It’s standard practice for ACC to inform president on investigations- Sakeni

Government says there is need for the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to inform Republican President Michael Sata of investigations against senior government officials to enable administrative action to be considered.

In a press statement to ZANIS, Chief Government Spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni emphasized that in any civilized society, it is a standard practice for the president to be informed of investigations against senior government officials.

Mr Sakeni who is also Minister of Information added that he is disappointed that Law Association of Zambia President James Banda chose to comment on immigration matters which are currently in the courts of law.

He described Mr Banda’s comment on recent deportations as a calculated attempt to influence the outcome of the court cases in question.

Mr Sakeni held that although government is aware of the LAZ President’s contempt of the judiciary, it does not want to be drawn into discussing matters that are before courts because of the high regard the executive has for the due process of the law and justice delivery system in the country.

He said government is aware that LAZ will be holding elections in April next year and there is a temptation for those in various offices within LAZ to want to appear to be working adding that government does not want to be part of the electioneering.

Earlier today, LAZ issued a press statement in which they highlighted issues on corruption and recent deportations.

 

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53 Responses to "It’s standard practice for ACC to inform president on investigations- Sakeni"

  1. V9  December 12, 2012 at 15:24

    You keep on querreling over the word PERMISSION. Go and work for your mulas to feed your wives and girl friends. Kwati twaiche. If you want to know the truth, go at state house and say ODI, then the kapasos will say KALIBU. Then ask”Bushe what did the president meant by saying PERMISSION?” Then the kapasos will run inside the state house. They will quickly come back running back to you. Then the kapaso will give you an answer. This is my first blog. I can’t believe pipo waste time writing tribal comments instead of working. Mostly those who like politics are lazy and their fields are usually: Economics, law, purchasing, sociology, gender equality, demography, busines administration etc. They just TOK and TOK. Engineers such as miners, electrical eng, mech, Civil Eng, Agric are hard workers

  2. Mzee hekima  December 12, 2012 at 15:20

    You came out naked to celebrate PF here you are what a shame. Now who is a better leader. Army worms, mealie mael shortages, fuel shortages, farm inputs not delivered, demoncracy being strangled everyday. When you insist on something God gives it to you and here we are.

  3. Winter Kabimba  December 12, 2012 at 12:36

    Looking at this man talking, i realized that there must be a village somewhere missing its idiots (including this man)

  4. wettrer  December 12, 2012 at 11:03

    Sakeni is sick, Kabimba is sick. Therefore don’t expect anything good from such.Kufilila musenga ” Enjoying life by abusing power any time they can die” but remember there is judgement after death. Whatever you sower you shall reap either alive or dead. Don’t concentrate in fighting opposition as your line of duty. Can you fulfill your promises for the massive Zambian not for few minority. Imagine the fellow don’t care Zambia will be condemned by international community for the expense of the common Zambian

  5. Mubanga  December 12, 2012 at 10:40

    Look at the idiot!

  6. shaka  December 12, 2012 at 09:45

    is mr sakeni a lawyer? and since when did the acc started receiving permision to investgate senior grz officials? awe ba sakeni mwaya saana mwe.

  7. cnp  December 12, 2012 at 09:41

    ba sakani just go and look after the chain of those useless children you have, who always fight whenever they are drunk. useless man.

  8. Kankuluwale  December 12, 2012 at 09:28

    What would Sakeni know about anything? Look at his face and compare this with pre-schoolers? Even the pre-schoolers have a better idea of where they are and what is expected of them. This man scares me each time i see him because i wonder what insanity he will spew on us this time…..it must be declared a non bailable offence to be this stupid…..my goodness!!

  9. lekako  December 12, 2012 at 09:27

    wELL pUT ITS TO INFORM THE PRESIDENT FINE, BUT ITS NOT A LEGAL REQUIREMENT MEANING ITS JUST A STANDARD PRACTICE. ITS NOT GETING PERMISSION BUT INFORMING. HEHEHEHEHE

  10. indigene  December 12, 2012 at 09:22

    The appointment of Sakeni as government spokesman is is reflection of the appointing authority. Sakeni does not improve the image of the government he represents – he is just wrong in that position. makes the government look petty and amplifies ill governance by PF.

  11. ZK  December 12, 2012 at 09:15

    TOOTHLESS GOAT SAKENI, THE DULLEST MINISTER EVER!!!SHA

  12. POHO YENSU  December 12, 2012 at 08:13

    Sakeni, Sakeni,Sakeni What are you telling us? What are you insiniuating? Why are you insulting our intelligence? Is this the Roman Rule you and your boss has been preaching about? Does the Roman Rule imply, suggest, or translate or transcend into twisting the existing Laws? Who are you to insult our wisdom? What do you take Zambians for Dogs or What?Do you want to chew the meet and throw the born of rotten Laws to say that it is by law or in short you are suggesting that the Zambia Anti-Corruption Commision should get permission from your boss whenever the ACC wants to investigate Top Grz Officials or Top Rulling Party Officials Where is the RULE of LAW here? WHO IS ABOVE THE LAW HERE IN ZAMBIA? IS THIS ANIMAL FARM? HAVE WE ZAMBIANS NOT BEEN TO SCHOOL TO EVEN FAIL TO INTERPRET THE LAW EVEN IN SIMPLE TERMS .EXCUSS US THERE ARE NO LACONAS NOR JAGONS HERE THE LAW IS CLEAR.SHAME ON THESE EATERS THESE ARE THE ONES WHO WILL DITCH UKWA NOR SOONER THAN LATE. EATERS BA MUSELELA KWA KABA! E YE EVEN WHEN THE LAW IS CLEAR . ZAMBIANS YOU BETTER WAKE UP FROM YOUR SLAMBER OF SEPTEMBER 2011 PAST ELECTIONS.TELL US WHAT SAITH THE LAW BUT NOT THE ROMAN LAW JUST IN CASE YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN BRAIN WASHED.DO YOU WANT TO PROVOKE US .DO YOU WANT US TO ACT. PLEASE OUR PATIENCE IS NOT A WEAKNESS.I PROMISE YOU WILL SEE MORE REACTION FROM WELL MEANING ZAMBIANS.

    • Mubanga  December 12, 2012 at 10:42

      Spot on!

  13. Sungamasha  December 12, 2012 at 08:10

    Kennedy Sakeni emphasized that in any civilized society, it is a standard practice for the president to be informed of investigations against senior government officials. What civilization is he talking about when he himself and his boss are not civilized. How can civilized persons brutalize, oppress and suppress others merely for expressing themselves?

  14. zambia twanaka  December 12, 2012 at 08:07

    How can Sakeni say the matters are in courts of law? What we know is that the people have have been deported without recourse to the law. I think these guys should not take us for granted. Not all of us are dumb and stupid as they are!

  15. Vilifier  December 12, 2012 at 07:30

    What has the election in LAZ got to do with you taking responsibility and addressing the concerns rasied.

  16. kenjay  December 12, 2012 at 07:09

    You can see belongs to the era of homohabilis,broken hillman and proconsuls, no wonder he he has close resemblance to them. He cannot tell the difference between abuse and equity.

  17. nyambe  December 12, 2012 at 07:04

    UGLY PEOPLE ALWAYS DO UGLY THINGS I DONT KNOW WHY BECAUSE EVEN WOMEN ACCEPT THEM BECAUSE OF MONEY THOUGH THEY FELL TO KISS THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE UNKISSABLE.BUT HANDSOME PEOPLE DO WONDERFULL THINGS!!!!!LETS BE WISE NEXT TIME.

  18. patriot  December 12, 2012 at 06:32

    This is a clown with nothing between the ears trying to defend the indefensible. Pathetic government of nincompoops who are only fooling themselves.

  19. Kayalula  December 12, 2012 at 06:24

    Mr Sakeni please, first understand and analyse issues and then comment.Otherwise dont just work up and start talking rubbish contrary to the real issues.You are a government spokes person you need to show maxmum intelligence.

  20. NdlovuNkulu  December 12, 2012 at 05:44

    Idiots. You will answer to the barrel sooner then you think.

  21. gologglo  December 12, 2012 at 05:22

    chanda chimba warned us,but we couldn,t listen.

    • MR IBU  December 12, 2012 at 09:20

      Where can i find Chanda Chimba’s documentaries….the prophet chanda chimba indeed warned us!!

  22. jacky  December 12, 2012 at 04:56

    I feel sad and foolishing as a Zambian who wasted my money, time and engergies to vote for these idiots, who don’t even seem to reason, can you imagine! Oh, Zambians, how docile, wither to, Zambia! look at Egyptians, they never said because we voted for Morsi, then let us leave him to choose and do whatever he wants, they can raise and have done so, and if that chap doesn’t see it is his end. Yet Ukwa has paralysed Zambia, wasted tax payers money in useless things like minting, his belly and the other half, retirement homes and 10 years of age, makes us go hungry without a meal because mealie meal is in short supply, mismanaged power supply by putting carders who are incompetent to run ZESCO, created fictitious districts as a way of greatly jobs for his relatives and carders lining up at statehouse, stolen our freedoms, and even stole my justice! look at village boys like Winter, trying to shine, what shame……….

    • Mubanga  December 12, 2012 at 10:43

      You are not alone!

  23. Bonzo  December 11, 2012 at 23:59

    Sakeni, James Banda did not make the statement on his own, it was in his capacity as LAZ President. Therefore, before it went out, it was cleared by a body of Legall Minds within LAZ. Get it Ba Sakani?

    • Fumawange  December 12, 2012 at 08:32

      In addition LAZ raised issues relating the existing laws. What is Sakeni’s response? How dull can any one be to fail to respond to straight forward issues.

  24. Ukwa boys  December 11, 2012 at 23:35

    Just for the record the day winter June went with thugs at ACC offices that very morning GBM had gone there for interviews he went alone because he has nothing to hide I don’t even like this GBM character but he had the guts to face the ACC alone but this June character Inswa ya muntu took thugs and he’s Mastor even supports him

  25. Pangea  December 11, 2012 at 23:08

    Those who kill by the sword die by the sword. It baffles me to see how pf is relishing the very things it condemned as opposition. The streak of dictatorship and barbarism is hardening as more days exceed the quota of 90.

  26. ABENA DIGGERS TOWN  December 11, 2012 at 22:59

    Sakeni tell us which part of law allows ACC to inform the president do not hide in what you call standard practise-standard practise refer to written procedures supported by law,What you are telling us is horse shit please we are not kids or fools to fool around bwana minister we are well vested with our constitution not you fools who just yap yap anytime for anything.Time is catching with you guys very soon.

  27. zambito  December 11, 2012 at 22:34

    is this animal a zambian

  28. Seleni  December 11, 2012 at 22:34

    He looks smiling while swelling. Ba Sakeni did not have that body before PF came into power. He was slim like someone who had Malnutrition and you can see him today in Safari suite as reminded of Kaunda time. You shall be the first person to run away like your brother Savior Chungu did.

  29. Manjume  December 11, 2012 at 21:29

    Pf dont take us for granted,we were not fools the time we were voting. We thought you wil serve mother zambia. Where are you taking us you guys. You have realy disapointed us. How i wish elections were going to be held next year. Please God come & recue us from this government.

    • Mu Zambian  December 11, 2012 at 21:55

      You’re right to question where the PF is taking us. But you are wrong to call on a fictitious character called god to come and rescue us. A being tthat doesn’t exist can’t rescue anyone.

      • Zaza  December 12, 2012 at 04:48

        You call God fictitious?

        Do not play with God and do not think by so doing you are clever – be warned. You need forgiveness.

        • Litochi  December 12, 2012 at 09:56

          My dear stop wasting you breath threating people insulting God. The Bible says Christ, Emmanuel, Micheal the Arch Angel came to die for sinners. The Lord is doing everything possible to make sure even the worst sinners are transformed by His grace. Leave God to fight His battles.

      • Call 911  December 12, 2012 at 05:53

        If you dont believe in God keep that to yourself, youre entitled to it anyway.

  30. Kampoli  December 11, 2012 at 21:15

    Mr. Sakeni, the question is not whether the President should be informed or not but it is whether ACC must get permission to investigate senior Party members! The President said that ACC must get permission from him, he did not say they should inform him. LAZ also talked about having no legal provision obliging ACC to seek permission from the President. So you should not talk about things that neither the President nor LAZ raised!

    • You have highlighted the point perfectly well. The President said “get permission” and Sekani is trying to play it down. Yes, anyone can agree that it is civilised to inform the head of state of matters of investigations concerning his ministers. But evidently Sata wants to control things.

      Equally what matters are before the courts that LAZ should not talk about? The deportations have been executed and how are matters going to proceed in the courts when one party to the action is a prohibited immigrant. Sekani must think…well must believe that Zambians are dim!

  31. Emk  December 11, 2012 at 20:59

    Has sakeni 4gotten that his boss recently called zambian pipo primitive, since when did we become a civilised society?

  32. Katininemo  December 11, 2012 at 20:57

    Is it Standard practice or law you fu****g idiot?What on earth are you defending.

  33. Boma  December 11, 2012 at 20:44

    What a pfool, just look at his unconventional ‘short sleeve’ Jacket, you dont need to look far to find a moron.

  34. Say what?  December 11, 2012 at 20:27

    “Standard practice in civilized society”?

    What civilized society is Mr. Sakeni referring to?

    North Korea?
    Syria?
    Peoples Republic of China?
    Stalinist Russia?
    Nazi Germany?
    The Roman Empire?

  35. Bizzywizzi  December 11, 2012 at 20:21

    Are ya lawyer sakeni ……ur arguments re out of line u dimwit

  36. Dos Santos  December 11, 2012 at 20:21

    If you have a mad presidnt like we have here in Munga wanga republic, he will entertain his ministers even whne they publicly accuse each other of being corrupt and publoicly announce that “MY GOAL IS TO RECOUP MY MONEY SPENT ON THE CAMPAIGNS” i Feel sorry for our testacles president with several women on special duties, some as Drs of course and others as cumbines.
    Shame for us in Munga Wanga republic. Happy are u Zambians. cheers

  37. mumembe  December 11, 2012 at 20:16

    The appearance of some people like me are fit to be in the museum as examples of Zinjanithropus or broken hill man. Look at my face, stone age for sure and hey, no better than them in reasoning

  38. food  December 11, 2012 at 20:08

    look at his big mouth zinjanthropus.

  39. Jack Lombe  December 11, 2012 at 20:07

    SAKENI, SAKENI BA MINISTER YOU SHOULD BE THE LAST PERSON TO TALK ABOUT IMMIGRATION MATTERS THAT ARE IN THE COURTS OF LAW BECAUSE YOU ARE ON RECORD THAT WHEN YOU DEPORTED LAURIE FINDLAY TWO YEARS AGO AS MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS YOU DISRESPECTED HIS COURT CASES THAT WERE BEFORE THE HIGH COURT. PLEASE BA MINISTER, THESE ARE DOUBLE STANDARDS.

  40. screemer  December 11, 2012 at 20:04

    Ba Sakeni ubupuba..how much are u paid for all this rubbish???

  41. Lui  December 11, 2012 at 20:03

    ugly idiot

  42. evil eye  December 11, 2012 at 20:03

    has Sakeni ever heard of separation of powers?

  43. Munanga  December 11, 2012 at 20:02

    Why PF why?

  44. Master  December 11, 2012 at 20:00

    Please next try to answer the questions rised by Laz.what kind of government spokesman are you.they rised a lot of issues I.e your friend kabimba whatever name the fool is called and gbm.

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