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Bill 10 is toxic-Musa Mwenye

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Former Attorney General Musa Mwenye after overseeing the hand over of power to Vice President Guy Scott

Former Attorney General Musa Mwenye has charged that Bill 10 is toxic and should be withdrawn from Parliament.

Mr. Mwenye said Bill 10 was born out of a controversial non-inclusive process and continues to be a source of contention, intrigue, and division.

“If indeed this Bill is being enacted for the benefit of all the people of Zambia, why is there such a determination to pass it notwithstanding the concerns of civil society, the church and other citizens and important stakeholders?” he asked.

“Why is it so urgent to pass this Bill with little or no consultation?”

“Economists tell us that we may be headed towards negative economic growth as a country. The COVID 19 pandemic is still causing health and economic havoc, and poverty and unemployment are rising. We have increasing levels of corruption and a lack of serious political will to fight corruption coupled with wastefulness in the use of national resources.”

“We are faced with persistent abuse of our nationals by some foreign investors, and we are yet to establish the truth around the gassing of our citizens and the instant justice mobs that resulted from that.”

He added, “Needless to say, the mysterious owner of the 48 properties is yet to be identified and located and the circumstances under which an owner of such a large portfolio of properties can just disappear into thin air have not been established.”

“On the back of these and other pressing national issues, how is enacting a controversial Bill that has unpopular and undemocratic provisions a priority?”

“How will this Bill resolve youth unemployment, poverty, corruption, and wasteful spending of national resources.”

Mr. Mwenye who also served as Solicitor General during the Sata administration said he has looked at Bill 10 and that he cannot see any provisions that are progressive enough to warrant the urgent amendment of the constitution.

“Will the passing of the Bill enhance our democracy or lead to the improved living standards of our people. The Bill is neither urgent nor beneficial.”

“In fact, the environment surrounding the enactment of this bill is now toxic and the Honourable Minister of Justice will do well to withdraw Bill 10 to enable full and effective consultations.”

“Constitutions should be born out of consensus and wide consultations and should never be forced upon the citizens,” he said.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. Bill 10 is LungWu and PF’s only remaining lifeline – for them to survive and continue plundering the economy. Thank God, our eyes are now wide open and will not allow them to pass it. No matter how much you attempt to silence us, next year kuya bebele.

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  2. I second former Attorney General Musa Mwenya. There’s no adequate consultations from different bodies towards enactment of N.A.B 10 of 2019.
    It shouldn’t pass, let bill 10 withdrawn.
    And if anything, let Govt outline clauses suitable for people. It’s very early for this bill. Why are you in hurry when we have very contentious matters to look at????

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  3. Mr Speaker Sir let the MPs vote on the original Bill 10 and we expect they will reject it outright if its not withdrawn. Why impose on Zambians such an unpopular Bill?

  4. Cartel operative Musa Mwenye, where have you been?? Fought Edgar Lungu from day one but is now a commoner. Remember how you threatened Edgar and Ngosa Simbyakula with treason and handed the instruments of power to that s.t.up.id white dirt bag?? No one cares what you think, Musa.

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  5. Thank you for am exvellent, well articulated stance. Very valid points. The current drive to enact such a controversial piece of legislation in the midst of all that is going on shows the desperation of pf to hold on to power using this bill. They know that in 2021 they are going, unless they use some underhand means

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  6. I don’t even understand what President Sata saw in you to appoint you as attorney general. You are such a dull lawyer. Tell the zambian people what is toxic about bill 10. Which clauses are bad among those contained in the bill so that they can be removed. Don’t just say bill 10 is divisive and toxic, come out and pin point what is wrong. Do not follow these PRESIDENTS of BIG POLITICAL OPPOSITION PARTIES who just bark without any evidence in order to become relevant.

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  7. There is a good reason why this man is s former attorney, and he is clearly showing it to us by his lack of respect for procedure and the law. He says it’s a source of contention among a listed minority of people who, if you do in depth research, you will find are linked to a regional opposition party and have never read the bill itself. Remember we have over 17 million people. We cannot bend over backwards because a few self entitled people in lusaka who did not want to be part of the constitution forum processes now want to cry. Grow up. We are moving ahead with it.

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  8. THANKS A TRILLION WELL LEARNED COUNSEL NOT THESE RIFF RAFFS LIKE G.LUBINDA,RED LIP ETC WHEN THEY DO THE BASIC LAW AND THINK THEY ARE QUALIFIED LAWYERS.I HAVE ALWAYS HELD THIS MAN WITH SOME MUCH RESPECT.WE,THANK GOD THAT THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE SO MUCH CONCERNED. WE HAVE ONLY ONE ZAMBIA WHEN THESE RIFF RAFFS LIKE KZ,LUSAMBO ETC WILL BE RUNNING INTO OTHER COUNTRIES TO GO AND SEEK REFUGEE.PLEASE,PF DON’T MESS UP ZAMBIA AT THE EXPENSE OF WANTING TO MAKE ECL AS A LIFE PRESIDENT.LOOK,I CAN’T BLAME ANY OF THOSE INSURGENTS LIKE BOKO HARAM,EL SHABBA,HAFTA,RENAMO,UNITA, ETC IS CZ THE LEADERS BECOME SO INSENSITIVE WHEN THEY ARE ON TOP AND WANTING THINGS TO BE WORKING FOR THEMSELVES .ECL,IS JUST SURROUNDED BY VERY VERY WRONG PEOPLE WHO CAN EVEN KILL SOMEONE IN ORDER FOR THEM TO BE ON TOP…

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  9. What is wrong with the former political advisor? Or is it former political misadvisor? The bill in question clearly has a lot of problems and it is not even a urgent issue right now! Any normal leadership will take a step back and reflect, that is what it means to rule by the people and for the people!

    Step aside if you can’t follow the simple democratic principle

    Tribal finger pointing and intimidation has no room in the 21st century political space!!

    @kuuya bebele!!

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  10. ITS A SHAME THEY CANNOT TELL US WHO WAS GASSING,
    INCLUDING WHO WAS RITUAL-KILLING US
    NOT FORGETTING WHO THE OWNER IS FOR 48 HOUSES.
    TRULY DONTI KUBEBA

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  11. Bill 10 is evil and we don’t want Edgar Lungu to manipulate the constitution at will.

    Edgar Lungu is a proven dictator and he is mad.

    PF must go!

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  12. Lungu needs $500 million to bribe Zambians between now and next elections…..

    Let him continue pushing bill 10, he is isolating PF more from the people who need economic bills not this bill 10.

    Lungu , we will never forget how you gassed our people

    PF , kuya bebele

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  13. What we want to hear from Musa Mwenye and those criticising Bill 10 is to tell us what provisions of the Bill they don’t agree with. It is pointless calling for the withdrawal of the bill without telling us what is wrong with it. People said the same about the referendum. They campaigned vigorously against it because they were so sure they would win the 2016 general elections and did not want to be affected by its provisions. Unfortunately for them, PF won and they must have cursed the day they campaigned against the referendum. In short, they ended up being victims of their own medicine by campaigning against the referendum which was really intended to benefit the people. Now they want Bill 10 to be withdrawn. They have not learnt from history.

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  14. Mwenye,Parliament is the law making body in civilised nations. The concept of separation of powers is a supreme concept.The fourth arm of the State i.e. the Press and NGOs cannot usurp Parliamentary superiority. Let democratic process reign supreme. Appeal to your MPs to win your argument in Parliament. Katondo Street is not the place for debating Bills.

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  15. So, the whole of a former Solicitor/Attorney General can say all this mumbling without any specifics and is convinced that as an expert he has made a contribution on the Bill 10 controversy? What is it in Bill 10 specifically that is bad? This is the question those that have not read or cannot read want to be guided by the experts. To say that there are more pressing issues to attend to than passing Bill 10 is very unintelligent. Others are saying the procedure of enacting the Bill is wrong – who cares? I care more about the contents of the Bill. Tell me the monster in the Bill. Those for the Bill cite some progressive Clauses in the Bill – I have not heard any of the people on the other side point out exactly why the Bill, with the Amendments, should be withdrawn. None. The nonsense of…

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  16. Look at the PF rats above coming out of their Holes in the ceilings ……..

    When learned people list the bad things in bill 10 , you never see these same rats , they cower in their ceiling holes….

    Countless patriotic citizens have listed the bad things in bill 10 but you never see these rats argue……

    They only chance airtime when someone does not list the bad points , knowing that person will not reply in time.

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  17. Ba Spaka – Instead of being like your useless learned colleague, tell us specifics about the evils of Bill 10 us the dull uneducated who can’t read – and we do not support anybody right now.

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  18. Abilima

    the Bill still provides for the re-introduction of deputy ministers, removal of parliamentary oversight over government borrowing, removal of monetary policy from the Bank of Zambia, removal of the election of mayors and council chairpersons directly by the people, removal of retirees from the payroll before their benefits are paid and reduction of the campaign period from 90 days to 60 days during presidential and general elections, amoung many other provisions that are contentious.

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  19. Abilima

    Also PF want to sneak in a Clause that ensures parliament is not dissolved during elections , ensuring lungu uses GRZ resources to campain and nullifies the judgment that ministers must repay monies earned when campaining for lungu during the last elections…..

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  20. Enjoyed SC Sanga on radio today…these morons should stop wasting money on this Bill 10 and Lazy Lungu has no chance in 2021 without it as he will be legally kicked out the moment he files his nomination papers.

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  21. SpakA ask your area MP to raise those as objections in parliament. Is he too dull to represent you? Oh I forgot you are actually in diaspora and cannot even vote.ah why am I wasting my time responding to you !

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  22. Too bad for the FORMER. Bill 10 is a Bill in Parliament. Point out what is bad and how bad that bad is to the nation. And if there is any good, tell us the same good in Bill 10. We want to know than kulailandila. Come out and bring out the Toxicity in the Bill. Come out and also talk about the Sweetness in the Bill, Otherwise, it could be a call from Mdyelekezi. Thanks to Jesus Christ because Mdyelekezi is a defeated Foe.

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  23. Musa Mwenye (strange Zambian name) is a staunch member of the infamous CARTEL who connived with Mmembe, Mutembo Nchito, Mark Chona etc to harass Late President Chiluba, The CARTEL staged a Zambian version of South African-style “STATE CAPTURE” of President Mwanawasa and President Sata. This vicious team has now taken up arms to fight a politically and legally honest President EC Lungu by joining the ranks of the desperate Consortium of opposition parties (UPND, MMD & NDC) to flush evil mud at the PF Government. Mwenye is a frustrated man along with Nchito for having been denied their weird service in the Ministry of Justice. His outburst is not worthy of a trained Lawyer.

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  24. Spaka – Sounds like you need to read the amended Bill. If those Clauses are still in the Bill then why don’t your MPs raise them in Parliament so that we know who is pushing them?

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  25. I personally have great respect for Musa Mwenye. He tried to save mother Zambia from a clueless dictatorship when MCS died. He knew what was good for the country and he did not shy away from doing what was good. We would not have been in this situation. God bless you Mr Mwenye for your efforts at doing what is good for the country by backing Guy Scott. You are continuing in doing good even now by speaking against Bill 10. Don’t listen to people who say you are dull. For them, if you don’t steal, you don’t support their dictator, you don’t vote for a dictator, then you are dull.

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  26. Daniel – Musa Mwenye is one of those clueless characters who did not know that MCS was an equally clueless nepotistic dictator, who would lead us into this mess. These guys went all the way to undermine RB to get us to where we are. He is useless individual who wants to play smart – we know them.

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