Archive | May, 2014

Mining audit

The case for an audit of mining operations in Zambia has been made. This follows months of   acrimonious debate fuelled in part by the comments made by the ranking official in KCM Mr. Agarwal. Whether taken out of context or not the comments were seemingly offensive enough for the avalanche off criticism that has now […]

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Nchito conflicted, court rules

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito has been stopped from continuing to prosecute former president Rupiah Banda because he (Nchito) is conflicted and that there is a risk that the former head of state will not receive a fair trial. The Lusaka Magistrate Court has found merit in the constitutional issues president Banda raised […]

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MMD NEC holds meeting after High Court clears Dr Mumba

  The MMD is today expected to hold a national executive committee meeting to decide the fate of its two vice-presidents Dr Michael Kaingu and Dr Brian Chituwo along with Dora Siliya, Lucky Mulusa and Tobias Kafumukache a day after the Lusaka High Court dismissed the contempt of court case against the former ruling party […]

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Kwacha free fall worries Black Friday Campaigners

The depreciation of the kwacha has spurred an increase in commodity prices across the country,  Black Friday Campaigners have observed. And the Black Friday campaigners have observed that the rate at which Zambia has developed an insatiable appetite for borrowing was very alarming. Group chairperson McDonald Chipenzi yesterday said it was important that government quickly […]

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There is hope for Zambia-HH

The people of Zambia should not despair but have hope for the best government to come that will address the misery they have been subjected to by the Patriotic Front, opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has said. In an interview, Mr. Hichilema said that misery, poverty and a broken nation has been what the PF […]

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MMD NEC holds meeting after High Court clears Dr Mumba

The MMD is today expected to hold a national executive committee meeting to decide the fate of its two vice-presidents Dr Michael Kaingu and Dr Brian Chituwo along with Dora Siliya, Lucky Mulusa and Tobias Kafumukache a day after the Lusaka High Court dismissed the contempt of court case against the former ruling party president […]

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Snap Elections

It seem improbable, but emerging reports of a planned snap election cannot be totally ruled out in view of the desperate antagonism the Patriotic Front has generated against opposition parties that are seeking to mobilize and therefore prepare for the 2016 elections. It is educative that the PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba has embarked on […]

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Snap elections for 2014

The Patriotic Front (PF) has been accused of preparing for a snap election and is taking advantage of the confusion in the MMD and lack of cohesion to ambush the opposition political parties with impromptu elections and obviate the 2016 general elections. Opposition political parties have charged that the current national mobilization by PF secretary […]

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RB rejects Nchito

Former President Rupiah Banda has rejected that Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito should continue prosecuting him because he (president Banda) would never receive fair hearing and trial as the DPP was not only conflicted but has exhibited glaring traits of hatred and biasness in the cases. President Banda said he was strongly objecting […]

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Zambian Airways case today

The case in which owners of the defunct Zambian Airways were sued over the K14 billion they obtained from the Development Bank of Zambia comes up in the High Court today. The directors of the defunct Zambian Airways who included Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito, Post Newspaper owner Fred M’membe and Nchima Nchito […]

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