Sata threatens to disolve parliament – Foxnews

Zambia president threatens to disolve parliament

Zambia’s President Michael Sata threatened to dissolve parliament and prompt fresh elections Monday, accusing ministers of failing to defend his government from opposition attacks.

Sata’s two-year-old administration has come under fire for having too many cabinet ministers, who, critics say, are cronies of the president and not servants of the nation.

“Why are you not talking? Why are you so quiet?” Sata asked cabinet ministers in a meeting broadcast on radio.

“If you are not fit to be what you are let me know so that I can dissolve parliament and we go for a general election.”

If the southern African country’s parliament is dissolved, the constitution stipulates that fresh polls be held within 90 days.

Sata said many of the attacks came from the United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema.

“We are pounded left, right and centre. Hichilema today is saying that this cabinet is bloated, the other day he said this cabinet is tribal and you people are not replying.”

“Who do you think is going to answer for you?” Sata said.

Zambia is currently scheduled to hold its next general election in 2016.


  1. The President is 100% right.We DONT expect the head of state to respond to false accusations of such a junior person like HH who runs a provincial political party. Ministers should respond to such people with Presidential ambitions though they will never be.

  2. President Sata should not dissolve Parliament he should deal with the indiscipline in his P F. In fact President Sata is the weakest President this country has ever had threatening to dissolve parliament cos of attacks from HH indicates failure to accept the reality of democracy.

  3. Presidnt sata, plse act on ur eilling cabinate ministeRs. they r a danger to this nation.pipo lke Winter,GBM,Sampa.they r empty backets that make noise….

  4. HH is utterrances are valid, he has seen the failure this govt has brought to the people of zambia. Ministers, some of you should jst resign, dont force the president to wash out the whole cabinet at yo expense. HH, 'faka pressure', 2016 is yours.

  5. Thank you for speaking Mr. President! That is what this coun try needs. Thank you baka teka!!!