TIZ oppose calls to remove presidential immunity from constitution

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Delia Ferreira Rubio with Reuben Lifuka
Delia Ferreira Rubio with Reuben Lifuka

Transparency International Zambia has opposed calls for the removal of presidential immunity from the Republican Constitution.

Recently, Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) called on Zambians to demand for the removal of presidential immunity from the Constitution in order to ensure that the presidency is also answerable to the judicial processes.

But TIZ Chapter President Reuben Lifuka says what is needed is for the various stakeholders to offer appropriate checks and balances on how executive powers are used by the President.

In an interview with Q-News, Mr. Lifuka says offering checks and balances on how the President uses his executive powers is important in ensuring that powers vested in him are not used for personal gain.

He adds that the President’s executive powers must be confined to execution of national duties.

Mr. Lifuka states that it is wrong for the President to use executive immunity for personal gain.

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    • They want Edgar to sit in court dock and answer questions from Mutembo Nchito or is that chick Shawa?? Lisengo lya mbwa.
      People don’t know how to dream.

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    • Remove it we want they answerable because they think they are GOD. We want to lock Lungu the thief up.

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  1. Very shallow minded people asking for the removal immunity .every Jim and Jack will.want to sue the president hoping to make something. Without immunity the president will fail to govern

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  2. The clause has always waived by parliament if the need to investigate a former president arises. I think Lifuka just want to prove his relevance. In any case if a president takes money for personal use he’s liable to prosecution. Not what Mwanawasa did to Chiluba by even including the shoes Chiluba had bought as evidence.

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  3. Alternatively, The president’s immunity can be limited to the time he/she is in state house so that once they leave office, they no longer have immunity.

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    • Parliament removes the immunity on request…It has happened twice, FTJ and Rupiah. With this nonsense going around, the president would be spending time in court instead of runner the country.

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