Hichilema’s Sale Of Mopani Without Parliamentary Approval Is An Impeachable Offence- Fred M’membe

Dr. Fred M'membe

As we said before and we repeat:

It’s beyond dispute that Mr Hakainde Hichilema has sold Mopani Copper Mines to Delta Mining without approval of the National Assembly and therefore in violation of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia.

Article 210(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia states that;

(2) A major State asset shall be sold, transferred, or otherwise
disposed of, as prescribed, subject to the approval of the National Assembly signified by a vote of at least two-thirds of the Members of Parliament.

(3) For the purposes of this Article, “major State asset” includes a parastatal and equity held by the Government, as prescribed.

Mr Hichilema has sold 51 per cent shares of the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) in Mopani Copper Mines, to Delta Mining Limited (Delta) of Dubai without the approval of Parliament as required by the Constitution.

Why didn’t Mr Hichilema seek the approval of Parliament? Was this deliberate or simply an oversight?

The truth is Mr Hichilema knew very well that he didn’t have the two-thirds parliamentary majority required to approve such a sale. So, he decided to circumvent the National Assembly and get his way.

This breach of the Constitution by Mr Hichilema is not without very serious consequences; it is
an impeachable offence.

What’s wrong with Mr Hichilema? Why does he have problems doing things the right way?

Fred M’membe
President of the Socialist Party


  1. Can a man be so full of hate to this extent like Hammer Head Gumu Gumu Mumembe Fuledi?
    Every day is Fault-finding day to this guy.
    He can’t even give credit where it is due! Even where crime has not been committed, he sees opportunity to find something to hang someone on! It’s really pathetic politics!
    Banene, just take the thing to Parliament to shame the devils.
    Don’t waste time with rabied chaps!

  2. Fred M’membe is a nuisance and his daily rantings are annoying because they have no impact on the political agenda of Zambia.

    Fred M’membe ‘s bitterness, jealous and hatred towards His Excellency President Hikainde Hichilema has reached alarming levels driving him to explode with anger which is exhibited in his nasty comments.

    Providing proper checks and balances does not mean offering unsubstantiated claims and making hallucinations on any issue.

    The level of mediocrity coming from opposition political party leaders is too much. Before they open their mouths to speak something they should conduct thorough research and investigate matters than just talking for the sake of talking.


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