5 March 2015
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5 March 2015,

Oasis Forum Chairperson Rev Suzanne Matale has observed that Zambia’s primary problem lies in the failure to come up with a new people driven constitution. Rev Matale who is also Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) said this at a press briefing held at Kapingila House on 12th December, 2014. Flanked by representative from the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ), Non-Governmental Organisation Co-ordinating Council (NGOCC) and Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), Rev Matale explained that the recent difficulties that the country has experienced are evidence that political leaders cannot lead well with a bad constitution or one that is liable for subjective interpretation. “Our continued exerting of pressure on this important national matter is justification for what we do, in other words we believe that our continued demand for a new constitution has been vindicated,” she said. She said that a clear well understood constitution at both the party and national levels is a panacea for dealing with intra-party conflicts and succession disputes if and when they arise. Rev Matale called on Zambians not to tolerate the assault against democracy and the disintegration of the rule of law, but instead safeguard and promote the principle of constitutionalism in the country where no one will ever deceive themselves to be above the law.

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