I now love the Public order Act, won’t repeal it – Sata

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Sata while in opposition

Like the hypocrite he is, President Sata says the Public Order Act is appropriate because there would be no Government in the absence of sanity and order in the country.

The Public Order Act is the law that is used by government to deny citizens especially opposition members to assemble.

Sata was speaking at State House on Friday when he swore-in Joseph Akafumba as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice.

Sata revealed that the PF government will not repeal Public Order Act in order to ensure order in the country and avoid anarchy despite the fact that it is a law inherited from colonial Britain.

“When we (Patriotic Front) were in the opposition, we thought some laws like the Public Order Act were bad. But we are now in Government and appreciate this law because there will be no government without sanity and order in society,” said Sata.

He said it will continue being difficult for opposition political parties to understand the Public Order Act because they are not in Government.

Sata’s position on the Public Order Act which he condemned endlessly while in opposition gives Zambians a clue of what the constitution being drafted will look like.

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124 Responses to I now love the Public order Act, won’t repeal it – Sata

  1. WITH THE BITTERNESS OF HH AND UPND WHO HAVE VOWED TO MAKE ZAMBIA UNGOVERNABLE YOU THINK THERE CAN BE PEACE WITHOUT THE POA. WE ACTUALLY NEED IT.THE ONLY DILEMA WE HAVE IS THAT THE RULING PARTY MIS-USES IT TO DISADVANTAGE THE OPPOSITION. BUT THE OPPOSITE IS EQUALLY DREADFUL. BECAUSE WITHOUT THE POA, THE OPPOSITION AND SPONSORED ELEMENTS WILL MAKE GOVERNANCE IMPOSSIBLE

    Chisenga - October 8, 2012
    14:24

  2. was that a real photo for our excellent, am afriad

    omen - October 7, 2012
    21:47

  3. is that a real photo

    omen - October 7, 2012
    21:45

  4. I think we misunderstood u pipo,we heard mo money in da pocket wen it was no money!wat stinkin corruption wen u eat,drink&smoke corruption,u criminals

    bigboss - October 7, 2012
    14:16

  5. Jst wait we wil smash your big bellies chi GBM&SUMMER kabimba u are mo corrupt da MMMD,u claim 2b clean,jst resign&pave way 4investigations!bakawalala

    bigboss - October 7, 2012
    14:12

  6. Politicians r all thieves&crimianls,GBM&SUMMER are tekin us 4granted?reality wil soon catch up wit them

    bigboss - October 7, 2012
    14:05

  7. Very soon we shall hire the unstopable Mailon brothers to dismember him.if someone is poor dont put him or her on that high position for they wil not think of others but just to enrich themselves.
    what a good lesson from what you are experiecing.

    kamulya kamuseka - October 7, 2012
    05:44

  8. Now tell me who is insane.?

    Si nina one bwino - October 7, 2012
    05:35

  9. @Bomba @man of the people: To conclude my remarks, I want to agree that MCS with his repulsive style and agenda of running the affairs of this country, cannot do without that archaic(fit for the archives) Public Order Act law! He needs it to suppress opposition to his now obviously crumbling ‘empire’ as can be seen from the events taking place in his govt: the PF’s true agenda of plunder is now being unveiled by themselves! Genuine opposition leaders like HH and others must now stand up and be counted!

    Realistic Atheist - October 7, 2012
    04:34

  10. @Bomba @man of the people: Due to rampant poverty and under development in Africa, we continue having politicians who vie for the highest office in the land, for the sole purpose of enriching themselves, their relatives and close associates, with little regard for the people who put them in those offices.And these people are often very ill- qualified for such offices; often taking advantage of oppressive laws to sustain their misrule.This is why we need to try individuals like HH who appears ‘qualified’.

    Realistic Atheist - October 7, 2012
    04:07

  11. @Bomba @man of the people: Even in the Arab world where they have had kings,they had and still have the powerful mullahs who help these dictators to control the masses spiritually, by even enforcing the harsh sharia laws. So, for as long as we continue voting for politicians who want to enrich themselves at our expense and don’t modernize our laws, we shall continue suffering as this brand of politicians continue exploiting us. CONTD..

    Realistic Atheist - October 7, 2012
    03:46

  12. @Bomba @man of the people: You see, the old Roman Empires had two reliable weapons of suppression to help them sustain their oppressive rule: powerful armies and state religions. Religion was used to control the easily deluded people’s minds, whereas the armies were used to control and conquer the uncontrollables. A spiritual leader who was very close and enjoyed almost equally as the emperor, was in charge of the spiritual(mind) department of these powerful tools of suppression. CONTD..

    Realistic Atheist - October 7, 2012
    03:16

  13. @Bomba @man of the people: That Old Cunning Fox in Plot 1 is, but only trying to be a down-to- earth ‘honest thief’(for lack of a better oxymoron), that he is! Yes, in order to exploit/plunder easily in most developing countries, you need to have harsh archaic laws in place to help you control any opposition to your often unfair and selfish ways of governing! The colonialists used the gun and the Bible to physically and mentally control the African, as they went on plundering Africa’s resources.. CONTD..

    Realistic Atheist - October 7, 2012
    02:50

  14. Even corruption, sir. You really hated it when you were in opposition.

    Now you are left wondering what to do when young men want to ‘make money’ from national oil contracts or things like ‘Zesco pole’…..The curent oppostion wouldn’t be able to understand a thing from your current stance on corruption sir.

    Beleg - October 7, 2012
    00:10

  15. If you think so ready through the blog posts. It has already taken us something ahead of you.

    Kapotwe Tugiligili - October 6, 2012
    23:06

  16. Chi Sata Chimudala is a disappointment. in everything. from bonking Tresphore Mpundu’s sister to state House.

    Mpangula Mputyu - October 6, 2012
    23:01

  17. IAM VERY DISAPPOINTED, THE COLONIAL LAW MUST BE THROWN INTO THE DUST BIN ASAP.

    john - October 6, 2012
    22:38

  18. It’s happening in zed I m moving back home I ve missed out on the drama kikikikiki manje that picture

    Raven - October 6, 2012
    21:34

  19. I just tried magnifying the picture just now awe kekekekekekekek viva sata my president very good looking man even with one red linso

    The real truth - October 6, 2012
    21:13

  20. MR SATA IN GOVERNMENT NOW APPRECIATES VALUE OF THIS PUBLIC ORDER ACT; IN OPPOSITION HE DIDN’T SE IT’S VALUE AND HE VEHEMENTLY CONDEMNED IT. THIS MAY SOUND SENSIBLE AND VERY GOOD! BUT MR SATA WAS IN GOVERNMENT BEFORE HE WAS AN OPPOSITION PF PARTY LEADER, ACTUALLY VERY SENIOR AS THIRD IN RANK IN THE CHILUBA GOVERNMENT. BEING IN GOVERNMENT THEN I SUPPOSE THE LAW WAS VERY GOOD! BUT HOW DID IT BECOME BAD WHEN HE WAS IN THE OPPOSITION AND HOW NOW HAS IT BECOME GOOD? NO, IF HE WERE NOT PRESIDENT. I WOULD HAVE SAID HE MUST BE VERY DULL AND A DANGEROUS LEADER. DICTATORS ALWAYS WANT THINGS TO BE ON THEIR SIDE REGARDLESS. ANYWAY. THIS HAS DEFINETELY DISAPPOINTED A LOT OF PF SYMPATHIZERS AND FOLLOWERS AND I ONLY HOPE REASONABLE ONES HAVE NOW NO REGARD AND TIME FOR HIM.

    man of the people - October 6, 2012
    21:01

  21. Icilinso!

    Ine - October 6, 2012
    20:54

  22. Unpredictable maggot he’s going nowhere we have courts to deal with him he wont succeed to suppress the majority whether he uses police to kill the majority have to triumph.

    Mulendema - October 6, 2012
    20:19

  23. When you say “right here”do you mean in the opposition,if thats the case then i totally agree with you

    Da Genius - October 6, 2012
    19:48

  24. baopposetion.correption is good and sweet. u wil andstand it whn u get in 2grz.

    africa - October 6, 2012
    19:25

  25. ha ha ha whats up now sata sata mmd

    b.t - October 6, 2012
    19:16

  26. I v no words.
    I’m just watching.

    shanjina - October 6, 2012
    18:03

  27. awe linso iyo warewolf in transformation

    promethious - October 6, 2012
    17:49

  28. Good, because we intend to stay right here.

    Some-Of-Us - October 6, 2012
    17:29

  29. levy and RB used to say ~Nja ya mwahae ayina lubilo~

    Child of the Sky - October 6, 2012
    17:00

  30. Just keep this for posterity, he will see clearly when he is out of State House. He is thinking that maybe he is a Landlord at plot 1, forgetting that he is a tenant, who is not even up to date with rentals. How I wish he got an advice from Mumbi Phiri, Jean Kapata, George Mpombo, the list is endless.

    No Name - October 6, 2012
    16:32

  31. Power corrupts and blinds guys.This govt is heading nowhere.

    Shi Mpundu - October 6, 2012
    15:48

  32. Mr president,the chief justice,mr kabimba,Tried all channels to get help and hav no choice,but thru this platform hope to get some attention. Please,somebody tell JUDGE EMELIA SUNKUTU to deal with the more than 46 judgements at industrial relations court,some as far back 8 to 9 YEARS pending before her. Please somebody intervene…

    Begging 4Justice - October 6, 2012
    14:46

  33. The big old boy is very unpredictable in deed.I pity those of zedians who had a lot of cheap confidence in thi wet blanket.Keep on keeping on

    I AM NOT SURPRISED - October 6, 2012
    14:08

  34. I wonder if democracy wil continue existing if colonial rule is adopted in this era.eventually it wil be dictatorship in zambia.

    Michelo kalinda - October 6, 2012
    13:55

  35. CNP should just die,this baboon does not deserve to be the highest position in the land. He should just die….

    Mr Jose - October 6, 2012
    13:54

  36. Its funny how many single pipo have advise for married couples when they have no clue how it feels like to be in the situation.

    martin - October 6, 2012
    13:34

    • Allow me to rephrase it: its funny how opposition leaders want to give advice on good governance when they v never governed before..Armchair Critics

      Da Genius - October 6, 2012
      19:55

  37. “Power corrupts…absolute power corrupts absolutely”

    Political analyst - October 6, 2012
    13:33

  38. What do you expect from someone who referred to Chinese as ‘infestors’ but is now literally in bed with them? Just add this to the endless list of shameful u-turns that are now too numerous to remember. Another one that comes to mind is the Barotseland agreement. Before it was a legitimate document now the Litunga is just another chief!

    Lyelela Lyambai - October 6, 2012
    13:11

  39. this man never ceases to amaze me everyday he talks he talks of himself the man is selfish he has now archieved his political ambitions and he will do everything to ruin this beautiful country with dangerous pronouncements he is a danger to this country and he deserves a vote of no confidence 2016 out pf

    janet c is a slut - October 6, 2012
    13:05

  40. Impeach him for what? for upholding the constitution,dont say things you dont understand moreover the opposition in parliament lacks the numbers to pass a succesful impeachment process

    Da Genius - October 6, 2012
    13:04

    • The problem is not with the opposition but lack of integrity among PF parliamentarians or parasites to be able to stand up and be counted by impeaching or challenging this clown at statehouse. PF dick lickers are mere blood suckers who know no morals and breach of the law as evidenced in supporting the grabbing of RDA.

      Sara - October 6, 2012
      13:19

      • Ulichitongo tawafundwa

        Da Genius - October 6, 2012
        20:14

    • For “upholding” the constitution in a way it was not intended.

      Some-Of-Us - October 6, 2012
      13:31

    • who is lying to you that only opposiion members of parliament are not happy with the way MCS is running this country? Wait till GBM and Winter wrangle deepens! only the blind are in support of our directionless presido!

      Zioneke - October 6, 2012
      15:14

  41. Are there no gallant MPs to move the motion to impeach this thug?

    Grisila - October 6, 2012
    12:06

  42. Zoona ni Chimbwi in the driving seat!

    Kay Figo - October 6, 2012
    11:55

  43. Indeed this thug is a senior Mailoni Brother!

    Kaya - October 6, 2012
    11:32

  44. In serious countries such nonses from a leader can cause his impeachment/removal from office by the Judiciary.

    Power Corrupts.. - October 6, 2012
    11:29

  45. this man behaves like the mailon brothers.its actually bamba zonke the way he’s running affairs of the nation

    jimbo of the east - October 6, 2012
    11:26

  46. HAI GUYS ‘ HE IS NOW A DEGREE HOLDER EXPECT MORE

    to tobwa - October 6, 2012
    11:15

  47. Cry the beloved country

    Gugulethi Mandaba - October 6, 2012
    11:11

  48. What kind of Mediocrity is this?

    Worthless chap!

    I can just imagine the kind of Cabinent this bugger runs!

    NEMBA - October 6, 2012
    11:10

  49. Dear ALL Insultants
    Your insults from your mouth are nauseating.Keep complINING UNTIL YOUR MOUTHS run dry.chikubabe,the Public Order Act exist in most of african countries because of disoderly nature of africans.Without this act, the country would fall into anarchy as africans lack simple reasoning.Simple gathering can degenerate into a situation of thuggery to an extent the convenors cannot handle.Zambians need to be sheperded untill sanity and self restraint levels reach 99% of the population.Before that is achieved we need to be educated first.

    Bomba - October 6, 2012
    11:06

  50. This is a real Buffon!

    A cluless myopic underperforming baboon!

    This lack of knowledge on straight foward things is freightening to say the least!

    9dinda - October 6, 2012
    11:05