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Appointment of Cabinet, provincial ministers legal – LAZ

LAZ president Linda Kasonde

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka
THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) says President Lungu acted within the law to nominate MMD president Felix Mutati, his former special assistant for projects monitoring and implementation Lucky Mulusa and former Southern Province minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu as members of Parliament (MPs) because they did not participate in last month’s general elections.
LAZ president Linda Kasonde said Mr Mutati, Mr Mulusa and Mr Mubukwanu, who have been appointed minister of Finance, minister of Development Planning and Western Province minister, respectively, last stood for elections in 2011 and qualify to be nominated.
According to the amended Constitution, a person, who was a candidate for an election in the last preceding election or a subsequent by-election, is not eligible to be nominated as an MP.READ MORE

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