The decision by President Michael Sata to fire former Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba is an indication that the Head of State has started championing his original vision which was almost hijacked by some power hungry individuals in the Patriotic Front, political analyst Edward Mumbi has observed.
Mr Mumbi who is former special assistant to United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema said President Sata should be commended for the bold decision because Mr Kabimba had become untouchable in the ruling party and government.
Mr Mumbi said the dismissal of Mr Kabimba was a clear message that wrong doers always had a false impression that they were the majority and that President Sata had curtailed attempts by the cartel to hijack his vision of how the country was supposed to be governed.
“The decision to fire Mr Kabimba has brought relief among many Zambians because Mr Kabimba was an irritant and we now have hope that the new constitution could be enacted before 2016.The dismissal of Kabimba will reduce governance divisions in the PF and government. The anguish Mr Kabimba caused to PF and other citizens was immense and that is why people are celebrating,” Mr Mumbi said.
Mr Mumbi said Zambians were hopeful that the dismissal of Mr Kabimba as Justice Minister would quicken the constitution-making process that has since stalled.
And Mr Mumbi has stated that the recent comments suggesting that President Sata was surrounded by people who were a danger to his life had the potential to cause chaos in the country.
He charged that such dangerous talk should be stopped because it could easily plunge the country into untold political crisis.
Mr Mumbi said it was shocking that the issue of President Sata’s health from some sections of the media had come after the Head of State had sacked Mr Kabimba from government.He said the ill talk about President Sata had emerged after the dismissal of Mr Kabimba and accentuated dangerous editorials from some media house.