1. As Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP), we have today resolved to commence legal proceedings against the President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu with regard to the eSwatini mansion scandal. We have noted that various stakeholders including the Law Association of Zambia, have shared their respective opinions on the legality or otherwise of this eSwatini gift. However, in the interests of the citizens of this Republic, we in the Patriots for Economic Progress have decided to petition the Constitutional Court and seek a declaration from the Court on the legality or otherwise of the gift that the President received from Inyatsi Properties Limited in eSwatani, the same Inyatsi Company that is currently being awarded billions of Kwacha worth of road contracts by President Lungu’s Government.
2. As Patriots for Economic Progress, we are hopeful that once the Constitutional Court makes a declaration on this issue of Presidential gifts, their quantum, frequency and ownership, it will, among other things, open the way for interested parties such as ourselves to properly and sufficiently hold the President accountable with regard to his accumulated wealth while in office. It is also worth noting that our interest in this matter is not only limited to the eSwatini mansion gift, but to future gifts which the President might be offered and which he might accept.
3. As Patriots for Economic Progress, we shall be filing our petition to the Constitutional Court in this matter, on Monday, 4th June 2018 at 1000hrs in the morning, at the Registry of the Constitutional Court, at Lusaka, in the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia.
Thank You and May God Bless the Great Citizens of this Republic and Our Ailing Nation.
SEAN ENOCK TEMBO (SET)
PATRIOTS FOR ECONOMIC PROGRESS (PeP)