President Lungu with First Lady Esther Lungu and Vice-President Inonge Wina at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport shortly before departure for Ghana on Friday, January 6,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

A Zambian lawyer based in Canada has charged that President Edgar Lungu is not eligible to stand for presidency in 2021.
Elias Munshya said President Lungu must vacate office in 2021as he does not qualify to recontest.

Mr Munshya said it is absurd to claim that President Lungu can use the privilege of the 2016 constitution to prolong hi stay in office.

“Zambia is a going concern. It is a state. The 1991 Constitution amended in 1996 and in 2016 did not abolish the republic and start afresh. The question is not just about is the law now, but rather what was the law then. President Lungu can’t use what is the law now to justify an assault on what was the law then,” Mr Munshya said.

He added, “For example, Constitution 2016 introduced dual nationality. However, the introduction of dual nationality in 2016 doesn’t retroactively confer dual nationality on anybody before 2016.”

“With regard to Mr. Edgar Lungu Constitution 1996 stated that his election in 2015 was a term of office. He is bound by that law. He can’t rely on Constitution 2016. Constitution 2016 has nothing to do with what was happening when Mr. Lungu commenced his term in 2015 and it cannot cancel that term.”

He added, “Mr. Lungu knew or ought to have known what he was getting himself in when he ran for office in 2015. He can’t claim the privilege of Constitution 2016. He must vacate office in 2021. He isn’t eligible to stand again as stated by Constitution 1996.”

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  1. Stupidity is when a supposed lawyer fails to apply a key theory of law to his own situation. That theory is called precedence. We expect that dull chap lungu to learn from chilubas fate of 3rd term and apply those lessons to this silly plan to hold onto power. Zambians cannot be taken for a ride for this long. First you steal an election and now you have audacity to force yourself on people for a 3rd term. To make matters worse you have failed the people. This is not Zimbabwe or Congo. Here you will be eliminated my friend. Te country ya noko iyi. Silly dog ati president. We know the judiciary are as useless and dull as mushota so let me warn lungu that should he try to hold onto power through dictatorial ways we will take law in our own hands.

    Nez
    Best blogger 2016

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    • I dont like Elias, but I read and this make a compelling case

      The addendum to the Constitution was made to allow Lungu.

      Chiluba tried without success to temper with the Constitution.,

      It would seem Lungu had a motive for amending the constitution, and the precedence seems it is now set. Do your two terms nearing it, amend the constitutions to allow you to go for a third?

      You have duped , once more shame on you Zambians

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • Mushota you claim to have numerous degrees and a job that pays you well and yet your English is appalling to say the least. As you are based in the United Kingdom one would think your English would be on point. Please do not embarrass us wherever you are. We plead that you return and develop not only your country but your English too. We have capable teachers of English here in Zambia

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    • LT Ban this NEZ in the interest of all people that read these sites.
      block him we dont have to hear from him.

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    • Lungu’s thieving will make FTJ’s seem like a walk in the park. He’s quickly learning fro RB and Dora while playing the humble card.

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    • the zambian watchdog has said that, by participating in this lungu’s drivel 2021 bid, we are legitimating this retrogressive debate. by the way the zambian watchdog is back….

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    • *According the Constitution Amendment Act No.1 of 2016*:

      *Article 11*. (1) A person who is holding or acting in an office established by the Constitution immediately before the effective date shall continue to hold or act in that office as if appointed to that office under the Constitution as amended and shall be considered as having taken any necessary oath required to be taken under the Constitution as amended, unless the President requires that person to take any oath specified by the Constitution as amended or any other law.

      (2) A public officer shall continue to hold or act in that office as if appointed to that position under the Constitution as amended and shall be considered as having taken any necessary oath required to be taken under the Constitution as amended, unless…

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    • … Continued….
      unless the President requires the public officer to take any oath specified by the Constitution as amended or any other law.

      In simpler terms ba lawyer Ku Canada this means the President must be treated as though having held office under circumstances spelled out in the Constitution as amended!
      If you still don’t know the meaning Sir, President Lungu having ascented to the Constitutional amendments must be treated as a PRESIDENT holding office as spelled out in amended Constitution. Meaning he has not yet served a term and qualifies to stand again Sir.

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    • Jamerson has his owon constitution which he hides under the bed; and it allows him to stand as patron of the Jamerson club.

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    • Stupidity is when a WHOLE country is bogged down to debating an incumbent’s eligibility for an election that’s 4 years away when there’s work to be done in his current term of office. How dare you allow a guy who’s supposed to be serving you to divert your attention to 2021 when Agriculture, Education, Health and the economy are falling apart and unemployment soaring by the hour? Can we stop this nonsense and get back to the real issues?
      Mr Lungu, it’s the extent to which you have reduced unemployment, inflation, poverty, hunger and disease in Zambia that should just your re-election, than you simply being eligible to stand. Mere eligibility is USELESS if your track record is horrible!!!!!!

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  2. Lungu is trying to apply the law retrospectively. Lungu is supposed to be a lawyer and ought to know that you cannot retrospectively apply law just for your own benefits. Lungu is the dumbest lawyer this side of the equator and I really question the authenticity of his law degree. Vhipuba cha muntu uyu

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    • *According the Constitution Amendment Act No.1 of 2016*:

      *Article 11*. (1) A person who is holding or acting in an office established by the Constitution immediately before the effective date shall continue to hold or act in that office as if appointed to that office under the Constitution as amended and shall be considered as having taken any necessary oath required to be taken under the Constitution as amended, unless the President requires that person to take any oath specified by the Constitution as amended or any other law.

      (2) A public officer shall continue to hold or act in that office as if appointed to that position under the Constitution as amended and shall be considered as having taken any necessary oath required to be taken under the Constitution as amended, unless…

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    • … Continued….
      unless the President requires the public officer to take any oath specified by the Constitution as amended or any other law.

      In simpler terms ba lawyer Ku Canada this means the President must be treated as though having held office under circumstances spelled out in the Constitution as amended!
      If you still don’t know the meaning Sir, President Lungu having ascented to the Constitutional amendments must be treated as a PRESIDENT holding office as spelled out in amended Constitution. Meaning he has not yet served a term and qualifies to stand again Sir.

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  3. And Lusaka times I demand that you announce the best blogger. People cannot waste time voting and then for your to decide to do away with the vote just because me a upnd supporter clearly won. You are cowards with small penises just like that president lungu who is buying you for propaganda purposes. I will not stop until the truth is told

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    • NEZ, you will stop to amaze me just like HH who declared himself as the winner. Is this genetically inborn to all upnd cadres or what?

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    • kiki ka mj atishani mune. I see you have moved to lusaka times after i left tumfweko and led to its demise. Only useless people blog on tumfweko now. I came here and warned people that i would be one day best blogger. People voted for me and deep down you know that i was leading when the polls were taken off by PF paid Lusaka times administrators. They could not believe their eyes that a upnd supporter had managed to persuade people to see things in the right way. I speak the truth and as they say the truth is not popular in some circles like the PF. Since threatening lusaka times by winning best blogger they have now started controlling how many likes i get here and what is posted. 10 articles about lungu in 4 hours is just plain sad. But deep down I will always remain best blogger and…

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    • kiki ka mj atishani mune. I see you have moved to lusaka times after i left umfweko and led to its demise. Only useless people blog on tumfweko now. I came here and warned people that i would be one day best blogger. People voted for me and deep down you know that i was leading when the polls were taken off by PF paid Lusaka times administrators. They could not believe their eyes that a upnd supporter had managed to persuade people to see things in the right way. I speak the truth and as they say the truth is not popular in some circles like the PF. Since threatening lusaka times by winning best blogger they have now started controlling how many likes i get here and what is posted. 10 articles about lungu in 4 hours is just plain sad. But deep down I will always remain best blogger and…

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    • kiki ka mj atishani mune. I see you have moved to lusaka times after i left umfweko and led to its demise. Only useless people blog on umfweko now. I came here and warned people that i would be one day best blogger. People voted for me and deep down you know that i was leading when the polls were taken off by PF paid Lusaka times administrators. They could not believe their eyes that a upnd supporter had managed to persuade people to see things in the right way. I speak the truth and as they say the truth is not popular in some circles like the PF. Since threatening lusaka times by winning best blogger they have now started controlling how many likes i get here and what is posted. 10 articles about lungu in 4 hours is just plain sad. But deep down I will always remain best blogger and it…

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    • continued: and it will continue hurting your delicate little brains

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  4. Zambia had reached a point where the only way to save it is by impeaching or killing lungu. We need a revolution because the entire system is rotten to the core. We need to wipe out pf and exterminate it from our governance system.

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    • Consider killing yourself as a first step. You will go mad watching President Lungu in office for another 9 years

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  5. Munshya and so-called learned colleagues shud take time to read Constutition amendment Act 1. Lungu is eligible. Do simple research before yapping abt retrospect when the supreme law conferred new provisions on the President at the assent of the amended Constutition. R.B ended his tenure under an old Const.
    For e.g. why was thr debate on the Ministers remaining in office with reference to the amended Const.? Werent those Ministers appointed under 1996 Const? So how could new providions apply to them? The answer is in Act 1 which provides them incl. President to continue as if they were appointed under the amended Const. Go and read before yapping emptily

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  6. NEZ taking matters personal, u can die with bp listening to pf cadres. Take a brake my brother, we all dont like PF but killing aint the answer to our solution. Long live Lungu, so we can shame you in 2021. We will do a serious PVT and announce our results in 48 hrs, u can take the all year to announce with your felow incomptent Chulu if u so wish, but shud there be any variances, Zamba bakesela! Even if we lose, we will tell our people that.

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    • It’s OK for lungu and pf police to gun down an unarmed female upnd supporter and for lungu to have long life? This is why they say Zambians are slow

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    • ….In fact Zambians are damn right STU.PID and Cowards!! How can they allow such stu.pidity in the country? West African soldiers would have already done something unlike our Foo.lish soldiers who have NEVER fought any war and are as Cowards as Women!!

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  7. Lusaka times, please ban this Nez chap so that we can have some intellectual debate. We want people who can debate with brains and not emotions, whether one supports the ruling or opposition parties.

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    • No you are just not used to hard painful truths. Am not here to blog for your convenience. That is Lusaka times job as they have been paid to show pf in good light. I simply demand that Lusaka times announce the best blogger from the results we had on this website. You will not keep me down. Whether you red arrow my comment you and your family are all affected by poor economic governance by this chikopo. Pf might feed you but please think of your poor relatives for once

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    • @Chilando:
      Mother fuic.ker – you are such an evil Ar.sewhore….Leave NEZ alone!! Why do you want LT to be only covering your one sided SH.IT?
      Already your caterpillar eating President Edward Lungu has closed all sensible papers due to censorship – so why do you want even more censorship??

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    • What ‘s the Mast doing? It’s acting as the Late Post so nothing has changed except the name.

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  8. Its simple the shallow Lungu does not qualify to stand for presidency in 2021 under the new constitution. Don’t dare comment because he has destroyed our economy. Poor Zambians have suffering because of this scumbag. We need a leader with a clear vision. A leader who cares about his own people.

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  9. Its simple the shallow Lungu does not qualify to stand for presidency in 2021 under the new constitution. Don’t dare comment because he has destroyed our economy. Poor Zambians have suffering because of this scumbag. We need a leader with a clear vision. A leader who cares about his own people.

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    • UPND know that president Lungu defeated the whole Michael Sata clan, Guy Scott, Kambwili, then HH and other party presidents, all in 2015. His first attempt at it too lol! Of course UPND shall fear him.

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    64 flag MunaDekhane January 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

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    We told you that Lungu is a disciple of Mugabe and Mu7, there you have it for your selves.
    Lungu’s audacity statements are based on the weak judicial system in the country. The Con courts, LAZ and the judges in the nation are weak, bought out and divided. My profound concern of Zambia’s incapability to hold any credible elections is being vindicated. We have wasted so much time, efforts and resources to improve our democracy for nothing to show up. Its a disgrace to Zambia.

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  11. Forgive him,Wrungu Edgar signed the constitution with his eyes closed now he has open when its too late. THE GREAT CLUELESS CHAKOLWA.

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  12. PF work up, this no vision misfit, masquerade of a President is a wolf in sheep’s skin. No wonder he wants to hound out all apposing voices in PF like Kambwili and manipulate everybody in order to rule for three terms. Is he not the one who once said that he was not interested to becoming republican president? Now he wants to go for three terms? This is the price of electing poor people in to leadership positions. He has already forgotten about the people that voted for him including the Jarabos that he enticed with a dangling carrot only to make his motive known now that he has a full five year term. Marketeers you are next, you thought you were clever dancing dununa reverse, ask your friends in Chingola, next is Kitwe then Lusaka, mwanya.

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  13. I am told that who study law cannot study medicine because they would be debating the anatomy instead of attending to the patient.

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    • Ndanje please give us your views on article not those dry jokes from 1964

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    • Iwe I’ve told you not to reply to my postings. I don’t want you, get it simple and straight.

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    • kikiki I must have really led to emotional pain when I owned your little brain on tumfweko. I told you that when I was finished with you, you would never wana hear from me again. You are too weak to handle big men’s debate. I suggest you desist from this website and maybe blog on some entertainment website. Politics is not for babies.

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    • So ba NEZ you are that dull not to notice that a majority of bloggers are shunning you? (You cant even read between lines that it’s the ”never argue with a f…l” at play here?) Oh poor boy, wake up! lol

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  14. People commenting on Lungu’s ineligibility to stand fail to use that constitution as reference for their position and yet forget the constitition is that very tool that will be used to affirm bos eligibility.. It will be wise to use that tool to fight your battles because in court the benchmark I’d the constitution.PERIOD…Munshya would be wise to follow suit

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  15. Who the crack is munshya and which organisation does he stand for? Who does he represent since he scampered to Canada leaving Zambia? Now he wants to interpret the constitution from Canada? Ecl says if adopted by the party he will stand. And if we say we want him again why not. Call him all sorts of names but Upnd cadres are pissing themselves in their pants. Even whoever is adopted in 2021 will win ? again as long as you put your wamuyaya hh to stand again. ATI bandibida ma vote. My foot. Just not salable material. My vote goes to of again

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    • dont say we. you came alone in this world and will die alone. Dont involve us in your foolish decisions.

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  16. dont say we. you came alone in this world and will die alone. Dont involve us in your silly decisions.

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  17. I always receive with complete disdain comments for people in the diaspora I am not even sure they are eligible voters. If they not eligible voters the should keep quite I am not interested in there discourse. Keep quiet pls your long articles mean nothing to an ordinary Zambian fuseke diaspora.

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  18. First it was EL cannot succeed Sata, yet it happened. Next was EL cannot win the 2015 bye-election yet he won! Then came the 2016 election, you were all ranting EL cannot win under the 50 plus 1 clause, he wont beat the Kalusa – Gbm combination with Bo Inonge, it happened again! Further u went on to shallowly think the concourt will rule in Hichitonga Hichitongaz favour, guesse the rest is history! Next, no he wont be sworn in! The stadium was fully packed! Mwayamba va 2021 nafuti, imwe when are you going to learn??? The term of office for a sitting President shall be 5 Years! Let him finish his full presidential term then we will discuss. As for those saying he has destroyed the economy, show us how, those saying he stole the vote, go to court and show us how! Hichitonga Hichitonga shall…

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  19. I strongly hold the view that our president knows the real reasons behind the clause on terms limits. I am made to think that having terms limits has a moral dimension to it. I would rather not talk about the constitution on this matter because the debate on this straight forward issue will be inconclusive and we may lose time to conclude the issie amicably just as we lost on the election petition. The term limit helps to curtail the excesses that characterise the presidency of unsuitable candidates. The term limit also helps attenuate or completely remove the effects of a policies of a president who is politically popular but whose policies are ineffective and danger to the future economic well being of the nation. I think Lungu’s case is described by one of the above moral issues. From…

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  20. Insults will not take us any were lets respect elder people. Contribute something which can help us to build our nation Zambia, God bless you all.

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  21. Alias is 100% right. Remember the case of Mutembo Nchito. He tried to argue that according to the amended constitution he was supposed to appear under the Judiciary Service commission disciplinary committee and not under the tribunal appointed by the president. This was dismissed on the grounds that the tribunal was constituted under the old constitution and not the amended one. So, the president was elected under the old constitution and the meaning of the term in that old constitution should apply for the first one. He is not eligible to stand in 2021.

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  22. Munshya is absolutely correct. Lungu served his first term under the old constitution when even one year was regarded as a term. Its like going back to claim extra money on subsistence allowance for last year simply because the rates this year have gone up. Let this retrogressive talk stop as Lungu does not qualify to stand in 2021; let’s talk about issues that will help build up this country

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  23. chewing money that you have not worked for is really sweet. Lazy lungu wants to eat. he entered office looking like a malnourished rat from a drought stricken area in eastern province and now he looks much healthier. Tax money is nice bane

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  24. SO WHAT’S THE STORY WITH LUNGU AND KAIZA ZULU? WORD HAS IT WE ARE ABOUT TO HAVE A SHAKE DOWN. KAIZA ZULU IS GOING BYE-BYE!!!! KEEP US POSTED!!!!

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  25. Please Zambians, DO NOT underestimate this Edward Chagwa Cowboy!!
    He comes from the school of Uncle Bob Mugz, & General M7, so it’s wishful thinking he will follow the law, & vacate peacefully.
    Like a cancer, Zambians should have cut Chagwa out before the cancer spread in August 2016.
    Unfortunately its now too late, as the Cancer spread all over Zambia & become terminal!!
    ONLY CHAGWA, OR HIS HEALTH WILL DETERMINE HOW LONG HE STAYS. Look at Uncle Bob Mugz, & M7, still dribbling their Citizens & constitutions.
    MWANYA MUZANYA MANZI, coz if you think you are suffering now, wait a couple of years. You P.F. Cadres will believe H.H. is really a messiah, but will be too late to dislodge the Chagwa Cancer as he will have stolen enough cash to embed himself perpetually into Plot #1 Nkhwazi…

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  26. Lusaka times….I am starting an online petition against this site if u fail to declare NEZ. …BB2016. He has a point u can’t make us waste our time voting and do an ECZ….blacking out results. That is unacceptable.

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    • @umupondo YOU ARE RIGHT IF THIS IS TRUE THEN JUST LIKE I STOPPED READING ZAMBIA REPORTS I WILL DO THE SAME TO LT.

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    • Guys I thank you and need your support. I don’t understand why Lusaka times have failed to announce the winner. It is clear that I won. It just proves what I have been saying that Lusaka times is partisan and biased towards pf. Let us end this culture of political interference in the media. This attitude is what lungu stands for..look what he did to the post.

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  27. Lawyers will tell you that I can win this case even if they know you are guilty. That’s what this munshya thing is trying to do. As for the bloggers who don’t have the constitution, please find one and go through it. Lungu qualifies under both new and old constitution.
    I have no respect for this lawyer now. Even the people he is trying to please can not trust him.

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  28. The worry some people have is that it’s not easy to beat a sitting president so they would prefer another candidate. But don’t forget Levy won with a lot of help from FTJ. He accompanied him everywhere so that Levy would have access to government resources.

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  29. The case will to the constitutional to rule. As is usually the case and forever it shall be Mrs. of Concourt will rule in favor of Chakolwa Chagwa Lungu

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  30. The case will to the constitutional to rule. As is usually the case and forever it shall be Mrs. Sitali of Concourt will rule in favor of Chakolwa Chagwa Lungu

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  31. UPND know that president Lungu defeated the whole Michael Sata clan, Guy Scott, Kambwili, then HH and other party presidents, all in 2015. His first attempt at it too lol! Of course UPND shall fear him.

    Let us move on to developing the nation, and making the lives of our people better. Okay!

    Viva President Nawakwi.

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  32. @ Chilando, please touch not the anointed ones NEZ Spare him for us. with your attitudes dont you know that, without nez, jayjay, mushota, skeloton,buck teeth, nostradamus,muntu and thorn in the flesh this mediums will not be insteresting are you blind?

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  33. Error on typing because l was fast, Media not mediums.Mean while let the LT announce the winner of year best Blogger 2016.

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  34. Lungu knows deep down his heart that he did not win the elections. He used Priscillar Isaacs and foolish boss Esau Chulu to deprive Zambians from the leader they voted for. Lungu is not popular but a delibra, Where are Soldiers in Zambia? I like Nigerians they would not let Lungu behave the way he is behaving interfering with Judiciary, Police, Army Media becoming a small dictator.

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  35. When I read on social media that EL has declared interest in standing for a third term I felt a bitter passion of remorse and regret that Zambia is a failed state. I even thought in my heart that politicians are useless and cannot be trusted anymore. I was thinking that surely, the so called humble man Edgar Lungu has taken Zambia for granted and has duped us. I felt a spat of blood surge into my veins and with a hot temper and I could not believe what I was reading.
    I checked what developmental agenda he has brought to Zambia and disdained every part of his thinking. I then decided to read the law of Zambia very carefully and to my surprise this is what I found.
    According to 106 (3) A person who has twice held office as President is not eligible for election as President.
    Yes, EL…

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  36. Yes, EL has served two terms and on this premise, he cannot stand as president. However, this is only to a casual reader. EL has served two terms but his first term was only for less than three years because he assumed office as president and was president for less than three years and according to 106 (6) (b) he is deemed to have not served two terms and he is therefore eligible to serve again.
    Meaning that he is deemed not to have served a term of office as President if, at the date on which the President assumed office, less than three years remained before the date of the next general election.
    This is a point which even me a simple Zambian perfectly understands well. Those against this are doing so because of ignorance. We allowed him to sign into effect the constitution we had…

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  37. not understood.

    I ask every well-meaning Zambian to read carefully cap 106 all of it and it’s so clear and no lawyer in his sane mind can challenge this position in any court. Mr. Elias read the constitution of Zambia. its there for everyone to read.

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  38. @2.3 Bwele
    This is a glaring lack of the ability to reason logically you are stupidly manifesting here! Lungu ascented to the new constitution before the polls & Article 11 therein recognized him as a person holding office thus Term 1 was automatically counted for him. His stolen term counts as the second term, period. Anyway, the man is sick and not even the muti of the most powerful sangoma will take Lungu to 2021. Unless he wants to run for office from the “Embassy Park”.

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  39. Time for debating national issues is not conduisive in Zambia as of today. An inconclusive election is still lingering in Zambians minds. What was expected was for president Lungu to demonstrate leadership, provide solution to the suffering Zambians are going through, sort out load shedding, youths unemployment, pay civil servants on 30th of the month, fight corruption with a political will and feel for Zambia as a leader.
    Instead, you have began to address the nation about your third bid term. Zambians are not ready to debate that now except to begin to be pro- action and remove Lungu as a president. President Lungu has failed to provide national leadership and needs to be removed by ALL means in the constitution to save our country.

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    • Your intentions seem to be noble – on the face of things, at least! But have you considered this: Who would remove ECL from office, and by what means? Certainly NOT the gullible Zambians! And, most assuredly, NOT through the ballot!! The vast majority of Zambians don’t give a hoot about the economy’s performance or its mismanagement. For them what matters is ECL is in State House and they are content and happy to keep him there, whether or not his policies stink to high heaven! The ballot? Forget. Not for as long as Mugabe, Museveni, Adah Timor, Essau Chulu’s ECZ are well and kicking. It’s ECL for life! Or, as he himself likes to boast, until he’s tired of ruling (probably only exhaustion from all those binges at every Annual Ball will do the trick here!). So, for those of you…

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  40. You may wish to note that in paragraphs 4 and 5 Mr Elias Munshya contradicts himself. Now little minds in UPND, continue debating after my guidance. I will come back to conclude and close when you finishing debating, I give you 14 days. For the avoidance of doubt by UPND cadres, this 14 days is inclusive of weekends and holidays…..kikikikiki

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  41. Ba Munshya mwasebanya. Read all clauses on the issue before you coment. You are now like a funny professor based in South Africa. I feel sorry for you guys.

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  42. Michael C. Sata was president of Zambia from 2011 to 2016, although ECL served one and half years for him. That is according to the new constitution.
    When a dull lawyer tells us that ECL is not eligible to stand for elections in 2021, the simple question can be: Which constitution is he using?

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  43. This is the same type of behaviour both Nkurunziza of Burundi and Kabila of DRC Zaire engaged in and plunged their countries into veritable chaos. Chiluba tried it here and it nearly tore the country apart. Whatever the other provisions of the constitution say, it’s the spirit of the constitution we are supposed to follow. Further, Chagwa is a wholly clueless miserably failed enterprise, what more does he still want in office beyond 2021?

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  44. Now I am begining to understand NEZ. One sided and believing his/her mother is best cook on the planet coz he has not eaten from Mikiti. Anyone to invite him to Mikiti? It is near CEEC in Lusaka. Then let him/her talk and we see if he/she will comment about HH – UPND and ECL – PF with objectivity. Experiment No. 1.

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  45. @NEZ, its mind over matter, not matter over mind. You cannot be best blogger on LT. May be going by the frequency of your posts. Read carefully what you write and you will find that your comments are not objective rather than subjective. They are full of hate speech just like your HH and lacks merit. If you claim to be an intellectual to me you are certainly not. There is no room for reasoning in your brains. It is blotted with hate.
    From this background I can assure you that UPND will never rule Zambia. Another political party will emerge and take over just like PF from MMD. “Your are truly buttocks who will never suddenly find themselves in front.” The late L.P Mwanawasa sc.

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    • Iwe I simply ask Lusaka times to announce the results that were on this website. Don’t be a dog. If I have no support why did I win by 58 percent of votes. You are a bitter person who needs to realise that the tide has changed. People are fed up of pf. Don’t think that by stealing an election then it means people support Lungu. I demand that the results of best blogger are announced then you can talk to me. Until then you are of insignificance to me so phuck off! !!!!

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  46. If the Vice-President assumes the office of President, in accordance with clause (5) (a), or a person is elected to the office of President as a result of an election held in accordance with clause 5(b), the Vice-President or the President-elect shall serve for the unexpired term of office and be deemed, for the purposes of clause (3)—
    (a) To have served a full term as President If, at the date on which the President assumed office, at least three years remain before the date of the next general election; or
    (b) Not to have served a term of office as President if, at the date on which the President assumed office, less than three years remain before the date of the next general election. Tenure of office of President and vacancy

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  47. @ NEZ (4) who ever you are, you have gone overboard or crossed the line. Going for the ultimate, as in suggesting someone being Killed means that you have stopped thinking. And suggestions made by someone who is not thinking are worthless or senseless. This forum is not for people who will exhibit such shallow thinking of murder. Even your HH cannot be subjected to such narrow thinking. You may actually not be Zambian, because in Zambia we do not write about killing. Even Chama Chakomboka, HH etc. have a rightful place in Zambian politics without being subjected to such backward and barbaric thinking of terminating one’s life on the basis of differences in opinion.

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  48. What is the point of having clause 5(b) if the Vice-President assumes the office of President, in accordance with clause (5) (a).The purpose of having an elected running mate as Vice-President is to avoid clause 5(b)-“Presidential by-elections”as was the case with presidents LPM and MCS.Therefore going forward we will not have by-elections when the president dies.
    Only two people in Zambia benefit from clause 5(b)….Rupiah Banda and Edgar Changwa Lungu.How can you have a constitutional clause just for two people.If Rupiah Banda and Edgar Lungu die, the part relating to “the President-elect serving for the unexpired term of office” will become redundant.
    That part was obviously put there by PF and not the petitioners.

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  49. Wamuyaya, above the law ECL knows that he has done a lot of harm (so many bones in his closet), even power is not enough to keep him from harms way. Right up now he is even running away from his own shadow. you can stand up to Wamuyaya (eternity) but remember these things;
    1. even the best dancer lives the stage – soon or latter you are leaving
    2. you reap what you sow – definitely it is just a matter of time you will reap your dividends
    3. …,

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