Ignore Sata’s remarks on the constitution – Susanne Matale

Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) general secretary Susanne Matale
Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) general secretary Susanne Matale
The Oasis Forum says Zambians should ignore President Michael Sata’s remarks pertaining to the constitution.

This follows President Sata’s recent call on public service officers to ignore people talking about the constitution.

Oasis Forum Chairperson, Susanne Matale has told Qfm News that the constitution is not about President Sata or his government but is about the more 13 million Zambians who resolved 18 years ago to have a new constitution.

Rev. Matale who is also Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) Secretary General recalls that this is the same new constitution President Sata while opposition leader referred to as what the country needed when he condemned the current constitution as being obsolete and defunct.

She says the Oasis Forum does not understand why President Sata has now turned around now that he is Head of State and say that the current constitution is good when the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) based its 2011 campaigns on delivering a new constitution.

And Reverend Matale has advised President Sata to desist from disparaging fellow leaders in public, citing the instance in which he referred to PF members of parliament as useless.

She says this is because it is very embarrassing for people in the country who are looking forwarding to leadership in the party and government to hear of their leaders being described as useless in public.