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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Impeachment motion by UPND has the potential to tarnish the image of the Presidency

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President Edgar Lungu with Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji at State House during the New year greeting ceremony with High Commissioners and Ambassadors accredited to the republic of Zambia

Minister of Foreign Affairs Joe Malanji has said that the impeachment motion by the opposition UPND has the potential to tarnish the image of the Presidency and the country to the international community.

Mr. Malanji said that the impeachment motion is ill intended and meant to dilute investor confidence in the country, but said added that the motion is an exercise in futility.

Mr. Malanji accused UPND of deliberately wanting to derail President Edgar Lungu’s vision to develop the country.

Mr Malanji, who is also Kwacha Member of Parliament was speaking after touring the ablution blocks at the Copperbelt University this afternoon.

And former Chilubi Constituency Member of Parliament Obius Chisala has condemned the impeachment motion being raised by some opposition political parties.

Mr.Chisala who is immediate past Chilubi MP says that the issue of impeachment is retrogressive to the economic development of the nation as it has potential to scare away investors.

He charged that the opposition lawmakers should not put their interest first but looks at the welfare of the general public as they are the ones who are likely to suffer the consequence which comes with impeachment of the Republican President.

Mr. Chisala told ZANIS that the opposition members are also not being genuine to their electorates because they are more interested in occupying the higher offices.

He further said the matter being perpetuated is unconstitutional as it is not justifiable and it has no grounds.

Mr. Chisala has since challenged those calling for impeachment to wait for 2021 elections if they are to prove their popularity and avoid using shortcuts to gain power.

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47 COMMENTS

  1. No it does not, it has the ability to teach Zambians what is possible. Now we shall have leaders act civil, plus we shall know how useless our opposition parties are. Concerning themselves with nonsense.

    • Yes it does, it has nothing positive in store for the majority of suffering Zambans who don’t really care who sits at Plot One as long as there is enough food on their table. It only serves the selfish ambitions of a few individuals who hope to hoist a few glasses of Champagne once the motion has been tabled in parley.

    • The cadre should have said “Abrogating the Constitution has potential to tarnish the image of the Presidency”.

      Lungu refused to step down during petition hearing, disrespecting the same constitution he swore to protect
      whilst holding a Bible in one hand in front of 60,000 PF00Lish cadres at Heroes Stadium.

    • Yes it has the potential both locally and internationally . This is one of its dual objectives.

    • The image is already tarnished. Those Fire trucks especially.
      Another was a political advisor fighting with FIFA official in front of president.
      And that of fighting over girls in Swaziland.
      I have no time to remind malanji.

    • BA CHISALA, PEOPLE ARE BEING ARRESTED LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE AND WE HAVE ALL WITNESSED A HIGH NUMBER OF NOLLE AND ACQUITTALS FROM THE COURTS OF LAW. IS THIS SCARING AWAY SO CALLED “INVESTORS” IF NOT INFESTORS.
      1. IF THIS IMPEACHMENT MOTION HAS NO MERIT IT WILL BE DEALT AS SUCH;
      2. IF NUMBERS IN PARLIAMENT AND NOT REASONING – THEN PF WILL VOTE AGAINST THIS MOTION, THEY HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE;
      3. IF THE QUESTIONS RAISED AMOUNT TO WRONG-DOING ON THE PART OF THE HEAD OF STATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, AND/OR ANYONE IN THE RULING PF, AND “REASON PREVAILS BEYOND THE NOTORIOUS ARROGANCE OF NUMBERS UNDER THE GUISE OF PARTISAN BLIND LOYALTY” THEN FOR SURE THOSE DIRECTLY IMPLICATED IN THESE CRIMES AND BREACHES HAVE EVERY REASON TO BE HAVING SLEEPLESS NIGHTS!

      LETS WAIT AND…

    • Ba Malanji bapuba fye, he is worried about his casual ministerial appointment. Sure ukubombamo fye mwi bala 2 months?

    • Views, views, views and opinion entitlements on the impeachment motion a question of the ‘constitutionally enlightened’ thinking with their heads (brains) versus the ignorant (no inkling whatsoever) thinking with their hearts on the law of the land especially as regards citizens’ rights and governance issues!

  2. Thuggery, theft and lack of respect for constitution is the ones that demeans the presidency

  3. Joseph Ngosa, I could not have put it any better. Lungu, the cowardly thug who incites others to commit violence on his behalf, is the one who demeans the office of the president!!!

  4. Upnd are time wasters , hate for lungu has gone up to there brains , all they don’t want is lungu and there intentions are well know because evin if lungu goes its till 2021 which I know the fear is if lungu stands they will not win as a results ba upnd you want to create an atmosphere that pipo don’t want lungu so he can say I will not contest 2021 mulabeja

    • UPND is dreaming, President Edgar Lungu will still win in 2021. Even if HH was to stand. They can go to Southern province and make even dead ones vote they wont win. We are more than them. They are banking on Kambwili, but we always have labels among ourselves who are just power hungry. Nevers Mumba, down next, HH, will be out of the equation, next Nawakwi, out. Finally Lungu wins clean. Bayethe Nkosi, we shall salute Edgar Lungu followed by allulations. The vice president we shall pick a Lozi sharp intelligent guy. Because we carry same genes from Shaka

  5. Really laughable, you are worried about image when you are procuring Scania Fire Trucks for $1million and Mercedes Benz Ambulance for $288K….what a silly man he is this Joe Malanji, if he was with an arm’s length I would have slashed one hard slap on his chubby face to wake him up!!

    • THE COMPANY WHICH WAS SUPPOSED TO SUPPLY THE BENZ AMBULANCES HAVE DECLINED TO RECEIVE THE MONEY FROM SAVENDA HENCE THEY WILL NOT SUPPLY THE SAME, ON ACCOUNT THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAS A LOCAL DEALER, NOT SAVENDA, AND DO NOT WANT TO BE SOILED IN LEGAL BATTLES EMANATING FROM THE FRANCHISE DEALERSHIP AGREEMENTS.
      COMPLICATION:
      WHAT MAKE OF MOTOR VEHICLES WILL SAVENDA SUPPLY IN PLACE OF THE ORIGINALLY INVOICED AND PAID FOR ONES?
      WHERE IS THE MONEY THAT WAS PAID TO SAVENDA? IF INDEED SAVENDA ALREADY PAID OUT “TRANSACTION EXPENSE” TO ALL THOSE WHO LINED UP THEIR POCKETS?
      WHAT ABOUT THE MINISTER OF HEALTH PLUS HIS PSs WHY ARE THEY NOT PUSHING FOR THE DELIVERY OF THESE ITEMS?
      “KAPOKO SAGA NUMBER 2”

    • @ Mbala Mafia interesting revelation here to make headlines if only serious issues were pursued by reporters with a heart for mother Zambia’s resources being wasted!

  6. Stealing Zambian’s resources is enough tarnish of presidency, even Chiwenga’s spokesman knews, what more us Zambians?

    • Now I got it why Eric Silwamba is usually laughing in the Court? When did he escape from Chainama?

  7. I think the President has done a pretty good job of tarnishing the presidency. Nothing much that this motion can do to make it worse.

  8. There is a difference: There is the Presidency and then there is the person occupying the presidency. It depends on how tenaciously the person hangs on if found to be tarnishing the presidency. Enough said.

  9. When I see Jack Mwiimbu howling like a hyena in parliament, then I realize what a troubled nation Zambia is. We need another period of prayer and fasting

  10. So your are now telling us that the South Africans are now suffering because Zuma was impeached? Yes, technically he was impeached,,,, he decided to avoid the motion by resigning. So if your humble Lungu has any sense of humbleness and decency he should resign and end the impeachment motion!

    • Webman, Nothing. A spirit of Shaka runs in Edgar’s blood. He wont resign forget it. In south Africa, they failed to get Zuma out, the opposition couldn’t manage. It was his own party. In fact time had almost come to an end.Not for Edgar, you are dreaming. You will kill yourself by hating his excellency Chagwa Lungu. I love my president, cool, smart, Shaka, descendant. Forget it my dear it wont work. Next President will be either a Lozi guy, or somone from central province or North Wetern province, HH is wasting time

    • @ kings

      You don’t know that the only “spirit” which “runs in Edgard’s blood” it is NOT the one of Shaka but of excessive use of alcohol?

  11. “Impeachment motion by UPND has the potential to tarnish the image of the Presidency”
    Quite the contrary: Impeachment really means that the opposition wants the incumbent to uphold the tenents of good governance and the rule of the law. Corruption, nepotism, abuse and misuse of the organs of the state is what makes Africa and (currently, Zambia) the laughing stock of the world.
    Seriously, which “moralizing” image does the incumbent project on the presidency? All that ECL depicts is incompetence, self-confessed visionlessness, and zero model of good governance.

    • Those bent on nipping the Impeachment motion in the bud do not mean well for the citizenry who could learn something here about processes in good governance. Why do politicians always want to keep the general public ignorant by shutting them out from accessing information cardinal to assessing performance of elected leaders? Why make “Impeachment” seem as if its an ultimate punishment? Thanks @ Banda Lungu Forkwell.

    • Malanji should first and foremost advise his boss to respect the law if he does not want to face impeachment and to be shown exit door awaiting him in 2021. Malanji was in Zambia when the president Lungu, the learned lawyer quoted the constitution wrongly and invited his ministers to remain in office. Malanji should not cry foul just because he wants to sound relevant when he is purely being irrelevant in his ignorant defence. Allow impeachment morion we do not care whether Lungu’s image is tarnished or not. Infact investors will be happy to see politicians being put to account for their actions and more money will come. Not Malanji’s story ni cover up.

  12. “Mr. Malanji accused UPND of deliberately wanting to derail President Edgar Lungu’s vision to develop the country.”
    Which vision iwe malanji u are just benefiting and talking rubbish.

    • Its Malanji and PF delaying development due to stealing public funds not UPND. How can development accelerate when PF is spending recklessly on bogus projects and awarding friends contracts then you accuse UPND impeachment of today? That is foolish thinking indeed!!

  13. My question:
    Have these MPs consulted their constituencies on the motion of impeaching ECL? If not, in whose interest is the impeachment?

  14. When in southern I hated Tonga behaviors towards non- tongas and at work place I understood them in terms of concluding that their DNA runs same.politically, I still find Tonga’s mitochondrial malaise . This has come in my mind that even if my daughter get pregnancy from Tonga man safety abortion is better than keeping a progeny. They have hatred like wildfire. Big/small all have same altitude.They think they are so special than other tribes.

    • Mr x – Useless tribalist devoid of facts. I’ve lived most of my youthful life in Southern. I never felt any hatred from anyone there. The only time I knew of hatred is when I started associating with guys from CB at campus. They had hatred for people speaking other languages & created myths about other tribes. Most of them had never even lived with the people they despised so much.

  15. WHY IMPEACHMENT MOTION WHEN THE PRIME SECONDER, CK, IS ABSENT?
    WHY IMPEACHMENT MOTION WITH SO MANY MISSING ON THE OPPOSITION BENCH SUCH AS THE MURDERER, Keith Mukata AND the FRAUDSTER, CKambwili?

    • Because it is CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.
      By the way, the RESPONDENT is still around. Still stealing, plundering, trumping with Peoples Rights and getting richer by the day.
      What you are afraid of? Honesty? Rule of Law? Accountability? People Rights?

  16. Which image you are referring to?
    Institutionalized corruption?
    Disregard to the rule of law?
    Tribalism?
    Suspension of basic Constitutional protection of Human Rights?
    Thuggery by police?
    Inept and compromised Judiciary?
    Unprecedented development of hunger and destitution?
    Collapse of education?

    Hon. Malanji, can you check Art. 1(1)(3) and Art.2(a) before making utterances which contravene our Constitution?

    You and your colleagues been making noise about “numbers”. Well it is People Constitutional Right to know how many of those “numbers” are going to comply with Art. 2(a) and how many will endorse criminality.

    Remember, 2021 its around corner. People will remember who stud for theirs RIGHTS and who (like you) put the size of his/her belly to vote for criminality.

  17. The tribal talk I see here is a manifestation of the UNIP govt’s mistake in the late 1960s over local language instruction in early education where no consultation was made resulting in some languages being imposed on people. As a result, a false sense of superiority emerged and we are living with its consequences. The colonial govt was better in this regard. A civil servant could not get a posting to an area without demonstration basic competence in the local language of that area. UNIP changed this with no good reason. Look where we are now.

  18. ECL has been known to lament that the country is badly divided. If only he could take some time to examine the past with a fine toothcomb. Linguistic marginalization and discrimination often result in marginalization and discrimination in other walks of life. It is the reason you see Welsh nationalism in the UK, Catalan nationalism in Spain, Kurdish nationalism in Iraq, Syria and Turkey etc. This is an area rich in academic research and literature and those who are curious can read till they drop. If ECL is curious, the information is a click of a computer mouse away.

  19. The Patriotic Front has no image left to tarnish!! Anyone that chooses to bury their head in the sand thinking PF have any integrity to protect has been living under a rock in the Amazon! When ambassadors smile at you, you think they don’t know the rot that you have been involved in? This is a thieving government that has been stealing from its own poor people after stealing the election!

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