Members of Parliament have spent the entire Thursday night and into the early hours of Friday morning debating amendments to the draft constitution.
By 07 Hours, MPs were still debating the Constitutional Bill of the National Assembly of Zambia No. 17 of 2015 as the House is likely to adjourn sine die on Friday.
MPs from the ruling PF and the MPs formed alliances and passed several amendments to the Bill.
Articles such as the establishment of Provincial Assemblies and increasing Parliament by 94 nominated MPs have been rejected.
The 50+1 and the presidential running mate clauses passed while the proposal to have Cabinet appointed from outside Parliament was rejected.
The article on dual citizenship was also passed.
Most of the PF MPs who debated said the amendments were necessarily as they are meant to save costs.
Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili said establishing provincial assemblies and increasing the number of seats in Parliament would have added 538 more people on Government payroll.
Kabwata MP Given Lubinda said the ruling party had to take the lead in making amendments as it was representing the will of the people.
Meanwhile, the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has charged that stakeholders who were against the parliamentary route to adopt the constitution will be vindicated soon.
LAZ President George Chisanga has told QFM News in interview that the issues that were raised by stakeholders such as the Grand Coalition, Oasis Forum and others will soon come to the fore during the ongoing constitution reform process.
Mr. Chisanga has explained that as things stand, Members of Parliament have the powers to include anything that they want in the constitution as well as remove certain clauses.
He says this makes it difficult to keep what the people had submitted through various constitution forums.
Mr. Chisanga states that the new constitution of Zambia will not be enacted in the manner the PF promised the people.
And Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) President Andrew Nthewewe says it is too early to state whether the parliamentary route will not produce positive results.
Mr. Nthewewe says his organization has been assured that concerns raised of manipulating the content should be ignored.