Politics

BILL 10 SABOTAGED!

Lusaka ~ Thur, 29 Oct 2020

The Constitution of Zambia Amendment Bill No. 10 of 2019 this afternoon failed to survive the second reading in the House as it could not reach the two thirds majority because opposition UPND members of parliament were sabotaged from taking part in the process by their leadership.

The Bill needed 111 votes to go through, but only 105 voted “yes” while the rest stayed away from the vote as instructed, despite several of them expressing interest to pass the progressive Bill which sought to improve the overall wellbeing of Zambians and government operations.

UPND MPs that stayed in the house are Professor Geoffrey Lungwangwa (Nalikwanda), Brenda Tambatamba (Kasempa), Jack Mwiimbu (Monze Central), Mukumbuta Mulowa (Senanga), Fred Chaatila (Moomba) and Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane (Liuwa), but their presence did not translate into votes as they abstained.

Mr Hichilema in the morning summoned all his MPs to his house and ordered them not to put their vote on Bill 10, and the parliamentarians did as advised by their master without taking into consideration the needs of their constituents.

81 Comments

  1. HervRena

    So sad ba pf and congrats upnd.

    • Eng. Chikamba

      Well done Zambia. The poor elements in the Bill made it fail. Am certain the sweet elements shall resurface in another way for the better good of all Zambians

  2. Raphael Ngonga

    Well done ba UPND 💪💪💪

  3. danilo@gmail.com

    Excellent ba upnd for doing so

  4. Uchiha Madara

    Finally…this foooolish bill is done..time to focus on the real issue…the bill was a poisoned chalice and writer of this useless story says it was going to improve the well being of Zambia..kindly tell me how it would have ended loaded shedding.. normalised the kwacha..ended youth unemployment..not youth buying..

  5. Zambian 1

    Sabotage???? Stop misusing words, and blaming HH for your failures will make him even more popular, if I was the President in PF I would fire low thinkers like the author of this article, get a life and face facts

  6. tell me

    Pliz some body notify me about Bill 10 shaikonka saana I just listen people saying Bill 10! bill 10! without I knowing the animal it’s pliz tell me those amendments they talk about Ba muntu

    • Shekhinah Mwewa chama

      I also don’t understand am wondering what it is, I tried and goggle it but it’s not giving me a proper definition..

  7. Concerned citizen amplified

    With or without bill 10 HH will be defeated come 2021

    • Tikambenji

      Mukose!
      The next defeat is is in 12 August 2021

      • M

        Lungu is not a Ngoni, he is a Nsega so don’t abuse the name of the Ngonis in vain. Ngonis are bigger than politics and they embrace the motto One Zambia and One Nation because they enlarged having husbands, wives, uncles, aunties, nephews, nieces, etc from all tribes of Zambians from all provinces of Zambia. So Mpezene reigns in other provinces by default so do other Chiefs from other tribes and provinces so reign because of inter-marriages and population migration to different provinces of Zambia. Any sensible Zambian should condemn anybody promoting or doing politics on tribal grounds.
        Long live One Zambia One Nation

    • Edward Lungu

      Think twice before you say anything.

    • Shekhinah

      I totally agree

    • Brave chitambo chisenga

      Wanya ulelota,ifwe fwebalelanda apa we were the pf but we have moved out,where are they going to get the numbers.

    • akummawa

      unawenye wewo hh wapita kale

  8. Mutwale kambole

    Viva Upnd and Zambians well done

  9. MASIPA A HAO!

    Mayooo!!! Elo lwanya nomba… Ba PF, where are you???????????

  10. Jumpa jumpa

    Whitehouse has fallen

  11. Mpandamano

    Oho shame! Defeated once again, ba mwankole.

  12. Waka kasonde

    NSHILOTA, WHO ARE YOU? DO YOU KNOW ME. NIBAMWANKOLE YEAH. GWAAAAA GWAAAAA.

  13. Chomba

    Superb

  14. Davy Tente

    Very poor reporting. It’s the constitution that is the most important document of the land. These bills are partisan and manipulative. We didn’t really understand its usefulness. Chapter closed!

  15. KK

    The PF should learn to listen. The fall of Bill 10 has curtailed the graduation of ECL into a fully fledged dictator. Big ups to the people.

  16. Nshilinama

    This group of tribal MPs have no regard for this country. In2016 they failed the bill of rights through a referendum a document which would have brought rights of children claimed chances in school without leaving anyone behind. Today it’s bill 10. These MPs are they educated or are in Parliament for their personal gain? Paid up critics on those page are even cerebrating without knowing it cost them dearly next year upnd has made itself very unpopular it’s unpatriotic to Zambians time has come to bury these cockroaches forever

    • Flying dutchman

      This is what we call stupid foolishness. Do you even know what you are talking about. Pf supporters with no brain.

    • Dayton

      Sorry first define what you mean by Zambians, secondly list which rights were enhanced? I remember well there was none and the referendum question was asking for authority to allow politicians to enhance rights.They shld have enhanced those rights first and ask us whether we agreed with the suggested enhancement, not asking us to allow the politicians to enhance. Please do not mislead those who don’t know. Besides we have a bill of rights in case you don’t know, so don’t be cheated that because their trick failed then we have no bill of rights. That’s beans…!

    • Brave chitambo chisenga

      Did you read the content of Bill 10 of 2019,or you’re just saying from without.

  17. Walilato - OTM

    End of PF! The wanted to manipulate the Constitution purporting that they wanted to empower the handcapped and women! That feared “Single majoritarian member system” will now carry the day. The people have spoken through their elected representatives, and let them speak volumes next year!
    Secondly, those compromised opposition political parties who wanted to partner with the ruling party through the coalition this marks their demise! It’s unfortunate we still have such politicians of the berry!
    Kuyabebele Bamwakoles!

  18. Cool

    Between HH and ECL who’s in incharge of the house?

  19. Flava

    Ni forward chabe

  20. Concerned citizen

    It’s sad that some people are only interested for their beneficial need to work for the people who elected them to Parliament to represent the electorate? Shame shame to those MPS who adhered to their master but not the people who elected them?

  21. Moze

    Well done all Honourable MPs who assisted in making this Bill 10 fail. Again work together to defeat PF in next year general elections. Ba PF, treat your brothers in opposition Parties as you would like to treat them after you are defeated next year.

  22. Kungade

    That’s the end the end of upnd and it’s master plus the MPs who supported their master Zambians let us think twice when voting next year wina azalira ndipo adzafa nachinkonko because what he wants he is not going to get it?

  23. AM

    Fools always celebrates their fall, way way back we used to celebrate after being told that there’s no learning tomorrow or today because of such and such not knowing we are missing out, yes this is Zambia were our MPs doesn’t know what we voted them for they their idol hh than the mandate

  24. Gmz

    Bill 10 Or No Bill 10 Victory Is Certain For PF,come 2021…

  25. Vetren

    Why is bill 10 being pushed by the pf government?? What is behind bill 10 why are they so interested ??

  26. Xoxo

    This story is written very badly and bias…please wrote properly not making it sound as if it is a bad thing. The fact is it was a bill and went through a process and it never went through chapwa. Not sabotage. Please this type of reporting is nonsense.

  27. Xoxo

    And this is supposed to be a progressive democracy, free for people to express opinions , not doing as if so bad . Every thing in life there will always be a winner and loser. We need to learn to except failure as we except a win . Then we are truly except what Gods will is .

  28. Angoni

    Viva Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the pf..u ve shown that u truly care for the pipo and tried 2 give them a constitution that would respond 2 their needs,shame on the prophets of doom who also forced pipo to deny the bill of rights in 2016 nd 2day its bill 10,but dont worry we shall also reject them the same way they have rejected bill 10 come 2021.

    • Dayton

      The current constitution that you say has no people’s needs was given by who? Wasn’t signed in heroes stadium with eyes closed against advise to perfect it?
      Suddenly you have realised its deficient? Why this sudden urge? Mufisanji amambala as would say the President of all Zambians.

    • M

      Lungu is not a Ngoni, he is a Nsega so don’t abuse the name of the Ngonis in vain. Ngonis are bigger than politics and they embrace the motto One Zambia and One Nation because they are widespread having husbands, wives, uncles, aunties, nephews, nieces, etc from all tribes of Zambians from all provinces of Zambia. So Mpezene reigns in other provinces by default so do other Chiefs from other tribes and provinces so reign because of inter-marriages and population migration to different provinces of Zambia. Any sensible Zambian should condemn anybody promoting or doing politics on tribal grounds.
      Long live One Zambia One Nation

  29. Zambian

    Failed bill 10 now means police crakedown and brutal approach on any unauthorised gathering police ,remember that through bill 10 the public order act would have been revised meaning a + for any opposition party .but now soon u see them crying again that police are brutal.lets not celebrate just because we are partisan lets analyse advantages and disadvantages.

    • Dayton

      Its a shame that we still have people who think to change any Act of Parliament we need to change the constitution, hell no.. Public order Act can be reformed on its own it doesn’t need bill 10 not even 2 thirds majority. So don’t mislead us. Just support PF but don’t try to mislead us.

  30. MN

    The words used in this article though,smh.. Anyway, we thank God for allowing things to happen the way they dif

  31. Flying dutchman

    This is what we call stupid foolishness. Do you even know what you are talking about. Pf supporters with no brain.

  32. Prince of Egypt

    It is not the end of the world .bill 10 was a life boat for the pf party and not Zambia as a nation. I m not upnd but I know that this bill was conceived in bad test. Now that it’s dead let us think of progressive issues instead.

  33. Allan muyambango

    0762847720

  34. Chendabusiku

    Well, Congratulations UPND, you have won what you have been advancing. We need people to advance ideas and win and lose on principle. However, remember Mr. HH you still have only 14 days in which to file your objectins after August 2021. Do not celebrate much in case you had no idea your winning was only by six votes and your colleagues the PF had more than 100 votes. If you are conversant with arithmetic this is not a cause for much celebraion because yours was simply a vote for spoiling the soup.

    • Dayton

      A win is a win regardless of margin. 14 days indeed but why suggest its only for a particular individual? Who knows the one who will petition? Or are you a prophet?

  35. Kingsman

    To the foolish writer.
    Bill 10 was seemingly a PF agenda with a. Alterior motive to benefit the party not the pipo of Zambia.

  36. Old Mzee

    Can some educate on which constitution we shall use in 2021.IS IT THE 2015 0R 1996.

  37. Joseph chewe

    If bill passed Zambia would have been in dictatorship, well done,

  38. Joseph chewe

    This bill was to favor the pf for they would have took full control of the contry

  39. Dayton

    A win is a win regardless of margin. 14 days indeed but why suggest its only for a particular individual? Who knows the one who will petition? Or are you a prophet?

  40. Zoona

    Among all of you who are celebrating for the failure of Bill 10, non of you took time to read what is in the bill. Not even a clause. Arrogant African!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You have eyes but you can’t see 😣😣😣😣😣
    Shame!!!!!! Download a PDF from Google and see if you will celebrate after reading.

  41. Paul

    For HH and his cohorts celebrating other people’s failure will never make you a success. This was meant for our success as citizen… what kind of a father to the nation would you be nonsense!!!!!!!

    Read a PDF bill 10, I challenge you..

  42. Zoona

    How was it in favor of the PF Sir? The fact still remains no government will rule forever not even chacha- chamapinduzi it will be a day just one day…

    Don’t deceive yourself first and then the masses….
    Grow up and start reading….

  43. Bupe Bwalya

    I like what Kambwili said about the Bill ten. They is no cause in celebrating!! The bad elements in the bill should have been debated by (our)? MPs, correct them or remove them, then add to the other good ones instead of completely ignoring the whole process and throwing our money in thin air. Whose interest are you serving??? I am voting and am watching were your interests are

    • Pharaoh

      Being instructed by one person?. I think someone has already said .I just noticed from the beginning where the MPs for the opposition could move out of Parliament whilst in mortion just like small boys at a secondary school boycotting to eat beans forgetting that they are representing their people in respective constituencies and being paid for that.well its their choice but that is no way it may effect either HH or ECLs general elections,in fact previous elections we had no issue pertaining to bill 10 so what matters?.

  44. A lady

    What’s there in bill 10 kanshi.I didn’t understand it clearly

  45. JMS

    It is understood that peaceful decisions win in the end.

  46. J.J

    Bill 10 was not for PF or UPND this was for Zambians, put PF or UPND out of this Madness. but lets think in a wise manner and not politicking very time. Think about Millions of Kwacha waisted because of politicts in Bill 10. Money gone to waste.

  47. Old Mzee

    There were good clauses in Bill 10 for instance large constituances like Mfuwe,Malambo,Dundumwezi,Mumbwa Central etc were going to be subdivided into two or more but now they will remain the way they were even those which favoured the opposition.
    History has a way of repeating itself.Watch this space

    • LCD

      Yeah , like hiding a needle in a delicious cake , eh ! You get pricked in the throat when swallowing the cake

    • ignorance does not build it dists orts good things bro, we are going to suffer Co's of unprofessional minds and selfish old lions, hey think Big!

      Ignorance does not build it distorts good things bro, we are going to suffer Co’s of unprofessional minds and selfish old lions, hay think Big! we will regret Co’s you have hindered many generations and vulnerable, disabled oldage women’s and many things, the work of adevil as been reviewed those who have got eyes have seen but the deafness? the blinds are celebrating, I mean spiritual eyes and spiritual ear’s. God forgive them for they no knot know what they are doing…

  48. LCD

    This is very embarrassing for the supporters of the Bill 10 !

  49. Jah rules

    My brother it is not Sabotage, but wise leaders exercising there rights in a so called Democratic country,… Remember you can’t fight Grace and win,,in the end the Truth always prevails,… You can escort a donkey to the river but you can’t force it to drink,,,,,

  50. Lungu

    Zambia forward ,watch out for part two

  51. Meek

    Well-done ba upnd

  52. Tikambepo

    WHY have your eyes swollen????????
    Is it because of this dirty bill called bill 10???????
    PF is party for crooks and they fill and think 90 of them can pour hot soup on 20 million Zambians.God loves us as Zambians and always fight for us whether it’s a visible or invisible battle we’ll prevail and win.
    We are done with the hoax bill 10 full stop……

  53. Razor

    Shame on all the PF MPs who decided to vote in favor of the bill when the constituents who elected them clearly did not want it to pass. Anyway time will come for them to answer to their constituents in 2021.

  54. niso Kodibba

    Point of correction to the reporter.sir MPS who stayed away took into consideration needs of their constituents. Thats why the bill failed.it has no good benefits to Zambians….. Let us just escort pf to the burial of bill 10 in peace…….

  55. 2yk

    Batubida Mavoti swebo

  56. Shekhinah

    I totally agree

  57. Lovemore

    The beauty of Parliamentary Vote is that of rigging proof .
    Rest in

  58. Esau

    UPND congratulations

  59. JMS

    Three (3) pf MPs rejected the bill.

  60. Kondwni

    Oh ba kamba

  61. A.M

    I don’t believe that all Zambians know about voting for or against Bill 10.
    My prayer is allow God His Will for the majority who did not have an opportunity to know yes or no to this bill.

  62. Simon afrique

    Thats gud,pf has began goin down

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