Constitutional Court Judge Pallan Mulonda
Constitutional Court Judges

CONSTITUTIONAL Court judges were paid huge amounts of money to deliberately lapse the UPND petition to nullify the re-election of President Edgar Lungu in the 11th August general elections, Hakainde Hichilema has claimed.

Addressing a press conference at Chainama Hotel yesterday, Mr Hichilema has described the Constitutional Court judges as thugs and criminals who, according to him, had raped the Constitution and were therefore not worth the gowns they wore as they lacked integrity and impartiality.

He singled out Judge Anne Sitali, Pallan Mulonda and Mungeni Mulenga for a scathing attack on their conduct which he likened to Judas Iscariot who betrayed a cause for pieces of silver.

Constitutional Court Judge Anne Sitali
Constitutional Court Judge Anne Sitali

Judge Mulonda, he said, had been flown all the way from the United States to sit on the Constitutional Court to frustrate the cases.

He also charged that President Edgar Lungu was consulting sangomas and witchdoctors, claiming: “He was not in Mfue for a holiday but he had gone to Malawi to consult witchdoctors,” Mr Hichilema said.

Mr Hichilema claimed the judiciary had been compromised hence the fear to rule in favour of the UPND which he claimed had won the August general elections.

“We thought wearing those gowns was a shell of ability, credibility and fairness in the delivery of justice. But little did we know that it was beginning of drama and mockery of institutions that we thought would defend the rights of citizens and restore some sanity in the country,” Mr Hichilema said.

He singled out Judge Annie Sitali of having been at the centre stage of manipulating the justice system and raping the Constitution in her rulings when she presided over the preliminaries of the presidential election petition.

Constitutional Court Judge Pallan Mulonda
Constitutional Court Judge Pallan Mulonda

Mr Hichilema explained that in the petition he was also seeking the courts to ask President Lungu to hand over power to the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini but that it did not happen.

“We put up a motion to obligate Lungu to hand over the presidency to the Speaker of the National assembly but the Constitutional Court deliberately ignored making a ruling on this matter. Up to now, they have not made a ruling because they were afraid of making a ruling against President Lungu to hand over power to the Speaker of the National Assembly,” Mr Hichilema said.

And Mr Hichilema claimed five Constitutional Court Judges unanimously ruled that the hearing of his petition should have been extended by four days so that he (Hichilema) could be heard but was surprised that Justice Sitali dismissed his petition on account that it had time lapsed.

“We have received no justice. Our election was stolen. We do not recognise Edgar Lungu as the winner of the 11 August 2016 election. We will never surrender to thugs and dictators. This is not an ethnic fight. This is a fight to restore our democracy, our Constitution and our human rights,” Mr Hichilema said.

Mr Hichilema claimed that President Lungu was promised by Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) chairperson Justice Esau Chulu, executive director Priscilla Isaacs and one of the former presidents that they would deliver victory for him.

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90 COMMENTS

  1. The three judges should sue him for defamation. He has gone too far. Even if you are aggrieved you don’t insult people in this manner.

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    • Fortunately, my January 2015 vote was not enough to take you to the State House. Now that I know who HH really is, I would be regretting voting for you had you won the elections last year. This is what they call poor finishing of one’s political career.

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    • Halusa Hagaini is complaining. Such a bitter man. If he was an infection he can be a boil that grows near the anal opening.

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    • oooh this is interesting. Does it mean anyone can insult the judiciary or is it only HH who is allowed. Let us know so that all Zambians know. Why should the Concourt handle cases for this man who is demeaning and insulting the Judiciary in broad day light. Can the judiciary tell us so that we can equally start un lishing insults at them each time we dont feel fairly treated. Let us know please. We are observing what is happening and should HH go free, No court should ever penalize any Zambian for insulting and deeming them. If the con court will proceed to handle this man’s case without penalties, a precedent shall be set for ever. We all enjoy the same rights. Are you fearing HH? Shame.

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    • Ichi muntu chafilwa uku ba president elyo chilefwaya chitwale ubushilu ku Judiciary. Atasee. Leave our honorable judges alone you demon possessed man.

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    • I find it strange that an educated man and supposedly rich HH would bend over to a point of accusing ECL of using witchcraft to win an election. But maybe he is right, ECL must have used witchcraft to win the elections through the majority Zambian electorate. And if his accusations are true, why didn’t he HH use the same trick since the mason himself is so obsessed with the presidency? It takes two to tangle.

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    • Mr. HH,
      Please, don`t lose the last dignity you have. You are giving press conference after press conference all full of claims but no evidence . You have incited people to start civil war. I think that is not the way to go.
      No international court will be above the Zambian Courts, unfortunately, that is the reality. Once ECL is inaugurated, that is it, game over. The more of these press conf, the more you talk rubbish.
      In my opinion, both Mr.HH and Mr. ECL are losers in one way or the other. For HH, you lost as you will not be a Zambian President, at least for now. And Mr. ECL is a also loser as he lost credibility and going in books as a President who rigged the elections. I am sure he has asked GOD to forgive him.

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    • These are serious allegations! Once the same three judges take up the case and sue him, he has to show all the evidence to exonerate himself … does this guy understand what he has just done? Self destruction of the highest order here …

      Thank God this guy is not my President … fate has a way of vindication beyond human perception. How lucky the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise are for not being led by a psychopath with kleptomaniac traits beyond redemption.

      What was he thinking?????!!!! Accuse Judges at your peril Badala … I feel sorry for you. You gonna end up worse than you ever thought. Don’t listen blindly to failed folk telling you that you are untouchable, you will languish alone, treason is non-bailabe

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    • Continued …

      Treason is a non-bailable offense and since you fought the referendum tooth and nail, the new Bills of Rights that was supposed to protect you is not there to make your appeals better. You made your own bed now you have to lay in it.

      Wait until after the inauguration … things will start falling apart. The only grace you have is that we will advise ECL not to expend any energies on you because we have a nation to build and he is God fearing. But don’t take the average citizenry.

      Meekness is not weakness

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    • I agree . It’s hard to trust him as comander in chief. With this character. It’s like someone was pushing him behind.

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    • Just look at that filthy accusing finger. It is strange to note that only Mr. HH is right and every one else is wrong. Spooky accusations, no wonder he is a loser. Well Mr. Hetch Hetch, we the elite already knew that empty runs like you could just never carry the mantle of leadership. Give us evidence of your claim on the judges, else, give us a break. Pass me some popcorns please.

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    • Iwe Chi Saulosi, ati ” A boil that grows near the anal opening.”
      In short a Hernia hahahahahaha.

      Viva President Nawakwi.

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    • hh SHOULD BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE COURTS OF LAW TO PROVE HIS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE HAPLESS JUDGES. THIS IS THE MOST SERIOUS CHARGE I HAVE EVER HEARD AGAINST OUR JUDGES.
      THAT SAID, I CAN DETECT THE INFLUENCE OF MMEMEBE AND THE CARTEL IN THE INSINUATIONS. MMEMBE HAS LONG ENJOYED THE FREEDOM TO INSULT ALL IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND YET AT HIS YELLOW GUTTER PAPER HIS EMPLOYEES LIVE UNDER FEAR LEST THY CROSS HIS PATH IN WHAT THEY SAY.

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    • I now understand why certain quotas despise HH. Had this man been president the country would have been a den of vengeance with his new friend fat Albert. I just hope he has evidence beyond reasonable doubt once he is sued.

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    • Fellow Zambians, what do you expect from a person who is always following ingombe pamusula. his daily life is to see insults hence the insulting mode is easily activated.

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  2. I think a word of advice to HH is to listen to his lawyers at least. You don’t say such things against a judge you are to appear before. This is pure Under 5 thinking. I bet he doesn’t even listen to his lawyers. On Monday his lawyers will have to face the same judges he is bad mouthing. Talking about making the already hard work of your lawyers even harder.

    Show some respect at least Under 5 HH. If you have evidence of money paid put it out. Lodge complaint to Judiciary Complaints commission like the others have done. This is otherwise a very very serious allegation and I hope you realise that and ready to take it further

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    • @MMD Chief Ar.selicker:
      We have NO apologies to make to those 3 Ar.sewhores you call Judges! Of course Truth Hurts. If anyone of them is aggrieved, let them take the matter to court.
      That will be a chance of giving them the evidence they didn’t want to see and hear – Evil so called Kangaroo Judges worse than even unlearned Village Headmen!!
      HH&GBM are NOT only a Politicians BUT a Freedom Fighters. Anybody going before those 3 Corrupt Mother Fuc.kers should know that they are going for circus NOT Justice!

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    • The devil has claimed his own in Lungu., He will burn and those three whores will pay! Where is hte man who manipulated the votes in the ECZ room? Zambia is a backward country and the people are sheep. Those three judges are the ugliest people on earth.

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  3. IF THE ACCUSED JUSTICES ARE GOING TO LEAVE THIS MATTER AS IT STANDS THEN THEY WILL BE SETTING A VERY BAD PRECEDENCE. MR HH IS TELLING THE WORLD THAT THE THREE JUSTICES WHO DID NOT VOTE IN HIS FAVOUR RECEIVED HUGE SUMS OF MONEY. THIS MAN SHOULD BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE COURTS OF LAW TO SUBSTANTIATE HIS CLAIMS. OTHERWISE. THE PUBLIC WILL LOSE CONFIDENCE IN THE JUDICIARY IN ZAMBIA. I THINK THIS MAN NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT A LESSON THAT TELLING LIES IS WRONG.

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    • There will be no courts as this will make the evidence of rigging available to the whole world. HH knows he insult those jig design as he likes because they are sitting on the evidence for all to see..

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    • @Chisenga

      Someone called Chiluba a thief. And he was given an opportunity to substantiate. There is a strong almost rabid barking by PF corybants to drown the sound of HH. But that will not do. This is not a matter that you shout down. We have a long long way to go. Records like this don’t disappear and all is shut….nix.

      Judge Mwewa knew exactly what she was doing and how she was going to dribble and close out UPND from presenting the petition.

      She took hold of the process to determine when to hear the preliminary issues and set the date for start of trial. She even set it and worked backwards to clear the preliminary issues. On the date SHE had set as start of trial date, she refused to sit and said it was time up!

      This my friends does not just disappear. Like a…

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  4. “This is a fight to restore democracy.” When did we see democracy in UPND? May those who are closer to HH advise him to start respecting pipo before nature takes charge. We don’t insult pipo you don’t feed. The fact is this HH thing will never rule this country until he learns to respect pipo. Believe me you have exposed yourself HH. Even those who had some respect for you will now think twice

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  5. Mmmm HH , kubwatuka nichiani boss. If the 3 judges were paid money, why didn’t you counter offer them. So those 2 you paid less ka!

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    • @Witness nio:
      Your possessed Mother is the Lucifer! Take that sh.it of yours and put it in your Ar.se and some of it her smelly pu.ss.ey!! Mother Fuc.ker!!

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  6. In lusaks nyanja you can say ”kunama sibalesa manje kanamidwe”. Or in chewa ” kunyenga nkololedwa koma kanyengedwe”

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  7. Jokers of Evil Rat and Caterpillar eating Judges! Let them go to court and appoint their own Judges if they think they have been libelled.
    Of course Truth Hurts. We have NO apologies to make to those 3 Ar.sewhores! That will be a chance of giving them the evidence they didn’t want to see and hear. Evil so called Kangaroo Judges who are even worse than unlearned Village Headmen!!

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  8. No one will go to court as the evidence of rigging which is central to this case will be made a visible to the world….

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    • But who will verify what you release as true? It’s not a good move to show disrespect to Judiciary. If you refuse power of the Judiciary, Law, then you are a criminal! No matter what you show will be criminally done. So it’s an own goal because no criminal organisation can be allowed into gov’t. DO YOU NOT SEE. That you have embarked on a pointless route? The world can’t give you power to be gov’t in Zambia! This is sickening and worrying.

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    • @Chilyata and Spaka. You Liars, Liars, you Liars with your HH.Why has it taken you this long to show us your evidence? If the courts are blocking you why cant you publish in the news papers and your Watchdog? so that the world can see. Your HH lied that they had overwhelm evidence. Where is it? We are well informed that your layers had no evidence reason why they kept going arround circles including asking ZNBC to gice them news clits at the last hour. You Stupid Liars. Look at u Chi Chilyata insulting everyone. You stupid idioot.

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  9. All I can say is what a shame. I did not know that behind that pride & arrogance was a volatile character. You’re certainly not fit for leadership Mr HH. To think that some people actually voted for you! Is this your idea of wisdom & how you’d have run this Christian nation? God couldn’t allow such delusional approach to problem solving. Thank God for protecting us from you. You’re so cheap, vindictive & hypobolical. No way you can be a leader. God Bless Zambia

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  10. HH Is letting the nation know he has lost Monday’s case. There is no need for him to turn up on Monday and AG’s case to injunct him from filing any further cases in courts must now also include a life long ban on ever running for the Office Of the President in Zambian elections because of his Treasonous conduct. He must also be tried for treason for his attempt to create violence in Zambia. There is a clear lack of respect for Authority and the Judiciary should teach this renegade.

    This man is a very bitter man and lacks any wisdom and in a way he has been allowed to show the Zambian people who he is. UPND need another Leader urgently, if the party is to survive. HH has lost ALL Leadership credibility. Danger to Zambia. DISGUSTED!

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    • the dictator alcoholic Lungu will not arrest people, close newspapers and become God like Mugabe. and Zambians will always sit down and beg God to help them. Well, when Lungu is finished with you all, load shedding will be nothing compared to what you all will suffer.

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  11. Let them go to court if they think wise, and there will be a chance to see all the evidence of rigging, since they hind it…. And didn’t want to make a ruling it

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  12. This is now getting out of hand and very childish by Mr. Hichilema …if you are going to make allegations like ZWD you better have hard evidence like account statements and video.

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  13. HH AND GBM TELL THE NATION HOW MUCH YOU PAID CHIBOMBA BEFORE YOU ACCUSE OTHER JUDGES. YOU JUST PICKED ON LAW STUDENTS FOR PROFESSOR MVUNGA AND WHAT DID YOU EXPECT APART FROM BEING WHITEWASHED?

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  14. They were paid money yet yesterday you reverted to the same court. HH please at the rate you’re going you may end up at the hotel east to where you’re meeting. Unless there is something that we don’t know, I would give it a break if I were you.

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  15. First take yourself to jail before you my elected President HH and GBM because you stole votes.

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  16. Monday, there will be no sitting at the Concourt because of this huge insult by HH no judge can accept this dressing down.

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  17. I guess i was also paid huge sums of money that is why i didnt vote for him…This guy he thinks he owns people, he is so shameless. I had hope that one day he will rule us, but trust me he has lost it. He will never be President of Zambia

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  18. I’m so disappointed in this man, hh! Can the upnd pick yourselves up and elect a mature president! Enough is enough!!!

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  19. Evil minds breeds evil presidents like ECL. That’s why I never voted for OF.

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  20. Evil minds breeds evil presidents like ECL. That’s why I never voted for PF .

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  21. This man is really U-5! These guys kept amending the document for a week when they knew they had only two weeks! Their delusions started long before the elections. They wanted RSA to print ballots but intelligence had pinpointed that Hazalusa Hagain had some interests there! They inspected the ballots at the airport, they stopped and inspected trucks and nothing was found! They thought a man can change info in the server – all cooked up stories. This guy is so immature that I see him nowhere near State House in the next 50 years. Please go away.

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  22. NOW WE HAVE HEARD AND MAYBE SEEN THAT UMWAICE ALIPEA. MUKUPENA NALABA NOKWEBA ATI THE UTTERANCES: “Mr Hichilema has described the Constitutional Court judges as thugs and criminals who, according to him, had raped the Constitution and were therefore not worth the gowns they wore as they lacked integrity and impartiality.” ARE JUST WHAT HE IS HIMSELF. HE HAS ALSO FORGOTTEN THAT ZAMBIANS HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN THE SOURCE OF HIS DUBIOUS WEALTH. WE ARE NOT F00LS AS YOU MAYBE BLINDED TO THINK. IN THE ZAMBIAN EYES, YOU ARE STILL A THIEF AS LONG AS YOU CANNOT EXPLAIN YOUR SOURCE OF WEALTH WHICH CAME DURING THE LIQUIDATION OF PUBLIC COMPANIES. UKOSEKO MWANA.

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  23. I said it even before that this guy ALWAYS CREATES A PROBLEM and then PLAYS VICTIM TO DIVERT CONDEMNATION TO THE ACTUAL VICTIMS OF HIS SCHEMES. When UPND was CRYING RIGGING against PF and ECZ,he was BUSY CREATING RIGGING MACHINERY IN HIS STRONGHOLDS! AFTER RIGGING in his strongholds and FAILS TO WIN, he turns the music at high temper on ECZ and PF ACCUSING THEM OF RIGGING! Problem the PF GOVT APPEARS TOO INEPT TO OUTSMART THIS DEVIL!! Now,when HE TALKS AGAINST THOSE 3 JUDGES,just know that HE HAD BRIBED the OTHER 2 who VOTED FOR EXTENSION OF PETITION HEARING but he is NOW REVERSING IT ON PF!! That is how he does things!! IN THIS CASE HE LET US BE SURE HE BRIBED THE 2 JUDGES and the 3 REFUSED!!

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  24. This is becoming bizarre. First it was ECL has rigged the election so he is a cheat we must recount Lusaka votes. Then it became ECL did not get the 50% + 1 so there must be a re-run.
    Suddenly the UPND have discovered that they actually won the election so ECL is a thief he stole their votes.
    Which is Which?
    Havent people been saying both Parties won in their traditional strong holds so people voted in the usual North/South divide. The Mps reflect this dynamic. I thought to win an election countrywide you have actually to win in more areas. PF won in 6.5 and UPND 3.5 provinces. Are there different figures anywhere?

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  25. Nevers detained at Woodlands police station charged with criminal tresspass. He’s been denied police bond.

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  26. Please HH,how do you expect a different ruling after insulting and demeaning the concourt judges in public like this?Am sure you know that it’s ALL over now…..I would have preferred you reorganize and restrategize for 2021.But with such behavior,people are slowly losing confidence in you.How you bounce back from defeat is what defines you……

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  27. Ba Godfrey Miyanda, where are you? Please comment as you support this man. HH is now accusing our judiciary of corruption. I would like to hear your comments please.

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    • How else do you explain what happened other than corruption?

      I also say the Judiciary in the three judges is corrupt…..and I suppose my good general does agree?

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  28. Addressing Doctors and nurse at Chainama Hospital from his hospital bed, HH has said the Concourt Judges were paid alot of money…

    Meanwhile One of the Doctor treating HH at Chainama Hospital has said HH condition is severe. When he was admitted last week, he only had ‘Swine flu’, now he has developed fullblown ‘mad-cow’ diesease. This is due to his association with farm animals.

    The nurse was overhead saying HH mad-cow symptons will be very acute after the inaguration of EL on Tuesday. Doctors are expected to admister heavy medication of chill-pills on HH on Monday and Tuesday just to calm him down.. .

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  29. To under five and his pimp fat albert, i say bravo to concourt judges mungeni mulenga, palan mulonda and annie mwewa sitali for their landmark ruling on the 14 days clause. It will stand the test of time in zambia and the judicial world at large. The bill of rights guarantees varous freedoms. The freedoms are observed in relation to other laws in the constitution……

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  30. …when a petition becomes time barred at the expiary of the 14 day window, thats it the concourt has no jurisdiction to hear it and the petition lapses. This particular law was created during the constitution conference initiated by late president mwanawasa in which 26 upnd mps, godfrey miyanda, muna ndulo and others participated. PF boycotted the conference…

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  31. 2015 Guy Scott as acting president didn’t want Edgar to stand as pf presidential candidate let alone eventually become repubican president. So if rigging is possible, Guy had the power to do so on behalf of HH. He could have prevented the alleged stealing of HH ‘s votes by Edgar. HH cried even at that time that Edgar had stolen his vote just like now.

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  32. The law was meant to to do away wirh the long time it took to hear petitions and reference was made to mazokas petition which took 4 years. Miyanda was one of those who spoke pationately on this clause.it is a pointer that those going to concourt next time will be better prepared and not waste time on prelimi.aries. under fives silly comments are sour grapes. Hes sick in the head to attack the judges.

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  33. THE REASON WE NEVER VOTED FOR HH
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    Thanks be to the Lord my vote was not wasted.
    Like Lifwekelo put it, a win for HH was going to usher in the most notorious vindictive ploy for all citizens who are anti-UPND and believe me, he was going to be complaining, accusing, cursing and insulting all his tenure.

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  34. HH !! Why take your case back to the Judges you believe were bribed, have you this time around offered them more. I don’t believe you . Stop tarnishing thier names unless you have evidence.
    Are you sure they were bought or it is that you are just trying to convince your party members that you stand a better chance in 2021 in the likely event that GBM decides to challenge you for presidency of which he will he is power hungry just like you . Birds of a feather flock together ?.

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  35. Wen the constitutional court ruled dat the minister were not suppose to be in office after the dissolution of Parliament, upnd said con court was the best and fair, mow Dat tables have turned ati Shani na Shani… Useless hh

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  36. It is really sad for the Highest Court in the Zambia to be accused of Human Rights Violations. Such acts touch on the lives of the entire Zambian population and can only be effectively dealt with by an international criminal tribunal or the ICC.

    I have reported crimes against humanity committed on me to the United Nations, AU and ICC as well, and both PF and UPND members were complacent in pillaging, harassing, persecuting, murder of my daughter, forced exile, holding me in slavery and servitude, and sexual violence acts, intimidation and in obstructing my career, socially and economic advantages, as a method of stealing from me and sabotaging my UN career, yet I donnot owe them anything and I never invaded anyone’s rights, and I am fully competent in my UN performance, which is…

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  37. Comment:I had a thot HH ws goin 2 mak a gud leader bt all hell NO!,I ws dead wrong nd de little hop I hd in him its all gone now.His bad behavir is worse than tht of GBM.

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  38. Clearly this is a man who has lost everything including his dignity.. from a legal point of view he should be persecuted for insulting the rule of law. his insulting the judiciary reclessly.. and this is surely his true character, im glad his not our president. big ups to All Zambians for demonstrating democracy.

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  39. Zambia is now a rotten country for real. Where on earth have you ever heard of political cadres claiming to ‘know’ the constitution better than the judges themselves. PF cadre and their leaders claim to say judges ‘made a mistake’ to extend the case hearing. Who do they think they are? If that was the case that these judges made such blunders of extending the hearing, how many other serious blunders have they made in handling this specific case. Why should judges be grumbling over a ruling. 2 say this and 3 say that. Is this the type of judicial system one would have confidence in??? This is rottedness , comical and undesirable in a democratic society. PF remember, What goes round comes round. HH is a leader who can not stand injustice, corruption and thuggery which is now becoming…

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  40. I say this to HH. It is not easy to swim against the tide of the corrupt. Much easier to be a whimp, surrogate and sell out. But principle demands counterwise. You are on the right path. Soon these demons will go back to their sleeze and the poor will see that they have been robbed and then cacophony will break loose.

    Stay the course my man…we are proud of you!! Team HH…go go go!!! Zambia Loves You!!!

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  41. Yes, the allegations are strong and they need to be strong so that those who feelhurt may sue him and that will open them to scrutiny.

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