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ConCourt Orders Ministers To Pay For Earnings After Parley Was Dissolved

The Constitutional Court has ordered ministers who continued earning a salary after the dissolution of Parliament in 2016 to pay back.

This was after the court dismissed the Attorney General’s application in which he asked the court to reopen and review its judgment ordering ministers to repay salaries and allowances because the ministers worked for that money.

In dismissing the application, the court has ruled that that the Attorney General has no right to make such an application by acting like the Ministers’ lawyer.

Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili, Justice minister Given Lubinda, foreign affairs minister Harry Kalaba and Jean Kapata are among the ministers that would pay back their earnings from last year.

42 Comments

  1. Happy

    waiting for kambwili’s comment

    • Hummer where it hurts

      Where are those pf bloggers who were defending these thieving ministers?. Where’nt you saying that the con court is final, Is your attorney general in his right mind to challenge the court. Ba pf grow up , stop twisting the law to suit your egos. Zambia should not be ruled in reserve ,we are not ghosts but human beings who think upright and move forward.Those ministers must pay back with interest, they were told but they choose not to listen or they choose to listen to their whoever.He should equally pay.

  2. sillen

    Yes,let them pay the whole amount,nibakabolala bakasuba they ar all criminals they should pay with interest pantu pakokola sana the could have worked for other meaningful thing.very stupid.

    • swibob

      Yes kimasholi!That’s tax payrs money and they nid 2 pay back

  3. RAS L.L

    They must pay back the money because they are the same people who brought this Constitution but they failed to read and understand what they have given to the people

  4. Japhan

    The question which begs to be answered is who played them? Did they pay them selves?

    • Who paid them did so illegally

      Yes this is a very pertinent question. How did they get their pay when this was an illegal action ? Whoever authorised payment must face the music because he connived to commit a crime. The ACC should be investigating without being told

    • World Traveller

      They forced matters to remain ministers so they should be paid. Who says no to a minister when he demands to be paid? Why are you asking such a stupid question?

  5. jose

    let’s them pay back. i’m waiting, a c omment from mr changwa, cz last time, he said dat the new constitution allows them to stay in office. this is, a problem even, the third term, changwa he is busy dreaming abt it.

  6. hasty

    Comment what about the man who allowed this nonsense?

  7. jackson mwanji

    yes they have to pay with an interest

  8. mmmmm

    let them pay idiots.

  9. kk

    Too bad for poor zambians because they do vote thieves not saviours anyway am also affected dear Lord show their theft publicly amen

  10. ray mulowa

    my fellow countrymen and women its us open our eyes because changwa told them to remain in office now where is he taking this country some issues day in day out let them pay this man is leading us into deep well,congrats concourt

  11. patzan

    Thats our Attorney General speaking, Why do you want to pervert a prima facie case? A thief steals money then the lawyer says don’t arrest him because he worked for it. Shame!

  12. sillen

    These fools they should be given a grace periode or deadline topayback the money.pantu umwaka kuti wapwa

  13. martin

    Comment allow me to ask a few questions, 1 why has the court come up with that ruling? 2 who gave the ministers the authority to remain in their offices while the consitution allows not? if they were authorised by some who was in authority, why can’t the consitutional court follow up this case? for there is no smoke without fire.

  14. Real man

    Let them pay back before 2018 pliz pliz we need that money

  15. Lyayo

    Leave Changwa alone
    Ignorance of law is not a defence. They are matured people they were supposed to know.

    • Wilson

      We can’t leave chagwa aside bcoz he is one allowed this to happen so let him defend himself we are waiting for Mr chagwa to react so shutup.

  16. FGM

    Shame indeed! Lawyers who know the law are the ones defending wrongs just because they stand to benefit. Do we have responsible politicians to speak for poor civil servants, farmers and villagers? Corruption allegations are now a daily breakfast as if we have no one to offer leadership or guidance. Shame indeed.

  17. Chox

    Let them pay back the money so that more fire tenders are procured using the same amount of money recovered.

  18. mulongoti

    Number 1 who paid them when he knew they were not working?number 2 who told them to continue working when they them selves knew they were not supposed to work but if they worked then they were legally paid for us lay men lets stop wasting our time they will appeal because they worked and after work they gave them their dues another question is how many months did they work before the new cabinet formed these judges are just playing with our minds you will see maybe there’s a hidden Claus that supports them let’s wait for the accused to say something

    • World Traveller

      They forced matters to remain ministers so they should be paid. Who says no to a minister when he demands to be paid? Why are you asking such a stupid question?

  19. bravo

    Who ever allowed all these malicious deeds to take place is the very first culprit.lawyers here is a case follow it up.

  20. Mphatso Zulu

    But why should they fail to pay back?

  21. Trevor pambwe

    Mr ck u r BG in of sir wts yo comments sir.

  22. Trevor pambwe

    Mr CK yo mouth his great answers wts yo say abt dis

  23. Mtc

    Unwise Judgement to innocent ministers, If I employ people if they work I have to pay. If these ministers worked, for me a tax payer I don’t have any problem with any of them. The president employed them ask the president. There some real issues than this useless demand. Let’s talk about these mashrooming taxes its a daylight robbery let’s fight our government they are not the first one to rule Zambia NOOO! Please our God help us . we developing not developed. Soldiers maybe ngamwalandako in Zimbabwe someone as listened wen your coligues acted.

  24. mengmoreler

    Y making ministers to pay aftr their he was there ordrlng dem to do so?may be i can ask so that people can help m to understand;if da fathr tell his children to go and steall then they’r cot by police,will da police let the fathr free?no!I think da court on this issue must b open and judge fairly. Don’t kill da snack at tel only it won’t die bt on da heard2.

  25. Abel

    Bwafya this country called Zambia.👌👂capwafye they just chop our money.

  26. Tembo James

    Let they pay back want belong to us Zambian.

  27. muleya

    Just pay back.

  28. Yetubene

    Mr ck we are waiting for your comment

  29. FGM

    Even in a one party state , such a move of allowing ministers to continue working never happened after dissolution of parliament never happened. This is in fact a primafacie evidence for the loosing parliamentary candidates that battled with ministers to demand for the nullification of the seats of the winning ministers. Public resources and positions were abused during the campaign period. Courts must exhibit their independence without fear or favour.

  30. Jackson

    Lu

  31. Jackson

    Lungu will be next to Pay back for staying in office illegally during the petition.

  32. hanene

    ‘Nguni utiimwaange mulangu kaaze?’ Who is going to fasten the cat the warning bell ? In my view , the court should be bold enough to make these demands from the President. These ministers were working by virtue of the office they were put and the appointing authority did not disappoint them. I have not seen any minister who continued in Zambian

  33. hanene

    ‘Nguni utiimwaange mulangu kaaze?’ Who is going to fasten the cat the warning bell ? In my view , the court should be bold enough to make these demands from the President. These ministers were working by virtue of the office they were put and the appointing authority did not disappoint them. I have not seen any minister who continued Working in Zambia after ei relieved of their ministerial obligations . could we say that our constitution has some lacuna which needs attention ?

  34. prince phiri

    We told them, but its like they where misled by the so called Attorney general

  35. mboro

    that is why saralies are delayed.Pay ba cule or frogs

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