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Zambia is now a regional laughingstock – VJ

Headlines Zambia is now a regional laughingstock - VJ

Former President Kenneth Kaunda,President Sata and Vernon Mwanga share a light moment during  the requiem Mass of George Kunda at the Cathedral of the Chld Jesus In Lusaka.Courtesy State House press unit
Former President Kenneth Kaunda,President Sata and Vernon Mwanga share a light moment during the requiem Mass of George Kunda at the Cathedral of the Chld Jesus In Lusaka.Courtesy State House press unit

Retired veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga has said that Zambia’s failure to come up with a new constitution over a period of more than 11 years has turned the country into a laughingstock in the Southern African region.

Dr. Mwaanga said that the process of coming up with a new constitution requires more than just the momentum Justice Minister Edgar Lungu has given the process.

Dr. Mwaanga told Qfm news in a telephone interview that he was also particularly disappointed that the President Michael Sata did not provide a clear roadmap in the constitution making process during the official opening of Parliament.

He noted there is need to come up with very clear guidelines and a clear roadmap with regards which direction the constitution making process will take once the final draft constitution is made public and when the national constitution referendum will be held.

Dr. Mwaanga said it is important that the Zambian people should know exactly what is going to happen particularly that these are issues they were promised by the Patriotic Front government.

He added that it was important that these promises are fulfilled so that the current constitution making process can have a clear roadmap before the 2016 general elections.

Dr Mwaanga said that his appeal, therefore, is that the Grand Coalition on the Demand for a People Driven Constitution and all political parties should continue engaging government through the Minister of Justice so that there is a clear way forward on the enactment of the country’s new constitution.

69 COMMENTS

    • VJ please taata,, Zambia is not a regiónal laughingstock,, the regional laughing is PF and Sata,,, thats why he is hiding in nkwazi from mugabe,,, insoni!!

    • Per square kilometer Zambia probably has the dullest people in the region as proof just look at the comments.Mr Mwaanga is saying something decent and that should be a concern to Zambians but dunderheads think he is job hunting. Zambia is the only country in the region that has been told in error that its got yellow fever and Zambians including the Zambian ministers of health and tourism are happy to vaccinate themselves before they fly to South Africa. What really is wrong with us.No wonder Scott can tell us the President is healthy and is working hard because we are dull enough to accept it.

    • Mulenga – I have held that view for a very long time. Per square kilometer, awe sure we are doing very well. That is why, we can build a new city like Solwezi in this era, and I am told it is a disaster. Only Zambians.

    • @ adviser,
      am sure you are joking over solwezi been a new city.
      ilya mwana a mediocrety.solwezi is worse than kibera
      in kenya.

    • VJ should just shut up. He is a good for nothing fellow. He is part of those self-centred people with nothing to offer for the well-being of this nation. Why do we waste time with such characters? Dr.Dr. ata.

    • Kabimba is out.
      I think I will take on Honor Janza next… Zambia is so boring with such a coach. I need to give a little bit of peace to politicians, they have suffered enough.
      What is wrong about Janza?? NOTHING, he just as RB… boring, too nice, too soft… too nothing!!

  1. Don’t know what the problem is with some Zambians. Obama is a JD, but everyone refers to him as Mr Obama. Visit Zambia and you will find people without earned academic credentials parading themselves every where as ‘Dr Mwaanga’! Why this complex?

  2. Mwaanga may be hypocritical in commenting on the constitution when he has been part of the system that has denied us this important document. However the statement that “…has turned the country into a laughingstock in the Southern African region.” is valid. In Bemba we say pa nsaka tapabula ichisushi. In Southern Africa, Zambia is that fo0L, a court jester.

    • Iwe kapala stop ubufi there is no bemba saying like that we say ati “pansaka tapabula chupubaa.” Hope taunya nyanya ama sushi pansaka umulandu waka saying ako akabufi.

    • @Katebe Katoto

      It’s the same thing! Icipuba chisushi, where do you see the difference? ChiBemba nshi usosa kanshi? ichi Kopabeluti? Zambia completely fits this ‘laughingstock’ tag only problem is that it was hypocritically spewed by a disagreeable mouth, Mwaanga’s.

  3. Ati Dr.Mwaanga,!! Kwena the former self confessed drug trafficker, anyway, only in Zambia. No wonder we are a laughingstock as he rightly says!!

    • The issue of the constitution is very importantant and I for one feel Dr Mwanga is right.Those who want to insult Mr Mwanga out of shear jelousy should ask themselves as to why is PF and Sata not fulfilling there 90days promise.If we were to be personal Mr Sata himself was caught at oliver tambo int Air port in case involving Money laundering why are you not demonizing him.He was part of MMD who failed to give Zambia a new constitution like VJ.Are then insulting him simply because he is Tonga and anyone whose not Bemba should not oppose PF.Mwanga has done a lot for Zambia as a young helped to negociate and carried the declaration of Independence from UK to Zambia.He is made the current OP they it is today.He was an out standing Diplomat and so who are hell are you to say Mwanga does not de

  4. VJ is the laughingstock we all know! Zambia is not a laughingstock and that is simply a bad point of view from VJ. As much as we have been denied the constitution by the MMD and now the PF, it’s hypocritical for VJ to claim that Zambia is s laughingstock in the region. No wonder we lag behind because we even allow retired hypocrites yo make such wild statements. No wonder we need young and vibrant leader not these chaps who make wild statements because they have not been appointed!

    • Deserve to be called Dr.CBU is not foolish to confer him Dr.The VC at CBU as former Sodier knows which roles Mwanga played in peace resolution in the Congo and Angola as well as the great lakes.KuDUKA SIYANI BANE.

  5. Ba fake Dr mwaanga you are the same hypocrites who denied us the document just shut up your stinking beak you are a disappointment you drug pusher

  6. Sure Mr. Be serious and face the facts. You have been in 4 govts and nothing you did to enact a proper constitution. You are a big liar and shameless person. Parasite just go beg for a job master rigger

  7. Each day that passes I understand HECMS even more without appearing to be a PF BOOTLICKER. His agency and focus to steer the boat and country forward. Zambia does not need a constitution so read a headline. No it doesn’t Zambia can operate on precedence. Am not a solicitor but I think there is such a process. What is a constitution for any? To bar RB from standing for presidency. Dr. Mwanga ‘grow up’.

  8. ZAMBIA NEEDS A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR SURE. BUT NOT AT LIGHTENING SPEED. WE KNOW THAT THE OPPOSITION WANTS THE NEW CONSTITUTION BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT MAYBE WITH THE 50%+1 THEY CAN WRESTLE POWER FROM THE PF. THATS ALL. NO ONE HAS EXPLAINED TO THE ORDINARY ZAMBIAN WHY WE NEED THE NEW CONSTITUTION. VJ SHOULD BE THE LAST TO COMMENT ON THE NEW CONSTITUTION. INFACT HE IS AMONG THE LAUGHING STOCKS IN THE SUB REGION. WE HAVE ALL SORTS OF INVESTORS FLOCKING TO ZAMBIA TO TAKE A BITE AT OUR MINERAL WEALTH AND EVEN OUR KWACHA HAS FOUND A FOOT AT THE JO’BURG STOCK EXCHANGE…..AND YOU WANT TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH WIDE WITH BROKEN TEETH THAT ZAMBIA IS A LAUGHING STOCK BLAH..BLAH….. JUST SHUT UP YOU FINISHED POLITICIAN.

  9. The real embarrassment is our president who has put up performances and said things that are inappropriate. I dont think the region fully understands our constitutional problem but they surely look down on us for voting for somebody who cracks bald head jokes at summits or casually take presidential addresses with jokes as demeaning as ‘open zips’ ‘Fack’ or ‘animal driven’

  10. It is tribal juindiced comments and positions like the irrational bashing being mated to VJ by the Bemba corrupt tribal clique that have made Shonas impose Mugabe on Zimbabweans despite the economy sinking.

    What is there to be not ashamed of for a liar Bemba cheat who promised a constitution in 90 days?

    • Though your comments are too direct, I have to agree. This is a tribal government which does not respect or even ‘remember’ their commitments. Thieves. They promised free education and now make the usual 180 degree somesault and swear they never mentioned this conspicuous promise on Page 10 of their manifesto. And same in this case, they will insult anyone who reminds them of the 90 days consitution promise. No honour from these ebola-monkey eaters.

  11. And you are a self confessed drug dealer, womaniser, political failure, bootlicker, jobseeker… Now go away!
    Sincerely, Chekov

    • Kolwestans will die protecting PF form being bashed .Who doesn’t know you. Even a very agly person as long as is Bemba is handsome. Sata is very handsome than HH .HH does not smile. HH is a thief and tribalists my foot spare as with your useless Superiority complex .No wonder they is no peace in Congo were you come from.

  12. Ba VJ u were in MMD and u never wanted to talk about Constitution now that its PF ruling u wnt 2 be seen as a concerned Zambian.

    Let the PF make their own mistakes remember we are judging them but until 2016 there is nothing we can do.

    Fellow remember to vote Wisely in 2016……..’

  13. My goodness what a hopeless and shameless senile alleged drug pusher this former womaniser is. VJ you are nothing but an over the hill attention seeker that should kindly retire from the public eye as you have been ashamed several times, even going as far as saying you would be willing to seek a role in the PF govt and now because the PF govt quite rightly and wisely saw that a thief, liar and election rigger like you has NO role to play you start making noise and contradicting your own political ideology of uselessness that almost all Zambians that can reason know you are a liar…ba VJ just shut up you will never in my eye even be close to a freedom fighter you were just a young boy that saw an opportunity in the struggle for independence..useless senile cretin

  14. @Dr.E-Wabo and Chisenga -Any radical civilised zambian knows the negative political,social and economic catastrophical dramaturgical instantations caused by our coloniallical slavish constitution we have at hand.As such these observations from Dr.Mwaanga shouldn’t be taken lightly.We all know that Mwaanga messed up big time & surely he’s a hypocrite,but he has every right to actively participate in the revolution of our country through enter alia having a new constitution.Just to remind you-PF was voted into power strongly on the premises of The famous 90 DAYS among other many lies.A new constitution is needed today than yesterday.

  15. VIPUBA VIBANTU VILIBBE NZELU.Being dull makes it impossible to even choose between sense and stupid vibes. VJ means well for the nation. I think its very wrong to pay cadres just to make noise

  16. Excuse me!

    Zambia is now a regional laughingstock?…..When the Zambian Kwacha has just broken new grounds after it was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on this week as one of the THREE African currencies…..then in the same week’s pictures LT shows works on one of the many roads in the country….!

    Please VJ come and share with me your laughter..

    • You need to know that this is a reaction to the unstable Kwacha not necessarily confidence in the kwacha. If your understood this you wouldnt have been so excited about it. People gambling on your currency in some foreign land doesnt help you in anyway.

  17. Luap ula premier -please use your grey matter when blogging not tribe!The listing of the Zambian currency on JSE doesn’t. Signal or imply that our economy or rather currency is stable.It just scares away would be investors as our kwacha is now used as insurance to any losses against a naira or a rand.Please we are now in trouble with our unstable currency-wait and see because we have expossed ourselves with our weak kwacha.Do a search boss before expossing your gullibilities online.

  18. What is the new Constitution intended for that’s what I want to know? I don’t want to waste my weekend with this si.lly debate.

  19. Zambia needs to be centre-stage in the rush to trade and do business in Africa. Zambia’s central position geographically should count. Zambia should be the hub in this process. I don’t even want to comment on Dr. VJ’s oratory, he knows to well. We don’t need his distractions. There is already a constitution in place, precedence can deal with any other matters. Am no constitutional lawyer but I think Zambia can function well by proritising. Yes the constitution can come and it will but is it the most urgent?

  20. @The Civilized

    I don’t quite make out your point. What is point?

    Do you agree with VJ that Zambia is now a regional laughingstock?

    when

    ZAMBIA has just been ranked 13th out of 52 African countries in good governance and democracy…

    and when Zambia is reputed to be

    the highest inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) among the 16 Landlocked Developing Countries in Africa…

  21. Its good to know which side one blogger falls!However a good people driven constitution is a bedlock to political,social & economical development of any viable & proactive government as it seals up all elements of bad governance & at the same time it endeavours to show the government’s development policy agenda with punitive measures when not attained on target.In summation a new constitution acts like a frame work or lenses for good governance & accoutability as well as transparency in prudent redistribution & utillisation of the country’s finite resources.It further reduces power given to the éxecutives/president while more power to the majority tax payers-voters- among many viable laws of the constitution!

  22. National development plans or other benchmarks like LPM’s vision 2000 can be used to set such targets for development.

  23. VJ! That is a bold statement! How I wish I could hear Mutale Nalumango voice out her views on the Constitutional impasse. The old hag defended the appointments of cadres to top civil service with impunity during the last stage-managed CRC!! Now she had hakainde in her backside feeling the effects of her idiocy!!

  24. Spot on @Wantanshi! These are the hard facts we must bring to the table- why are we in this constant vicious circle where each successive govt manipulates the constitutional making process! Tossing it into first public arena; then so-called technical experts; then to commisionares (commission seeking); then to the mercy of one Minister of Justice and finally condemned to the inbox tray of the President of the Republic of Zambia! How hath thine mighty fallen!

  25. VJ BEING ONE OF IF NOT THE MOST FAVOURED BY KK WAS SENT INTO DIPLOMATIC MISSION AROUND THE AGE OF 19 YEARS TO VERY ADVANCED COUNTRIES OF SOVIET UNION AND USA. BEING EXPOSED IN THESE COUNTRIES ONE WOULD HAVE EXPECTED BA VJ TO ESTABLISH A VERY PRESTIGIOUS MANUFACTURING COMPANY OR AT LEAST A DIPLOMATIC COLLEGE. ALAS, ALL HE COULD ACHIEVE WAS UKUNYENGA FYE AMAULE AND SELLING MANDRAX. WHAT A SHAME! AND HERE HE CAN EVEN SAY ZAMBIA IS A LAUGHING STOCK. MAYBE- BECAUSE OF HOPELESS CHAPS SUCH AS HIM. ANYWAY, THERE COULD HAVE BEEN LITTLED HE COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT ANY MEANINGFUL EDUCATION.

  26. UPND has a good constituition left by Handy do HH and some Tongas respect it? if you are normal you know what is good for your friend and zambia. if you respect the constutuition why do you steal and insult?

  27. Vernon is right. Zambia,the sick man of SADC region,the clown of southern Africa,the laughing stock of Africa.

  28. VJ is a political laughingstock in Zambia. He has been in politic for more than his 15th wife’s age and less than 27 of his children he has all over Zambia. One may ask where was he in MMD when the issue of constitution started? I think he is now using his big NOSE breath out words without substance.

  29. VJ himself contributed to this disaster. When he was Chief Whip under RB, he and Kunda, then VP, refused to introduce the 50%+1 clause that UPND wanted to be included in the constitution before they could support it. As a result the draft constitution failed to be passed by parliament. These politicians are a bunch of selfish kulukus.

  30. @the Civilised. I wish I could join you in that utopian world of yours.

    Were you in your mom’s tummy

    When Mohammad Ali was jailed in your USA over Vietnam?
    When thousands of USA citizens were arrested and killed over Vietnam?
    When the world and the US citizens said NO to Iraq and Libyan wars?

    South Africa claims to have one of the best Constitutions in the world.

    Did the constitution protect miners massacre at Marikana?
    How about the killings and dragging to death of protestors?

    etc

  31. 11 Years minus 3 Years is equal to 8 Years. MMD under VJ FAILED to give us a constitution. Go on VJ blame it on the current leadership! Well done!

  32. Of course this is the danger associated with manipulative stupid fools like VJ and Sata whose brains are in their pants and pockets!

  33. All these politicians born in Nothern Rhodesia must stop participating in the politicks of Zambia then a new Vision for Zambia will be fulfilled. The next fifty years for Zed will be better as those who were colonised but the British will be cleaned out…

  34. VJ is right. Mulenga’s comment is correct. We’re a laughing stock in Sadic, Africa and the world. Where else have you heard of a constitution taking more than 11 yrs? Only in Zambia. Where else do you have us.e.l.e.ss ministers and govt where they can’t make a decision that South Africans coming into Zambia should also have yellow fever injections? On in Zambia where we have du.ll ministers.

  35. VJ was just bz with women when he was in power,now he wants to behave like if he is concerned with constitution.let him just rest ku farm if he has one…

  36. This character has been part of every government since 1964 except this one. He has no shame to even say something like this!

  37. Ba Vernon mwaalu wangu, please don’t use the ‘Dr’ title because you are not. What was the thesis of your PhD, who supervised you and at which university? How many PhD students have you since supervised? Mwaanga mukwabo, it is only illiterates who when conferred with an honorary PhD get so excited they display it at the slightest provocation. An honorary PhD is not a real PhD. Mandela had over hundred of these and never used any. I fear soon it will be Dr. Michael Sata – God forbid!!!

  38. Even without VJ saying so, I have known for a long time that zambia is a laughing stocknot only in the region but the whole world. Just look at the lunancy exhibited by your govt. I m even ashamed to be callrd a zambian. So useless. For some of u who call VJ a womaniser, is sata not one? Discuss issues not pipo. WHAT VJ SAID IS CORRECT.

  39. Whatever vr may say is not new. Edith Nawakwi is on record she said ” whatever you do dot not vote for Sata because Zambia will be a laughing stock” this was long before Sata was voted into power. Suerly the fracas we have seen in three years of Sata’s we can only say Edith is a prophet. Also am cognizant of the fact Edith worked with Sata so was was malicious in Saing sata’ rule will make Zambia a laughing stock. We have not yet hit rock bottom as long as our Head of state remains in hiding from the people who voted him to power. A sabstantial number of us thought we were Going to have a different Govt the will work on the flaws that the previous Govt and improve on them but still continue to hold the economy at the same or better it but alas this was not to be. PF has failed the…

  40. It is times like this, when i read comments from what would be considered the elite class in zambia, that i feel so ashamed to zambian. I cannot denounce my being zambian, but with such comments, what i can i do honestly? Zambia is not only a laughingstock in the region, it is so in the world and beyond. How can a people of such eloquence be so subdued when it comes to important matters like the constitution? Zambian will forever debate and insult each other over personalities, completely forgetting the issue at hand, and the end of the day, look at each other as wonder what has happened to the country. Wake up people of zambia, wake up! don’t let it be VJ or HH who sounds the trumpet, but let Sata, et al, be the ones to push the constitution process forward in haste, make them see sense!

  41. U VJ SHOULD JUST SHUT UP AS U HAVE BEEN PART OF THE CONSTITUITION MAKING PROCESS SINCE THE SIXTIES NOW U WANT TO APPEAR LIKE U ARE MR KNOW IT ALL ATA U DISGUST ME

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