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Trafigura investigation

The Trafigura controversy has not been resolved. It is  our hope that in the changed circumstances the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will be quick to reopen  with the same zeal and determination as they have done in other cases. The circumstances are the same and therefore treatment should be the same. It will be recalled that […]

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Illogical reasoning

A fallacy is faulty reasoning; misleading or unsound argument. This is the asinine argumentation that this country is being asked to countenance in the current “power” struggle raging within the Patriotic Front. The argument is that the Minister of Finance Mr. Alexander Chikwanda wants Government to pay the mines US$600 in withheld VAT because he […]

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Police and divided allegiance

That a secret letter to the President could be leaked in the interest of promoting sectional interests raises very serious questions of institutional integrity. That is why Inspector General of Police and all the security wings of Government should spare no effort but identify and deal with the source of the leakage IG Stella Libongani […]

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We hate injustice

THAT is why we have spoken out against contrived charges against the Minister of Finance, Alexander Chikwanda. We must put the culture of blackmail and calumny behind us, because it has hurt too many innocent people before. When we warned Zambians that the attacks against Mr Chikwanda were mere political rhetoric without substance about his […]

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Lies damn lies

Politics without morality are the bane of good governance, peace and national stability. One lie inevitably leads to another and ultimately the closely knit ensemble unravels to national detriment. It is also about time that Zambians identified perpetual liars, those with shifting alliances because they have permanent interests to serve. They will serve any contemporary […]

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Greed truly knows no colour. When the story first broke, there was disbelief in some quarters and smirks of utter vindication in others. Our sanctimonious purveyors of hatred and calumny sighed with self-righteous satisfaction that finally the smoking gun had been discovered. They were sure the money allegedly stolen by second Republican President Frederick Chiluba […]

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Conspiracy theory

Why are men of God being used to scandalise the Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda? Is it because they are naïve to the wiles of decrypt and corrupt humans or because they have a superior understanding of public finance? Who indeed has put them up to commenting on Government policy based on distorted information? Who […]

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Review Electoral Act

The people of Mangango on Tuesday went back to their various polling stations to choose their representative in Parliament after a marathon campaign run by various political parties which were canvassing for votes. The campaigns in Mangango which started on a peaceful note however degenerated into violence which left a PF cadre, transported there from […]

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The NAZI tin pot

Joseph Goebbels the Nazi propagandist was a master at deception and twisting facts. He would build an entire hate campaign on the basis of twisted and convoluted facts. His greatest strength was persistence. He opined that a lie repeated often enough would soon become a truth in public perception. This is what Zambia is witnessing […]

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Insulting Sata

The raging succession debate within the Patriotic Front is taking on more menacing proportions and it is about time that the Cabinet and the Central committee weighed in to avoid any further damage to the Government and the popularity of the party. It is inexcusable that outsiders with vested interests should be allowed to insult […]

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