The opposition UPND has vowed to block Bill 10 from being debated in parliament after Justice Minister Given Lubinda postponed the presentation of the Bill for second reading.
The opposition Party has said that it will go to court to seek legal redress over the matter of Bill 10.
Speaking at a media briefing at the party secretariat today, UPND Deputy Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said Bill 10 is dead and the PF should not dream of bringing it back to parliament.
Mr Mweetwa said other than having the numbers of Parliament, the UPND will consider the legal avenue in blocking Bill 10 in Parliament.
He said Bill 10 has two road blocks and the PF do not have the numbers to take the Bill back to parliament and there is no way it will see light of day in the house.
Mr Mweetwa said if the matter was taken to court, the UPND believe the Court will dispense justice on the matter.
Vice President Inonge Wina said in Parliament today that Constitution Amendment Bill number 10 of 2019 has not died a natural death as insinuated by the opposition UPND.
Mrs Wina says the Bill 10 is alive and will be debated during this same sitting of Parliament as agreed by Members of Parliament from both the opposition and the ruling party.
She assured that the Bill is alive and will be debated accordingly despite it lapsing on 4th June 2020.
Mrs Wina was responding to Lufwanyama Member of Parliament Leonard Fungulwe who wanted to know whether government will consider taking Bill 10 back to the stakeholders particularly the three Church Mother Bodies now that it is dead.
She has advised the opposition to desist from politicizing important matters such as the Constitution amendment process.
A sign that you have no valid points against something, and that you are ignorant of its content, is refusing to debate. If you are so confident and have points to substantiate why you believe something is bad for society you should be able to stand for your constituents in parliament and debate why you think so . It is the least you can do considering its tax payers money that is used to pay these dwanzy tribal upnd pillocks. Can you trust these guys to uphold parliamentary democracy when they shun it like this ? After all even in their party no one apart from hh or at least a Tonga can rule them. That is why they will never rule this country, on my dead body!
Tatulya ishaifwila , in short we don’t eat meat from animals that have died from natural causes or simply put force mejeaur (act of God), why should they partake in a bill that kicked the bucket on 4th June 2020?
Before you choke on your tribal vomit, remember that 6 months is 6months just 14 days is 14 days.
NOW YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND CHOKE ON YOUR TRIBAL PUKE.
Oh please KZ. Spare us with your bias rhetoric. Bill 10 can only be good for PF. No one wants Bill 10 except for PF and its blind cadres. But then again, I wouldn’t really expect your pinhead to understand what the bill entails and what is at stake because you are way up there in the UK and yet you have pretended to be Kaizer long enough that you actually believe you are the real KZ. You are a retard my guy.
@ the patriot you have again failed to respond to my logical analysis. If you believing that I am in UK and that i am not kaizar himself, helps you get through the day then good for you. I am tired of explaining why I choose to use a foreign based IP address through my VPN connection. You will never understand until you work for the highest office of the land. Meanwhile please respond to my.comment with something worth me commenting on.
If UPND elect to give up their representation of their constituents in Parliament, then the bill should be debated by those that bother to turn up and if in agreement by those present …passed.
It’s very clear that the objections by UPND, is by politicans for their own purposes. They object because they feel it will give PF an advantage in elections and maintaining power. HOWEVER, it’s not clear what or why their constituents would even care for their over exertions on this bill. Parliament is for dispensing democratically made laws for the people not power mad politicans.
Upnd be mature. Tabulet what you think are bad Clauses and educate the masses why you think they are bad. Then the masses will support you. Come out more clearer for support. Not simply saying its a dead issue, it must be removed from parliament – its not enough. Yes you are disadvateged by the numbers in parliament, but that is what parliamentary democracy is all about which Zambians have chosen to go by.
Sometimes one is given to wonder whether this Kainyokolola Zulu is on drugs to be so damn or it’s just a gift of nincompoopery God endowed him with right on the table of creation. Surely, what other occurrence could dement someone in this manner?
You have not offered any logical analysis really. Bill 10 was dismantled and the trojan horse was exposed long ago. Thats the reason why PF is currently making ammendments to it so that it can be more apealing but the contentious issues still remain. I don’t need to be a computer scientist to know that you are in the UK. I have been here long enough so just quit with your shenanigans. You are becoming tiring.
Its funny how one can expect UPND to debate Bill 10 when they refused to attend NDF…you must be morally bankrupt to even think of it..its like a Father who refused to approve the man to marry his daughter and his money then you ask him to attend the wedding because there will drinks and music.
The Patriot – This silly boy will not give you a logical analysis as he is an attention seeking impostor based in UK…real KZ has an attention span of a fly who has no time to blog and has a lot of information regarding locations he has been around the country and history of PF which this moron hasnt he is busy adapting himself to imitate a crook. What’s even more laughable is this pillock doesnt know how VPN works and what its used for.
Njangwamuloty – This KZ is a sick troll with absolutely nothing to do and frustrated boy in the UK.
The PF Chief Whip agrees that Bill 10 lapsed on June 4, 2020. Why did Hon Minister Lubinda wait to apply to defer this lapsed Bill on June 24, 2020? Why didn’t he defer this Bill b4 it lapsed? Was deferment of the lapsed Bill 10 for the second time agreed to by the Standing Orders Committee? The UPND Leader of the House says his Party MPs and Independent MPs agree that Bill 10 having expired on June 4, 2020 is now “killed”. Does Speaker Matibini have veto powers to sanction the deferment long after a Bill has been “killed “? Can a dead Bill be resurrected after it has lapsed?More questions than answers!
Leave KZ to enjoy his cup of tea in east London, we all know this troll n how he wants people to believe that he’s here eating Kapenta when in actual fact he’s munching fish n chips.
Kz aluta kontinue pounding ifi fima upnd. Imwe apo mupelele you are failing to manage one man KZ. Kaizer continue you are peoples champion. Me I know it is him bekoz kz alikwata amazing connections. Last time he called my friend using number yaku Egypt. This guy is secret service. Me I know this kingpin. One kz mmah
For once UPND MPs have acted like representatives of the people. I commend you.
These PF rats jumping up and down will not accept what will hit them on their faces.
We warned you that Bill 10 was dead already.
Appoint a level headed justice minister not this Given Lubinda without legal background.
Can you see the embarrassment he is causing to Edgar Lungu. Ka Edgar kali ndwiii!
PF must go!
Btw it is Friday let us also unwind and forget politics for a second. Lusaka times you need to post a non political article every Friday where people can be a bit relaxed and discuss other social things. For example this weekend we have arranged for the kids to visit relatives and this means me and my very beautiful wife regina get to spend time alone and go on a date. I am looking forward to it after a very stressful week. In fact I will surprise her as I have bought her a buying her a red valentino dress which I will put on bed when she is in shower. Nothing is too expensive for my beautiful black and African princess. Hello Zambia! What is everyone else doing this weekend ?
LOL, @the Patriot speaking to Kz, “you are a retard my guy.” @Tarino to Kz, “this guy is an impostor, the real Kz has the attention span of a fly”.
Anyways, 2 years, grudge ichili pali 2 years, ati some guy broke my heart, all men are fimo fimo.
And this here is the reason I want bill 10 to go through. Up and down chaos have zero points against it and that is why they won’t debate. They would rather picket and shout out on social media where their lies cannot be counter checked by everyone. Would not vote any of these chaps back in parly cause they are cheating the electrolates by not debating. Let’s vote them into the facebook parliament.
The Voice of Reason – So you would want Bill 10 to go through because of your hatred for opposition…this is why dunderheads are voted into parliament with such mindsets anyway Zambian youth are waking up asking more questions of their leaders and less cadresism.
All of you keep wagging your tongues for government duties, after 2021 elections you’ll put down your heads when your expectations turns down, how dare you speak like you’re gods?, you ought to respect your fellow beings because the time you were born the bath you got was given to you by other people,the respect and support you’ve always been looking for are given by other people, one day you’ll kick the bucket and you won’t carry your skeleton aspiring material (dead body) to the grave yard for burial but others.
I would like to thank UPND and Independent MPs for their Patriotic stance on Bill 10. Legally and Procedurally Bill 10 got “killed” on June 4, 2020. A dead Bill cannot be retabled on the Order Paper becoz that is illegal and unprocedural. May the Dead Bill Rest in Peace. Chapwa!
Refusing to debate a bill represent the most undemocratic tendency from the party of the deads.
Refusing to debate means the corpse’s party knows the bill could go through so they would like to derail it.
The party of the deceased made bill of rights flop at the referendum.
The party of bucket kickers are afraid that the provisions of bill 10 would uplift Zambians.
These walkouts are tired legs. Regional politics made us end up with this bunch of blackmailers. The country cannot move forward with wasted lives Manifested by these deads.
And you wonder why I call them deads from the pits of hell.
Deads from netherworld
The abyss dwellers.
Residents of Gehenna, Tophet and Abaddon.
The children of Sheol.
The cold members of the kingdom of Hades.
I am glad Bill 10 is dead. It’s time to move on.
Bill 10 tusha mucibote. Amen and amen. In life, plans, especially evil ones do fail
Prayer answerd our good Lord on this Bill 10 , dead dead and buried
If I were PF I would not be bothered with UPND boycotting Bill 10. After all PF boycotted NCC under MMD. As for UPND, remember any such initiative under your rule will be boycotted by the opposition. This is how Africans fail to rule themselves …
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