Motion Filed to Impeach Lungu

By Staff Reporter

Opposition members of parliament have filed a motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu for the violation of the provisions of the constitution and other laws of Zambia contrary to Article 108 (1) (a) of the constitution.

President Lungu is alleged to have engaged in acts of corruption by the unprecedented procurement of personal wealth and assets during the short period he has been Head of State.

According to some of the particulars of the grounds for the impeachment, President Lungu is alleged to have violated the constitution when he failed to hand over power to the Speaker of the National Assembly when the 2016 election petition against his election was filed.

The motion was moved by United Party for National Development member of parliament for Mazabuka Garry Nkombo who also confirmed the motion shall be debated on Wednesday next week.

One-third of the members of parliament signed the motion to meet the constitutional requirement while two-thirds is required for the motion to succeed.

According to the document obtained from the Clerk of National Assembly, some of the breaches include President Lungu’s interference with the operations of ZCCM-IH when he directed the company to discontinue proceedings that it had commenced for the recovery of debt from First Quantum Minerals to the detriment of the Zambian people.

 

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