Kabwe Central Mp-Tutwa Ngulube and Kasama-central Mp-Kelvin Sampa at the PF-interactive Forum

Deputy Parliamentary Chief Whip Tutwa Ngulube says the decision by Law Association of Zambia President Eddie Mwitwa to take President Edgar Lungu, the National Assembly and the Attorney General to Court over NDF Bill number 10 of 2019 was not a collective decision of lawyers.

Mr Ngulube says no consensus was reached by Lawyers on whether the matter should be taken to court and they are surprised that Mr Mwitwa went ahead to sue the President.

Speaking on the Hot Seat Programme on Hot FM, Mr Ngulube said there are no minutes anywhere to show that LAZ sat and approved the decision to go to court over the matter.

“He has no support from Zambian Lawyers, the people supporting Mr Mwitwa are CSOs, Political Parties and Law Associations from other countries not Zambian Lawyers because no agreement was reached over this matter”, he said.

And Mr Ngulube said it is sad that Mr Mwitwa and many other people opposing the Bill have not read its content and have not made any suggestions on how the content can be improved.

He said if Mr Mwitwa and John Sangwa has read the Bill, they wouldn’t have gone to court but made suggestions on how the content can be improved.

“We pay a lot of money to LAZ, the K10, 000 every lawyer pays annually should be used to improve the Association and not to pay Mr Sangwa to take the President to Court”, Mr Ngulube said.

He said the select Parliamentary Committee will on 2nd September 2019 start receiving submissions from stakeholders and all those that are aggrieved should appear before the committee failure to which the process will go ahead without their input.

Meanwhile, Mr Ngulube said he has not received any formal communication from Mr Mwitwa demanding an apology for accusing him of working with the UPND.

He said a decision will be made to either apologise or not after he receives formal communication from Mr. Mwitwa.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Tutwa is trying to prove himself to PF party hierarchy after going rogue last year. He wanted to be Justice Minister initially but accepted deputy chief whip and since then he has become a fully fledged party cadre.
    I also do not know how Kelvin Sampa is not a full cabinet Minister, I think he is a clever chap.

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    • Why so many dogs barking in the village?
      Where is therw master to take them for hunting so they get tired and just sleep under jacaranda trees.

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  2. They boycotted a referendum process and they again boycotted NDF and now they want to boycott NDF bill 10 of 2019.What kind of people are these,they cant even offer solutions who do they think are? unpatronic,selfish scavengers wanting to still from the Zambians,plz plz deal with them.If it was in the first and second republic they would have dealt with.

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    • NDF was only 400 people. How can those 400 people change things in the constitution that was agreed to by the majority of Zambians? It is a constitution amendment by a minority of 400 pipo which we do not agree to!

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  3. Let us all be objective and approach the constitutional issue in a non partisan way. Constitution is not about political parties, it is a citizenry thing. Whilst I acknowledge the citizenry make political parties, constitutions are above that. Debates must be logical based on conviction, those who call themselves representatives of the people must carry the views of the people to the constitution making process even if it means differing with their own political parties – that is what the constitution is about. If you don’t take this advice, lwenu, mwakula chinja constitution chila mwaka

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  4. This issue is simple, looks like we don’t really know what we are doing, who is being objective and who is being malicious. The answer to this is very simple, subject NDF resolutions to a referendum so we can see whether it is the will of the people or not

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    • EVEN THAT WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE UPND WILL BOYCOTT THE REFERENDUM. SO YOU WILL BE GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES.

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  5. Is Mr. Ngulube a constitutional lawyer….?

    Just want to know as l have no much time to learn his biography.

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    • Tutwa is a very dull lawyer and certainly not a Constitutional Lawyer. The issue is the Constitutionality of Bill No.10. The Select Committee receiving Submissions is irrelevant. What we need is to have a Parliamentary Legal Committee (PLC) to vet this Bill and ensure that it complies with Zambian Constitution. Speaker Matibini is not PLC and shouldnt be allowed to interfere with the work of PLC. Since PLC has been Docile and has failed to issue a Report confirming that this Bill is Constitutional lets live Concourt to give a Ruling and issue some guidelines on how New Bills should be handled in future to avoid this Constitutional Crisis. Speaker Matibini should keep his discretions to himself and leave PLC to do its Work Independently and Professionally.

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  6. Obviously not all lawyers support this motion as non of the PF lawyers can support this motion but majority of lawyers including non partisan support this.

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