GOVERNMENT QUERIED OVER SELECTIVE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC ORDER ACT
Written by newsroom on July 3, 2020
Kabompo Member of parliament Ambrose Lufuma has questioned the selective manner in which the government is applying the Public Order Act.
Hon. Lufuma questioned vice president Inonge Wina today in parliament during the vice president’s question time.
He has wondered why some PF cadres who stormed radio stations and disrupted media programs have todate not been arrested when the MMD president Dr. Nevers Mumba was arrested and charged under the similar offence when he stormed ZNBC studios.
In response vice president Inonge Wina advised Hon Lufuma not to raise issues bordering on discrimination of the rule of law in parliament but ensure that the he participates in the on going debate on constitutional amendment bill 10 as it has provisions to incorporate such issues.
But leader of the opposition and Monze Central Member of parliament Jack Mwimbu said there is no way the vice president can refer the matter of discrimination to bill 10 when it has no such provisions.