Sata threatens to revoke State Counsel titles from lawyers criticizing govt

President Michael Sata has threatened to revoke State Counsel status from lawyers who criticize his government in public. He said he will not allow lawyers with the status of State Counsel to publicly criticize his government.

The President said this today, May 10, 2013 when he conferred the State Counsel titles to his ex-lawyer Robert Simeza and brother to Director of Public Prosecution Nchima Nchito.

He said such a move will be embarrassing to the lawyers.

On those he swore in for Foreign service jobs, President Sata urged them to ensure that their presence is felt in the missions they have been deployed to. He also threatened to re-call those that will not perform to government’s expectation.

President swore-in Timothy Walamba as Zambia’s High Commissioner to Ghana and Bridget Tembo as High Commissioner to India.

Others swore-in are MMD Member of Parliament for Mangango Robert Chiseke as Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Ben Phiri as Luapula Province Permanent Secretary.