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Scott acting questioned

THE courts should interpret the law whether Vice President Guy Scott who President Michael Sata found incapable of acting as Head of State can take over after his death, says Zambian Voice executive director Chilufya Tayali. And Heritage Party (HP) president Godfrey Miyanda has said Dr Scott did not qualify to act as President nor […]

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Scott acts

IN a dramatic turn of events, Cabinet has endorsed Vice-President Guy Scott to act as President in a bid to forestall a constitutional crisis following the death of President Michael Sata on Tuesday. Cabinet met twice yesterday to discuss the transition as the majority of ministers felt that since Mr Lungu was appointed by President […]

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PF bosses in trouble

THE suspended chief executive officers of the four non-governmental organisations belonging to the Patriotic Front (PF) will have to account for their actions during the time they were at the helm of the organisations, PF secretary general Edgar Lungu has said. Mr Lungu said suspended chief executive officers of the National Programme for Poverty Reduction […]

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Supreme Court in crisis

THE Supreme Court is in a crisis and morale at its lowest ebb. Some judges feel the Supreme Court has been compromised and polarized by political appointments and have accused Parliament of rubber stamping appointments which in normal circumstances should have been questioned. “How can you have a Supreme Court judge who has never written […]

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Lungu cracks whip

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary general Edgar Lungu has with immediate effect suspended the boards and executive directors of all ruling party non-governmental organizations (NGOs). And the PF has said it would soon expose and isolate a renegade group that has been fanning confusion in the ruling party following the dismissal of Wynter Kabimba as justice […]

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Medical board made easy IT will only require a Member of Parliament supported by at least one third of the House to move a motion in Parliament to institute investigation of the physical and mental capacity of the President to perform executive functions if the new Constitution would be enacted as it has been presented […]

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HH dares rebel MPs

A SCHEME has been hatched in the UPND in which some members of parliament and senior officials in Southern Province are plotting to oust UPND party president Hakainde Hichilema and party general secretary Winstone Chibwe. But Mr Hichilema has described the scheme as non-consequential because the people behind the plot were not members of the […]

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Edgar Lungu faces revolt

A revolt against Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Edgar Lungu is brewing with opponents accusing him of embracing renegade members associated with former SG Wynter Kabimba. But Mr Lungu said as party secretary general it was not fair that people were accusing him of meeting people they considered belonging to other camps when he was […]

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Sata evacuated to Israel?

PRESIDENT Michael Sata was on Sunday night evacuated out of the country for what State House described as a medical check-up. Airport sources disclosed that the President was flown out in an unmarked aircraft. The President, it is believed, has been flown to Israel for specialist treatment a few days after he underwent a medical […]

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Workers betrayed

Civil servants should not trust the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) which has a record of betraying their members when dismissed on account of industrial  action. Civil rights activist Brebner Changala has charged that ZCTU has lost its relevance of protecting the interest of civil servants in the country. In an interview, Mr. Changala […]

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