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Electoral results should be reflective of people’s free will, says judge Lisimba

(By Isaac Zulu in Kapiri Mposhi) COMMISSION of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence chairperson Munalula Lisimba says electoral results should be reflective of the free will of the people. Speaking during a sitting to receive submissions from people in Kapiri Mposhi at the council lodge, Lisimba said in a democratic dispensation like Zambia,…

LUNGU PLEASED WITH PEACEFUL LUPOSOSHI

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (centre) introduces Patriotic Front (PF) Lupososhi Council Chairman candidate Clement John Kaputula Kwandangala (second from left) in Chungu Chiefdom of Northern Province on Friday,November 16,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018 President Edgar Lungu is pleased with the peaceful atmosphere in Lupososhi District, Northern Province ahead of the local government by…

MANGANGO VOTES:POLICE READY TO DEAL WITH VIOLENCE

Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo says there is enough police man power to deal with possible perpetrators of violence in the campaigns ahead of the Mangango Parliamentary by-election. Mr. Kampyongo says police have been deployed to Mangango to ensure security ahead of the polls. He was speaking in an interview with journalists at City…

HARRY MILANZI STRUGGLES IN RETIREMENT

Former Zambia Senior National Football Team striker Harry Milanzi has called for fair treatment of retired sportsmen and women in the country. Milanzi who is also former NAPSA Stars Striker and Assistant Coach says most retired sports persons become impoverished after retiring and that this must change. He says he decided to open a business…

Police arrest three Lusaka pastors for theft

Police in Lusaka have arrested three Pastors for the theft of money. Deputy Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says Bishop John Nundwe popularly known as Bishop John General, his wife Pastor Maureen Kakwende and Pastor Paul Kambazo commonly known as Pastor Paul Fire have been arrested in connection with the theft of money belonging 43 year…

FAZ TIPS CAF CHAMPIONS TO PREPARE

The Football Association of Zambia FAZ says clubs representing the country in the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup should adequately prepare for their upcoming games. FAZ-General Secretary Adrian Kashala says teams should not give excuses for failure to perform well, when they have been given enough time to prepare for their upcoming fixtures. Kashala…

KUFAKWANDI’S BURIAL SET FOR SATURDAY

The body of Sesheke Member of Parliament Frank Kufakwandi, who died on Monday in South Africa,has been flown back home. Southern Province Permanent Secretary Mwangala Liomba, who received the body at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport, in Livingstone on Friday, said government is deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Kufakwandi. Mr. Liomba said it…

ZAMBIA EASE OF DOING BUSINESS DROPS BY 2 POINTS

The Ministry of Commerce says there is need to come up with a framework aimed at supporting business reforms. Ministry of Commerce Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame says the framework should bring together ministries involved in reforms with a view of reducing the cost of doing business. Mrs. Siame told ZNBC News in an interview that…

Stephen Barclay named new Brexit Secretary

Stephen Barclay has been confirmed as the new Brexit Secretary as Theresa May seeks to fill posts in her cabinet. The MP for North East Cambridgeshire and Leave supporter had been serving as a minister at the department for health and social care. He replaces Dominic Raab, who resigned on Thursday over Mrs May’s withdrawal…

Concourt’s decisions, lesson to future petitioners- Chipenzi

GEARS Initiative Executive Director, McDonald Chipenzi says the Constitutional Court’s decisions to overturn High Court rulings  nullifying the elections of some Members of Parliament are lessons to future petitioners. Mr Chipenzi notes that valuable interpretation of the constitution and pronouncements by the Court has been made which would require serious reflections from citizens and electoral…

TIZ calls for practical solutions to reduce corruption risks in the mining sector

Transparency International Zambia has called for practical solutions that will be able to reduce corruption risks in the mining sector. TIZ has also noted the need for stronger monitoring and enforcement measures that will enhance accountability and transparency in the mining sector. Speaking during the orientation workshop on mining for sustainable development combating corruption in…

It’s like our colleagues in the PF leadership tricked us, cries Mutati supporter

THE opposition MMD leadership in Kapiri Mposhi has described as betrayal President Edgar Lungu’s decision to revoke Felix Mutati’s appointment as a cabinet minister. Making submissions to the Commission of Inquiry on Voting Pattern and Electoral Violence that was sitting in Kapiri Mposhi, district chairman John Zulu explained that in the run up to the…

Zambians, let’s be vigilant – Chaile

THE protest against imaginary xenophobia on Chinese by PF cadres on the Copperbelt is a sign of desperation, says Radical Revolutionary Party president Vincent Chaile. He alleged that there was mining exploration going in ZAFFICO plantations and urged Zambians to be vigilant over their natural resources. Chaile, the former University of Zambia Students Union leader, said…

KBF’s timely counsel

In a lengthy op-ed last Sunday, PF member Kelvin Bwalya Fube stated that it would be folly for Zambians to ignore the current social and economic distress sweeping across the nation.   “There is a strong perception that our President has been held hostage by a small group of self-serving individuals,â€� he stated. “Citizens believe…

“ZAMBIA MUST BENEFIT FROM ITS MINERALS”

Minister of Mines Richard Musukwa says there is need for the country to benefit from its mineral resources. Mr. Musukwa observes that Cobalt prices on the London Metal Exchange have increased in the last few months due to high demand for the commodity. He has advised the mines to take advantage of the good prices…

MATIBINI CONSOLES THE KUFAKWANDI’S

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has expressed his condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of the late Member of Parliament for Sesheke, Frank Kufakwandi on his untimely death. Dr. Matibini says Mr. Kufakwand will be remembered as a mature and focused parliamentarian whose debates and contributions in Parliament ensured the voice of…

“DELAYED ELECTION RESULT FUEL VIOLENCE”

Chief Musungwa of the Ila people of Itezhi Tezhi District says delays in releasing election results has contributed to political violence. Chief Musungwa says the delays have caused anxiety with some political parties engaging in premature celebrations before the Electoral Commission of Zambia announces the winner. Chief Musungwa has also observed that mobile telecommunication services…

Concourt rules in favour of Luo in Munali petition

The Constitutional Court has reversed the decision by the High Court to nullify the election of Nkandu Luo as Munali Member of Parliament. Professor Luo’s election as Munali MP was nullified by High Court Judge Edward Musona after losing UPND candidate Doreen Mwamba petitioned her election citing electoral malpractices. In his ruling which overturned the…

Prof. Nkandu Luo wins petition case

Munali Constituency Member of Parliament and Higher Education Minister Prof Nkandu Luo was duly elected MP for Munali during the 2016 August 11 General elections, The Constitutional Court has ruled. This is in the case in which Prof Luo was challenging the nullification of her seat by High Court Judge Edward Musona after the court…

Meet and talk, Kalaba advises Lungu, HH

HARRY Kalaba has advised President Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to meet and talk without necessarily waiting for Church mother bodies or any other third party to facilitate their meeting. And Kalaba, a former foreign affairs minister, says President Lungu takes long to anger and that Hichilema should be “salutedâ€� for choosing Zambia…

THIS GOVT IS FULL OF ILLS…we wish this will not be the case with your leadership, Mangango chiefs tell NDC

(Edwin Mbulo in Kaoma) CHIEF Muyani of the Nkoya people of Mangango says the PF government is full of ills. And chief Mufaya also of Mangango has advised Zambians never to allow politicians to steal, especially that they are the ones that elevate them to positions of power. Speaking when National Democratic Party (NDC) vice-president…

L/stone PF cadre threatens to deal with Mast reporter

  SOUTHERN Province PF youth chairman Obby Mweemba has threatened to “dealâ€� with The Mast journalist Edwin Mbulo for what he termed ‘stupid journalism’. Mweemba’s threats come after President Edgar Lungu strongly warned the provincial executive for trying to influence him on who to hire or fire. President Lungu told the cadres to stick to…