Archive | May, 2013

HH in L/stone court today

Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is today expected to appear in the Livingstone magistrates’ court for trial on charge of proposing violence. Both Mr. Hichilema’s lawyers and his sureties have confirmed the development to the Daily Nation in Livingstone. Mr Hichilema who was arrested in Livingstone on February 26, 2013 and charged with one count […]

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Chikopa Tribunal starts today?

The infamous Chikopa Tribunal constituted by President Michael Sata to probe three suspended judges is expected to take off today. But the tribunal’s legality has been challenged in Lusaka High Court by  two judges, Justices Nigel Mutuna and Charles Kajimanga who have cited the failure to comply with basic tenets of the rule of natural […]

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ICC good for Africa-Msoni

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has brought political sanity on the African continent and must be supported by all progressive democratic minds, says political analyst Nason Msoni Mr Msoni said the world was now a global village and the question of jurisdiction did not arise because individuals that have committed atrocities under the veil of […]

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Resource allocation

The debate over the removal of subsidies has degenerated into a monologue that is quickly losing direction and purpose. On the one hand the Government is determined to justify its action by suggesting that the money saved from subsidies will be applied to social sector investment while the public in general argue that there is […]

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Ministers share Levy’s land

Cabinet ministers, Patriotic Front (PF) councilors and senior government officials have shared 27 hectares of land belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The land, Twin Palm Road plot 1360/M opposite Leopards Hill Memorial Park was meant for among other things the Levy Mwanawasa Centre for Democracy and Good Governance, Zambia Institute of Diplomacy and […]

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Probe Justice Chibesakunda

There should be a tribunal to probe acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda for allegedly mishandling the affairs of the judiciary  in order to serve the interests of the appointing authority, says civil rights activist Brebner Changala. Mr Changala said a tribunal was the best avenue to ascertain whether Justice Chibesakunda acted within the law on […]

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Govt stopped RB from travelling to Ethiopia

Government actively participated in blocking former republican president Rupiah Banda from travelling to Ethiopia to attend the African Union (AU) 50th celebrations in Addis Ababa. Mr Banda had been invited by the African Union (AU) to attend the event but Zambian government officials made sure that Mr Banda for unknown reasons, did not travel even […]

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Explain ARV’s shortage, govt told

The MMD on the Copperbelt has challenged Health Minister Dr Joseph Kasonde to explain to the nation the health implications on people who could not be administered with HIV/ AIDS drugs arising from failure by the government to procure the ARV’S on time. Provincial publicity secretary Yotam Mtayachalo said that this was a very serious […]

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Police thwart UPND Chawama rally

The UPND has accused the Zambia Police of having disturbed their plans to hold a rally in Chawama grounds yesterday and deferred the failed rally to a later date. UPND deputy secretary general Kachunga Simusamba said police officers in riot gear were deployed to the grounds as early as 06:00 hours yesterday accompanied by PF […]

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Judiciary disarray

The condition in which our judiciary finds itself is intolerable and unacceptable. It is not acceptable that the entire Judiciary should be placed in jeopardy on account of the K18billion loan obtained by the defunct Zambian Airways whose directors are Mutembo Nchito- the current Director of Public Prosecutions, Fred Mmembe the Editor of the Post […]

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