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HH sets repealing Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Bill as Number One Priority Once Elected

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UPND Spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa says President Hakainde Hichilema has set the repealing of infamous Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Bill NAB2 as his number one priority once he is ushered into office on August 12.

Mr Mweetwa has called on party members across to be wary of sharing information that has the potential to land them in trouble with the authorities.

President Edgar Lungu last week hurriedly assented to the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill NAB2, a move aimed at shrinking the media space in the country.

“We want to tell the nation that HH has committed to repeal the Cyber Security [and Cyber Crimes Bill]. That’s one of the things he will do ever. He has committed to that. Look! The freedoms of the people of this country have been invaded,” he said.

He has also alleged that the PF has turned the public media into its tool for propaganda, accusing the ruling party of feeding Zambians on a menu of lies.

“When you talk about the public broadcaster, it is not what people say that should be heard, it is what the State want people to hear. Feeding the nation on a menu of lies. The only platform that remained for people to communicate information was social media and now they have gone into that space to shrink it,” charged Mweetwa.

He warned that being the gatekeepers of information, journalists were likely to be affected by the enacted BILL.

45 COMMENTS

  1. PF Ba UNDER5 ……….. YOUR REASON FOR THIS BILL BY PF IS NOT FOR THE USE IT IS INTENDED AROUND THE WORLD
    BUT FOR POLITICAL REASONS ONLY !! TIME WILL PROVE THIS

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  2. But why should that be your number one priority Bally sure?
    There are important issues you should be looking at.
    1.an inquiry/ investigation in the gassing of our people
    2.The 48 houses
    3. Mukula tree
    4.Honeybee and Chitalu
    5.ECL and corruption
    6.Deal with the cadres
    7. BRING Sanity in the bus stations/ council
    8.Bakapokola AND THEIR BRUTALITY/ LAWLESSNESS
    9.Economy revival
    10. kwacha depreciation
    ETC…..tifuna mankwala muvipatala IWE NDANI IWE!!!

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  3. The main purpose of this law is to shrink further the Media,Civic and Political Space. The Law will be used by PF as an Election Rigging tool. They intend to Close Internet and Social Media to enable them rig the Vote,Vote Counting and the Announcing of Election Results. People’s Rights to freedom of Communication will be taken away and People will be persecuted with impunity. The writing is on the wall.

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  4. Hahaha of course we expect this nonsense from this under 5 f00l. They cannot tell Zambian what they will do to improve their lives. All they are telling you is that they will undo what pf has done out of malice. This hh is an under 5. I bet he hasn’t yet been trained how to use a toilet. Akali kunyeIa mu chamber uyu

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  5. If this Law inconveniences me between now and August 2021 I will vote ECL and PF “ku wire “. The axe cuts both ways. This Law might make ECL and PF even more unpopular with the Voters.

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  6. Hh, the real Chimbwi no plan. The guy has no agenda. Zambia needs continuity not hate driven agendas like what happened in 1991 and 2001. I remember FTJ created a vibrant non-traditional export industry based on horticulture but because of the Mwanawasa persecutions, it was all undone. Hh promises to break the developmental cycle and run vicious persecutions to destroy the PF and everything they have done.

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  7. Repealing is number one because it’s the easiest to do. These other things have long procedures. Here he simply needs a pen

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  8. 1.an inquiry/ investigation in the gassing of our people
    2.The 48 houses
    3. Mukula tree
    4.Honeybee and Chitalu
    5.ECL and corruption
    6.Deal with the cadres
    7. BRING Sanity in the bus stations/ council
    8.Bakapokola AND THEIR BRUTALITY/ LAWLESSNESS
    9.Economy revival
    10. kwacha depreciation
    DONT YOU WORRYTHIS IS WELL NOTED AND ALREADY ON THEIR AGENDA

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  9. PF intends to use this rushed Law to save itself from the jaws of Electoral defeat. After the failure of Bill 10 ,ECL’s Election Rigging Strategy is in disarray. The failure to Repeal Article 52 means that any Citizen can now Petition Lungu’s Eligibility at Concourt. Concourt will have to hear and determine the Petitions. With the whole World watching we shall see if Concourt will dismiss the Petitions the same way they illegally and unconstitutionally dismissed the 2016 Presidential Petition. It will be very difficult for Concourt to declare ECL eligible becoz the Constitution is very clear. ECL has already held office, been elected and sworn in twice in 2015 and 2016 and therefore ineligible for 2021. We shall see what legal arguments Concourt will use to justify their decision…

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  10. WHAT!, “Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Bill NAB2 as hs NUMBER ONE PRIORITY” NOT ECONOMY or KWACHA DEPRECIATION…Is hh serious? WHERE IS YOUR MANIFESTO PLSE!

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  11. UPND are toying around with the country. It would be a monumental step BACKWARD if they were to ascend to running Govt. We don’t want to be taken back to the disruption that was caused by the privatisation policy of MMD that led to the death of companies like LENCO, ROP, DUNLOP, and all the Zambian driven companies on the copperbelt that supplied the mines with local MANUFACTURE. No, Zambia needs far better than what is coming out of UPND ” ma pulani ‘

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  12. UPND EXTENDS OLIVE BRANCH TO PF MEMBERS

    THE opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has extended an‘olive branch’ to Patriotic Front (PF) members to contest under the party during the forthcoming elections”

    They claimed that pf members are corrupt and yet here they are desperate to poach our members. Is this madness or what? Desperation for power is dangerous.

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  13. If you pwee on me, I will pwex on you. In other words, if you shlt on me, I will do it to you 20 times worse. An eye for an eye and all that jazz

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  14. TIKKI

    Granted..the economy is in bad shape but so are the economies of this world.
    If hh or anyone else comes to power and undo everything our government has done, do you really know how long and what it will take to put us on the road AGAIN?
    MAY BE you were too young, do you know the damage CHILUBA inflicted on our economy with poorly thought through and badly tested policies of privatization.

    ECL IS TRYING

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  15. Upnd seems not to have priorities right. This bill does not affect the underprivileged to be priority. I thought it’s the hunger you usually talk about! Wrong doers are the ones afraid of this law. Upnd priority setting is poor ratting.

  16. It is important but it is not priority.
    Here are the priorities:
    1. Set a target as to how many Zambians you intend to lift out of poverty over what period.
    2. Set a target as to how many children you intend to get through grade 1 to grade 12 over what period.
    3. Set a target as to how much personal income tax the 2 million Zambian in formal employment will pay.
    4. Set a target of how many people who earn will be captured for taxation.
    5. Tell the nation how much sovereign debt you will clear and for how long.
    7. Tell the Zambian people how much money they will have in their pockets.

  17. VERY SAD INDEED, THIS IS HOW DULL THIS SAMMY HICHILEMA IS! BUT MY BIG QUESTION IS, ” WHO HAS TOLD THIS PRIVATIZATION THIEF THAT HES GOING TO WIN ON AUGUST 12? HES GOING TO LOSE VERY BADLY, BECAUSE HE WILL GET ZEROS IN NORTHERN, LUAPULA, MUCHINGA, COPPERBELT , LUSAKA AND EASTERN PROVINCES! WE WILL GET 20% IN CENTRAL PROVINCE , 30% IN NORTH-WESTERN AND WESTERN PROVINCES AND 60% IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE! THINGS ARE REALLY BAD FOR THIS SAMMY GUY THIS TIME AROUND! TEFYO BA KAIZAR! SAMMY HICHILEMA CANT READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL! MAY HE HAS GOT COLOUR BLINDNESS!

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  18. @Luapula Premier
    I dont want to get otherwise with you as you seem a pretty decent chap
    yes the economy in tatters exchange rate shocking
    Now you blame Chiluba I say no he contributed less to this which started with Kaunda
    he abolished exchange control which brought in investments and he will always be remembered for that
    the people of ZAMBIA need hope and change,!!! so no matter how long it takes to recover as i see it the light at the end of the tunnel will be shining brighter.
    at the moment i see dark clouds and lightening mark my words

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  19. Regardless!!

    Zambians know that it’s PF 100%, ECL 100%, Elite Zambians 100%, Zambia overdrive 100%, Development 100%, Empowerment 100%, more Money in the pockets with hard work 100%.

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  20. HH is has all along been sponsored by America and britain through Anglo-American. Anglo-American is the multi-national corporate entity heavily sponsored by America and Britain to carry out the policies of under-developing Africa and keeping Africa under-developed. So, Anglo-America can only extract metals from Zambia and elsewhere in Africa. They can never add value to metals in Africa. Otherwise it will be against the sponsors’ instructions to keep Africa under-developed. This explains why HH and his UPND have failed to come up with a party manifesto because if the document talks about adding value to the natural resource (mainly mineral) which Zambians are expecting after infrastructure development by PF, the sponsors of HH/UPND UK and USAthrough Anglo-America will not be happy with…

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  21. FROM 26
    …the sponsors of HH/UPND UK and USAthrough Anglo-America will not be happy with Hasalusa Hagain. He will go ASAP like Magufuli. Zambians must have this fact in mind.

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  22. I just see ubupuba across PF surrogates…time will come for you to leave office. We don’t this guys. When HH says this will be first on the agenda, it is not the only thing and we all know that. He’s mentioned this because it affects us all in a very negative way. Don’t be cheap guys, you have killed our country to shreds. HH means well for Zambia. We need change in Zambia no longer being ruled by thugs and an uneducated lot. Guys wake up ….act fast.

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  23. I just see ubupuba across PF surrogates…time will come for you to leave office. We don’t we’d this guys. When HH says this will be first on the agenda, it is not the only thing and we all know that. He’s mentioned this because it affects us all in a very negative way. Don’t be cheap guys, you have killed our country to shreds. HH means well for Zambia. We need change in Zambia no longer being ruled by thugs and an uneducated lot. Guys wake up ….act fast.

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  24. I just see ubupuba across PF surrogates…time will come for you to leave office. We don’t need this guys. When HH says this will be first on the agenda, it is not the only thing and we all know that. He’s mentioned this because it affects us all in a very negative way. Don’t be cheap guys, you have killed our country to shreds. HH means well for Zambia. We need change in Zambia no longer being ruled by thugs and an uneducated lot. Guys wake up ….act fast.

  25. @InzaghiFMC… iam very disappointed with you..Since when did hh mean well for Zambia! Do you know or understand your statement! Point of correct hh has never meant well for is country ! If today this country has to do an inquiry about the happenings during privatization you will never want to support hakalama again. Beside hakalama doesn’t help anyone not even his in-laws side!. Go and see how his farm workers suffer so if hakalama can’t help the people he is close to what makes you think he can help the country! Stop deceiving people.

  26. Dear Mweetwa, you have performed well as spokesperson. Now, can you take some trouble and explain how the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill would harm the people of Zambia? How can someone who has not committed any crime be harassed or even punished under this Law?

  27. The Law is not for shrinking the media space in the country. It is to eliminate crime happening in cyber space of the country. It aims to end the nuisance of fake news by bogus media houses on social media. I hope you know what I am referring to.

  28. This is nothing but a blatant attempt to protect the criminals who are abusing and molesting women on social media. And HH wants to repeal it on priority? Why? This is nothing but protecting the criminals and exposing vulnerable.

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  29. Neither you nor HH has read the Bill. It is crystal clear on its objectives. It nowhere says that government or law enforcement agencies will be empowered to arrest people, intercept messages and tap phone calls at will. There is a set procedure to do that. But I am not surprised by this resolution. What else can we expect from a criminal who is out there to protect his clan!

  30. This is his number 1 priority because he wants to safeguard his gang and give it a free run to commit crimes. Nation and public welfare does not even have mention on his plan.

  31. You seem to have lost it completely. Can you explain how this law will help the PF in rigging elections? In fact, PF or President Lungu need not to rig the elections. The performance of the government is sufficient to ensure the victory. Cracking down against cyber criminals will only strengthen the image of President Lungu.

  32. ‘He has also alleged that the PF has turned the public media into its tool for propaganda, accusing the ruling party of feeding Zambians on a menu of lies.’ This is apt for the slave media houses working for HH. You know what I mean!

  33. I challenge you Mweetwa to prove the allegations. Mere talking will not help. This is high time UPND came up with proof for every allegation. Otherwise it will be mere cribbing, nothing else. People have become wise now.

  34. With this, you have sealed your fate. Now we know who you care for, the most. You would the President of Criminals if elected. But why do you even need to contest elections for that? You are already their boss.

  35. @Jet, I totally agree with you. Someone who means well for this country would not have under valued the countries asset. You do not evaluate an asset you sell it to yourself or your friends. After August Agro American will want their money back because they will not be getting the mines that have been promised to them.

  36. “UPND Spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa says President Hakainde Hichilema has set the repealing of infamous Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Bill NAB2 as his number one priority once he is ushered into office on August 12.” Hahahah, this is how you know the real jokers in politics, everything is a priority they say. Anything that comes is number 1. if you ask them about the economy they will say the economy is number 1. ‘ ichikwanka bachimwena kumampalanya” This is a typical example of “Ichikwanka”

  37. Destroying predecessor’s work efforts is retrogressive approach and this is one of the main causes of Africa being left behind. New leaders always want to reinvent the wheel….its money wasting rather add or improve on it

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