Sunday Chanda
Sunday Chanda

PF Information Committee Member Sunday Chanda says LAZ President Linda Kasonde should not risk embarrassing LAZ by making statements without facts.

In a statement Mr Chanda said Ms Kasonde’s statement on Tuesday was shallow and devoid of legal grounding.

He urged Ms Kasonde to base her defense of the tax defaulting Post newspaper on facts.

Below is the full statement as issued by Mr Chanda.

LAZ PRESIDENT MS LINDA KASONDE MUST SLOW DOWN ON IGNORANCE SAYS SUNDAY CHANDA

Ms. Linda Kasonde, the new Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) president must slow down and make coherent and intelligent statements based on facts before she runs the risk of embarrassing the reputable LAZ and entire legal fraternity in Zambia.

We say so because her press event was nothing if not shallow and devoid of legal grounding today. She spoke like a pedestrian counsel and not a certified one which is shame.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Ms Kasonde defending the tax defaulting Post newspaper but she must at least do it based on facts. Let there be honour even among thieves.

We would like correct the following misleading statements she uttered in her excited defence of The Post that owes poor Zambian tax payers more than 63 million Kwacha or 6.1 million US dollars:

• Firstly what she refers to as a court order from the so called Tribunal does not exist because the revenue Tribunal was repealed a long time ago, what exists is the Tax Appeals Tribunal

• Secondly there is no ruling that can be made to OVERULE the Supreme Court ruling so we wonder what Ms Kasonde means when she claims a legally binding court order was defied. This is what is called in legal terms, Gods Case.

• Thirdly, Fred M’membe (The Post) whom she is supporting is a tax offender who has taken money out of Zambians, poor Zambians that pay duty when importing cars for re sale, including his own employees. Zambians are the victims, he is an offender.

We can go on to point out more fallacies in Ms Kasonde’s overzealous statement, clearly she is very excited with her newly founded fame she does not want to stop and research before she shoots her mouth, however, we will spare her for the sake of the reputation of LAZ.

As we spare LAZ though, the gross embarrassment for Ms Kasonde’s un-researched excited utterances makes compels to ask, “where was she the day they taught law at law school?”

Conduct basic research Ms Kasonde, understand issues before you issue statements instead of embarrassing LAZ. *Mina amate!* (Swallow saliva).

We remind Zambians that Ms Kasonde is glossing all over real issues regarding how Mr M’membe, became a tax offender who must pay ordinary Zambians what he owes according to the Supreme Court. She is creating her own fictitious narrative due to excitement of her new election at the expense of LAZ reputation.

Also, the order Mr Membe presented to the police yesterday does not have the power to over-rule a Supreme Court order and it comes from a non-existent Tribunal.

We refuse and do not want Ms Kasonde to be mistaken for being ‘Legally Blonde’ so we will end here.

SIGNED: Sunday Chanda, PF Information Committee

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62 COMMENTS

  1. Sunday is most ignorant if anything. This is a guy who the PF demoted from their media committee, The PF did not adopt for MP in Kanchibiya. Now we all know the mediocrity in PF, for one to be demoted and not even considered speaks volumes. Sunday is just an empty tin that speaks loud but with nothing of substance coming out of his foul mouth

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    • I am sure Sunday Chanda is still hoping the drunkmaster will recognise him some day…You are just wasting your time circumsized d!ck head

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    • It’s true, Linda is talking too much! Like I said yesterday, answer the fundamental question of whether Mmembe owes taxes or not!

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    • Sunday, to say the least you are patronising Zambians. You are referring to Zambians as being poor, when you party is saying everything is fine and no need for anyone to fix the economy. There is everything wrong in bringing God’s name in you second point.

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    • August 11 is just around the corner. Let it come to pass so that we may be spared from this HH/GBM mediocrity. I hope after HH/GBM have lost some people will not commit suicide. This time around it will be the end of HH…Flight HH2016 will have crushed in Kafue river “killing” everyone on board.

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    • Tax evasion is now a PF issue? Strange!PF has taken over ZRA? Strange. PF wants POST out their way? Very likely.

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  2. It very sad to have a Law Association President who doesn’t know that the Tax Appeals Tribunal is not yet functional. That is why she is losing cases as the president of LAZ like that for ministers. I mentioned yesterday that it was too early to comment on the issue at 10hrs on the matter which happened the previous night at 01hrs.

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    • Something tells me that this woman Kasonde is a trouble woman! I will wait and see how far she goes! Good luck!

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    • Kant Neva why do you want implement the law selectively? Why can’t you question PF’s hasteness in implementing ConCourt, Ministers remaining in office contrary to legal provisions, etc? And now you are giving police and military uniform to your cadres! Is that not worse? Useless mambala!!!See you after 11th August, 2016.

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  3. Shut up iwe ka Chanda no wonder your party couldn’t even adopt you as an aspiring MP. It is the more reason why you were dropped by ka Bwalya aka “father” from being vice chairperson for information to a mere committee member

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  4. LAZ has a mandate to criticize government action, decision or its inaction or indecision. The government does not enjoy such a mandate. In defending government, it is necessary to protect small entities, such as a media house. Give chance to public interest litigation to prevail. There is no need for government officers to become defensive. By doing certain things, government exposes itself to ridicule in the eyes of the international community.

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    • But I thought that could be done with facts! What if it turns out that the document Mmembe presented is forged, what will she say? Did she even examine the document herself? Yesterday she was against referandum going hand in hand with general elections and before long she turns round and justifies the move of holding it together with general elections! We are not saying she cannot criticise but she needs to take heart and examine all facts before jumping on band wagon!

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    • @ Kabu

      Who said that the document is forgery? Did Deputy Registrar make statement about her signature? On the other hand, if it is true that her signature has been forged, how come that ZP did grant “Police Bond” for serious felony, instead of taking accused in front of Magistrate?
      Somehow, things are not what Mr. Vuvuzela Chanda is trying to portray. There are to many why which he avoid to answer and cover-up.

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  5. Mr Chanda hope u are ok Man, are u a tax consultant and do u understand the taxation laws of Zambia, who should deal with this matter is it ZRA or State house? if its ZRA then M’membe would have been given what is known as a payment terms of an agreed installments. but wat should have been resolved by tax auditors has just slipped off in the hands of politicians now, let the CG ZRA and his staffs handle this matter and it will be done in a right way but if shallow minded people who does not even understand tax laws put their political and empty minds in it then it shall fail, Post has alot of employees who too are keeping up so many families are u even thinking of what will happen if post is to be closed? which is better he pays in installments or u close it down? bwana do not speak to…

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    • ZRA has closed a lot of shops and small scale firms for ‘poor’ and voiceless people who defaulted on tax payments and they were not given the option of paying in installments. Maybe this case will change their method of operation but then it will be at the risk of encouraging people to default with the expectation that they will be treated leniently … it’s not as simple as it looks. If they give the Post leniency, i will also default tomorrow and other business people will do the same so that we could pay taxes at our terms and expand our business!

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  6. Look who is talking! It is this hired minion again! No amount of lying will change the fact that the Post Newspaper is being persecuted for Political reasons. We will stand by the POST. We do not agree with many things Mmembe writes, but he has every right to exist in this country and publish his newspaper in his style. That’s what civilization means. VIVA POST VIVA MMEMBE!

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    • This Sunday is really decampaigning his PF. Is he bitter at not being adopted?

      “she uttered in her excited defence of The Post that owes poor Zambian tax payers”…..

      Mr Dull Sunday Chanda, it is YOUR PF MANAGEMENT OF ZAMBIAS ECONOMY AND MASSIVE KALOBA THAT HAS MADE ZAMBIANS POOR, not the unpaid tax of the POST!

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  7. We agree with everything the LAZ President said about the matter of the Post. The lady is bringing back respect to LAZ.

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  8. iif what Sunday is saying is true, then Kweena ninshi bakupwisha Ms Kasonde zooooona

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    • Chiwangala, you and Sunday are empty tins. You do not seem to know what has been said, so shut up your stinky mouth.

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    • @ CAS, just shut the F*K UP you maggot, have you even read my comment ?? I am not a lawyer myself but all I am saying is that “IF” what Sunday is saying is true ,,,,, mark the word IF, you’re the one whose an empty maggot

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  9. Ba Sunday you would have done better than calling her a thief and questioning her qualification is a gross and a blanket insult to the all lawyers in Zambia.

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  10. The way the PF cadres (Sunday Chanda inclusive) have been reacting to any comments regarding the Post tells one that it is actually the PF that wanted the post to be shut down!

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  11. You the ka Sunday Chanda,keep your ka small vuvusela to your ka small audience,How do you address the learned LAZ president in such a manner?even if you had a point to state you are out of order,eat your last money just for the last 2month and pay your rent in advance or else you are done,belo yalilila kale

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  12. So here goes what everyone was guessing to be correct; the persecution of the Post by the ZRA is Lungu’s ‘falling on you like a ton of bricks’, ‘alefwaya pakufwila., ‘I have small body but carry a big stick’.

    Why would Sunday Chanda bark unless his master Lungu orders him to do so. This whole thing is about Lungu and Chikwanda wanting to close the Post so that the loot these two chief criminals stole is not exposed.

    I say it again, Lungu is a thief. I am a lawyer and we have disbarred Lungu for professional misconduct. And as they say, uwakalema……. Now he has looted grand style the treasury.

    My Lady President, you have our unflinching and firm support. Go go Lady Linda Kasonde, SC (bring it on soonest!!!)

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  13. Lawyers have classes as well as pass levels in schools – So lets forgive our dear sister -LAZ Boss in Zambia

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  14. The only problem i find from all bloggers is that you’re all commenting on this issue based on your party lines. We wont go anywhere. Does anyone here know that Meembe has been charged with forgery. It is alleged that the document he wanted to present was not original. He comes for mention next so i also agree that the new LAZ president should have waited before making conclusions from inconclusive data. I dont agree about the being legally blond as well but i agree that she was over zealous to comment that early

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  15. So even if the actual truth is shoved into someone’s face, the person can still continue to argue because of prejudice!! Is it because of the unreasonable hatred towards PF? Remember PF has nothing to do with the closure of the Post. It merely needs infantile intelligence to understand the Post tax matter.

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  16. Membe ena kuwayawaya fye…. let him just pay up. Now let’s go to the DBZ issue. Linda kasonde is always getting it wrong first it was the referendum and then the issue of ministers and now the post.

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  17. What law does Sunday Chanda know? Ms Kasonde is a professional trained lawyer with vast experience. With a Tax Court Order the trio did not tresspass their own property. The trio produced a Court Order allowing them to be at that property. Its not for ZRA and the Police to say the Court Order was forged. Let the Tax Court deal with the matter and after all that Court has already set 11th July 2016 to meet with ZRA and the Post to reconcile the tax figures. Sunday Chanda should leave lawyers to deal with legal matters instead of making a fool of himself by commenting on legal matters which he doesn’t understand. Forward with HH& UPND.

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  18. I can also agree with chanda let ms linda talk like someone who knows the laws of the land cos we do have respect for laz and plz madam dont mislead us cos wen we also do the same by not paying tax may b we will b introuble so can guide us once and for o

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  19. M’membe has TWO serious cases pending:

    (1) Forgery
    (2) Failure to remit taxes to ZRA.

    Where one earth and how does one appeal against the Supreme Court judgment?

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    • Whilst I do partially agree with you on two cases pending, can you PLEASE enlighten us about “…appeal against the Supreme Court judgment?”
      I did peruse “Ex-Parte Order” more than once, I did not find “Appeal Against Supreme Court Judgement” mentioned. Are you now imposing Vuvuzela Chanda biased interpretation?

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  20. SUNDAY!

    ONCE AGAIN, YOU HAVE DECIDED TO RELEASE A “NON OBJECTIVE STATEMENT”. IT HAS ALSO COME TO OUR ATTENTION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOUBLE DEALING! AS YOU KNOW BLOG COMMENTS ARE NON REPUTABLE BUT WHAT REMAINS THE TRUTH ARE FACTS BEFORE THE END RESULT!

    BEFORE YOU CHOOSE TO GO ON THE ATTACK, REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE ONLY A PF JUNIOR SPOKESMAN, AND AGAIN WE ARE AWARE THE ONLY THING YOUR BOSS AND HIS MINIONS(WHICH YOU DO NOT EVEN STAND AS ONE) CARE ABOUT ARE USING STATE RESOURCES IN ACCORDANCE TO RUPIAH ADVICE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.

    BY NOW YOU SHOULD KNOW IF ZAMBIANS ONLY CARED ABOUT MONEY, HH WOULD HAVE PRESIDENT WAY BEFORE EDGAR OR EVEN SATA! THIS IS NOT THE CURRENT SITUATION AT HAND. THE CURRENT LAZ PRESIDENT IS FAR MUCH MORE WELL QUALIFIED IN READING AND KNOWING WHERE TO DRAW THE…

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  21. THE LINES.

    OF COURSE YOU MIGHT DOUBT HER CREDIBILITY BASED ON PERSONAL DECISIONS? IF THIS WAS THE ROUTE WE ALL TOOK AGAINST YOU, WHAT STANDING OR LEGITIMACY WOULD YOU HAVE IN SOCIETY?

    LETS BE FACTUAL AND AS I ADVISED YOU EARLIER, DIG DEEPER! YOUR REPUTATION MIGHT LAST A FEW MORE YEARS AFTER THE IMMINENT TRANSITION OF GOVERNMENT!

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  22. @Sunday

    Indeed you are lost!

    There two unrelated cases: One Criminal (Forgery of a court order) and the other is Civil against ZRA, which also can turn into criminal if ZRA had the time to pursue it.

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  23. Imwe ba FREE SLAVE,CHRISBWALYA<SOCRATES and CAS. Please please what is your motive in the LAZ defence over TAX offender. Mulandu ni Mulandu . The post has a clear case to answer to the Zambia people and not to LUNGU and the PF only. The has committed a crim, and no reasonable person should try and defend that. If you guys eat with her post or muzimai on the same table, please ask your friend bring back our MONEY. When you defend a criminal you are also one, they saying goes. Stop saying any thing if you don't have anything to say. Its not about PF and UPND here! look at your noise! ITS about the Zambian people asking your sweet criminal person to bring back our money. So tell me, what its wrong with the ZRA asking your friend to pay our money. So all you chaps, stopping putting your…

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  24. That is the problem of dealing with a drunk. under the influence of alcohol, you can never see things correctly. You just lie, pretend you are not drunk and always feel so powerful. Adrenalin is high and your vision hampered. It is a sad state and unfortunately that is what Zambia is dealing with!

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  25. All of you are just yapping!!! Ask ZRA for clarification and why they pounced on the Post… ZRA is quite and you are fighting, dull chaps!!! ZRA says the Post defaulted even in installments!!! So see clarification from them if what is reported is correct!!! Let the ZRA commissioner on come on the air and live to be asked questions and clear the mess!!! Then we will know who is at fault! For now let Post produce receipt to show that they paid!!!

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    • One of the tenets of taxation is confidentiality. ZRA will never discuss tax issues of an entity in public. They will only deal with the affected entity on the matter and not reveal such information to the general public. NEVER!

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    • @ Taxedman

      CRAP, read final report of “the Commission of Enquirer in to ZRA operations”.
      ZRA can be sued as it is Corporate entity. Read Act establishing ZRA.
      One of the steps of the judicial process called “disclosure” impose on ZRA to avail all relevant information to the opponent. It is up to the Court to decide if such information can be disclosed in public or in “chambers”.
      Never say “NEVER”. You may sound like Chanda, full of biased 5tupidity.

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  26. Nothing to do with tax, Chagwa is scare to death wth the Post. This Chanda, kiss ……..,

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  27. The date on the Order is 15th July 2015. What a coincident? Can you spot anything wrong with this Order:? Besides the Post had entered into to Time to Pay in Installments but still defaulted. Let us be sincere in our comments. Further, once the Supreme Court of Zambia has decided a case, there is no more appeal. I beg to learn from you all learned Counsels.

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  28. This Post news paper and Fred M’membe are giving Zambians hot heads while he enjoys his money from tax evasion through a protracted court process.
    Continue arguing and wasting your time. As far as I know Lungu will not instructed ZRA to leave The post alone.
    So you who are sympathetic should start making collections on behalf of your favourite news paper.

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  29. The Law Association of Zambia was destroyed during the reign of one lawyer! It was the time when every Jack in Zambia found time to go to “Law School!” They cannot distinguish between a High Court ruling from a Supreme Court’s. They are corrupt guys who pocket money through deceit.

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  30. I think Chilfya Tayali does more research in his articles than Sunday who makes bare statements devoid of facts in relation to the law. remember how he misled the nation on his interpretation of GBM’s qualifications issue and concluded that HH would be disqualified?

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  31. Mr. Chanda, after considering content of your partisan and superficial ranting, can you be truthful (just once) and explain why, how and because of RAT becoming TAT?
    You see Mr. Chanda, changing name of the institution, does not imply that now TAT is in full compliance with the International judicial requirements to which Republic of Zambia has acceded and undertaken to comply. To the contrary, to day TAT (ex RAT) does not meet minimum International standards as to the impartiality, natural justice and rule of law.
    But then, I am sorry to say, in the past short five years no single “Court” has escaped nepotism, political interference and executive meddling in to the independence of judicial process. Who is to be held responsible for the dismal result? Only one answer, PF…

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  32. Pipo, you are missing something here. Post has not failed to remit the owing tax.what is pending is reconciliation of tax disagreement. That’s why the matter was supposed to go to the Tax appeal Tribunal before passing judgement by supreme court. Supreme court rushed in handling this. But now who is Chanda to determine the document. Is it the political party to determine this or official from ZRA or legal personnel. Who knows better about this court order to overrule the supreme between (Muchima Nchito, Kasonde) ànd this Pf information committe member? For the PF to indulge in such, simply means the party is the one backing-up.

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  33. This country has a lot of ignorant people who unfortunately have no qualms to embarrass themselves publicly online.100% of posts above are sadly and shamelessly an excellent exposition of lack of knowledge not only for the dimwit sunday chanda but bloggers outdoing each other in ignorance. I can only advise all of you bloggers including sunday to read and understand the supreme court ruling regarding the post issue and you will find that what they (supreme court) dealt with is totally different case from what ZRA demanded after the supreme court ruling ordering the post to pay. Further, for everyone’s benefit, please not that the supreme court does not deal with issues relating to facts of the case, they deal only with legal interpretation of the case at hand. So nothing wrong with post…

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  34. CONTINUED! So nothing wrong with post seeking reconciliation of debt with zra/tax tribunal as this is a factual issue that is within the mandate of the tribunal to deal. I can see Membe having the last lough.

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  35. Sunday Chanda may be incompetent in some people’s minds, but what he is stating are facts which some bloggers who sounds illiterate are not urging with.
    1. Can a lower court challenge a Supreme Court Judgement.
    2. This Revenue and Tax Appeals Tribunal issues how legal are they.
    3. Does the Post owe 58 Billion Kwacha unrebased to ZRA.
    4. For how long have they avoided paying tax.
    The law fraternity is slowly drofting to Bilikiloni and Difikoti shows with this girl who seem to have attained her law degree from below as most of them do.

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  36. Mr. Chanda, those few words are enough and those who are genuine are able to deduce and see the logic in what you are telling us. LAZ, please let us know whether you blessed the release of the statement for it leaves us wondering if you can make good interpreters of the ZAMBIAN LAW.

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