Challenging illegality

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The  decision by the Law Association of Zambia to challenge the Public Order Act in courts of law is a very sad development. It testifies to the breakdown in our systems of governance. There is no reason why the entire LAZ should resort to courts of law to enforce rights that are

Catherine’s next fight to gobble K405 million

Oriental Quarries Boxing promotion stables is looking for K405 million to stage Catherine Phiri‘s fight when she faces Filipino  Norji Guro of Philippines for the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) Bantum Weight  title slated for February 2 2013. Promoter Chris Malunga said he has received many offers from different companies wishing

Probe Mahtani Nolle, Sata told

President Michael Sata is being held hostage by a clique that has turned the judiciary into a circus, Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) member Brebner Changala has charged. As a result he said, Mr Sata appeared totally incapable of controlling what was happening because  the people he trusted with very

LAZ petitions provisions of Public Order Act

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) yesterday filed a petition in the Lusaka High Court challenging certain provisions of  the Public Order Act. The action has been taken due to the continued unreasonableness exhibited by the government through the Police to prevent citizens from holding public gatherings. They had decided to challenge

PF failures worry NAREP

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NAREP on the Copperbelt is saddened with ZAMTEL employees throughout Zambia that have been receiving letters of termination of contract, without government intervention. In an interview with the Daily Nation, Copperbelt coordinator Jevan Kamanga said the PF government’s failure to listen to cries of the people was a sure recipe for

MMD U-turns on expelling MPs

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MMD yesterday held a caucus meeting with its members serving in the PF government and decided not to expel loyal Members of Parliament because it will be costly to the party and the nation. According to the meeting which was called by party president Dr. Nevers Mumba, attended by Vice president

UPND defectors warned

Opposition UPND has warned that it will expel all its members of parliament aligning themselves with the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party, according to party Secretary General Winstone Chibwe. Mr. Chibwe said that his party was carrying out investigations and  warned that it would not hesitate to expel any members found

ADD attacks new districts

President Michael Sata will cost the country hugely for the unilateral decisions he is making to create or realign districts without consulting other interested stakeholders, says Alliance for Development and Democracy (ADD) president Charles Milupi. Mr. Milupi said President Sata appeared to be making decisions on impulse without the input

First Lady funding a big shame -Mususu

It is shameful for State House to justify budgetary allocation to the First Lady when Zambians did not vote her into office, says Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) National Overseer Bishop Paul Mususu. Rev Mususu said Zambians did not vote for President Michael Sata’s wife Christine for Parliament to allocate funds

Mahtani stops US$4m Nchito case

Finance Bank (Z) Ltd, chaired by Dr. Rajan Mahtani, has discontinued its claim of $4 million against defunct Zambian Airways partly owned by Mutembo Nchito, Director of Public Prosecution, and Fred M’membe Managing Editor of Post Newspapers. In May this year Mutembo Nchito entered as nolle Prosequi against Mahtani and his