Now Zambian women question Sata’s love for Public Order Act

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The women movement in Zambia is demanding for an explanation from President Michael Sata on why he now thinks the Public Order Act, a draconian piece of legislation, is a good law.

The Non-Governmental Organization Coordinating Council (NGOCC) says it is shocking to learn that President Sata was now praising the same law he condemned during his time in opposition.

NGOCC board chairperson Beatrice Grillo says it is disappointing that Sata, now Head of State, sees the Public Order Act as a good piece of legislation.

Grillo says President Sata should share the good things he has come to appreciate about the Public Order Act so that the people of Zambia can appreciate it with him.

Speaking to QFM News, Grillo says it is not satisfying for the President to simply say he has found the Public Order Act useful but must give more information on how it has become useful.

The NGOCC board chairperson says the responsibility now lies with the President to settle the scores about the public order act.

President Sata is using the Public Order Act to instruct the Zambia Police to stop meetings by the opposition in what is widely being condemned as an infringement on fundamental rights of assembly, association and free speech.

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44 Responses to Now Zambian women question Sata’s love for Public Order Act

  1. Chiwamila galu kaili……now that the tables have turned Sata seems to have forgotten everything he claimed to stand for.

    Voice of Truth MGMVP - November 6, 2012
    20:04

  2. HOW? Don’t make assertions that you cannot validate. Its an archaic law which outlived its usefulness when we gained our independence from the colonial masters.

    Voice of Truth MGMVP - November 6, 2012
    20:03

  3. It is not shocking at all. That is the nature of Sata. He is unstable!

    Mubanga - November 6, 2012
    19:59

  4. What is this Grillo woman complaining about? Doesn’t she have Dora Siliya’s address or mobile number to find out what FLIP FLOP MEANS?

    encyclical - November 6, 2012
    19:56

  5. On 24th oct he honored those who were breaching the same public order act under colonial rule. If the law is ok those freedom fighters dserved 2 b arrested.

    King - November 6, 2012
    19:32

  6. POA INDEED!!!!

    Why Tongas? - November 6, 2012
    17:53

  7. Im sure some pipo can try to eat stones as long as it has bn said by sata, whts wrong is wrong wheather done by sata or by any other political leader. Do u think whn u agree tht sata is wrong whn he goes wrong u can stop bing a bemba? By the way the bible says if yo eye is leading u 2 sin it shd b removed 4 u 2 sin no mo.

    Chanda - November 6, 2012
    16:16

  8. He was just misunderstood, naimwe. Mwalaba shani?

    UNZA DIZZY - November 6, 2012
    15:33

  9. MAN OF ACTION IS WHAT THE NGOCC VOTED FOR WHY SHOULD THEY COMPLAIN NOW. YOU MEAN ALL THOSE SUPPOSED WISE WOMEN DIDN’T KNOW THIS MAN AT THEIR AGE WHEN US BORN ONLY RECENTLY CAME TO KNOW THE SERPENT.
    PLIZ SHUT UP GLIRO OR WHAT EVER YO NAME IS AND WAIT IN PAIN TILL 2016

    mwinilun'a man - November 6, 2012
    15:32

    • Instead of questioning Sata who Grillo and her minions supported last year, Grillo should turn her frustrations to Nawakwi. In the meantime Grillo should wait in pain till 2016.

      encyclical - November 6, 2012
      19:48

  10. In five years time, the name sata will be synonymous with something akin to embarrassing madness.

    Pankolobwato - November 6, 2012
    15:23

    • 3years 10 months

      wajimona - November 6, 2012
      18:19

  11. She is just bitter coz she has not been appointed like her friend nawakwi who is swimming in our hard earned money.sometimes you wonder whats the rellevance of these NGOs who are selective in there dealings

    Mr Kiss - November 6, 2012
    15:20

  12. IT IS DON’T KUBEBA POLICY OF PF AT WORK. THE ONLY PF CAN KEEP THE MASSES UNINFORMED IS DON’T KUBEBA WHICH CAN ONLY BE ACCHIEVED BY SILENCING THE OPPOSITION BY DENYING THEM PERMITS FOR MEETINGS, WHICH CAN ONLY BE DONE THROUGH THE PUBLIC ORDER ACT. THE TWIT IS SCARED OF HIS FAILING CAMPAIGN PROMISES, HE CONTROLLS ZNBC, DAILY ,TIMES OF ZAMBIA AND SUPPORTED BY THE HOMSEXUAL MMEMBE’S POST, HE FEARS THE OPPOSITION WILL EXPOSE AND CRITIZE HIS LIES AND FAILURES IN PUBLIC, SO INVOKE THE PUBLIC ORDER ACT TO KEEP THEM UNDER TAB. THE FOOL DOES NOT KNOW THAT IT IS LIKE DELAYING AN EXPLOSION TO LET IT GAIN MORE MOMENTUM BEFORE YOU LET IT EXPLODE. TIME IS CATCHING UP WITH LIARS.

    kenjay - November 6, 2012
    15:18

  13. Public Order Act (POA) is incompatible with tenets of democracy. Yhe president in short is telling the nation that what MMD did to him whilst in the opposition was good.Which I for one do not aggree too.

    Honest - November 6, 2012
    15:12

  14. PF is a Party ‘made in China’, it won’t last long as a ruling Party. Lol.

    Allaleh - Dyonko - November 6, 2012
    14:50

  15. PF..pay forward.

    CB - November 6, 2012
    14:41

    • I like the Pay Forward (PF)slogan….Pa Fwaka…..Paya Farmer

      Ba Zambia - November 6, 2012
      19:54

  16. SATA IS A FOOL , AND HE WILL FALL TOGETHER WITH HIS CORRUPT PF

    Aka Sum - November 6, 2012
    14:40

  17. What a President of the Republic of Zambia is all i can say.

    Mzee hekima - November 6, 2012
    14:12

  18. He is conviced that the opposition are getting stronger than his PF which has turned out to be nothing but a round table for thugs and criminals.

    Mesu a'kawa - November 6, 2012
    13:44

  19. And the same snake is after the third term

    Kill the snake, cobra, sataN - November 6, 2012
    13:28

  20. WE LONG TOLD YOU THAT SATA HAS A SHARP LYING TONGUE. SATA IS A SAVAGE. SATA IS A CROOK. NOTHING GOOD CAN COME OUT OF SATA.

    COONDE - November 6, 2012
    13:23

  21. He is a true lier!!!!!!!

    Zambian youth - November 6, 2012
    13:13

    • Liar.

      Homestead - November 6, 2012
      18:52

  22. being a former vigilantee he wants to use the same barbaric beheviour of UNIP tactics of silencing the opposition.CNP

    kapandula - November 6, 2012
    13:03

  23. MCS has the rare courage to say anything that comes into his head whether it makes sense or not and added to that the priviledge of never having to say sorry to anyone because, as he says, he’s above the law. God help us minions!!!

    Kaliza - November 6, 2012
    13:01

  24. Ici ndiye cisilu zoona. Take it to China ma. God save us anyhow. Let his PF Catholic Bemba clique go with him. Too many evil occurrences.

    silu ni silu - November 6, 2012
    12:49

  25. Man of action….. That’s what Zambians wanted…. They are now chewing a bitter pill till 2016…

    Roque - November 6, 2012
    12:39

  26. Mr sata took advantage of your’ndwiiness’.its good that you are now awake.my fear is now how long are you going to keep your eyes open considering your unimpressive immediate past.

    Scramble for zambia - November 6, 2012
    12:37

  27. Public Order Act vs Bill of Rights.
    Useless contradiction. Failed state indeed.

    Kay Love - November 6, 2012
    12:36

  28. He was campaigning on LIES.

    Puff Adder - November 6, 2012
    12:34

  29. Grillo might instead have asked him whether he ever thinks before he opens his mouth.

    Spectator Kalaki - November 6, 2012
    12:30

  30. He is scared that the opposition will tell pipo how he cheated. In short Ukwa is a coward.

    Chilufyanya Satana - November 6, 2012
    12:19

  31. The womens group are right. Sata is Mad to love a colonial law which he condemned when in opposition.

    Sata ni Chimbwi no Plan.

    Goat - November 6, 2012
    12:13

    • Respect your president. This same Grillo woman, what and who does she protect or speak for. which women does she speak for. This woman’s fight is selective. I dont trust her. Anyway she is just being used.She protects the rich and powerful women friends while she neglects those women who are poor and unknown. This NGOCC is simply fake.

      voka - November 6, 2012
      12:28

      • @ Voka don’t argue Sata is mad for he has now embrased public order act of colonial rule.He strongly condemned it while in oppositin,just accept that you took a mad man to state house.He is now more confused.see how the country is performing,very baad!

        CHIPS2016HH - November 6, 2012
        14:23

      • You are simply foolish.

        kavo - November 6, 2012
        14:39

      • RESPECT…..!!!! MY FOOT, TODAY U WANT RESPECT, THE SAME RESPECT HE(SATA) THREW AWAY DURING HIS CAMPAIGNS AGAINS FELLOW POLITICIANS AND SITTING PRESIDENTS, SORRY, MAYBE CRY FOR SOMETHING ELSE HE ALREADY SOWN A DISRESPECTFUL SEED, AND WHILE HE DID THAT YOU WERE CLAPPING, NOW WE TOO ARE CLAPPING AS OTHERS DIRESPECT HIM……..
        JUST LIVE WITH THAT TRUTH

        NewZambia - November 6, 2012
        15:09

      • He is not my president.

        Homestead - November 6, 2012
        18:55

        • DONT SHUSHA. This grillo woman is speaking from without. this public order act has been there before PF came into power. Now what has really summoned Grillow courage. I for one will never respect grillo because she is protecting a woman (Mrs Raelly) who caused my aunts dismissal at MOF through her scheming. what is this Grillo woman doing about it. She is fake.

          voka - November 8, 2012
          15:27

  32. he wants one party state. why asking,who doesn’t know he is a dictator.soon,he wil declare that elections waste alot of money.

    diehard - November 6, 2012
    12:06

  33. Q:What do you expect from a Police Man?
    A:Police State,Full Stop!!

    Youngster! - November 6, 2012
    12:06

  34. he wants one party state. why asking,who doesn’t know he is a dictator

    diehard - November 6, 2012
    12:04