State House permanent Secretary Emmanuel Chilubanama during the Swearing-in-Ceremony at State House on January 26,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
State House permanent Secretary Emmanuel Chilubanama during the Swearing-in-Ceremony at State House on January 26,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President-Elect Edgar Lungu has with immediate effect terminated the contract of Emmanuel Chilubanama as Permanent Secretary for State House.

According the statement released to the media by State house, President Lungu in his letter addressed to Mr Chilubanama dated 29th August, 2016 informed the Permanent Secretary that his services had been terminated with immediate effect.

The letter which has been signed by the Head of State has also been copied to Secretary to the Cabinet, Secretary to the Treasury and Auditor-General.

‘’I am writing to inform you that l have terminated your services as Permanent Secretary with immediate effect. I wish you the best in your future endeavours,’’ President Lungu said.

Meanwhile, Congratulatory messages have continued to pour into State House following the re election of Edgar Lungu as sixth President of the Republic of Zambia in the August 11 general election.

His Excellency Mr Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe has joined other leaders in congratulating President Lungu.

In his congratulatory message dated 19th August, President Mugabe expressed hearty congratulations to President Lungu and commended the Zambian people for making their democratic choice in a peaceful manner.

The Zimbabwean President stated that the mandate that the people of Zambia have given to President Lungu reconfirms the high level of trust and confidence they have in his leadership.

‘’I wish you, Your Excellency and Dear Brother, personal good health and success as you discharge the onerous duties of your high office,’’ President Mugabe said.

And President of the Federal Republic of Somalia His Excellency Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has also extended his congratulations to President Lungu and expressed best wishes for Zambia’s continued stability, progress and prosperity.

‘’The Government of Federal Republic of Somalia congratulates the Government , people and further expresses the best wishes for stability, progress and prosperity to the whole nation of Zambia,’’ President Mohamud said.

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121 COMMENTS

    • Glad this UPND mole has been fired. He is the one who was releasing state house affairs to the UPND`s Zambian watchdog.

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    • An illegal move going by the current constitution, where power is at this moment supposed to be in the hands of the Speaker.

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    • Refer to my remarks on Zambia Reports thread under “Mwamba Peninsula Linked to Fake Kamanga-UPND video”. Zambia under this common man’s President does not need overzealous characters around. We need to heal and unite the country than condoning macabre behavior. We warn all aides that we are watching you and will not allow you to bring the presidency in disrepute for your personal battles. The President will receive our displeasure regardless of how you belabor to isolate him. Be responsible and help the President build a big tent on the hill for every Zambian. Elections are over.

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    • THE MOVE IS ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THIS CONFIRMS THAT LUNGU HAS NO REGARD FOR THE LAW. HE IS A DANGER TO THE COUNTRY. HIS SUPPORTERS SHOULD START TO THINK TWICE FOR THE SAKE OF THE COUNTRY AND INDEED FOR THEIR OWN SAKE BECAUSE THEY WILL EVENTUALLY BE AFFECTED AS WELL.

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    • @ 1. 2 Mop,

      I know I am wasting my valued effort to keep explaining this matter because some people will never understand. However, on the basis of ‘benefit of doubt’ I will keep explaining.

      None of the powers of the president are lost following a petition after the first run, until s/he hands over to the president elect after the latter’s swearing in as dealt with under articles 101, and 102.

      The followung powers of the president are lost after a second run as dealt with under articles 103 and 104:

      (A) The incumbent remains president but will not,
      (I) make any appointment
      (Ii) dissolve parliament

      (B) In an event there is a petition (following second run), the president shall hand over power to the speaker, and the speaker acting as president shall not,
      (1) make any…

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    • (B) In an event there is a petition (following second run), the president shall hand over power to the speaker, and the speaker acting as president shall not,
      (1) make any appointment
      (11) dissolve parliament.

      Now, president Lungu is incumbent president and president elect following first run.

      Thus, all the functions remain with or without the petition, until he hands over to himself after the petition. So he continues non-stop with full functions till 2021.

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    • Somali is a failed state!, that congratulatory message is as good as asylum seeking in zambia, and old man Mugabe has no where to run except ku farm ya ba kaunda,,, so Mugabe is simply begging! Zimbabwe is on fire

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    • @Ndobo, Somalia has never had a goveernment in years, Just same as Zambia has no government in WEEKS!!

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    • This is so funny. Being congratulated by ole Bob. His angry countrymen are finally trying to run him out of office and out of town for overstaying his mandate, and he finds time to congratulate others. On a serious note, why is ECL already acting as President before the ConCourt delivers it’s final ruling, and before he’s officially sworn in as President? According to the Constitution, the Speaker is supposed to be in charge, while ECL (as President-elect) waits for the final ConCourt ruling. Otherwise him running around as President already seems awkward, and most likely, puts the ConCourt in a tight corner. What if the petition is finally ruled in UPND’s favor, can you imagine how awkward that scenario would be, when ECL is already acting as President? But then again, politicians in…

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    • The truth of the matter is that the PS is rigit whilst the person (ECL) has not yet been sworn in so in short, the dismissal is illegal.

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    • @1.12 Ichalo Lifupa

      What you are saying is wishful thinking.

      ECL is not operating is president elect. President Lungu is working as incumbet president.

      He has full powers to carry out normal functions.

      ECL is president elect, but cannot carry out any work under that. He will use that after being sworn in.

      Meanwhile he continues to work as incumbent president until he hands over to himself.

      Refer to:
      @1.16 Peace for Zambia, and
      @1.17 Peace for Zambia
      above.

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    • Peace for Zambia don’t mislead people, ECL has not been sworn in.
      Clause 2 The speaker subject to clause (3) the Speaker shall after the declaration of the presidential election results by the Returning officer , perform the functions until the President- elect assumes office, except that the Speaker shall not dissolve Parliament or make any appointment under this Constitution or any other law

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    • @peace for zambia, YOU SEEM TO BE READING THE CONSTITUTION IN REVERSE. IT IS UNDERSTABLE FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU. YOU ARE AT LIBERTY TO INTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION AS YOU WISH. IT IS LIKE THE BIBLE PEOPLE INTERPRET THE WAY THEY WISH. THE TRUE POSITION IS THAT LUNGU IS IN BREACH OF THE LAW AS HE WAS REGARDING THE POSITION OF THE DEPUTY MINISTERS AFTER HE SIGNED THE CONSTITUTION AND THEN THE MINISTERS AND THE DEPUTY MINISTERS AFTER THE DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT. LIKE I HAVE SAID BEFORE HE IS A DANGER TO ZAMBIA.

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    • Just a thought. Lets take it Nawikwi won the election and ECL is incumbent is it possible for ECL to hire and fire as incumbent?

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    • @ 1.14 kaluba,

      It is sad you cannot understand simple issues.

      ECL is incumbent president; this simply means the president who was there before elections continues under that mandate to operate as president until the president elect is sworn in.

      So, please understand that he is not working as president elect but incumbent (one who was there before elections, and who continues until hand over – in this case to himself).

      The subarticles you are quoting fall under articles 103 and 104, which deal with a president elect who has been declared and/or petition following second run (or run 2) of elections.

      You are the people who make law look like it is difficult to understand when all you need is mere awareness and then subject it to logic.

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    • @Peace for Zambia – There are just too many dunderheads here who don’t understand your argument. You try to educate them, it goes in one ear and comes out the other without passing through their brains.

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    • @1.15 MANOMAMBULWA

      It is sad you cannot understand simple issues. Regarding reading in reverse depends on the direction you are going . Definitely we are not in the same direction.

      ECL is incumbent president; this simply means the president who was there before elections continues under that mandate to operate as president until the president elect is sworn in.

      So, please understand that he is not working as president elect but incumbent (one who was there before elections, and who continues until hand over – in this case to himself).

      The subarticles you are using fall under articles 103 and 104, which deal with a president elect who has been declared and/or petitioned following second run (or run 2) of elections.

      You are the people who make law look like it is difficult to…

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    • 1.16 JFMC,

      You say, and I quote:

      “Just a thought. Lets take it Nawikwi won the election and ECL is incumbent is it possible for ECL to hire and fire as incumbent?”

      The answer is YES under first round of elections. ECL would have power to hire and fire following FIRST RUN elections. Under this ECL would remain incumbent until nawakwi is sworn in.

      Now, the answer is NO under second round of elections. Under round 2 of elections, ECL would remain incumbent but cannot hire or fire.

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    • @ peace for zambia: AS I HAVE ALREADY SAID YOU ARE ENTITLED TO UNDERSTAND AND INTERPRET THE PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION AS YOU WISH. IT IS YOUR RIGHT. BUT THE TRUTH REMAINS AS IT IS. LUNGU WAS VERY ADAMANT THAT HE WAS RIGHT ON THE DEPUTY MINISTERS AND CABINET MINISTERS CONTINUED STAY IN OFFICE BUT HE WAS WRONG. HE DID IT, NOT BECAUSE HE WAS RIGHT, BUT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO SERVE HIS HIDDEN MOTIVE OF LETTING MINISTERS TO USE PUBLIC RESOURCES IN THEIR CAMPAIGN. EQUALLY ON THIS ONE, HE WANTS TO SERVE HIS HIDDEN MOTIVE, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE NAIVETY, DOCILITY AND IGNORANCE OF THE MAJORITY OF THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. THAT IS WHY HE HAS EVEN CLOSED INDEPENDENT MEDIA SO THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE REMAIN LESS INFORMED. YOU CAN MISLEAD OTHER PEOPLE BUT CERTAINLY NOT ME. I AM ON FIRM GROUND.

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    • @ 1.21 MANOMAMBULWA,

      You must understand that in school there are pupils who go through without ever failing a test or an exam.

      On the other hand you must realize that there are those pupils who will fail a test but still manage to pass exams pretty well.

      It will be wrong assumption to thing that if a pupil does no make it in one test the he/she will never pass. If that were the case HH would have been put aside many years ago, as he has failed elections 5 times.

      The very fact that ECL had a different interpretation from the court ruling on ministers does not mean he will always have different interpretation from those of the courts .

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    • 100. (3) Notwithstanding clause (2) where the Returning Officer declares the incumbent President as President -elect, the incumbent President shall continue to perform the executive functions unless an election petition is filed in accordance with Article 101 (2) whereby the Speaker shall perform the the executive functions in accordance with clause (2).

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    • @ 1.23 kaluba,

      Just check again, the Constitution you are quoting might be for South Sudan.

      There is no Section 3 under Article 100. And there is no section that talks about the speaker under Article 101.

      What you have attempted to say, though wrongly put, come under articles 103 and 104, which deal with Second Round of elections.

      I know you have excelled, because this is what, as UPND, you are excellent at – pedalling falsehood.

      And after confusing yourselves as UPND, you think that you can also confused the judges with falsehood. Forget!

      For your own information, don’t think you share the same view with your lawyers. They want money, and am sure they have an econometer.

      Once the econometer indicates that the bank accounts for GBM and HH are running low, they will…

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    • Continued…

      Once the econometer indicates that the bank accounts for GBM and HH are running low, they will inform you that the grounds for your cases are weak.

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    • @ Peace for Zambiia I must admit I was looking at the draft constitution. All the same, 104:3 states that where an election petition is filed against the incumbent, under Article 103(1) or an election is is nullified under Article 103(3)
      (b) the Speaker shall perform the the executive functions

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    • No he was leaking the state house data to ZWD. When the ZWD writes “Close State house sources revealed” they meant him.

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    • In what capaity is Edgar firing Civil Servants before constitution judgement? Only Speeker of parliament or Secretary to Cabinet can do so.
      Edgar’s camp start falling apart….. Chilumanda should not have received those Court summons!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Cant a Kasai be Zambian? Stoopid thinking. There are Moyos who are Zambians and you dont question them just because you are familiar with them. Its the same philosophy a man can be whatever nation he wants regardless of his tribe

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  1. Really laughable…terminating services in what capacity? Lazy Lungu is a waste of space…if Emmanuel Chilubanama really wants his job back he should consult on this one.

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    • @Jay Jay. Whoever cursed you must be dead otherwise he/she would have felt sorry and reversed the curse. Can you read that it says President Lungu. It must really be a terrible feeling to be UPND right now to even fail to read between line.

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    • Ba kci, mwiponta! Yes in the headline it says president but in the article it says president – elect. So what is the actual positions at the moment. Mind you, for as long as the inauguration has not been done, Mr Edgar Lungu is still president elect and the law does not allow him to appoint or disappoint at the moment. But as usual we are a lawless country and it would not surprise me if he appoints his cabinet.

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    • @The Observer … please read the constitution Lungu is still President. The allegations put forward to the Con-Court by UPND are just that allegations, a petition, no judgement has been passed, hence no change ECL remains president and President – elect…. and by the way UPND is fumbling on this petition he will be sworn-in.

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    • @observer who then is the incumbent. Because according to the constitution the incumbent president remains in office until the president elect is sworn in. Ecl is both incumbent and president elect. Go and hug a zesco transformer now that you the powers Ecl is using.

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    • This is the problem with cadres they can not debate with nobody but another cadre…their brain has a two way program of a small Gecko …it only sees friend or foe nothing else. Do you know what a Permanent Secretary is? This is the problem with this Sata/Lungu regime there is absolutely no difference between the 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial to them.

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    • Jay jay he is president elect nothing has changed. It was a matter of time this boy is so arrogant he thought he would be at state house because he used to drink with Lungu in Kitwe, at least one down next one should be Kaiser Zulu.

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    • So there is a recording circulating of this guy leaking information about others…typical Zambian motor-mouth.

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  2. Foolish that boy thinks he can bring UPND manners in PF of beating people up. We don’t condone no sense.

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  3. Look Chilunama, Mulusa, Teddy Mulonga all voted for UPND. Many government Directors and PS’s that are from NWP, WP and SP voted ECL out

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  4. HE should not look at the face but pipo’s ability. Let the president further ask His MPs to leave party positions . Why should one be MP and PF district chair? More petitions from South

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  5. In what capacity is mere lungu firing people when we have a petition pending? Can thus chap hand over power to the speaker

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    • The biggest problem we have in Zambia is we deliberately misinterpret the laws to suit ourselves. The constitution which ECL signed in the stadium early this year at huge tax payers expense clearly states that in the event of a petition of results being filed against the president elect the speaker will act as the president until such a time the petition is decided by the Con Court. A friendly warning to you people who are in full support of ECL bending the laws to suit himself you are building him into a monster and which one day will unleash his wrath on you and you will curse yourselves. With this culture Zambia is steadily descending into a lawless state. Take a look at what is happening in Zimbabwe, learn a thing or two.

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  6. This dismissal is Illegal. A President Elect doesn’t have powers to fire or hire. Who advice this Lazy bum or is he telling us that he already knows the outcome of the Petition.

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    • He is still the incumbent president. He has those powers mwana. He is both incumbent and president elect.

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    • Have respect owe Mary. Banamayo must have good language. It’s the incumbent president ruling right now, while the president elect waits for the petition, after which thei incumbent will handover to the Elect. But both are contained in the same person, or as they say in English, wearing two hats, & can operate in either at the same time.

      This situation calls for legal minds to understand & explain.

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  7. If you don’t have anything good to say about our president please SHUT UP! because we have a country to develope.

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    • What is there that is good to say about this clueless incompetent ignorant *****? He is definitely NOT going to develop the country!

      He is only interested in developing his own bank account. Obviously TWO MILLION DOLLARS is not enough for this greedy man.

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  8. Is he firing a Thug who sent thugs to beat his relative.Bembas beware of Lungu,he will show you his true colors,just wait the game with Rb.

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    • @10 Sido Mark… Lungu or any President to rule will be and should always be a “President for all Zambians”. The problem is that some individuals and some party leaders always think tribe before they think about the country and the individuals quality or capacity to contribute! Chilubanama is just an individual who even Sata had fired before so what is BEMBA about a person found wanting by his supervisor/employer? No wonder some people thought by attracting frustrated but non-influential bembas would automatically sway Bembas speakers to vote en mass for them! They were wrong because the BROADER CULTURE OF BEMBA SPEAKERS RARELY SUBSCRIBES TO DEMAGOGUERY!

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  9. VERY GOOD.WHY SHOULD THIS PS DISGRACE THE PRESIDENT BY SENDING PF THUGS TO GO AND BEAT UP ANDREW KAMANGA RIGHT THERE AT UCZ CHURCH WHERE THE PRESIDENT WAS PREACHING LOVE AND PEACE.EL HAS BEEN FRAMED IN A LOT OF THUGGERY ACTS COMMITED BY HIS AIDES.THE WARNING BY DAVIS CHAMA ON HOT FM RADIO WAS VERY TIMELY.NO ONE WILL BE SHIELDED FOR CAUSING ANY UNREST.NEXT

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  10. ECL is both incumbent and ‘president elect’, undermine his small frame at your own peril, remember his words that he carries a ‘big stick’.

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    • 100. (3) Notwithstanding clause (2) where the Returning Officer declares the incumbent President as President -elect, the incumbent President shall continue to perform the executive functions unless an election petition is filed in accordance with Article 101 (2) whereby the Speaker shall perform the the executive functions in accordance with clause (2).

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    • @ 1.23 kaluba,

      Just check again, the Constitution you are quoting might be for South Sudan.

      There is no Section 3 under Article 100. And there is no section that talks about the speaker under Article 101.

      What you have attempted to say, though wrongly put, come under articles 103 and 104, which deal with Second Round of elections.

      I know you have excelled, because this is what, as UPND, you are excellent at – pedalling falsehood.

      And after confusing yourselves as UPND, you think that you can also confused the judges with falsehood. Forget!

      For your own information, don’t think you share the same view with your lawyers. They want money, and am sure they have an econometer.

      Once the econometer indicates that the bank accounts for GBM and HH are running low, they will…

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  11. No one should beat up another person or cause his agents to beat up another now let the former PS be picked up and be charged to face the music this is what we expect of leaders…the executive cannot cease to function simply because a matter is before the court….what he cannot do is to appoint a minister unless in a state of emergency…

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  12. Good riddance Your Excellency. These are some of the people who make you look bad. I hope this decision won’t be rendered null and void in tomorrow’s concourt ruling.

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  13. I wonder why Edgar is still holding on to power even releiving pipo of their posts when the constitution is crystal clear that he is supposed to step down at such a time as this, and he’s busy parading himself as a humble christain, Really???

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    • Ba Jet – It will help you not just to believe what you think. Read and understand – why do you want to downgrade yourself to the level of Pastor Mumba?

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    • Also Jet, see what the Petitioner’s lawyers presented in the daily nation verbatim on page 16 items 33 & 34 of their arguments, & then repeat your assertion that the constitution is crystal clear.

      From PF perspective, the constitutions says exactly what they’re doing, from UPND’s point of view, U can make up your mind after reading their submissions. They’re now asking the court to guide them on the right articles to file the petition under….

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  14. in what capacity has ECL fire chilubanama? as far as Zambians are concerened, we do not have a president yet. this is a clear breach of the constitution.under law, this is clearly unfair dismissal.may the concourt interven,and like in other instances, reverse this illegal decision.

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    • @iliko bad. First of all you cannot presume to speak for all Zambians. Secondly, Zambia has an incumbent President in accordance with the constitution. Thirdly, and just a small matter – check your grammar and punctuation.

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  15. The president (as incumbent) is within his right and duty to fire the PS. Constitutionally-speaking, this country has a sitting president with a mandate given to him in 2015, until when a new president is sworn in. The issue of a speaker acting as president is only applicable and relevant in the second run of an election (a re-run). Even a dunderhead lawyer, who has barely read the current constitution will testify to this fact.

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    • @ 20 massyear,

      I salute you. You are straight to the point.
      Great submission indeed; very clear and straight forward.

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  16. Is the PS not a Civil Servant employed by the Civil Service Commission? Surely there must be a law regarding the PS’s employment of contract. There must be procedures for termination of emploment contract for a PS. As President Elect Lungu has no powers to dismiss the PS unless the PS was personally employed by Lungu. Lungu has no respect for the Rule of Law and fails to follow legal procedures. Any public sector employee is in danger of being sacked by Lungu even though he has no locus standi to do so. The sooner Concourt orders Lungu to step down and have the Speaker of Parliament sworn in as Acting President the better. What then happens if Lungu illegally fires the Attorney General and the entire Concourt bench? You can rig elections but u cannot rig the legal truth.

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    • The clown Lungu has just made Emmanuel Chilubanama a very rich man! AT TAXPAYERS EXPENSE!

      He will sue for unfair dismissal and breach of contract – and win massive damages.

      Thanks Lungu again… for making Zambians even poorer with your dull decisions!

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  17. Naimwe ba jet Ni kwisa eko mwasambila law.if you doesn’t know law jst seat and eat.president lungu is the out going president,president elect and the in coming president.dont be cheated my brother.

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  18. You’re the one being cheated, i wonder if you hv even taken time to look up these things but i know thats y politicians trample on us for their gain becoz we dont read.

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  19. People that always opens their mouth every time they are posting messages that the president does not respect law…what law do they exactly talk about. Are they better than all the presidency staff in understanding law…very shocking indeed. Please talk about something else other than talking about law that you dont even kno

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  20. “Article 104 sec3: Where an election petition is filed against the incumbent, or an election is nullified; the speaker shall perform executive functions except the power to; a) make an appointment or b) disolve the national assembly.” Is that rocket science that you and me can fail to understand?

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    • English is tricky when you don’t get your head straight. It says nullified,get that right.

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    • @ 25 Jet,

      Article 104 sec 3 clearly makes references and restricts to the events following, and in accordance with, article 103.

      Article 103 deals with second run.

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  21. All reputable leaders are avoiding congratulating lungu due to his oppression and vote stealing.

    Just look at the list that have congratulated him —- mugabe, museveni ,the Somalia leader, the Malawian leader, kabilla and the Burundi president who cancelled elections….

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  22. It seems all Public Sector employees are in danger of being dismissed illegally by Lungu without any Notice and Legal Procedure. All PS, Judges,Civil Servants must be living in fear of losing jobs. The solution lies in Concourt who should order Lungu to step down and allow the Speaker of Parliament to Act as President while Concourt is dealing with the Petetion. This way Lungu as President Elect will not interfere with the on-going Petetion hearing against his re-election. Concourt needs to bring some order in the Public by vesting all Presidential Executive Powers in the Speaker of Parliament in transition.

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  23. God says my people perish because they don’t have the knowledge
    Igorance has no defence
    If you don’t know what the law says on current political situation better keep quite .
    Save your energy on something that will benefit youself family and friends.

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  24. I would´t mind if it is Mugabe and a somalian president who are giving ECL a big hug for job well done. Those two president have neuro-brain disorder. If i was Lungu i could become very depressed to receive any letter/massage from these two. Even if am not for Lungu this time, i can just say Lungu is far much better compared to those two. Lungu should not even take a glance on what they are saying because they are bad people. They are a lot of presidents surrounding Lungu on which he can get advice from if he want.

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  25. @Day Walker, indeed english is tricky if u dont get your head straight, so u better start by getting yours straight, Nullification there is just coming in as a second situation, “or” the first being a petition “filed”.

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  26. Maybe now Lungu has realised that he is surrounded by wrong people…what about Kaizer Zulu when is the Presido firing him now that he has been used to rig the elections. EMMANUEL MWAMBA MUST BE SIMILING NOW AS HE HAS FOR A LONG WANTED THAT POSITION, HE BACK STABBED THE OTHER EMMANUEL CHITOMBANAMA

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  27. That is the problem with political appointments its EASY COME EASY GO! It is also the problem of a system where the President is the chief employment officer. This is why you are even talking of the possibility of the President interfering with the Concourt? How can he do that to a permanently (for life) appointed judge of the court who had been effectively appointed by the people’s representatives in parliament as they do in other (developed) countries?. Let us appoint our judges for life and through parliament and we will see the independence of their rulings. They should owe their allegiance to the people (through parliamentary representatives) not to one appointing officer. The President can make proposals and Congress(parly) approves or not. He will be careful to choose people…

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  28. He/She (President) will careful to choose people of high integrity who are likely to be approved by parliament for fear that if all his proposals are rejected his sense of judgement will be called into question. That way we are likely to have judges who are unencumbered by loyalties to particular appointing authorities. Will their judgments be pure? No. No human being is unaffected by personal leanings (eg. either anti gun control or pro-gay rights) but at the least they are will be free from HUNGER GAMES!

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  29. While am not a fan of Chilubanama, I think Lungu has no powers yet to fire and hire coz he is not yet swon in and the petition is still on going. One question that begs an answer now is that Does he have the powers to appoint Chuluba something’s successor?

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  30. Being congratulated by FAILED STATES like ZIMBABWE & SOMALIA.

    DRC is next to congratulate LUNGU.

    Obama, Theresa May, Angela Merkel will never never never never ever congratulate LUNGU. Surely not even the POPE & HOLLANDE whom he visited just late last year.

    PWAhahahahahaha!

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    • I am sure Lazy Lungu will thank M7 for his tips as its the way the Ugandan election went – petitions included and for recommending the sly Arabs to print ballots papers.

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  31. Tommorrow Constitution Court should give us a judgement. Otherwise we dont see the need for this court if it specialises in procrastination

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  32. Comment: Interesting. I agree that President Elect ECL is incumbent and has full powers. What is confusing is why can’t he appoint if he can easily fire?

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  33. Africans don’t need a consititution, they need a decree. Every monkey here is trying to interpret this piece of paper to suit their stinking wish thus rendering it a tower of Babel

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  34. An African president will spend 90% of his term arguing with fake lawyers at the expense of real and beneficial development
    No wonder Kagame has thrown this piece of excreta in the dust in order to push Rwanda into the 21st century

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  35. Just a thought. Lets take it Nawikwi won the election and ECL is incumbent is it possible for ECL to hire and fire as incumbent?

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  36. Just been reflecting on the comments of UPND cadres Jay Jay, Ndobo etc since the election results were declared. I can’t help imagining the excruciating pain that these guys and HH especially must be feeling. God works in his own ways, He chose to punish HH by giving him a narrow loss, I predicted this. I hear that in his sleep HH keeps turning and tossing, dreaming that he has won, the next minute he is up with facing the reality that he lost, he tries to lapse back into a deep sleep and next minute he is awake staring the loss in its face, no sleep is possible baba. HH is going bonkus mwebantu, UPND if you care about your leader please spare the teasing that he may have won! Meantime Edgar is all smiles no worries at all, the mark of a solid Zambian President and Commander in Chief.

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    • Its SAD people like you dont know what is really happening.Continue following and applauding LUNGU BUT one DAY YOUR blind support will come to haunt you, mark my word.

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    • Why do you empty tins want to link me to a political party? Surely does someone need to be affiliated to a Party to have an opinion…my party is the people of Zambia, it has always been. How do you like that?The pain I feel is for our people is that Zambia can never move forward under Lazy Lungu…Lazy Lungu will continue cheating you with religion whilst he continues to enrich himself.

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  37. Sorry guys, ECL is still President with suffcient powers to maintain peace in the nation. Firing a PS is a small thing for a President naimwe. Even HH is careful what he does in case he incurs the wrath of the President, that is why you see HH pushing the RM fool forward as a shield.
    Remember when HH announced the choice of GBM as RM he gave the main reason that GBM can sleep in the trenches not with him but for him HH. In short, GBM is the fool.ish shield for HH. You dont believe me, no? But you have seen and agreed that before the advent of GBM, HH was a little wimp scared of his own shadow and scared of being locked up because the rest of UPND leadership are equally wimps e.g. Jack Mwiimbu, Gary Nkombo, you name the rest of the UPND wimps.

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  38. ECL is still President with suffcient powers to maintain peace in the nation. Firing a PS is a small thing for a President naimwe. Even HH is careful what he does in case he incurs the wrath of the President, that is why you see HH pushing the RM fool forward as a shield.
    Remember when HH announced the choice of GBM as RM he gave the main reason that GBM can sleep in the trenches not with him but for him HH. In short, GBM is the fool.ish shield for HH. You dont believe me, no? But you have seen and agreed that before the advent of GBM, HH was a little wimp scared of his own shadow and scared of being locked up because the rest of UPND leadership are equally wimps e.g. Jack Mwiimbu, Gary Nkombo, you name the rest of the UPND wimps.

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  39. Just a wise word of advice and strategy for HH as he prepares for 2021. In 2021 he is projected to lose even more painfully by a margin of between 10 and 20 votes to another PF new comer on the political scene. The way to guarantee that he wins by 50%+1 is to produce at least 21 children between now and 2021 to vote for him. Polygamy is one quick way to achieve the required numbers.
    Ah, sorry, the children will not have reached voting age by 2021. Not to worry, just petition the Constitutional Court to reduce the voting age to suit the children.

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  40. please Mr. president, you have forgotten to fire Kaiza Zulu and Chanda Kabwe DC of Kitwe. These chaps are equally rotten like Chulibanama. They’ve made foreigners so powerful than Zambians because they collect big cash from them in the name of the president. Zambians have lost their property in preference to foreigners because Chanda kabwe and KZ are protecting them by intimidating the government officers. Please fire them too.

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    • What we miss when a harsh action like this takes place, is the real reason behind it. What message is the President sending to the nation and what lessons should the people of Zambia learn about their governance under the current regime!?

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  41. It’s very funny. All the PF cadres who protected this thug have now turned round and are praising their illegal president that he made a wise move to dismiss Chilubanama. It shows that very few PF supporters are rational. For instance, they all keep on overlooking their incesant behaviour towards the opposition UPND and the violence perpetrated by the PF. It is a pity we have such a type of people in leadership positions. Right now Kaizer Zulu, another thug, is the darling of the PF. If the illegal president were to realise how a liiability this Zulu is and fired him, all the PF stalwalts would begin praising Lungu for a wise move. All along they have failed to advise him to get rid of such characters. Funny world indeed………..

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  42. The guy was a kaponya..fraternising with Katondo and Chiparamba boys.He never should have set foot in state house to begin with.

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  43. Consequences may not be to your liking but the situation is as it is now. I hope he has drawn a lesson from the reason. Good luck.

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  44. I now honestly think Zambians are generally stupid people! It thus comes as no wonder that they have spent 25 years trying to come up with a constitution but have abysmally failed. Imagine this is a document that’s a simple copy and past job but after 25 years of trying to rewrite it, this is the result! Kauke mulyanganu litambani tuni?

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  45. Isn’t this the guy who during campaigns was moving around with sack-loads of money in convoys of brand new vehicles with hundreds of cadres whom he daily paid as they feasted at his girlfriend’s ‘matebeto’!!??

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  46. It was long overdue. He thought he was also President, threatening Civil Servants over trivial issues which could be handled administratively. That serves him right.

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