Monthly Archives: April 2018

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA MAKES PROF. HANSUNGULE REVOKE HIS LETTER TO THE UN

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Pretoria -Thursday, 26th April, 2018

The University of Pretoria in South Africa has distanced itself from a media statement issued by Michelo Hansangule, who is Chairman, Africa Centre for Good Governance and Professor of Law at the institution calling on the United Nations Secretary General to recall United Nations Resident Coordinator in Zambia Janet Rogan.

In a letter dated 24th April ,2018 University’s Registrar Professor Caroline Nicholson says Professor Hansungule did not follow procedure or seek clearance from the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University when he commented on governance issues in Zambia.

The University says it is concerned that Professor Hansungule expressed his personal opinion using the name of the university by using its letterhead to issue a statement without being authorised by the institution.
and did not represent the official opinion of either the Centre for Human Rights or the University of Pretoria
The Registrar has since assured the Zambian Mission in Pretoria that the University will take steps to ensure that the error of judgement of Professor Hansungule in using an official letterhead for his statement of opinion will not be repeated.
The University’s reaction follows a letter written to the Institution by Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba on the 19th of April ,2018 who sought clarification from the University whether frequent statements issued by Professor Hansungule concerning local Zambian political issues using the University’s letterhead stationery, were a reflection of the institution’s views.

The Registrar disclosed that Professor Hansungule has since been made to revoke his statement and has apologised to management for the use of the Centre’s letterhead to express his personal opinions.

Professor Nicholson stressed that the opinion expressed in the particular statement dated 14th April 2018 on UN Resident Coordinator in Zambia, were an expression of personal opinion of Professor Hansungule and did not represent the official opinion of either the Centre for Human Rights or the University of Pretoria.

The Registrar has since assured the Zambian Mission in Pretoria that the University will take steps to ensure that the error of judgement of Professor Hansungule in using an official letterhead for his statements or opinions was not repeated.

Mr. Mwamba expressed concern that most of the issues that Professor Hansungule raised particularly his letter to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program in New York regarding the recall of Janet Rogan who is the UN Resident Coordinator for Zambia appeared to represent the official position of the University of Pretoria.

Mr. Mwamba has since thanked the University for its prompt response to the High Commission’s concerns.
He also expressed gratitude that the University management had shown it’s determination to correct or rectify the misrepresentations made by Prof. Hansungule.

Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
press@zambiapretoria.net
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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON PARASTATAL BODIES TO ENFORCE SANCTIONS ON STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES THAT ARE PERFORMING POORLY.

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Pretoria -Wednesday, 18th April, 2018

Parliamentary Committee on Parastatal bodies says it will enforce sanctions on parastatals and other state owned enterprises that are performing poorly.

Committee chairperson Peter Daka, who is also Msanzala Member of Parliament, says parastatals and state owned enterprise should be successful in implementing their mandates without government’s help.

He said the parastatals were created to help improve the local economy and create job opportunities for many Zambians.

Mr. Daka said his committee has legal powers to recommend for sanctions against parastatals and state owned enterprises that were failing to bring benefits to government and the people of Zambia

He urged the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to play a proactive role in sourcing for funding and recapitalisation of parastatals to ensure that they were successfully performing according to their mandates.

Mr. Daka was speaking in Pretoria South Africa when he led a team of committee members on an in-depth study tour of the management and operation of the South African Industrial Development Corporation and other State Owned Enterprises.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba says State owned enterprises still play vital role in improving domestic economies.

He said the South African model of managing parastatals demonstrated a good example that Zambia needed to maintain the idea of having functioning state owned enterprises.

Mr. Mwamba noted that the Parliamentary Committee’s study to South Africa was timely as the country was running some of the world’s largest and successful parastatals that have helped to prop-up that country’s economy.

The full Committee on Parastatal Bodies comprises; Hon PETER Daka(Msanzala), Patricia Mwashingwele(Katuba), Mulowa Mukumbuta(Senanga), Brian Kambita(Zambezi East), Mumbi Phiri(nominated), Anthony Kasandwe (Bangweulu), Gift Chiyalika(Lufubu),Mutotwe Kafwayaya(Lunte), and Moono Lubezhi(Namwala), Douglas Siakalima(Chirundu).

Mrs Naomi Nyawali

First Secretary Press and Public Relations.

Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.

press@zambiapretoria.net

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ZAMBIA WILL MISS ANTI -APARTHEID ICON WINNIE MANDELA

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Pretoria -Saturday, 14th April, 2018

VICE President Inonge Wina says Zambia will greatly miss the late South African anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as she was an inspiration to the women movement both in Zambia and Africa as a whole
She said Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a source of inspiration to young people and women movements against oppression and injustice
Speaking after attending the funeral of Winnie Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, Mrs Wina said the passing on Madikizela-Mandela was not only a loss to South Africa but to Zambia as well
She said the late anti-apartheid heroine championed the cause for women dignity and freedom of all people across the world especially against the oppressive apartheid regime in South Africa
Mrs Wina mentioned that Winnie Mandela will be greatly missed in Zambia because she was part of the large movement and liberation struggle in South Africa, championed by the African National Congress, whose leadership lived in exile in Zambia.
Mrs Wina was among Presidents and Heads of government from the SADC region and African continent including foreign dignitaries who attended the burial of Winnie Mandela who was put to rest at Four Ways Memorial Park in North of Soweto, South Africa
The vice President was accompanied by Information and Broadcasting Minister Dora Siliya, Lands and Natural resources Minister Jean Kapata and Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba among other government officials
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa led thousands of mourners in bidding farewell to Winnie Madikizela Mandela at a funeral ceremony held at Orlando Stadium attended by American Human Rights Activist Jessie Jackson and American actress and song bird Naomi Campbell among other people.

Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
press@zambiapretoria.net
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KALUSHA BWALYA HONOURED

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Pretoria -Sunday, 8th April, 2018

THE Provincial government of Gauteng Province in South Africa has honoured Zambia’s football icon Kalusha Bwalya for his outstanding contribution to football in Zambia and African continent as a whole.

Gauteng Province Premier, David Makhura, awarded Kalusha together with 22 other former African footballers and football administrators at the legends dinner awards held at the Italian club in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mr. Makhura said Kalusha was honoured for being the only Southern African footballer to have won the coveted African Footballer of the year in 1988.

He noted that Kalusha was also known for his fighting spirit of helping to put together a brand new Zambian National team following the 1993 Gabon air crash that claimed the lives of the entire national team.

Mr. Makhura added that Kalusha deserved the Premier’s award of Social Cohesion Games as it was during his tenure as President of Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) that he led his team to become African Champions in 2012.

He said Kalusha together with the other 22 football legends from Cameroun and South Africa contributed to national building and the liberation of that South Africa through the medium of sport.

And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba said Zambia was proud of Kalusha Bwalya of his immense achievements as a soccer player and administrator adding that he has continued to bring pride to the country even in his retirement.

Kalusha Bwalya thanked the Gauteng Province government for the recognition of his contribution to the development of football in Zambia and African continent.

He said it was his privilege to have been with the Zambia national team from when he was young till his retirement and hoped that more Zambians would be supported in their football career.

“I have been privileged to have been with the Zambia National Team from when I was a teenager (1982-2000). Blood, sweat and tears, I hope could represent people who are not here today. The memories are with me. If you think about it this month (April) marks 25 years since our gallant team left us off the shores of Gabon, it makes it more significant to all of us as Zambians”, he said.

Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
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EMULATE WINNIE MANDELA’S VIRTUES

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Pretoria – Saturday, 7th April, 2018

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba called on young people to emulate the virtues, fighting spirit and principles practiced by Mama Winnie Madzikela Mandela to ensure that South Africa achieved Freedom

He said this when he signed a book of condolence in honour of late South African anti-apartheid campaigner Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Mr. Mwamba, joined members of the diplomatic corps accredited to South Africa in expressing Zambia’s sympathy on the death of anti-apartheid icon who was also ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

The book of condolence has been opened to the diplomatic community at the Directorate of International Relations and Corporation (DIRCO) in Pretoria,

Mr Mwamba noted that Mama Mandela played a critical role in the fight against apartheid.

He said Zambia was touched with the passing away of Mama Mandela owing to the fact that Zambia provided safe haven to ANC freedom fighters for over thirty (30) years during the struggle for independence.

He added that the late Madam Mandela demonstrated that even what society considered as weaker voices counted in fighting against victimisation as she stood against victimisation amidst hostile conditions.

Mr. Mwamba mentioned that Madam Mandela’s death was sad to Zambia as her spirited life had inspired many people in the country especially women who stood against victimisation in society.

Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
press@zambiapretoria.net
Tell : +27(0)12326-1847/97
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