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Publicise legal reforms commission

  The Legal and Justice Sector Reform Commission should do more sensitisation to ensure that Zambians own the process of reforms in the legal and justice sector. So far, since the commencement of sittings of the commission on Tuesday last week, we have not seen the enthusiasm that would normally characterize such an undertaking of […]

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Rule of law

A methodical and thorough vetting process of the judiciary is an absolute necessity to remove impostors and criminals who have besmirched and undermined public confidence in the institution. Our colleagues in Kenya have taken the same path to create a judiciary that now enjoys public confidence because an independent mechanism exists to remove those that […]

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Politics of substance

Politicians should take seriously Senior Chief Mwata Kazembe’s advice that politicians should refrain from politics of name calling and character assassination. The Mwata has said that being a political leader required one to have a big and accommodating heart which allowed room for one’s members as well as non-members. He advised politicians to desist from […]

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Pay Grey Zulu his benefits

It is dishearteningly shocking that in more than 20 years after UNIP, Zambia’s first ruling party lost       power, we have some of the country’s senior most citizens and freedom fighters languishing because successive governments have literally forsaken them. Listening to Grey Zulu, Zambia’s post independence Minister of Commerce and the last secretary general of UNIP, […]

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GROWING ANTI SEMITISM

The horrendous massacre of innocent Palestinian children cowering and seeking shelter from Israeli bombardment cannot by any stretch of imagination be considered as a defense of the Israeli state if anything it is only consolidating the resolve of the young Palestinians to rise and outlaw the occupation of their homeland by the  Israeli state. It […]

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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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