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Speaker has Managed to Shield Lungu From Facing the Law for Constitutional Breaches-Nkombo

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Mazabuka Central MP, Garry Nkombo says the move by Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Patrick Matibini to decline the restoration of the Impeachment Motion on the Order Paper is a dark day for Zambia’s democracy as it has denied citizens the right to make pronouncements on constitutional breaches by President Lungu and Dr. Matibini.

Addressing the press at the UPND secretariat yesterday, Mr Nkombo alleged that the decision by Dr Matibini had denied Zambians, through “the people’s House” to present to them what they believed as constitutional breaches by a sitting President.

Mr. Nkombo also wondered why the Speaker had been insisting that the Impeachment Motion couldn’t be tabled before the House because it was before the courts when numerous issues that were before the courts of law had been tabled for debate in parliament.

And Mr Nkombo challenged Clerk of the National Assembly, Cecilia Mbewe’s assertions that the Speaker acted in a discretionary manner by not placing the matter on the Order Paper as regrettable and unfounded.

Mr Nkombo also recalled how Mr Lungu warned ConCourt Judges to not emulate the famous Kenyan ruling of 2017 that saw the elections victory of that country’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta being overturned in historic circumstances following a Petition from the opposition leader Raila Odinga by the Kenyan Supreme Court.

This was after mounting pressure on Lungu by international bodies and opposition political parties that he should have handed over the Instruments of power to the Speaker of the National Assembly when his election was petitioned by the supposed winner of the disputed 2016 general elections, Hakainde Hichilema.

In a letter dated 27 November 2020, Ms Mbewe argued that the Speaker couldn’t table the motion in Parliament as deliberating on the matter would result in two conflicting results on a matter that Mr Henry Mulenga and Robert Chabinga had taken to the courts of law.

28 COMMENTS

  1. Time wasters. You should be worried of the number of registered voters in eastern province that have for the first time larger than that of southern province. That’s too under fivesh.

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  2. Utter nonsense!
    Imwe ba!d1ot you don’t know how to make use of the ballot?
    Aba bamakaka eee!
    Gary bushe teiwe forgerer mwa?
    Litensha chalo.
    Miserable time wasters. What a waste of human beings.
    You f00l those who accept to be f00led not us.

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  3. This is not the right time to.do.the imprachment.of Mr.Lungu ba Garry nkambo. Don’t expect the outcome to be favourable instead its time to go.at out mobilize people to register as voters emmass then mobilize the masses conutry wide to vote UPND and HH. If taking things for granted PF may retain power coz at the moment Mr.Lungu and his PF are busy campaigning by visiting chiefdoms. Garry Nkambo should realise that those political statements bring made at national secretariate do.not reach the grassrots out in the rural areas. UPND should not be decieved by social media commentors becasue the internet has not penetrated the rural areas. Its boots on the ground if UPND is to unseat PF. Even during the voter registration PF is doing a lot ferrying people to registration centres. In Lusaka…

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  4. In Zambia it’s now almost useless to have the constitution and laws In place. The person presiding over the formulation of laws doesn’t want to follow the same laws. He’s not worth the wig.

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  5. Don’t worry Garry, these issues will still be handled after August 2021. You can run but you cant hide for ever. Very straight forward issues laid out in the charges, no malice at all

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  6. I wonder how it feels to support and belong to UPND. Just one bill 10 and they feel every Zambian will now fall for all their tricks including impeachment. I cant wait to bury this party forever in 2021.

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  7. And your dictatorial demigod of a leader has denied many constituents an opportunity to be heard in parliament by him forcing your mps to shun parliamentary debates.

    The sooner people like little garry realise that hh is a maniac who will never let anyone else take over upnd, the better for him. If I were little Garry I would even think of starting my own party because hh will rule that tribal party till death. Lobe

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  8. It is like you ask a thief to be the judge of his own case, what do you expect? These issues must not die a natural death, when those in transit leave their illegal occupation, they should be pulled back to come and answer for their deliberate sins of treason and obstruction of justice which I am very sure they know and are scared of facing. but nothing shall stop the wheel of justice from turning. It is just a mater of time, may be months, may be just days.

  9. It is like you ask a thief to be the judge of his own case, what do you expect? These issues must not die a natural death, when those in transit leave their illegal occupation, they should be pulled back to come and answer for their deliberate sins of treason and obstruction of justice which I am very sure they know and are scared of facing. But nothing big or small shall stop the wheel of justice from turning. It is just a matter of time, may be months, may be just days.

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