(LUSAKATIMES) Zambian confidence will be restored if Sata deals with Mmembe - Nchito before dealing with JudgesZambian confidence will be restored if Sata deals with Mmembe/ Nchito before dealing with Judges
TIME PUBLISHED - Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 9:20 am
I read with dismay at the style of leadership that President Sata is exhibiting especially with regard to the suspension of the 3 judges.We have no problem investigating the 3 judges and the judiciary as a whole, but the manner in which Sata is doing it, leaves so much to be desired.
Firstly the suspension of the Judges came as a result of the judgement that was given in the K14 billion issue that his friends Nchito and Mmembe are involved in. Suppose the judgement was in favor of his friends, would he have gone ahead to suspend them and set up a tribunal? I don’t think so.
If he wants to show the general public that he is allergic to corruption and he is in there for the overhaul,why can’t he first suspend Nchito and then investigate the issue with the K14 billion and tell the nation that he will recover the money from the duo. It does not make sense to us to investigate the judges when his partners are refusing to pay back tax payers money.
Let him deal with Mmembe and Nchito before dealing with the judges and that will give us confidence that he is in there for the job and for the
poor ordinary Zambian. He should not even lie to us that he wants to clean the Judiciary, he wants to hammer them because they gave judgement not in favor of his buddies.
Look at the number of tribunals, if they make submissions not in his favor he hammers them and tells them that they don’t know what they are doing. Sata is ruling Zambia with preconceived ideas and if you challenge his authority then you are in trouble.No wonder those in his camp are so afraid of him and its only online papers who can provide checks and balances and report on real issues without government pollution.
I used to follow other news medias a lot because they used to be objective in their style of reporting and now it looks like only online forums can provide us with that objective role of alliance for what’s going on in Zambia.
Secondly the setting up of so many tribunals is a waste of tax payers money at the expense of the poor ordinary Zambian. The fight against corruption is so selective such that people like Nchito and Mmembe are free to do what they want because they are untouchable now. The
mounting pressure to have the Chief Justice resign is an indication that they want people to shift the attention from the K14 billion to
issues that are not at hand.
If we want to have the Chief Justice resign, lets call for the resignation of Nchito and believe me Nchito will never resign on moral grounds and Sata should be made aware that if he does not do the right thing with the issue of the K14 billion,he is putting himself in jeopardy and one day these mistakes will visit him because no government stays in power forever.
Even the single sourcing and awarding of contract to Chikwanda’s company to renovate state house is an issue that will visit him one day. I wonder why Guy Scott has even tolerated the PF this long with the mistakes they have made so far, I thought he was a gentleman who would address
those issues with the PF or even resign to protect his name. The mistakes, intimidation and shortfalls we have seen so far in the present government is a clear indication that the government has no idea what they are doing and they have lost direction which they did not have in the first place.
Political campaigns are different from reality and it is very easy to say that will perform outside of realism and when given the reality of platform, performance is deterred by conceptualism of the fact that it takes a different position to comprehend what we promise. We do not appreciate the new concepts of intimidation and selective fight against corruption being brought in the political arena and into he country by the PF government, we need to enhance the livelihood of our people for a better tomorrow and know that what we do today will come to haunt us tomorrow and that is something that the government of the day need to be made aware of by the media.