Appointment of Musokotwane in breach of Constitution – Nawakwi

Edith Z Nawakwi, Lubinda 2014-05-17 at 10.32.26 AM
Edith Z Nawakwi, Lubinda 2014-05-17 at 10.32.26 AM

The appointment of Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane Member of Parliament-Elect is in complete breach of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia.Dr. Musokotwane is not a Member of Parliament. He has not been sworn in. One wonders under what Law His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema gave him the keys to open the Treasury of our Republic. This Constitutional breach by the President is contrary to the oath of office taken by the President in which he under took to defend and protect the Constitution of Zambia.

It is this same constitution that instructs the President to appoint Ministers from among Members of Parliament.We wonder whether there is another Parliament other than our Manda Hill where Dr. Musokotwane could have taken a secret oath.To date, there are only two (2) office bearers that the country is aware of and that is His Excellency the President Hakainde Hichilema and Her Honor Mrs. Mutale Nalumango. Any other person purporting to be exercising powers under our Republican Constitution is acting illegally. To this effect the President has breached the Constitution of Zambia.I wonder where the Government Lawyers are… Are they scared of advising the President or their advice is simply not being sought (The new broom can sweep very well but the old broom knows the corners of the house).