Archive | March, 2013

Masebo blasted

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has condemned Patriotic Front (PF) elections chairperson Sylvia Masebo for breaching the Electoral Code of Conduct during the filing in of nominations in the Kapiri Mposhi by-election. And opposition political party members have demanded for her prosecution. Masebo who is Tourism and Arts Minister breached the Electoral Code of […]

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April 20 for Kuomboka

The long awaited Kuomboka ceremony of the Lozi people will take place on April 20, according to the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE). The date was announced on Wednesday by BRE through Induna Inete who was at the Royal Kuta in Limulunga Induna Inete said preparations for the Kuomboka were progressing well and the event was […]

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Miyanda defends presidential immunity

Presidential immunity is for life and unless the law is changed it must be sparingly lifted and certainly  cannot be used for settling political scores, says Heritage Party president Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda. Therefore claims by Deputy Transport Minister Col Panji Kaunda that his father, Dr Kenneth Kaunda was arrested before his immunity was  removed  […]

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Congolese stray into Zambia for mealie meal

Congolese soldiers believed to be looking for mealie meal entered Zambia yesterday around 03:00hours using the no man’s land at Kasumbalesa border post. Police sources and Chililambombwe District Commissioner Stewart Chitumbo confirmed the incident when Home Affairs Deputy Minister Steven Kapyonga and Agriculture Deputy Minister Elfrida Kansembe paid a courtesy call on him on their […]

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Secret deportation angers Armcor

Armcor Security Company has protested government’s  decision to depart its Managing Director Jan Paxton without following laid down procedures. Company general manager Michael Musonda felt that the deportation of Mr. Paxton was not done in good faith because he was not given a chance to be heard by the relevant authorities. He said that the […]

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Livingstone MP Evans crushes 9 month old baby

Newly elected Patriotic Front (PF) Livingstone Central Member of Parliament Lawrence Evans has killed a nine months baby after he drove over it leaving its head crushed. The accident happened around 14 hours at Turn Pike a few meters after the Kafue weigh bridge when Mr. Evans was trying to avoid a long convoy and […]

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UPND condemns harassment of pirate taxis

The harassment of pirate taxis by police is the worst form of intimidation by the current administration, says UPND Copperbelt provincial chairperson Elisha Matambo. Mr Matambo said it was unfortunate that the police did not want to  engage the pirates to find a lasting solution but preferred to rough them up. He said the PF […]

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Legality and legitimacy

Zambia finds itself in a very unique position, where a cartel, responsible for the theft of billions of Kwacha in public funds is intent on setting and championing a national agenda against corruption. Apart from being a contradiction in terms, this is a still born fool’s exercise, lacking in any semblance of legitimacy hence the […]

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RB escapes detention

Lawyers representing former president Rupiah Banda yesterday reportedly put up a spirited battle to avoid the former President from being locked up in the police cells at Woodlands Police station. According to Daily Nation sources the former President was supposed to have been taken from the DEC offices where interrogations were taking place to Woodlands […]

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Speaker asked to explain immunity debate

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has been challenged to explain whether his action to allow the House to discuss a matter before the courts of law did not amount to abuse of parliamentary privileges. Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) president Edwin Sakala questioned Dr Matibini’s resolution which should have been restrained in accordance […]

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