The Forum for Leadership Search Zambia has described as gross indiscipline on the part of Law Association of Zambia president Stephen Lungu to call for the resignation of Director of Public Prosecutions Chalwe Mchenga.
Forum executive director Edwin Lifwekelo says the republican constitution which is the supreme law of the land provides clear guidance on the operations of the DPP.
Mr. Lifwekelo says as a qualified lawyer Mr. Lungu should have known better that the DPP enjoys tenure of security.
He says there is no justification for Mr. Mchenga to resign because he is operating within the confines of the law.
And Mr. Lifwekelo has backed vice president George Kunda sentiments that the opposition United Party for National Development-Patriotic Front Pact has teamed up with LAZ to mount unnecessary pressure on Mr Mchenga to resign.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lifwekelo has urged Members of Parliament to return to their constituencies.
He says members of parliament are elected to be the voice of the electorates hence they should find time to go back when parliament is on recess and attend to the problems in their respective constituencies.
And The Committee of Citizens has joined in condemning the calls by the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) for the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Chalwe Mchenga to resign.
Committee Executive Director Gregory Chifire says the call by LAZ is partisan and likely to bring anarchy to the legal profession.
Mr. Chifire told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka, that LAZ is an important institution that should always be associated with restoring sanity and order among the people through good interpretation of the law.
He noted that there are a lot of serious matters that LAZ should concentrate on than being a mouth piece for opposition political parties.
He said LAZ should pay attention to issues like the Nation Constitution Conference (NCC) and ensure that it provides guidance and advice to the people on the ongoing deliberations.
Mr. Chifire charged that the recent remarks by LAZ President Stephen Lungu are a clear indication that the organization has lost track and has instead resorted to politicking.
He has further advised LAZ to stop using the media whenever they want to confront members.
Mr. Chifire said it was saddening that the Association had chosen to call for the resignation of the DPP through the media instead of finding a mature way of advising him.
DPP Chalwe Mchenga has come under fire from both LAZ and some opposition political parties who are calling for his resignation for alleged having failed to operate in an independent manner.
On Sunday, Vice President George Kunda said the accusations against constitutional office holders such as the DPP by the opposition and LAZ are in an effort to weaken Government.
Mr. Kunda further accused the LAZ council of supporting a named opposition political party.