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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Don’t to limit the Cybersecurity Bill to social media, Transport and Communications Minister

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Transport and Communications Minister Mutotwe Kafwaya has Zambians not to limit the Cybersecurity Bill to social media saying this is just part story when it comes to the cyber environment.

Hon Kafwaya said that the Cyber Security Bill will ensure that people who Infringe upon other people’s freedom are dealt with by the provisions of this Bill.

Speaking when he featured on radio Phoenix breakfast show today. Hon. Kafwaya said that the Cyber Security Bill is aimed at enhancing people’s rights and providing security.

He said it was unfortunate that some people are misleading Zambians that the Cybersecurity Bill is intended at taking away people’s rights when in fact it is aimed at enhancing their rights and protecting them from being abused on social media.

Hon. Kafwaya who is also a Lunte Member of Parliament noted that the Cybersecurity Bill doesn’t look serious to people who have not been a subject of cyberbullying on social media.

“People are using falsehoods saying I’m a Minister of Defense and we are recruiting so send K500 when in fact the government does not charge for recruiting, ” Hon. Kafwaya said.

The Minister said that it was therefore President Lungu’s desire that citizens are safe from online abuse hence the need for every Zambian to support this bill.

And Hon. Kafwaya said that it is expected for the opposition to oppose the Bill because when it is passed in parliament and becomes law, it will be credited to President Lungu which they don’t want.

“When this bill is passed in Parliament and becomes law, it will be credited to President Lungu and obviously those that want to seat in his chair don’t want that, all they want to say is that this is a failed government, ” he stated.

45 COMMENTS

  1. Honestly its so true that never judge a book by its cover, I had always talked bad about the spiritual healers because I lived a very good life with a nice business and had a nice family with my husband and our two kids. I always thought that they were scammers and crooks and I never believed that anyone can solve someone’s problems . I could rudely reply to the posts about the healers with insults little did I know that one day they will help me. It started when a strange disease attacked one of my kids for several months. The eldest child could get an attack and he faints with lots of saliva from his mouth and mucus fluids from his nose. I visited most of the big hospitals in South Africa but the doctors couldn’t see the disease. I went to pastors, certain healers, prophets and priests but couldn’t see any change. I sold all of my properties and lost my businesses since I didn’t have time for them as wanted to save my son’s life. We lost everything. My husband started losing interest in me, disrespected me, insulted me in front of our kids, all my in-laws hate me. He always said that I had a curse of bad luck that I brought to the family. I was left with no hope. The worst point of it is when my husband started cheating on me with a rich well-known business woman which I won’t mention her name. I got depressed and wanted to kill myself. One of my closest friend noticed my situation and I explained to her what was going on in my life. She just gave me a phone number and told me that just a single call will be a solution to all my problems. My friend called profisma and made an appointment to go to his office and on that date, my friend picked me very early in the morning and took me there. I explained everything to her. He asked us to go back and bring the sick kid and we did so. He cast his spells and after a few hours, my son was healed and never had the attacks again up to date. After three days my husband came back home and apologized to me. He gave me a ring for my business and as I speak now am not complaining. I got back everything. Call or whatsapp him on +27783320386. Really he made me have life again

  2. Cheap politics at play again. The minister knows all too well that social media is a powerful tool to change governments.

    The presidency is not for ECL alone bwana Minister….but for eligible Zambians across the country including the one you hate the most HH. A lamb.

    Bushe ba PF mwafuma kwi ….such heartless humans.

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  3. It will unfortunate if MPs pass this Bill. The main objective of this Bill is to curtail our Rights to communicate and be heard. As we get close to the August 12, 2021 Elections the Repressive Lungu Regime will close the Internet just like M7 Lungu’s Godfather did recently in Uganda. Team Lungu wants this Bill to be enacted into law b4 the August 12, 2021 Elections to help the Election Rigging effort. Even the PF MPs will become victims of this Repressive Law should the approve this Bill.All right thinking MPs should reject this Bill just like they did with the notorious Bill 10. We don’t need this law which will be abused by Team Lungu to rig the 2021 Elections in Ugandan style. The writing is on the wall.

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  4. CARRY ON BAN EVERYTHING EVEN POLITICAL PARTIES
    THEN IT’S COMPLETE AND THEN LET THE PEOPLE SHOW YOU WHO ACTUALLY RULES
    KAUNDA TRIED ONE PARTY PARTICIPATORY DEMOCROCY ……. WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH
    IT’S A PITY ZAMBIA WE HAVE TO GO DOWN FURTHER TO COME UP PROPERLY

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  5. This government is useless. You are more concerned on protecting our rights from social media abuse when you are doing absolutely nothing to protect us on the ground. How ironic is that! Kayabebele.

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  6. First we need to sort out the evil upnd diasporan bloggers and their watchdog websites. Once we have deactivated their availability in Zambia then we can deal with other issues

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  7. The President,’s address said what do some people do on social media all day? Meaning he wants to restrict people not to spend much time on social media !!!

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  8. This Bill is aimed at restricting People’s Rights. The Cyber Bill will violate the Bill of Rights and therefore will be unconstitutional. The Timing of this Bill is 5 Months b4 2021 Elections which means Team Lungu will use it to rig the 2021 Elections in favour of ECL and PF. It’s obvious that Team Lungu is using a M7 Template to steal the 2021 Elections. All MPs should vote against this Bill becoz their own Rights will violated using this Cyber Law. All Internet will be closed to allow Team Lungu to rig the Election Results unintrupted by an inquisitive Public.

  9. This Bill is being introduced to stifle Social Media and restrict our freedoms to accessing free information. The Law will be used to bug our phones and they will listen to our phone conversations. Just like in Uganda under M7 ,Lungu will close the Internet and Cellphone use to make it easier for Team Lungu to rig the 2021 Elections infavour of ECL and PF. Just like the failed and notorious Bill 10 the Cyber Security and Crime Bill is meant to Aid and abate the 2021 Election Rigging by Team Lungu. Around August 12, 2021 ZINCTA will be directed by ECL to close the Internet and Cellphone Services so that Team Lungu can steal the 2021 Elections easily and uninterrupted by Social Media. This Bill just like the failed Bill 10 is targeting the crucial 2021 Elections. The writing is on the…

  10. The real intentions of this bill is to infringe upon our rights. If your conduct in the eyes of the public is good, why worry? Social Media has provided a very effective platform for the voiceless in society to air their grievances. They will shut down social media in the midst of this year’s elections. Just like the infamous bill 10 , let this cyber bill die too

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  11. KAIZER AGAIN PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS
    RESTRICT SOCIAL MEDIA BRING IN PRICE CONTROL BAN IMPORTS OF TINS FOODS AND SUCH WHICH ARE AVAILABLE HERE
    PUT DOWN YOUR VUVUZELA KIKIKI AND ACT
    YOU JUST TALK TALK TALK

  12. SORRY FORGOT THE ONLY SAYING YOU HAVE IS UPND DIASPORAN OVER AND OVER AGAIN LIKE A BROKEN RECORD
    BAN THEM IF YOU THINK THEY AN EVIL BUNCH LIKE YOU KEEP REPEATING
    MAKE IT PFFFFF ONE PARTY PARTICIPATORY DEMOCORY >>>>>>>>>>>>>
    ACTION MAN STOP YOUR BANTER AND ACT
    LET THE VUVUZELA DO THE TAKING KIKIKI

  13. This Bill breaches the Bill of Rights and is therefore unconstitutional. Team Lungu is rushing this Bill becoz the main objective of this Bill is to rig the August 2021 Elections. Team Lungu will use this law to close the Internet and Cellphone use during the Elections. ZINCTA will be directed to close the Internet and Social Media on the voting day and while votes are being counted and Election Results are being announced. Team Lungu want to rig the Election Results unintrupted by Social Media. Team Lungu has planned to rig the 2021 Elections using M7 style. The writing is on the wall.

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  14. “People are using falsehoods saying I’m a Minister of Defense and we are recruiting so send K500 when in fact the government does not charge for recruiting, ” Hon. Kafwaya said.

    BUT WE ALREADY HAVE LAWS TO DEAL WITH IMPERSONATION.
    SO THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AFTER POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHAT LAW DID POLICE USE TO ARREST THEM?

  15. Mr. Mutotwe Kafwaya should bearer in mind its Zambians who voted for ECL and in turn he was appointed to his current position. before he was appointed to cabinet, he was a little know figure. Passing a low under the pretex of curbing social media abuse will catch up with PF members when they will be in opposition and will need social media outlet to air their concerns. These PF leaders power has gone to their heads 200% and have forgotten now the power they are wielding today is from the same people they want to suppress by limiting accesses to social media. Shortly they will be going back to the same begging for votes on their fat knees.

  16. The PF Govt has made it clear that POA will only be amended after ECL has won the 2021 Elections. They have also promised to re-introduce Bill 10 after winning the August 12, 2021 Elections. The PF Govt is in a hurry to pass the Cyber Security Bill into law b4 the crucial August 2021 Elections. Team Lungu wants the Cyber Security Bill to help it rig the August 2021 Elections in favour of ECL and PF. ECL intends to direct ZINCTA to close Internet and Social Media at Election Time. ECL is emulating his Godfather M7 in Uganda. It’s a month now since Internet was banned and Social Media blocked in Uganda after recent rigged Elections there. Team Lungu’s Plan is to close Internet and Social Media in Zambia until ECL is duly elected and sworn in for his Third Term in August 2021. The…

  17. Cyber security Bill is not an urgent matter, there a lot other pressing matters the government needs attending to. We have another ”Bill 10” situation here. PF government desperate to cling to power. Why bring this bill 6 months before election 3 months before parliament is dissolved ?Something fishy here ?
    The minster is saying Cyber security Bill is aimed at enhancing their rights and protecting them from being abused on social media. The PF government has been Infringing upon other people’s freedom many years. Now they now they are dealing with a learned and enlightened generation who they can not out manoeuvre, so the only way to cling to power is to stifle our freedom.
    Another failed project even before it started.

  18. It’s not about what progressive measured laws of this kind are meant to do, it’s about what the REAL objectives of the PF are with this. Any sober person who is familiar with the current PF paranoia and desperation will know the guise of this Bill and the timing. Don’t kid yourselves. There are no good intentions here

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