. Our current constitution is clear but through the inversion of Mr Sata we all have been forced to believe that Scott can’t act. ACTING and BEING are not the same. Therefore, should the President die, Scott should assume the role of acting president until after the bye election.

  14. BUSHE KANSHI NINSHI U MINORITY TRIBE FROM SOUTH NINSHI MWAKWATILA JELOUS IFI MR SATA TOD U TO BE IN PACT WITH U, DU TO HH,S PRIDE AND SELFISH AS USUAL HE SAID HE CANT BE THE VICE.MR SATA WON AGAIN IT BECAME PROBLEM JST BECAUSE IS NOT YOUR PREFERED CANDIDATE AND MANY OF U,U AR NOT SAYING THAT OZ U CARE FOR ZAMBIA BUT U AR SAYING THOSE RUBISH OZ OF BITERNESS BECAUSE YO TRIBESMAN LOST ELECTION .Y CANT U WAIT 4 2016 SO DAT PIPO CAN SPEAK AGAIN BY BALLOT BOX BA CHIPENZI U WANT TO RUN GOVNMT THE WAY U RUN YO KATEMBA AND HOME BY SPEAKING 4 YOU FELO TONGA.DONT USE FODEP TO CAMPAGN JST COME OUT AS A MAN DONT BE A COWARD AND JOIN POLITICAL ALENA.HH SHUD BE REPLACED BY SOM1 LIKE NKOMBO 4 THE BATAMENT OF UPND THE MAN(HH) IS TOO PROUD 4 NOTHING HE HAS EVEN FAILED TO BE COUNCILOR WATMO PRESIDENCY? KU…

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