RB’s Immunity removed to clear way for Sata’s Successor, says his Lawyer

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Following the disputed removal of immunity of the former President of Zambia Rupiah Banda and his arrest on trumped up charges, his international lawyer Robert Amsterdam says that the persecution forms part of the ruling party’s plan to transfer power from President Michael Sata to a successor.

“Now that we are seeing media reports about the Patriotic Front’s preparations for a presidential by-election after President Sata steps down, it explains why such a poorly organised trumped up case was brought against former President Banda,” said Amsterdam.  “Their goal is not to administer justice, but instead their goal is to remove former President Banda from the equation in order to hold onto power.”

Amsterdam referred to a report published on the news website Zambian Watchdog on 28 March 2013 citing inside sources who said that the removal of former President Banda’s immunity was the final step in the PF’s plan for the transition and subsequent presidential campaign, because the ruling party believes that he has “the financial capacity and contacts to raise campaign funds from friends at short-notice.”

Another editorial published on 26 March 2013 in government-aligned Post Newspaper written by owner Fred M’membe began to lay the groundwork for the transition to new leadership.  M’membe writes, “We do not foresee a succession crisis in the Patriotic Front when the time for Michael and his current crop of top party leaders comes to step aside.”

“We are deeply concerned about the undemocratic conduct of the ruling party, which has sought to impose false cases against opposition figures with the goal of eliminating political competition,” Amsterdam said.  “We continue to maintain close communication with the governments of neighboring African states and international institutions who are committed to helping the Zambian people maintain its status as a free and fair democracy.”

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22 Responses to RB’s Immunity removed to clear way for Sata’s Successor, says his Lawyer

  1. i doubt if this amsterdum is a lawyer. if he is, then law is different.

    kencool - March 29, 2013
    20:45

  2. You are an agent at statehouse and all of a sudden an specialist doctor on prostate cancer?

    kapaso - March 29, 2013
    06:18

  3. Can the courts stop this embecil lawyer from commenting on the immunity of Rupia because its being challenged in court and the idioot is not even represanting him here.

    mwamba mutale - March 29, 2013
    06:05

  4. the likes of chief puta are the thorn in the flesh of genuine owners of Zambia. that is always the case with people whose thinking is fit for the dust bin and dunghill. we know that chief puta is an employee of pf dedicated to this zwd site together with others to counter oppose all those that question the governance of ukwa and the ukwa’s pf.

    foolish zambian - March 28, 2013
    23:31

  5. Chief puta include luvale, lunda, kaonde, mbunda, chokwe and luchazi on your list of idiots. we believe your sata is a moving cops. kekekekekekekekekeke

    North-Western For Life - March 28, 2013
    22:13

  6. Only tonga and lozi idiots cn believe ths shit of a story.who wud wnt 2 kil tha old fool of a thief (rebased bandit) RB?

    Chief Puta - March 28, 2013
    21:37

    • Chief puta include luvale, lunda, kaonde, mbunda, chokwe and luchazi on your list of idiots. we believe your sata is a moving cops. kekekekekeke

      North-Western For Life - March 28, 2013
      22:11

    • Hell of an idiot

      Mladic - March 29, 2013
      18:23

  7. Dear editor,

    I am a state house official please allow me space to share my reflections in your widely read news site on the sad reality most people avoid facing and please do not publish my name am a civil servant.

    It is not a secret anymore that our dear President HE MCS is suffering from PROSTRATE CANCER and a threatening heart condition which has left him alive by the will of the spirit and not his body. It is saddening to see this man face to face and to know the reality of his illness which unfortunately many have undeniably failed to come to terms with.

    fellow countrymen and women, our president is sick and the requires resting away from active political life. His prostate cancer has reached an advanced stage such that urine comes out uncontrollably. A temporal measure to help in his condition is that a tube has been inserted into the urethra to collect urine into a urine bag. When he visited the Chibombo accident victims’ burial this urine collecting bag was fastened nicely and covered in his suit. Even during the famous swearing in ceremonies at state house the same strategy is used. The problem is that he cannot stay longer at any function or international gathering because the urine collection bag has limited capacity to hold urine and requires frequent changing lest it bursts and spills urine on the head of state. It is for this reason the experts thought the best way to prevent embarrassment on part of the head of state is to have controlled public exposure. The PF Government must immediately find a replacement to the ailing head of state whose illness has reached an advanced stage. Am pretty sure the first lady has tried by all means to encourage him by not only changing his urine bag but also giving him emotional support. However this measure is temporal and somewhat costly to the nation because the head of state is expected to travel within and outside the country. HE MCS’ controlled public exposure is African’s natural tendency to hide illness.

    As a state house Aide am very saddened to see the PF this way. I had hope in Sata but nature has its way. Right now Mmembe and fellow crooks are controlling us since the Sata we knew is not who he is now.

    Finally here are tips on Prostrate Cancer:

    Prostate cancer is mostly a very slow progressing disease. In fact, many men die of old age, without ever knowing they had prostate cancer – it is only when an autopsy is done that doctors know it was there. Several studies have indicated that perhaps about 80% of all men in their eighties had prostate cancer when they died, but nobody knew, not even the doctor.

    Symptoms of prostate cancer

    During the early stages of prostate cancer there are usually no symptoms. Most men at this stage find out them have prostate cancer after a routine checkup or blood test. When symptoms do exist, they are usually one or more of the following:

    The patient urinates more often
    The patient gets up at night more often to urinate
    He may find it hard to start urinating
    He may find it hard to keep urinating once he has started
    There may be blood in the urine
    Urination might be painful
    Ejaculation may be painful (less common)
    Achieving or maintaining an erection may be difficult (less common)

    If the prostate cancer is advanced the following symptoms are also possible:

    Bone pain, often in the spine (vertebrae), pelvis, or ribs
    The proximal part of the femur can be painful
    Leg weakness (if cancer has spread to the spine and compressed the spinal cord)
    Urinary incontinence (if cancer has spread to the spine and compressed the spinal cord)
    Fecal incontinence (if cancer has spread to the spine and compressed the spinal cord)

    Mulenga - March 28, 2013
    21:34

    • Well said Mulenga; Ukwa is a walking corpse

      Pompi - March 28, 2013
      22:24

    • You are an agent at statehouse and all of a sudden an specialist doctor on prostate cancer?

      kapaso - March 29, 2013
      06:16

      • @kapaso you are right. How can one be a specialist and an urgent. On this site sata died ten years ago.He colapsed a number of times. Fake reports which Don’t materialise.

        DK PLANET - March 31, 2013
        09:59

  8. These story does nt make any sense i think these lawyer and the writer are fools.

    wallace - March 28, 2013
    20:25

    • I think you are the real fool because even a grade 5 child can understand this.

      john - March 28, 2013
      20:53

      • I am a grade but I do not get?Ain’t the lawyer suppose with what they call evidence on his burden of proof instead of heasay and guess work? I am just curious!

        Fck it - March 28, 2013
        23:12

        • Kindly translate your Zambian Greek to English.

          UNZA Dizzy - March 29, 2013
          11:56

  9. hahahah..wynter the best pf lawyer ever!!

    Ngilingindo - March 28, 2013
    20:15

  10. Let the will of God be prepared

    Oppressed - March 28, 2013
    20:06

  11. Wynter can never win a Presidential Election. Dream on Ba PF & Fred.

    "Silent Majority" - March 28, 2013
    19:41

  12. They should remember that a Hungry Man is an angry Man. Zambians are Hungry today and with all the lies that where told of more money in their pockets when in fact nothing!!! The plan won’t work as the person they intend to impose cannot be sold or marketed as Presidential material nor calibre. Infact, enough is enough of this PF

    "Silent Majority" - March 28, 2013
    19:38

  13. Now let me wait for a rather nauseating response from H.I.V. stricken SUCK-any so I can plant my insult…..

    Horny.REBEL Silvia Masebo-M.P-Member of Prositution..(Sperm Bank Mini-star) - March 28, 2013
    19:16

  14. Useful idiot kolwe.

    Mwansa Bwembya - March 28, 2013
    19:13