THE Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) has been sold contrary to Government’s claims that there was no sale and that the transaction is illegal because it did not have Parliamentary approval as is prescribed by the Constitution, State Counsel John Sangwa has said.

Mr Sangwa, one of the country’s renowned constitutional lawyers says while the Mopani negotiated deal was fantastic, its sale to International Resource Holdings (IRH) was illegal and against the dictates of the Constitution


    • If he had any dignity, he would resign and just go quietly. But then again, we know he has none.

      Vote wisely in 2026.

  1. Malesu has started his malicious statements again.
    Just like he misled critics of third term only to now U-turn, Malesu is crying about an illegality that doesn’t exist.
    Ignore the idyot; he has zero principles and will soon turn around to support it.
    One wonders how he qualified to be a lawyer!

  2. Why is it that all those shouting “illegality!” are not taking legal action to correct the situation in national interest?

    Only the courts can rule on the legality of the Mopani transaction. Those who feel the transaction contravenes the constitution should seek legal redress so that the matter is settled after legal arguments from both sides.

  3. Now if this is illegal and everyone, especially the many who hate the President are all saying the sale of MOPANI MINE WAS ILLEGAL

    Now who was the owner of MOPANI . Was it Glencoe or ZCCM – IH / IDC for the government of Zambia and the people of Zambia

    Now why was that US$ 1.5 billion debt came about, how was the process and where was everyone here now

    I hear that who were the really owners and the cooked thieves forcefully grabbed the mine without following the due process
    of the law hence leaving the money in shambles

    Glencore had instructed the MINE to sale all their copper to Glencoe and strictly to no one, no one else and at their price why this condition – and did come about

    Why was this mine not operating as expected to benefit the people of KITWE, MUFULIRA and Zambia at large.

    When the process of looking for a partner started where were these people.

    When the people of MUFULIRA AND KITWE were crying for this mine to be vibrantly operative why were these people and the friends in PF by then or you were happy to see your citizens suffering while you hold on to the dollars and just surrounding now the US $24 millions while others are still sitting on stollen money and dishing out to have noise voices now?

    By the way I hear during the 2016 elections and during the petition the one who was supposed to be in charge of the country during the petition of that 2016 election presidential petition was the Speaker but he was not handed the instruments of power during that period was that what the constitution say? If not was that also a breach of the constitution if so where were these loud voices including SC was or it was good for galu kuluma imbuzi but not Ior osati mbuzi kuluma galu

    I am being disturbed at what these elderly Zambians are trying to achieve. Very sad for this country which KK. laid a good foundation but now even respected minds seem to be embracing the murders and thieves but hating the innocent but with all their hatred God is still favouring and strengthening him

  4. Matthew 12 verses 1 to 14. ( doing good for the people )
    At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them.
    When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.”
    He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
    He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread–which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests.
    Or haven’t you read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple desecrate the day and yet are innocent?
    I tell you that one [1] greater than the temple is here.
    If you had known what these words mean, `I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ [2] you would not have condemned the innocent.
    For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
    Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue,
    and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”
    He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?
    How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
    Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.

  5. Those who always U-turn in their legal opinions cannot be trusted!
    If there is any illegality in the Mopani issue, why not take legal action now and correct whatever illegality you see?
    Why always shouting from Antihills Mfwiti Mfwiti Mfwiti?
    Does it also means that the current Attorney General is too dull to speak out and give direction on these issues?

  6. Sangwa always comes after the issue, Lungu maintained the Ministers after the dissolution of Parliament and Sangwa or LAZ could neither advise or challenge the matter. To him things only become illegal after they are done. So how do you trust such a lawyer who is not even sure of himself? When people still need the advice, he is quiet and when they no longer need his advice, that’s when he voices out. We need consistent lawyers who can guide the nation on these important issues and not those who are blown like clouds, no direction until the wind blows them in its direction. The inconsistency also applies to LAZ and Chapter one Foundation, some of you lawyers are failing us as a nation.


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