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That macabre murder

It has been eight months since Moses Simuwelu, the Patriotic Front (PF) cadre was savagely and gruesomely murdered in the country’s worst intraparty bloody clashes but mystery has continued to surround his death. It is the law that an  inquest should follow such deaths, but no attempt has been made to this case unless it […]

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Oath of allegiance

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mukondo Lungu on Tuesday made what could be described as a constitutionally ambiguous ruling in Parliament when he stated that Musa Mwenye, the newly ratified Attorney General can begin performing the functions of that office before taking the Oath of Allegiance. This ruling by Mr Mukondo Lungu was prompted […]

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Men of god

 In the last few years or so, the church has come under the public spotlight all for the wrong reasons because of scandals which have been attributed to some men of God. While the vulnerable have been going to church to surrender their souls in an effort to find peace and solace, some men of […]

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Killing fields of Gaza

More than 500 Palestinians have died and another 83,000 rendered homeless in the one sided conflict in Gaza. The Israelis are applying totally disproportionate force to kill, maim and destroy property in Gaza in a military campaign that will most certainly not solve the underlying political problem affecting the Palestinians who are not only dispossessed […]

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Allow free speech

If the conviction of Swaziland’s prominent human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and The Nation magazine editor Bheki Makhubu on a contempt of court charge is anything to go by, then the Zambian fraternity should view it as a wakeup call so that they can immediately start ‘arming’ themselves with necessarily legal safeguards to avoid falling […]

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Criminals in robes

Integrity, honesty, respect and dignity are the virtues that the Judiciary and the legal fraternity must always espouse.  But the confession by Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda that there is rampant corruption in the Judiciary and the branding of some lawyers as criminals in the robes by Acting Attorney General Musa Mwenye have put  our […]

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President Sata

Government leaders should not decieve themselves and pretend that the inquiries and speculations about the whereabouts and health status of President Michael Sata will with time simply evaporate. It has been a month since the Head of State was last seen and the speculations and inquiries will certainly continue until the Patriotic Front leaders come […]

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Shamenda, ZCTU unnecessary

The finger pointing between the Minister of Labour Fackson Shamenda and the Zambia Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) is definitely not good for industrial harmony in Zambia. If this blame game is not handled properly, it may have  grave consequences on the stability of the labour market as it has not clear winner. While the […]

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Political crybabies

It is becoming very clear that some politicians are mere crybabies who cannot stand the tempo of  robust political debate and discourse. They are willing to criticise in strident terms but  wilt and resort to litigation when confronted by  equally robust rebuttal. In the process, we  as a newspaper, find ourselves as crucified messengers. It […]

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Justice

Of course, we are laughing at the law enforcement agencies for wasting the court’s time to hear a case which shouldn’t have been enlisted in the first place. And yes indeed, we are also singing praises for Kasama magistrate Vincent Siloka for promoting freedom of expression in Zambia If the Police had taken care to […]

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