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PF Chief Whip Calls for Impeachment of LAZ President

PF deputy Chief Whip Tutwa Ngulube has called for the impeachment of Law Association of Zambia president Eddie Mwitwa, alleging that he has been paid by a named organization to fight and embarrass government.

Ngulube, the Kabwe Central member of parliament, also want Constitutional lawyer John Sangwa to immediately recuse himself from the petition before the Constitutional Court regarding Bill 10 or be stripped of his status as State Counsel so that he cannot use it to fight personal battles against President Edgar Lungu.

On Monday, the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) dragged President Lungu, the Attorney General and the National Assembly to the Constitutional Court for attempting to illegally alter the Constitution of Zambia through Bill 10 of 2019.

Reacting to this, Ngulube said LAZ had agreed not to challenge the bill in court and the court action was proof that Mwitwa wanted to leave a trail of destruction before his term of office ends.

In an audio released on social media, Ngulube said Mwitwa’s LAZ Council should be impeached.

“I would like to support the calls of State Counsel Sakwiba Sikota and other learned State Counsel who have come out in the open and said they would like us to impeach the LAZ President Mr Eddie Mwitwa for dragging the name of the association into serious disrepute and also for being used to fight political battles on behalf of a named opposition political party, the United Party for National Development,” Ngulube said.

“It is very clear that Mr Mwitwa, whose term of office is coming to an end, would like to leave a trail of destruction on behalf of the Law Association of Zambia. We therefore want to urge the general membership of the Law Association of Zambia to rise and remove Mr Eddie Mwitwa from office. I am also aware, as a Member of Parliament who is also a lawyer and fully paid up member of the Law Association of Zambia, that Mr Eddie Mwitwa cannot impose his hatred of President Lungu on the general membership of the Law Association of Zambia. His personal views or vendetta must not be misunderstood to mean that he represents the views of the entire legal fraternity and the entire Law Association of Zambia.”

He charged that Mwitwa had been paid and challenged Mr. Sangwa to recuse himself from the petition.

 

“We are aware also that  Mwitwa has been paid by a named institution to fight the Patriotic Front government and also to embarrass government but we are also saying, both Mr Eddie Mwitwa and Mr John Sangwa SC were lawyers representing Mr Hakainde Hichilema in the presidential petition who failed to win the case in the ConCourt and are now trying to use the Constitution to protract their battle against His Excellency the President of this country Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu,” Ngulube said.

“We are also aware that Mwitwa does not mean well for our association. Just like state counsel John Sangwa; he is expected as State Counsel to guide the state whenever he feels there is something that the state is not doing correctly. He is not supposed to use his rank as State Counsel to fight government or to fight the state…We therefore demand that Mr John Sangwa should immediately recuse himself from the court proceedings or if he fails, we will petition the President to remove his rank as State Counsel so that he does not use his position and status in the legal fraternity to fight his personal battles against the President.”

He also said Sangwa was being illogical by taking a petition before a court whose judges he insulted and publicly embarrassed.

Ngulube also said no other institution could regulate what Parliament does.

He further charged that despite its financial ills, the Law Association of Zambia paid legal fees to Mr. John Sangwa who is, in fact, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s lawyer.

“It’s embarrassing that LAZ can’t even afford to construct an office complex for…over 20 years, and yet, they managed to pay fees to a lawyer who could even insult Con-Court Judges,” Mr Ngulube said.

He said LAZ was not an extension of the UPND Secretariat and as genuine members of the association, they would stop them from using the body like a political organ.

“The Law Association of Zambia is a creature of an Act of Parliament and we expect that the leadership of the association should help government in governing the country and not to plunge it into unnecessary anxiety over matters we know cannot lead the country anywhere,” said Mr. Ngulube.

 

“John Sangwa is just one of us, not all of us and so we will not need his interpretation of the constitution especially that all of us had agreed to examine the entire constitution and understand the positives and negatives and not to rely on his interpretation.”

26 Comments

  1. Kascol

    Ngulube from a once vibrant lawyer mostly admired to a boot licker with nothing to over.
    Too bad for u get back to the real u not this plastic cover u have taken just to serve yr stomach.
    Pipo have the right to take issues to court ,it’s not u to condemn or call for impeachment.
    Ulefwaya ukufumya abanobe pabwali ushale ulelya weka without any one to question u!!!

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    • Vbm

      Kascol. Have u ever heard of separation of power? No court order can stop proceedings on the floor of the house. Remember, RB ran to court to bar the removal of his immunity by parliament but the speaker rejected it. This learned stupid mwitwa is embarrassing laz. Let him go hang

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      • Dumbwi

        You are an idiot, the majority Zambians are solidly behind LAZ so ngulube or nkumba can go to hell

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  2. Concerned Citizen

    Mr ngulube, do u think all the Zambian people are blind so that you always tampering the document, Zambia is bigger than u and your Colleagues let the law take it’s course what are you fearing? if readership is coming from God the same God will return him as a president simple leave LAZ alon.

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  3. Idiocy Detector

    It won’t happen ba Mr Bush Pig, if there is any pending impeachment, it is the impeachment of the entire PF that the country is yearning for. Stupid idiot.

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  4. KAPOLO BWEMBYA

    Who is PF Chief whip?

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  5. Kicks

    Mr Ngulube your big mouth will pile dirty names on your head, your speed is not normal, you gonna crash. LAZ is okey because they have sansed danger in pf’s dealings, so iwe ka ngulube funga kimwa, Edgar Lungu Chagwa deserves impeachment, not mweetwa.

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  6. Agogo

    Why is it that every challenge to the pf indeed to the President always gets a rebutt only from easterners . I have made observation that it is mostly a Banda, a sakala , a mbewe or a Phiri always in the forefront when the opposition or an organisation criticises the government. This is tribalism!!

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  7. Choolwe miyanda

    Please to tell you the truth many countries are disappointed of what is happening with our government in zamba? Sorry to say that if my hero was given a chance to raise and see were what PF government is doing right now I am sure every can be faird without explanation. MY HERO REST IN PEACE M.C. SATA tears will be always flowing because of missing YOU.

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  8. Choolwe miyanda

    Please to tell you the truth many countries are disappointed of what is happening with our government in zamba? Sorry to say that if my hero was given a chance to raise and see what PF government is doing right now I am sure every can be faird without explanation. MY HERO REST IN PEACE M.C. SATA tears will be always flowing because of missing YOU.

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  9. Kay2pacM

    You fulls, KA ngulube…..and your fellows, shut yo bicks,,, and where is the UPND coming from, in the issue if LAZ sure u still accuse UPND if paying them. U are really hopeless, why can’t u just learnbri accept the consequences of the choices you make

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  10. Zulu1

    Sakwiba sikota he has no impact no imfluence at the moment hh beaten him he has wounds for him it has not heard up now just know that on ground is hh umuntu umbi akaikakilila before 2021

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  11. Zulu1

    Honarable ngulube learn to be challenged Everytime whatever decision you make in life as a leader even home our on children’s they can challenged us that’s so boss no politics even Jesus was challenged by teachers ot the laws take it normal.

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  12. Yaba

    @ Zulu1 HH won on tribal tag at Mulungushi, we were there, only Tonga can successed a fellow Tonga. What can you tell us we know today. That’s wy you’re struggling to we win. You are celebrating 20 years in opposition. Pf is a baby but has ruled the country. Another party will come after 25 of pf in power while you remain in opposition with your hh.

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    • Betrayal

      Mr yaba you should be a responsible Zambian, learn to call sped a sped, as far as responsible zambians are concerned, bill # 10 shouldn’t be inacted unless if we want to go back to one part state idiots

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  13. BTk/FOX

    People like Ngulube & his fellow crooks are not serious,& if anything,they are suppose to be given a very serious punishment as an example to every corrupt hyenas.

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  14. D. M

    This jackal/wild pf dog knew that his pf leader would never win at Mulungulushi pf convention and unconstitutionally asked party cadres to raise their hands up to choose ECL.
    That was illegal it is against the party constitution too. People have rejected pf, its underhand tricks will not work in Zambia. We reject a leader who uses armed cadres to win election. Don’t just worship a thug for money that is poor leadership.

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  15. BJ

    Tonga fellows think that all of us can adopt hatefulness in our dealings. Mwami mupepa tewacine. Hate speeches are order of the day. Learn to LOVE your fellow Zambians. Truly speaking your hh will NOT rule Zambia if he does not change his aloofness. Remember late President Sata MHSRP wanted him to deputise, kalya kakuyumfwa, bakana. Ndeloleshafye!!!

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  16. BJ

    Wen pipo speak out on behalf of ECL, they do so for the LOVE that they have for the President. Whoever does so, please do not label them as triblalists. Let every one respect our God given leaders. Wiso tachepa!!!

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  17. BJ

    Bemba adages; ikupoka icinsenda Ku nkoko: kunakilila. Inama; ifwa kumushi. Nkaya none: abala ichungulo. Leaderships is about inclusiveness. Lastly, munshebwa: aile nobusali kubuko.

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  18. Betrayal

    Go LAZ Go don’t mind these PF highered guns who’s aim is to destroy our beautiful country Zambia bapompwe imwe

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  19. Chief mumbo

    My dear don’t think as if us people we are in a good mood.You can even imaging about the food prices of mill meal.Remember that we are remain with a year and you are still on top of violence and corruption remember that time is ticking and we don’t know how you are going to manage reducing price of mill meal when it time for election.So don’t Steal mwibala

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  20. Chanda

    Tutwa is Lungu’s pet poodle. He jumps when Lungu whistle. He is a disgrace to Zambia. Just like Judas Iscariot, .

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