UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s suggestion that he will reverse the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill when he forms government shows that he has dictatorial tendencies symptomatic of a lack of understanding of how laws are repealed.

During a meeting with truck drivers on Sunday, Hichilema pledged that the Cyber Security Bill would be one of the first laws he would reverse when ushered into office.

It is not for him to reverse and that is the problem. That law has not been made by the President, that law has been made by Parliament.

This is what is funny when HH says, ‘he will reverse it!’ Is he the one who will be sitting in Parliament? Is he the one who will be Minister of Justice and Speaker of the National Assembly? Is he the one who will be in the Committee for Cabinet legislation? Is he going to be alone in the Cabinet?

Those are dictatorial tendencies. You are just part of the process, you are just a leader. There will be other people who will think otherwise. So, he is even better off saying, ‘I will scrutinise, or amend this clause’ and not deleting like the way his members of parliament were suggesting in Parliament, that is being dictatorial.

The government system creates a law, which is making people safer then someone is saying he is going to reverse. Is that inspiring people?

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