An outspoken Zambian writer-cum-politician has called for the disbanding of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), saying the regional bloc is a ‘letdown as an organisation’.

According to Joseph Kalimbwe of President Hakainde Hichilema’s ruling United Party for National Development (UPND), the disbanding of Sadc arises from the body’s perennial failure to denounce oppression in the region.

“SADC is a let down as an organisation,” tweeted Kalimbwe.

He also added, saying:

The former African Union (AU) youth simulation president added, saying:

 “For years, its chosen the interests of leaders, sent congratulatory messages even to those who win sham elections & refused to denounce oppression in our region. SADC must disband & reform !!!”

Beneath, we publish some of the responses to Kalimbwe’s post on Twitter:

SADC is an unpardonable mess. It certainly must be disbanded- Zimbabwe News Parrot @ZimParrot

Yu’re stepping in Charamba’s way now kikikiki-H.E Luxon @luxmakx

In Uganda Museveni was announcing results from nowhere, the commissioners just brought papers & would chit chat before announcing a figure, Museveni then stopped the charade & became the charade by declaring himself winner whilst there was outstanding results in many provinces– Advhokecy #RegisterToVoteZW @UniversalTinte1

OBSERVERS MUST GUARD RESULTS SERVERS, Hotspots and insist on public display of results per province, districts. We need free and fair ELECTIONS @_AfricanUnion @SADC_News . Both African Union & SADC are letting us down & have ceased to serve purpose long back– Advhokecy #RegisterToVoteZW @UniversalTinte1

True to that .. SADAC only took sides and is always in favour of torrorists like Zanu , ANC.. those are the people who cause poverty in our nation’s– Billy Mpofu @mpofu_billy