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No form of punishment will stop the party from defending the Constitution-PF

Feature Politics No form of punishment will stop the party from defending the Constitution-PF

THE PATRIOTIC Front (PF) has said that no form of punishment will stop the party from defending the Constitution and fighting for the interest of the Zambian people. This follows a 30-Day suspension of 30 PF Members of Parliament for alleged misconduct. The alleged misconduct in question relates to the point of order raised by Leader of Opposition Hon Brian Mundubile highlighting the quoting of a wrong Constitutional provision by the Finance Minister.

Speaking at Media Briefing yesterday, Hon Mundubile said that the party will not apologize for defending the rights of the Zambian people. Hon Mundubile said he has seen an emerging trend at Parliament were rulings are rendered at very critical times, adding that the debate on the Presidential speech begins – a situation that would have accorded the Zambian people a chance to get a view from the opposition on how the Head of State is implementing national values and principles.

Hon Mundubile said it therefore interesting that Parliament found it fit to suspend 30 PF Members of Parliament at such a critical time and that the party desires to see a Parliament that will function independently to the Executive Wing of Government

He has however stated that PF will not relent in ensuring that it defends what is right.

“We stand to be punished as many times as possible! We will not apologise for defending the rights of the Zambian people,” he said

Meanwhile, Opposition Chief Whip Hon Stephen Kampyongo says the Patriotic Front is happy that the protest which has been labeled as misconduct yielded positive results because necessary amendments were done to correct the error which was highlighted by the Leader of Opposition.

Hon Kampyongo said the PF Members of Parliament were merely performing their duty to stand as a representative of the people when a breach has been noted during parliamentary proceedings. He said only non-well-meaning Zambians will see negativity in what was done.

He said the Zambian people should be worried about the Democracy they have chosen for themselves.

“Is this the way we are going to consolidate democracy, those are questions. We are not questioning the ruling because the Speaker has explained the reason for our suspension..”

Hon Kampyongo said Members of Parliament both in the opposition and ruling should have been debating the speech which was delivered by the President and to see whether what was been said and what is been done are tallying.

He wonders whether the decision taken will help the Zambian citizens in terms of the prices of commodities coming down.

“We need to address the cost of living which is affecting our people every day. People are committing suicide, because life has become unbearable. If we avoid real issues and start focusing on petty issues, it will be very unfortunate for the nation,” he said.

22 COMMENTS

  1. What I don’t like is the seemingly unwritten rule by the UPND that because you did it to me you have no right to complain when I do it to you. This is rather mediocre and retrogressive. The conduct of business in our Parliament lacks decorum. There’s nothing august about the August House.

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  2. Next time they even cough in clowning manner that displeases the speaker, suspend them without salaries! Tufi.kala. TuPF twaaya saana.

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  3. No Ayatollah. It is absolutely justified to utilize all available methods to get rid of those corrupt and thieving PF people. Not because they used the same ways themselves, but because they are BAD people, who have NO interest in bringing the country forward. Down with Edgar China Lungu, down with PF.

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  4. #4 No Corruption Zambia, the UPND isn’t a Party of infallibles. You can exterminate the PF but corruption and pilferage of State resources will be there. The UPND have failed to explain how they awarded a shoddy fertilizer contract to one of their own at an inflated price. Just wait until they begin to procure goods and services then you’ll see who these people are. In 6 months they’ve only bought fertilizer at an inflated price.

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  5. I dont understand I mean I dont get it: They protested in the house, and the wrong they sited was corrected by the government, their protest opened the eyes of the government to correct their own wrong, The PF called the continue debating on the wrong “head” was an illegality, punishing the one who opens your eyes to see your wrong? ummmmm

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  6. What’s an MP or group of MPs supposed to do if they’re agrieved with something at Parliament? Do they rise as a mob to go and threaten the Speaker?

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  7. When you have the chance to rule, do the right so that you don’t complain when the same law is used against you. Always think of tomorrow.

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  8. Zambians are remembering the speaker in the name Mr Mwanamwambwa. Correct an error becomes a punishment bayatollah sure

  9. Imagine you catch a thief who has been stealing in your house and he starts making you look bad. What would you do?
    PF are a shameless lot. A bunch of unrepentant fellas whose stock in trade is eating from the field. Remember your God Father told us that “umulandu taubola”.

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  10. No corruption Zambia is lost sheep and a praise team leader . Shame . What is good is bad cos new dawn is in power. tone town your praises.

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  11. How hypocritical kampyongo! How would your presence in parliament reduce the cost of living? You are the reason the cost of living is high for most Zambians. Just serve your suspension honorably your colleagues did that when your draconian speaker banished them. They never cried out to all and sundry like small children

  12. PF will be a weak opposition because of their own poor record and therefore UPND might just ride on this fact to rule forever. Not that UPND are fantastic but just because Zambia has no credible opposition. So UPND could continue being miserable but remain in power. But careful, This scenario is where a Michael Sata could arise from nowhere and ascend to power. Wynter Kabimba did you learn anything from Sata’s rise to power?

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  13. PF HAS NO LOCUS STANDII TO DEFEND THE ZAMBIAN CONSTITUTION GOING BY THE WAY THE PF MISRULED THIS COUNTRY. SUCH UTTERANCES FROM THE PF ARE VERY NAUSEATING! ESPECIALLY WHEN I REMEMBER THE PF ARROGANCE OF USING THE “ALEBWELELAPO” WORD DURING THE CAMPAIGNS.

  14. If you were a noble party even some members of the public, ngo and civil society would have stood up to defend you but this time even your surrogates like spuki, Enoch tonga, pastor pule etc etc are quiet.

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