Opinion

KBF MOTION TO IMPEACH LAZ BOSS WAS ILL CONCEIVED AND POLITICALLY MOTIVATED, SAYS CHIPENZI

Political commentator MacDonald Chipenzi says the failed attempt to impeach LAZ president Linda Kasonde was ill conceived and politically motivated.

Chipenzi has also praised Kasonde and her committee for allowing the motion of no confidence reach the floor where it was withdrawn by lead mover Kelvin Bwalya Fube.
KBF claimed the reason to withdraw the motion was to foster unity. However, indications suggest the movers were headed for an embarrassing defeat.

BELOW IS CHIPENZI’S STATEMENT

The news that a motion of “a vote of no confidence” against Linda Kasonde led Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has flopped through a withdraw from the sponsors is good news to many Zambians who want LAZ to continue providing its legal opinions on many national matters that require the Association’s voice.

The motion, I can term it as “ill conceived and politically motivated”. Nonetheless, Linda and her committee must be commended for being democrats by agreeing to convene an Extra ordinary General Meeting at the haste of the motion. In other organisations where tolerance and democracy ia non-existent, such would not have been allowed. Linda and her committee exercised good governance, democracy, maturity and wisdom hence their triumph.
It is now to be seen whether this act alone will not leave an intimidatory scar on LAZ to an extent of fearing to speak when needed to.

It is also my hope that after the withdraw, the sponsors of the motion would not revive their earlier scheme of sponsoring a private member’s bill to parliament on LAZ since there the tyranny of numbers can secure.
The motion, I can term it as “ill conceived and politically motivated”. Nonetheless, Linda and her committee must be commended for being democrats by agreeing to convene an Extra ordinary General Meeting at the haste of the motion.

In other organisations where tolerance and democracy ia non-existent, such would not have been allowed. Linda and her committee exercised good governance, democracy, maturity and wisdom hence their triumph.

It is now to be seen whether this act alone will not leave an intimidatory scar on LAZ to an extent of fearing to speak when needed to.

It is also my hope that after the withdraw, the sponsors of the motion would not revive their earlier scheme of sponsoring a private member’s bill to parliament on LAZ since there the tyranny of numbers can secure them unchallenged victory aimed at diluting the LAZ’s influence on legal matters.

Finally, it was mischievous to have accused LAZ of partisanship in favour of opposition because the same LAZ when it supported the referendum the same people accusing it today considered it neutral.

LAZ, aluta continua we re together in the defence of democracy, rule of law and good governance. Together, we celebrate your victory over the “vote of no confidence” against you.

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