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Council Of Churches Fears Zambian Constitution Maybe Manipulated

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has expressed fears that the Constitution making process will be politically manipulated.

CCZ Secretary General Susanne Matale who is a member of the technical committee drafting the constitution says concerns being raised by various stakeholders regarding the stance taken by some government officials on certain clauses in the draft document are a source of worry.

She says the interests of the Zambian people should prevail above the interests of those in power if the constitution is to stand a test of time.

Revered Matale has further called for political will in the entire constitution making process.

PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba is on record of having recently criticized the Presidential running mate clause in the draft constitution.

And Mr. Kabimba after being sworn-in last week as Justice Minister vowed to ensure that Zambia does not import constitutional provisions from other countries.

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14 Responses to Council Of Churches Fears Zambian Constitution Maybe Manipulated

  1. Tupac

    September 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Kamatole iwe wynter is just an ordinary zambian so is sata and intitled to opinions.Being prezido or minister doesn’t change anyone.

  2. SHAULI YAKO

    September 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

    IF YOU ASK ME, I WOULD SAY….. “TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE BROTH”

  3. faxman

    September 12, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Lets wait and see.

  4. Pelekelo

    September 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    It appears when you are a Minister or President, giving an opinion is criminal. The only pipo to debate are opposition parties coz according to CCZ and other misguided fellows. These are the only Zambians with a legitimate right to comment and debate.

  5. Khuditi

    September 12, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    The fears of the variuos stakeholders are that people in high offices are very influential and can hijack the process.

  6. BC

    September 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Matale is right since she is part of the technical committee she understands the pressure from the pf thugs.
    People like winter should sit down and think why intelligent people like Given Lubinda, Prof Nkandu Lou and the other in pf are quite.
    And why only him GBM and suck-them are busy yapping contradictory statements together with the great hopeless ****-them Shame media.
    You have lost my confidence pf

  7. kapandula

    September 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    intelligent men in pafwaka are quite indeed,unlike the big suck and swallow wynter brid

  8. Ukwa2

    September 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    It is a good obsavetion.expect fikal matters from pama fi(pf) in the constitution.@akalitole Kobe kachikala

  9. dddddddddddd

    September 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    PABWATOFYE

  10. Uku sefya pa chinyo

    September 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Iwe chi matale shut your stinking mouth isula ichinyo ntombeko

  11. Higher Taller

    September 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    It is likely that the constitution could be manipulated. Especially this Christian nation thing. People shouldn’t dictate to others which religion to belong to.

  12. ntc

    September 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Concerns coming from members of the technical committe drafting the consititution must be taken serious. Wynter Kabimba is the only chap i do not trust in PF. But viva Ba Sata.

  13. Hamusankwa Hamangala

    September 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Winter Kabimba is just a citizen like HH and has got his opinions on any national matter. It’s the people who will prevail. Stop crying UPND.

  14. Game

    September 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Red Lips…will bring confusion…