Levy Mwanawasa

 

By Chibesa Kalandwe II

This is Levy Mwanawasa, also known as Zambia’s “best President” and also widely referred to as one of Zambia’s “foremost legal minds”.

He was President after being handpicked from slumber at the stroke of the midnight hour in 2001. Perhaps President Chiluba’s biggest mistake.

In a deal with Vedanta over KCM, Mwanawasa decided to instead hand the power of arbitration to South African courts in case of disputes. What of the competent Zambian Courts?

What Mwanawasa did is tantamount to treason and he should be tried posthumously and have his immunity stripped. We are fighting to get the mineral wealth that belongs to Zambians, and a court in SA should tell us what to do? ridiculous. But all this is because of Levy’s poor and rigid pattern of thought. A mine with a market capitalization of over $600 million at the time was instead sold for $25 million.

There are those who live in denial and say do not speak of the dead. How can we not speak of the dead when they left so much misery?

Mwanawasa’s terrible record as President should be interrogated because the the office he occupied was not a personal one but public.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. your understanding is wildly misplaced a contract must be agreeable by both parties. vendetta wasnt going to agree for arbitration to be done in Zambian courts just like ZAMBIA wasn’t going to agree for it to be in Indian courts they needed a neutral location. it’s just like if ZAMBIA was playing Malawi no one will agree that the referee should be from Malawi or zambia. it’s common sense

  2. Comment:The previous commentator is 100 percent correct.In any scenario and in this case,arbitration would never have occurred in either Zambia nor Indian.Please,live Mwanawasa the greatest of our previous presidents.You are simply ungrateful evil minded.

  3. BOSS,YOUR WRITING IS NOT SUBSTANTIAL. I AGREE WITH MULELEKWA D AND ZAMBIA MY BLOOD. APPRECIATE WHERE A CREDIT IS DEAL.TO BE HONEST ILICHINKOPO SANA CHBESA. ONLY 3 PRESIDENTS HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN ZAMBIA-KK,FTJ AND MWANAWASA. RB,SATA & ECL KUBWELANKO FWE.IAM NOT ASHAMED. 100% PROUD. TELL, ME WHAT SIGNIFICANT THINGS RB,SATA & ECL DID AND AVE DONE FOR ZAMBIA? KK, BUILT THE COUNTRY WITH AN OPEN HEART,CHILUBA LIBERALIZED THE ECONOMY.AND ZAMBIANS U LIKE SAYING CHILUBA STOLE. DO YOUR RESEARCH CORRECTLY PLEASE AND YOU WILL REALIZE THAT INDEED U INSULTED HIM WRONGLY.IMF AND WORLD BANK WANTED THERE MONEY WHICH KK HAD BORROWED AND NEVER PAID BACK.CHECK IN THE ZICA ECONOMICS TEXT BOOK.MWANAWASA FOUGHT TOOTH AND NAIL CORRUPTION AND SOME OF THE PROJECTS WHICH SATA IMPLEMENTED. THEY’S NOTHING SIGNIFICANTLY SATA DID AND U WOULD RATHER PRAISE OR HERO WORSHIP SOMEONE WHO MESSED UP THINGS IN ZAMBIA.

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