LAZThe Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has announced intentions to join proceedings of the presidential petition filed in the Constitutional Court by the UPND, as a friend of the court.

LAZ Honorary Secretary Sashi Kateka has told a media briefing in Lusaka this afternoon that the Association has confidence that the Constitutional Court will determine the matter before it fairly and promptly.

She says LAZ therefore appeals to members of the public and sympathizers of the UPND to remain patient and calm, and allow the Court to determine the case without any undue pressure, influence or threats.

Mrs Kateka states that the Association further calls on members of the public regardless of their political affiliations or persuasions to also respect the Constitutional Court judges.

She says LAZ condemns in the strongest terms any statements coming from the public or political party cadres that are aimed at intimidating the judges or any judicial officer.

She adds that the association also stands in defence of Attorney General Likando Kalaluka and condemns all ultimatums given for him to resign over his recent interpretation of the law.

Meanwhile Mrs. Kateka says LAZ is of the view that the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) prematurely suspended the broadcasting licenses of Muvi TV and two radio stations.

She says LAZ has taken note that the IBA suspended the licenses of the three media houses without earlier issuing notices to them contrary to sections 29 (2) and (3) of the IBA Act No. 26 of 2010.

On the failed referendum, Mrs. Kateka says LAZ demands that government holds a fresh standalone referendum on the Bill of Rights before the 2021 general elections.

She says the association is of the view that failure to have the rights proposed in the enhanced Bill of rights included in the country’ constitution, the Constitutional Court will remain a white elephant as it will have to wait for another general election to begin sitting again.

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    • The right terminology is amicus upnd and not otherwise stated. The entire letter ensures nothing but protection for upnd while PF is condemned and fore warned at every stage. The attributes displayed are animical of pseudo intellectualism filled with misogynist conjuncture.

      It is clear too that LAZ is preparing its camp to blame the plaintiffs and their support structure should the ruling go against their favorites in this case being the respondents. There also seems to be some underground carriage to complicate the entire petition beyond what should easily obtain by week’s end.

      Well, I have some good news for LAZ, no amount of meddling with the issues at had will change the outcome. This is not an academic exercise, there are people’s lives at stake and no machination will hand…

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    • The smart people of the Zambian Enterprise have already spoken and various credible monitors have confirmed the verifiable needful … These are delaying tactics that will be nothing but short-lived. And next time LAZ pretends to be amicus curiae try to use more palatable language.

      The language used here clearly shows what they need

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    • Ba LAZ,
      You must know that this matter is not about friendship.
      In any court case you can only join the side of either the plaintiff, or that of the defendant, not the bench.
      You cannot apply to join the judges.
      So, you LAZ, which side are you interested in joining ? Is it HH side or ECL side.?
      Definitely not the bench.

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    • FRIENDS OF THE COURT MY FOOT!!
      EVEN A CHILD CAN TELL FROM THE TONE OF THE LAZ DOCUMENT WHERE THEIR SYMPATHIES LIE: NAMELY WITH UPND AND REGIONALISTS.
      I WISH LAZ WOULD ALSO COMMENT ON THE CHOOSING OF THE UPND LEADER MERELY ON HIS BEING A TONGA.
      ALSO COMMENT ON THE RAMPANT AND CLEARLY TRIBALISTIC VOTING PATTERNS PARTICULARLY IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE.
      LAZ SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BE FRIENDS OF UPND AND ENEMIES OF PF IN THE PETITION. THEY DON’T FOOL US WHEN THEY DISSEMBLE TO BE FRIENDS OF THE COURT

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    • Zambians! Zambians! please wake up! The dictatarial wheels are chrurning slowly and taking everything in their wake and you are busy singing songs of praise for the PF. Come-on! wake up and smell the coffee! This is no small issue in this day and age. Information is vital and free flow of it is welcome in any democratic country like ours. The incumbent president Mr E. C Lungu is a lawyer by profession for f00lsake! Do you want this country to be like Zimbabwe the previous breadbasket of Africa turned into a basketcase by Mugabe or Uganda the former pearl of Africa turned into a pale of Africa by Museveni? Think!

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    • Next, we will be told that it was a forged letter. You can never know in Zambia. Lawlessness is too rife to believe anything.

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    • This is sad for PF. Now LAZ, Likando all joing UPND on this case.
      The worst case to me is REFERENDUM, the ConsCourt should ask just 1 question:
      Did people vote YES or NO, and the answer is clear. NO.
      Which means Edgar LOST

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    • Judging from this “RANT” by LAZ, their position on these matters is very clear. Therefore they should STOP PRETENDING to be neutral and joining the Presidential Petition before the Constitutional Court as “FRIENDS OF THE COURT.” If the REAL INTENTION is to render unvarnished legal opinion to the Court if and when they need it, why not just stick to the matters before the Court (PETITION) than going off on tangents that have little to do with the Case at hand? Leave these other stuff for another day and under appropriate circumstances!

      By getting into all these GRIEVANCES (genuine or not) at once, LAZ runs the risk of exposing itself to criticism as a tool for the OPPOSITION. Specifically the UPND. LAZ should stop pretending they only saw PF (Cadres) and Govt affiliated Media…

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    • continue…

      … acting and behaving irresponsibly during these Elections—it is below the standards of such an organization—be NEUTRAL!

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    • APART FROM THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW, THE LEADERSHIP OF LAZ NEED MATURITY, GOOD JUDGMENT AND SOLOMONIC WISDOM!!

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    • Where on earth did this woman get this idea? Does she think the Concourt is a bus on which she can hike a ride anyhow? Here is what the constitution says about the independence of the Concourt:

      S122. (1) In the exercise of the judicial authority, the Judiciary
      shall be subject only to this Constitution and the law and not be
      subject to the control or direction of a person or an authority.
      (2) A person and a person holding a public office shall not
      interfere with the performance of a judicial function by a judge or
      judicial officer.
      (4) A person and a person holding a public office shall protect
      the independence, dignity and effectiveness of the Judiciary.

      Ubupuba fye bweka bweka, zo-ona. Atase.

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    • Zambia a beautiful country, everyone seems to be lost, now people are joining themselves to the bench. odd indeed.

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  1. Kangaroo laws, I personally have no confidence in Zambian lawyers and judges, they are half baked academically, incompetent and corrupt at the same time.

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  2. LAZ DON’T YOU THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE ALSO COMMENTED ON THE HARRASSED AND DISPLACED PEOPLE IN NAMWALA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY? ? ?

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    • Which ones? You mean the ones PF laying vuvuzelas are blabbing about?
      On the other hand, what about 18 dead by the hand of PF death squad with blessing of Antichrist Bwalya and his “humble” boss?

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  3. ATI “Amis curie” BUFI, THEY JUST WANT TO HAVE A SHARE OF LEGAL FEES FROM HH AS THE CASE DRAWS TO ITS CLOSE. MILK HH BEFORE THE REST OF HIS CASE GETS THROWN OUT.

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  4. To be honest I think our LAZ lack clearly defined terms. They only seem to follow mob psychology. They are irrelevant to give legal direction. Already the statement to say the referendum should be redone is not anchored on any legal ground but purely on mob movement. I wouldn’t personally want them to be joined to the petition case, they will just confuse things.

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  5. LAZ leadership, even if you’re seeking popularity @ expense of national interest its not necessary for you to fight GRZ every time. You’re clearly chasing personal agenda using LAZ. Your objectives are clear in LAZ Act but you’re always in way of public interest to pursue individual narrow interests. You know that UPND decampaigned referendum but you fail to even state it. You know that Muvi TV & Komboni radio were peddling lies & fueling violence but you’re mute about that. Violence in SP has real victims who have been maimed & displaced but you cant condemn that. Know that the poor & defenceless ordinary people for whom BoR was proposed need champions. Only GRZ’s currently speaking for poor & vulnerable. You’re so quick to defend the lying rich & violent responsible for failure of…

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    • There are so many injustices and abuse taking place and the powers that be are take advantage of peoples “boma ni boma” ignorance – it would criminal for LAZ to sit by.

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  6. LAZ will always stand on the side of the Law whenever and wherever and by whoever threatens the rule of Law.

    That’s my association!

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  7. If Laz has joined in….we need to really think hard and not fool ourselves that there is nothing wrong…………. where there is smoke there is fire……. this petition is not like any other before and the elections were tied ones to say the least….blame game who did what is always there but ECL to some extreme failed to show leadership in avoid voilence

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    • Isn’t this Sashi the sister to Mutembo Nchito? Now everything is opening up, LAz is really compromised.

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  8. They may as well throw their hats in the ring… Anyone else left out? I identify one group. Us. Put a camera in there and let’s really make it interactive. I can picture those on social media finding something more useful than speculate… Come on… Con Court sounds like a spectator sport. The current vuvuzelas are drowning out the facts…

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    • LAZ saved you taxpayer funds which these greedy thieves in govt could have licked..what more objectivity do you want??

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  9. I agree with several people on this forum who have condemned Zambian lawyers as being half baked. In some countries, the US being one, a person can only go to law school if such a one has another degree. In other words law is a second degree more or less like a masters. But in Zambia one finishes grade 12 and 5 years later such a one is a lawyer. And worse still 4 years later you make such a one Attorney General. Only in Zambia can a thing like that take place. Linda Kasonde, how long has she been a lawyer? And already she is heading a highest legal body like LAZ? What does she know? The result is what we are seeing, in them applying to be friends of the Court?? Who can trust Linda Kasonde’s advice? Again what does she know?

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    • She knows more law than you…..And is highly respected by the legal fraternity.

      Read Court judgments and then you will know her legal prowess!

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    • @ZIALE Lecture you said ” And worse still 4 years later you make such a one Attorney General. Only in Zambia can a thing like that take place.” Take a good look at the constitution and you will see qualifications required to be an ATTORNEY GENERAL. Please desist from making comments impulsively

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  10. I think I like LAZ hope they intentions are pure. I like the way the have talked about MUVI TV I think that’s a fact and unbiased approach. One think if PF was popular party why it’s members voted again the referendum? Whether the court throws the matters raised by the court the is that PF rigged the elections.

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  11. LAZ don’t allow any one in this country to force oneself to rule the people who did not want to be ruled by them. You need to be very careful with your perported friendship with the Constitution Court. How many people have been sued in this country and you have never claimed to be friend to the court. By the way who told you that the Constituional Court needs friends? I would suggest you remain out of this case and make your own judgement. You are setting a very tricky precedence for yourselves. Do not attract unnecessary conflicts. We are already a fragmented group of people at the moment and your actions are making it even worse. You have never joined any court before as their friends but you want to do it now during an election petition. My advise is don’t bring unnecessary tension…

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  12. LAZ, you must know that this matter us not about friendship.
    In any ciurt case you can only join the side of either the plaintiff, or that of the defendant.
    You cannot apply to join the judges.
    So, you LAZ, which side are you interested in joining ? Is it HH side or ECL side.?
    Definitely not the bench.

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    • LAZ= LYING ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA = LOATHSOME ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA

      IN OTHER WORDS, INIMICAL, HOSTILE AND UNFRIENDLY

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    • LAZ SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR THE BIAS AND IMPARTIALITY IT HAS BEEN CLEARLY DISPLAYING SINCE THE ELECTIONS OF THE NEW EXECUTIVE.
      SHAME FULL.

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  13. LAZ you full of thieves who make themselves rich and we can see how selfish you are. Poor people were killed and beaten and you didn’t show up . Now rich UPND comes up in court you become the friends of court. My foot. Is this what democracy is all about. What do you care. How much have they paid you? You’re nothing but cheap people grouping up against the poor and you think we don’t know. You’ll go down with them.

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    • LAZ is not being paid by anybody…even people who are defending this selfsame constitution you see them as enemies…my God you cadres are the worst cancer to our fragile democracy!!

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  14. Until today I did not know that LAZ is UPND. Just rename LAZ to UPND.

    The tone of this release is very clear. Even my daughter will conclude that this is UPND.

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    • @ Tutu
      According to your “wise” reasoning, from today anybody who is against criminal activities has become UPND member?
      I fill sorry about your daughter who has been condemned to life with uneducated 1mbecile father.

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  15. Mrs Kateka if you also part of free masonry you are in for a rude shock. The devil you worship can not defeat God, Jehova the mighty man of War. The blood you people have drunk isn’t already enough. Shame on you. May God’s judgement land on your heads right now.

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  16. Mrs Kateka HH can not deliver you from God’s judgement. Who do you think you are fooling. You people want to delay the judgement of con court so that you put this country on fire then push for coalition government. We know your master mmembe is part of the scheme. If you try it, the Angel of madness will visit you. What wrong have zambians done to you people.

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  17. Mrs Kateka HH can not deliver you from God’s judgement. Who do you think you are fooling. You people want to delay the judgement of con court so that you put this country on fire then push for coalition governiment. What wrong have zambians done to you people.

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  18. STUPID WOMAN, SINCE WHEN DID PRIVATE BODIES AND INDIVIDUALS VOLUNTEER TO PROSECUTE?
    PRIVATE PROSECUTORS ARE INVITED BY THE STATE THROUGH A LEGAL PROCESS, OTHERWISE, PROF
    MVUNGA, BONVENTRE MUTALE AND THE ENTIRE ECL TEAM WILL QUESTION YOUR PRESENCE IN
    COURT. YOU AR NOT A LITIGANT, NEITHER HAS THE CHIEF JUSTICE INVITED YOU TO LITIGATE. LETS NOT
    TAKE THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA FORGRANTED WITH OUR HALF BAKED KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW.
    THE COURT IS THE COURT, IT HAS NO FRIENDS, YOU SILLY ASS OF A LAWYER.

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  19. UBU, EBUPUBA PA ZED, WHERE EVEN CIVILIANS NOW WANT TO TAKE OVER TH COURT AND OPERATE
    KANGAROO COURTS… MY GOD WHERE ARE W GOING? LET US ASK EDGAR TO BRING IN ALL HIS 1,800,000+ CADERS WHO VOTED FOR HIM FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ASK THEM TO CAMP AT
    THE HIGH COURT HAS HIS FRIENDS. SUCH IS THE SHALLOW WISDOM OF THE PRESENT CROP OF
    LEADERS IN LAZ. KATEKA, OR KWINDI IN MY LANGUAGE THINK AND EVALUATE BEFORE YOU OPEN
    YOUR VULGAR MOUTH WOMAN OF NO SUBSTANCE.

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  20. The role of an amicus is, as stated by Salmon LJ (as Lord Salmon then was) in Allen v Sir Alfred McAlpine & Sons Ltd [1968] 2 QB 229 at p. 266 F-G:

    I had always understood that the role of an amicus curiae was to help the court by expounding the law impartially.

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  21. The difference between LAZ & PF youths threatening Kalaluka is that LAZ has already registered with the Registrar of Societies to indirectly support UPND while PF youths support PF. The whole of their press statement is contempt of ConCourt because almost all issues commented on have been raised by UPND in their petition & they are behaving like cadres who may be immune to contempt charges. The Bench & lawyers are totally different animals, one is a crocodile & onother is an elephant. How can LAZ a lawyer join the bench as friends of the Court?

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    • Are the lawyers representing UPND and Lungu not the same LAZ members? LAZ is persuading the public to have confidence in the ConCourt while the same time they telling us the bench is not equal to the task unless they join it as Friends of the Court. On suspension of licenses, there is no warning on matters of national security or peace save for other criminal or civil desciplinary offenses. For Referendum, you saying that LAZ, GRZ & others campaigned for it but IT failed so why can’t you wait for 2021 instead of disgracing yourselves again because people are not interested for now.

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  22. LAZ that’s interfering with the bench and please be warned that you are not above the Law…Really LAZ leadership is highly impaired and their professional objectivity is at the lowest ebb…

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  23. LT, THERE IS AN ITEM ON LEWIS NATHAN AND ASSOCIATES WHO HAVE TAKEN UNDER FIVE. GBV
    AND THEIR UP AND DOWN PARTY TO THE ICJ FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. PLEAASE RUN THIS
    ITEM AND ASK THIS KATEKA WOMAN TO REPRESENT UNDER FIVE PROBONO AT THIS COURT, INSTEAD
    OF INCENCING US WITH HER SILLY JARGON.

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  24. Make Zambia great again – remove the cancerous tumor known as PF for misrule and incompetence.

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  25. LAZ is a very corrupt organization which to some extent behaves like America, LAZ is always on the wrong side of the road, very antagonistic to the government and they support lawlessness. These crooks in suits should never be allowed near the corridors of the concourt. Aba bafikala naba finyo should shut their faecal outlets before they release their smelly feces from their foul smelling asses. The court is very competent and have more qualified judges to deal with this than compromised LAZ. Ba LAZ if I had my way, I would get rid of all of you including: Mmembe, Mutembo Nchito, Scott, Sampa Milestone, Masebo Sylvia Chinena, GBM, HH, so many of you are on my list now.

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  26. I hope LAZ will be professional not what we are hearing about the so called corrupt Judges of nowadays. They are just interested in money, you swore to do your job professionally. Lungu has become the law influencing judges. I admire western laws no corruption, they do the professionally. God help Mother Zambia, the Country has gone in wrong hands. PF cadres trying to intimidate judges, where is the Country going? Lawlessness is an acceptable.

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  27. This is a TRICKY BY LAZ to ask ECL to handover power to the boss , check the name ati SAshi kateka , please KATEKA wakwisa u will never even your blood ancestors tekA ZAMBIA

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  28. The tone of the notice from LAZ is very suspicious. Are they telling us that Concourt may not execute their entrusted responsibility judiciary there by casting a shadow of doubt on the caliber of the composition of these lawyers on the bench? To me the later makes more sense. Therefore reading the notice as stated gives us an understanding that there is a predicted outcome on this petition and the result should go in favor of LAZ. Which side is it,Pf or UPND? Whatever the case LAZ should know that tempers and emotions are high and the best LAZ can do is to lessen this negative force by waiting and watching till the whole process is exhausted. Why should we start looking more intelligent than the organ entrusted to interpret law for us?

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  29. LAZ is compromised and should not be allowed to join the Concourt as afreind of the court twakana. LAZ petitioned that Ministers should vacate their offices and this came to pass. There was jubilation in the UPND camp. This actually made HH feel he would petition the election of Lungu after 11 August, 2016 election and HH has done that. Twakana ba LAZ ikaleni fye.

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  30. HH PROMISED SOUTHERN FARMERS DOUBLE THE MAIZE PRICE
    HH promised farmers in Southern to double the maize price after winning elections, so they kept and never sold their maize which is now rotting. The longer the concourt takes the more the wastage and hunger on the people. I have personally visited farmers in Kalomo and Namwala. They are waiting with hunger.
    This man is a strange economist. He believes in dreams, mostly which never come true. I doubt if he will win his case with GBM against PF. When HH is replaced, I will celebrate the whole day and night! BB

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  31. Sashi, the young blood sister to Mutembo Nchito!! What a cloudy wishful suggestion from the group of the learned. Let LAZ get the facts right, you are just an association and you are not equal to the office of the A.G. You are NOT an institutionalized organ of government. The likes of ‘Women for Change association’ are your equals. These are politics and don’t take advantage of us.
    Your interest should be in making sure your members uphold ethic conducts as enshrined in your LAZ.
    I will be asking Engineers Institution of Zambia, Football Association of Zambia, Bankers’ Association to come along with LAZ! Luapula Association will also JOIN! Abena Ng’umbo, Ushi, Lunda, chishinga, Kucefya pa Ng’wena bonse bonse let us join.
    LAZ you are creating the prevailing into a spectacle. A…

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  32. LAZ ON THIS ONE I CANT SUPPORT YOU WHY DO AN ASSOCIATION IS MANY OBJECTION IS IT TO BECOME JUDGES WHAT IS SO SPECIAL TO YOU AS AN ASSOCIATION TO FRIEND THE COURTS OF LAW ON THE COURT MATTER AND NOT ON OTHER MATTERS. YOU SOUND INCLINED TO ONE SIDED MIND YOU THIS ISSUES ITS NOT ONLY FOR LAWYERS BUT THE INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY ZAMBIA USE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU WISELY NOT TO CHAMPION DIVISION .FOR ME I WILL TERM IT THAT YOU ARE NOW INTERFERING WITH THE BENCH INDIRECT.

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  33. How would LAZ help the courts to work impartially when they have shown to be impartial themselves through their comments and actions? Please let us wait for the courts to do their part.

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  34. This use–less LAZ is bringing war in Zambia.Pipo voted for PF and we don’t want pipo to use court to ascend to power.These women in LAZ are busy destroying mother Zambia instead of uniting us.We voted and beat tribal party UPND.Now LAZ wants to play with pipo’s wishes?There’ll be kafwafwa in Zambia if the concourt nullify’s the elections.Zambia will be in pieces bcoz pipo never wanted tribal leader HH.U don’t force pipo.Already pipo are not working properly.CB ,Lsk,northern,eastern,luapula,muchinga, northern parts of central can’t allow the party of Sata to die thru corrupt Judges like Mulembe in concourt.These LAZ women will fail to run and will be take to international court of justice .Don’t play with pipo’s wishes.No one wants to go to vote again.There’ll be violence,tribal…

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  35. CONT.
    No one wants to go n vote again.There’ll be violence,tribal war if the court nullifys this election.Laz should talk to HH to accept the results.HH told us that he would never accept the results if he loses.He promised Armageddon in Zambia as soon as he loses.Already in Namwala bembas and sengas are being attached.We don’t want a tribal leader who came through politics thru tribalism.There are a lot good Tongas but HH wants to use the tribe as a passport to presedence.He tells his pipo that bembas don’t us to rule Zambia hence treibal in southern.HH is bad leader who will dive Zambia.LAZ should not be used other those LAZ women will regret with their children.War starts like this.They should have allowed the country to heal but they are prolonging the process.When u prolong the…

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  36. CONT.
    No one wants to go n vote again.There’ll be violence,tribal war if the court nullifys this election.Laz should talk to HH to accept the results.HH told us that he would never accept the results if he loses.He promised Armageddon in Zambia as soon as he loses.Already in Namwala bembas and sengas are being attacked. We don’t want a tribal leader who came through politics thru tribalism.There are a lot good Tongas but HH wants to use the tribe as a passport to presedence.He tells his pipo that bembas don’t us to rule Zambia hence treibal in southern.HH is bad leader who will dive Zambia.LAZ should not be used other those LAZ women will regret with their children.War starts like this.They should have allowed the country to heal but they are prolonging the process.

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  37. Allowing personnel into the studios would be tantamount to entrusting your only weapon into the hands of the opponent. The pudding is in the house and if people are allowed in, they may eat it and leave no cramps at all.

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  38. Now why should Mutembo Nchoto’s sister be a friend of the court.We know that she meets with Mulembe the con court Judge.This national issue and not Mutembo’s issue.She should be very careful other she’ll regret.Zambia is not for Mafias and cartels.LAZ has become so use-less.

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  39. Somebody to ban this evil, cartel, tribal oriented LAZ and please let us we from seven provinces join the bench.

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  40. NO NEED TO OFFER YOUR SERVICES. THIS COURT HAS VERY EXPERIENCED DISTINGUISHED LAWYERS
    JUDGES, FORMERS CHIF JUSTCES LIKE FREDRICK CHOMBA, MATTHEW NGULUBE, ERNERST SAKALA, LOMBE
    CHIBESAKUNDA, FLORENC MUMBA, WHY SHOULD THE COURT THEREFORE LOOK FOR HELP FROM ILL
    QUALIFIED, IN EXPERIENCED YOUNG ZEALOTS LIKE KATEKA? THIS BALLS WOMAN. THE BENCH IN ZAMBIA
    IS NOT SHORT OF WISDOM

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  41. There comes a time when we as a nation should heed the voice of reasonableness from the learned professionals and not from the unlearned who want to interpret the law. What is Caesar`s should be given and left to him. LAZ has applied to join the petition as a friend of the court unless the court today has become UPND. divisiveness is counter productive no wonder Zambia still lags behind in terms of development is because quality leadership has always received negativity with all sorts blackmail.
    What we don`t want in today`s leadership is a Mugabe syndrome which has left the country reeling to the worst levels of poverty just because someone wants to remain in power as though the nation is a person to holder. that being said if we feel some other people are more people than others then…

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    • Don’t tell me that LAZ is more reasonable than us the ordinary. In fact morality is what counts; ‘morality is above the law’ where law ends, morality BEGINS! and ‘Mugabe syndrome’ in Zambia will ever remain in your dreams. what a comparison, Zambia to Mugabe: I must say infinitely polarized.

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  42. The PF and UPND Lawyers in court are part of the same LAZ. So if LAZ says they want to join, as who? as the executive committee? or all LAZ members some of whom are representing both parties? Common sense is not allowing me may law can?

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  43. The LAZ should not hijack the constitutional court.
    When lawyers are sworn in as judges it does not mean LAZ as an association has been sworn in.
    The judges have the mandate of the people (throught the president’s office – the appointing authority) to seat on the bench.
    Who gave authority to LAZ to judge cases?
    Under what mandate are they trying to rule over the said cases?.
    While they can give advice on legal matters, does that imply they should act as judges, and attempt to take over judiciary? Have judges asked for the said help LAZ wants to give, or LAZ want to help their own interest. Are they trying to be like HH who wants to force his service on the Zambian people whatever it takes?
    Is LAZ implying that their members (the justices) serving as concourt judges…

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    • Is LAZ implying that their members (the justices) serving as concourt judges incompetent?
      Is LAZ as an association part of judiciary?
      Can we take matter to LAZ fie hearing?
      This abuse authirity!/previledge must be stopped.
      LAZ should not try to stead up trouble.

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  44. APART FROM THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW, THOSE LEADING LAZ NEED MATURITY, GOOD JUDGMENT AND SOLOMONIC WISDOM.

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  45. the Engineering Institution of Zambia must consider joining in, this because every thing looks engineered; the LAZ, the UPND , the IBA , yabaaaaaa, nkaani iyi…..

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  46. I HAVE ALWAYS TOLD YOU PEOPLE THAT US MEMBERS OF FLAZ (Facebook Lawyers Association of Zambia) ARE FAR MUCH BETTER THAN MEMBERS OF LAZ BECAUSE WE DO NOT NEED TO BE BRIBED.WE LOOK AT ISSUES AS THEY ARE E.G THE CONCOURT DOES NOT NEED NEW FRIENDS,THEY ARE ALREADY OVERCROWDED.AS FOR LAZ DONT EVEN TRY TO BEFRIEND US THE FLAZ COZ WE ALSO HAVE ENOUGH FRIENDS EG MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION,WITCHDOCTORS ASSOCIATION.FOR CLARIFICATION CONTACT US AT CHIMUTENGO INN AVENUE

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  47. The Circus continues – before you know it even us voters will join as friends of PF OR UPND ku court, Manje will the court be able to hold us!! Please CONCOURT hurry up with the verdict! we have been on slow mode as country because one party says that stole its votes !

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  48. LAZ people never cease to startle us, they are dreamers. A.G is a public office, and if the person of A.G is intellectually impaired, the public will rise against the office. It remains a function of ECL to remove him by following a correct procedure.
    S.ashi kwindi was the only courageous lawyer at LAZ to make a press release. typical of family seeking wealth through state coffers ranging from privatization of ZCCM/Roan Air, FTJ case to DPP. Insala yaminyokola no legal fees. get life and follow how else to make money.

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  49. Members of the club called LAZ are also members in other clubs. Some are PF, UPND, NAREP, MUKOLAMFULA, DAGGA and other parties. The judges are also members of LAZ.
    The question is why do a few members of LAZ want to impose themselves on the CONCOURT?
    When did LAZ sit and agree to join the CONCOURT as friends?
    When did the enmity between LAZ and the CONCOURT come to an end?
    Don’t let LAZ take us for granted. The issue at hand is more serious than the intended jocks that they want to bring to our judicial system.
    DO NOT TAKE OUR PATIENCE FOR A WEAKNESS

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  50. We must be very careful with the lawyers. They are trying to hold this country to ransom by un-neccessary claims and counter claims , injuctions and other delaying tactics. Is LAZ trying to say the constitutional judges are not competent enough to interpret the constitution? I smell a rat at LAZ or is it my nose which is not blocked

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  51. IN SHORT IS LAZ SAYING THE OTHERS ARE INCOMPETENT TO HANDLE THE ISSUE ALONE AS LEGALLY APPOINTED LAW MEN? JUST WHO THE F……K DOES SHE THINK SHE IS KWENA THIS IS ANNOYING NOW.

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  52. consititutional court lawyers,councel bonaventure mutale,other Lawyers are you sure you are tha incompetent to be joined by LAZ?I DONT THINK SOSASHI NEXT TIME YOU CANT FOOL ANY ONE.

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  53. LAZ you an interested party stay away from this case. Even the press statement indicates so.

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  54. Ba LAZ, please keep up the spirit of patriotism. You need to even work harder to protect this beautiful nation from being destroyed by selfish people who have no regard to constitutionalism, who thrive on illegalities, lawlessness and skuldugery. Democracy, freedom of information and peace are under extreme threat from people who just want to rule but have failed to manage the affairs of the nation and instead created more poverty for the people. Bane twapapata twafweni and do not relent as God is on your side. Refuse to be compromised for yours is a noble cause. Lesa amipale kabili amisunge alemipokololako na ku bubi bonse.

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  55. This is a welcome move by Laz. This Petetion is historical and LAZ’s expertise is needed so that a good precedent is established for the future. We are dealing with a New Constitution and a life changing clause which is being implemented for the first time in Zambia so its important to interpret the law correctly. In future as soon as a Presidential Petetion is filed with Concourt the incumbent President Elect should immediately step down and allow the Speaker of Parliament to be sworn in as Acting President to preside over transitional period. There must be a trigger mechanism for the Transtion without recourse to Concourt. A seating President must act responsibly and willingly step down without force or hassles. All eyes on Concourt!!

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