Vice President Inonge Wina to table motion for article 31 in parliament

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President Edgar Lungu(l) confers with the Vice President Inonge
Wina(r) at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport before departure for
Lesotho
Vice President Inonge Wina is on Tuesday expected to table a motion in Parliament seeking the approval and extension of President Edgar Lungu’s invocation of article 31 in the Zambian constitution addressing the security situation in the Country.

Parliamentary Chief Whip Richard Musukwa has confirmed this in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka today.

The Parliamentary Chief Whip has since ordered Members of Parliament to attend and vote for the extension of the Invocation of article 31 by President Edgar Lungu. Mr. Musukwa said that he expected all MPs to support the motion.

Mr. Musukwa told ZNBC News in Lusaka that President Lungu and the security wings need to be given enough power to deal with trouble makers.

He said Parliament will not seat and watch people destroying public and private property with impunity.

Mr. Musukwa said Parliament will extend the invocation of Article 31 by three months.

And Minister of Justice Given Lubinda has said that President Edgar Lungu has continued to uphold the country`s democratic tenets. Mr. Lubinda explained that President Lungu made consultations before invoking article 31 of the constitution.

Mr. Lubinda said that this was a clear demonstration that the President is a true democrat. The minister said that all law abiding citizens have nothing to worry about the invocation of article 31 of the republican constitution as the President has only done so to safeguard people`s lives and property.

Meanwhile, Minister of Justice Given Lubinda has challenged lawyers in the country to confidently defend the truth as they execute their duties.

Mr. Lubinda says lawyers should consider building a career as advocates with exceptional oral skills to achieve efficiency and reliability in the state’s legal affairs.

He was speaking when he officiated at a three-day conference of western Attorneys General in Lusaka today.

Mr. Lubinda said the country needs legal minds that will adequately promote justice and at the same time protect the interest of the state in legal matters.

He has called on state advocates to take advantage of the opportunity and derive the required skills from the training.

Mr. Lubinda was speaking during a special interview on ZNBC TV 1.

26 COMMENTS

    • This Government has proved time after time that they put the PEOPLE first.

      This is a working team and certainly what the people wants

      President Lungu MUST know that, the whole nation is behind them and we pray for them to succeed in any way possible.

      They have made the right decisions all along

      I have a PhD

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • Wina herself needs to be tabled! She’s too maternal. You can’t lead a country with your heart mama, kick some as.s!

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    • How will this motion pass without a two third majority? If this bill passes then this will be another example of Lungu abrogating the Zambian the constitution while PF minions are busy cheering until they caught in the web like Kambwili and Tutwa Ngulube who are side lined and feeling heat of the PF ‘s dictatorship.

      This state of emergency was declared in order for Lungu to completely sh1t on the Zambian constitution and totally disregard rule of law completely to enhance his grip on power without being required to account for his draconian actions.

      I have said it before that lies has short legs, it does not go far. The truth soon catches up with lies and shames the evil PF every time they hatch an evil scheme against innocent people.

      After sending cadres to chop mourners limbs…

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    • After sending cadres to chop mourners limbs at the grave yard, PF sends it thugs to burn the market and blame peaceful UPND.

      Lungu and his PF should be ashamed. Rumour has it that Kapyongo instructed PF cadres…to burn the market and then accuse UPND as a pretext to declare a state of emergency.

      Now what all these PF stooges do not know is , once Lungu enjoys ruling with such huge powers he will start eliminating any one who suggests that he should cancel the state of emergency or anyone who black mails him with regards to how fires were caused in order to declare the state of emergency.

      So people like Kapyongo, Mumbi Phiri, Kamba, Davies Chama should tread carefully when dealing with Lungu and not demand anything from him which might seem like they want Lungu to return a favour…

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    • return a favour for helping cause fires which legitimised the declaration of state of emergency. Any one who will dare challenge Lungu form now on will be at risk of being eliminated after being given bad label.

      I always warned people against propping up a dictator because he will turn against you and make you suffer like what happened to Mmembe, Kambwili, and the once Lungu ‘s advocate Tutwa Ngulube.

      Its unfortunate that in Zambia state of emergency is used to stifle dissent and eliminate opposition members systematically.

      Free HH bamumbwe imwe.

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    • OOOOOOOOOH!! ISN’T SHE AN IRON LADY?
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      In the class of Justice Mambilima, my Wife, my Tonga Girlfriend and others! Mama Wina ninshimbi!

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    • Just Imagine ai? Ati ZAMBIA DAILY NATION offices nearly petrol bombed. Couple this with LT titles like:

      GBM Threatens to shut down Daily Nation when UPND forms Government; April 11, 2016

      What kind a lunacy is this??? Hunt them!

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    • Irresponsible dictator
      Irresponsible PF
      Irresponsible cr00ked thugs who have hijacked the corridors of power

      Their downfall will be painful

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  1. We should use any means necessary to curb the rampage being caused by Akainde Ichilema’s followers in UPND. We are fully behind your leadership ECL and Mama Inonge.

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    • Up to now the celebrated rich elitist wealthy Kaponya (HH) hasn’t contributed anything towards the rebuilding of City Market.
      Can this man be a leader? He’s selfish greedy and mean.

      In Mukobeko he slept on a mattress while his cellmate slept on the hard floor.

      Keep (HH) in Mukobeko to keep Lusaka safe.

      Behead (HH)/
      #HangHim

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  2. As PF members we want him to be removed bcoz yo security is compromised with this current IG who can’t explain anything.He only knows how to impound vehicles for simple trafic offences.Looking at the power you’ve given him he would parade traffic officers in all roads and Zambians will be inconvenienced by the police.Your Intention of article 31 is good but the current leadership of police would torture innocent citizens , ordinary PF members and enrich themselves .Mind you police is full of UPND cadres.You know what i mean when it comes to voting pattern.There is no way police can fail to guide sensitive places like market when they know what’s happening.Which places are they protecting if they can’t keep safe our markets?Fire him(IG) please

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  3. Do it like yesterday. Or pass it first and debate later.

    We don’t have time, these criminal donkeys need to be caged like last week.

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    • Just Imagine ai? Ati ZAMBIA DAILY NATION offices nearly petrol bombed. Couple this with LT titles like:

      GBM Threatens to shut down Daily Nation when UPND forms Government; April 11, 2016

      What kind a lunacy is this???

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  4. All these illiterate PF trolls typing crap here make it difficult to have sensible debates on matters affecting our country.
    They all come out everyday and type the same senseless deplorable sh!t, No substance, no content only anti opposition rants and Lungu praise.
    With such dedication one wonders if these trolls get paid enough to defend this delinquent Lungu administration.

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  5. All these illiterate PF trolls typing craap here make it difficult to have sensible debates on matters affecting our country.
    They all come out everyday and type the same senseless deplorable sh!!t, No substance, no content only anti opposition rants and Lungu praise.
    With such dedication one wonders if these trolls get paid enough to defend this delinquent Lungu administration.

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  6. Adolf Hitler was one of history’s most infamous dictators, garnering mass exposure by promising the German people a way out of the Great Depression and to break up the Weimar Republic. While being rightly reviled for the Second World War and the Holocaust, it is interesting to examine how the Austrian gained mass power by using the economic circumstances of the time and the depression caused by hyperinflation and mass unemployment. It is worth looking at how Hitler used his brilliant craft of charismatic public speaking to completely mesmerise the German people – a skill unmatched in modern politics, with the exception of Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential Elections. He achieved his level of dominance without the level of technology present in modern politics – back in the 1930s…

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  7. The first, and indeed easiest, way Hitler gained power was to ban any political parties whose views differed from those of the Nazi Party. While this could be classed as a bit of unsportsmanship it certainly gained the Nazi’s a lot more seats in the Reichstag. After the Reichstag Fire of 1933 and the framing of a Dutch Communist, Emergency laws were passed suspending certain basic rights and allowed arrest without trial. Surprise, surprise, these laws were used to arrest any members of the Communist Party in Germany, 4000 in all, and thus eliminated any far left resistance in Parliament.

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  8. Wanzelu you are very dull my friend. Two third majority is very much attainable without those 47 fulls. Kiki.

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  9. I again counsel UPND to learn lessons from the Bible. Satan tried to crucify and destroy the body of Jesus Christ thinking he would win the victory but he didn’t realize this would bring him to his permanent down fall!

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  10. I HAVE JUST HEARD THAT THE REMAINING UPND MPS FAILED TO SAY ANYTHING BUT WALKED OUT WITH THEIR TAILS BETWEEN THEIR LEGS AS IRON LADY PROPOUNDED THE NEED TO SUPPORT ECLs MOVE. THE UPND FAILED TO DEBATE AND MAKE THEIR POSITION KNOWN. KIKIKIK…..

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  11. Please approve the article 31 proposed so we get strong response to criminals. I hope the suspended UPND MPs won’t be able to vote….! It’ll make things easy, there is some sunshine in that thought!

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    • Come to think of it.., can we rush other emergency changes to the constitution, whilst the UPND are short of MPs? You know, like passing a law that automatically suspends a political party with its Head/ Party President in Jail? Also can Opposition call their party heads, Party Leader thus reserving President for Office of President only?! Too many Presidents spoil the broth, … It gives opposition leaders fancy thoughts of being on par with the elected national President!

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  12. @10.1 Patriot, your motion is supported with two thirds majority!!

    By the way, it’s passed, done and dusted. We can now lock up the criminal donkey arsonists.

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  13. And if Maimane comes again I suggest thay we lock him up for a night within the cell of undefive, overnight buckets of water you know.

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  14. Wina was made vice president just to shut the lozi’s mouths up. This lady is too old, let her go rest at her farm. There are many young and vibrant Lozis in your country who can do that job better than this Bob mugabe’s sister.

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