Law Association of Zambia President Linda Kasonde has defended the Association’s perceived strong anti-government stance saying the Association is not being controlled by anyone.

And Ms. Kasonde has wondered why Kasama Member of Parliament Kelvin Sampa, a non-lawyer is interested in the affairs of the association by even sponsoring a private member motion to Parliament to dissolve LAZ.

Speaking Thursday morning when she featured on Hot FM’s Hot Seat radio programme, Ms. Kasonde said she has no political ambitions adding that she does not even have any relationship with opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.

“There is a very strong perception out there that LAZ is cartel and that LAZ is anti-government but that perception has been largely created by misinformation by putting bits of information together that is not entirely true,” she said.

Ms Kasonde said, “The other day, somebody told me I used to work for HH, it was shocking because I have never worked for H.H. I don’t have any relationship with HH whatsoever. Personally I don’t have any political agenda. My role as leader of the association is to follow the mandate under Section 4 to protect the rule of law, constitutionalism, social justice and good governance, that is all we are trying to do.”

Linda Kasonde
Linda Kasonde

She added, “I don’t have political ambitions. I just love my country as any good citizen should do.

Ms. Kasonde also revealed that LAZ will soon meet to consult its members over the move by Mr Sampa to take a Private Members Bill to Parliament aimed at dissolving LAZ.

“When I first saw it (Bill), i think my first reaction was to wonder as to what the interest of a non-Lawyer is in the affairs of the Law Association. Obviously, we are not perfect as an Association because nobody is but if there are any reforms to take place in the association, I believe those reforms should take place within the association and the association will be consulting its members over these issues in the coming weeks,” Ms. Kasonde said.

Asked on whether she feels some LAZ members including President Edgar Lungu are secretly sponsoring the Bill, Ms. Kasonde said she could not speculate.

“I can’t speculate on whether some LAZ members including President Lungu are supporting the bill but what I can say is that Lawyers are members of society and therefore hold divergent views.”

She continued, “As LAZ, we think that we are just doing our job, unfortunately that is not perceived as such. When Jesus was on earth, he had one mission and that was to save humanity from sin, a very simple and noble cause and he did so by telling the truth, unfortunately as a result he was insulted, forsaken and even killed for expressing those views. Unfortunately telling the truth in many societies is seen as a rebellious act, so unfortunately, we seem to have become a victim of that.”

Ms. Kasonde said LAZ is working according to the law as it understands it.

“There is old English saying that nobody kicks a dead dog, I think our leadership is very strong so strong that when we choose not to speak, people start weaving placards and chanting saying why aren’t you speaking, so strong that a non-lawyer has seen it fit to challenge the existence of the association, so I don’t think this is a sign of weak leadership, infact, it’s a sign of strength,” she said.

“We live in a democracy where there is freedom of association, freedom of conscience, freedom of expression, in a democracy, ideally, divergent views should be able to co-exist side by side, like someone put it, when a snake enters the hut, you don’t burn down the hut to get rid of the snake.”

She also stated that the decisions in the association are collectively made by the Council.

“I have in the Council since 2013 and even beyond that to my knowledge LAZ has always chosen when to comment, we comment on law and constitutional issues, good governance, rule of law issues, social justice issues and we do so as a Council, it’s not anyone one individual, we have 16 member Council made up of men and women and we sit and deliberate on these issues and we also consult members on these issues, it’s not fair to say that we are unnecessarily selective and in any case, if we choose to talk about every issue, we would be issuing statements every day because there are many issues that happen in society.”

She continued, “No one individual controls the association, the association is governed by a Council who are made of people with different opinions and beliefs.”

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  1. Well Said Ma’am,
    We are looking forward to hearing a comment from you at the LAZ AGM in Livingstone 3-6 May.
    The international press will be coming to cover events

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    • Well done Linda Kasonde for standing up for justice & good governance with respect to the constitution.
      As for confused, violent & lawlessness PF bandits can only be stopped by well meaning Zambians, as visionless Lungu has failed to control their hooliganism.
      Those who unlawfully want to dismantle LAZ have been ordered by a failed lawyer~blind Lungu~ who stole money from a woman client.
      Linda continue with your exceptional support for the rule of law & ignore these PF empty skull Bandits of undemocratically, illegally & fraudulent ‘elected’ Lungu.Until Lungu~sha economy gives power to the speaker & the presidential petition is heard, PF is in power by force!
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • When that bill goes through, if all lawyers will be happy to remain in LAZ they’ll do just that………..after all, all members of LAZ are learned to make well informed decisions.

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    • Well spoken but i know she’ll receive baseless criticism from dander heads from one of the political party

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    • Linda kasonde, a bemba woman, I would marry without a second thought!,,,,, I know why PF, don’t like her, its because she ‘refused’ Edgar and kaizer,,,,, please PF you have Dora who gives you free sweets leave linda alone, she is professional

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    • Linda, you hold a very sensitive and delicate position.

      Therefore, all care must be taken when answering questions on air. Care, not to lie or decieve but to be honesty and truthful, and clear in your comments.

      You were asked regarding the request made by Dr Chishimba to the chief justice to form a tribunal to probe Dora Siriya in connection with the Malawian maize gate scandal.

      Your answer was that you do not know of any reason why the Chief Justice would not form the said tribunal once a request is made.

      You created an impression that she was wrong to refuse to form the tribunal and that her move was likely unjustified.

      But look, on one hand you complained of the negative perception held against LAZ and you as a person by the public, which you said was not true…

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    • Suppose I based that wide perception being held against LAZ and yoursrlf, and called for a tribunal to be formed to probe you, Linda.

      Would you still say, “I see no reason why the requested tribunal should not be formed since it has been requested”?

      Is merely requesting for a tribunal sufficient and complete reason to form such tribunal.

      Don’t you think that we may end up with a situation where tribunals become the day -to-day operations of the Chief Justice, if the only merit is simply ‘making a request’ by a member of the public?

      Doesn’t the Chief Justice have a duty to weigh the merit of my request, based on some criteria (which you say you see reason)?

      I raise this matter because I wouldn’t like you to create unjustified negative perceptions in the public…

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    • I raise this matter because I wouldn’t like you to create unjustified negative perceptions in the public against the Chief Justice, similar to the perceptions against LAZ you talked about.

      The way you handled that question (which is likely to create mistrust in the operations of the Chief Justice) may raise speculation that maybe even the said perceptions against LAZ may have arisen because of the manner you speak and carry yourself about national matters.

      You said that no one kicks a dead dog, explaining that the much talk about LAZ implies you have done well as leadership of LAZ and as LAZ.

      Are you then in the same vain saying that that much talk by LAZ and some sections of the public against the government are a sign the government has done very well?

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    • To talk of MPs that they have no interest because they are not lawyers is dull thinking. LAZ itself was acted by the same non lawyers. In a democracy they make the laws. It is you the educated that play it dull at times. After several years in schools and colleges I find it crazy that you seem not to agree (lawyers) how to count 14 days.
      When engineers talk of 14 Kg or 14 Km they will not debate what that means. Sorry I don’t admire your profession. Leave parliament alone to do their work and make laws you will apply.

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    • Thumbs up. Although I wouldn’t mind anyone of high calibre like yourself running for presidency.

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    • A paid-for radio interview can’t disguise what we can all see. If as you say objective of LAZ is to protect rule of law, constitutionalism, social justice and good governance, how do you join liquidation case of Post Newspapers which highest court has ruled is tax evader & how do you hire lawyer to defend council member’s brother using membership fees in each case? Is that rule of law or good governance? what did LAZ contribute to current constitution? ZERO! You’re just good @ being naively used to fight political bottles for politicians with agenda you don’t even understand. Please don’t equate yourself to our LORD JESUS. He spoke the real truth. You’re lying & disguising real forces controlling you & your council.

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    • Firstly, 1.5 Peace: na ulasa, boyi!! SPOT ON. John Chinena: what more can I say, you have said it all and truthfully!! Thanks guys.

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    • @ 1.9 Fwebene,

      Invalid question!

      If you are not an American and you don’t even live, can you hold a position in Trump administration?

      I neither belong to PF nor UPND. I am not a politician.

      Any other questions?

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    • @ 1.9 Fwebene,

      In addition, I wonder how of comes in regarding my questions addressed to Linda.

      So, you mean if I agree with Linda then am not PF, if I don’t then am PF.

      Are you saying that Linda and PF are opponents?

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    • A cadre can never understand an individual not being affliated to a political party and just loving his/her country…you have to be friend or foe in his/her small little brain. Sadly the country is being taken over by cadres even in the police we are not safe anymore.

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    • zambian citizen na john chinena mule kula bwino sana. You have seen through the cracks of this deception we live. the educated people are the most foolish africans and i will defend that with valid and logical points if anyone thinks the contrary. And by educated i mean those educated in the western style and system of education. the one we see from grade one to PhD at unza or any other western university in the world

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    • Reminds me of Nevers Mumba and many others who have no political ambitions but become politicians.

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    • Stand up to those Fools, Linda, This is the Problem that PF leadership has. They have a fear of unknown and use emotions than facts. As a country its high time we stopped their attitude of thinking they own Zambians. Lungu has failed the country as he just lets every nonsense get embraced. As a Leader He should stop his people. What a shame to see that who ever talks facts is an enemy of PF.

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    • I think Linda sound to be a very open minded person. politicians should not feel threatened, but allow her to do her job. well said my sister.

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    • This is typical of PF. Any victim who protests PF misrule and injustice is attacked and targeted for reprisals. When did attacking victims of injustice become fashionable? Why does PF want the whole country to remain docile and quiet while they kill people, plunder national resources, intimidate the opposition and rape the Constitution? WE WANT OUR BELOVED ZAMBIA BACK.

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    • Beautiful, smart, articulate, eloquent and professional! What a breath of fresh air. If only every purported independent organisation was lead by a person like this Ms Linda Kasonde.

      And I didn’t know her before and when she was elected president of LAZ, I actually thought she was put on there as a PF stooge. I was definitely wrong and I now believe that she was elected on merit, integrity and character.

      What a shame that in Zambia, Lungu and his PF minions want everyone, every organization and every news outlet to toil and sing their song or they would want you disappear and eliminated. Their intolerance to divergent views is staggering.

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    • Gold star for the Mac powder, but also because of the brains. Coming to the crucial point everyone has the right to have political ambitions; Chiluba was a unionist with hidden political ambitions all the way in the 70’s and 80’s, Nevers Mumba was a religious trying to save Zambia in the faith but it turned out form what he said a couple of days ago his mission to save Zambia the metamorphosized into politics. Madam you will be drawn in somehow because there is an agenda to kill the monster that struck them off during their days of misdemeanors. Lungu, RB, Dora and company are full of vengeance. Look what they have done to the POST, Mathani is stiff scared, Mutembo is another target. They think you are part of the click. A pain in the…

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    • @1.9 Fwebene, the key responsibilities of ‘Peace for Zambia’ in PF is to insult HH, UPND and their deemed associates online on a daily basis. Frequency and depth of derogatory of online postings determines how much money is earned pay day. What a job, what a life? Shame ….

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    • Any time given Linda against all other Zambian women for plot one, she’d get my vote based on her modern outlook and smartness for her profession coupled with youthfulness! She could as well measure up to attorney general role! Thats my opinion and it would be nice if Zambian governance at large would nurture her likes for major national responsibilities!

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  2. But Madam what about the allegations that you worked for the Nchito Brother’s hence the connection with Mmembe the Tax Fraud guy… Clear that also…

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    • So what if she worked for the Nchito brothers. She has all it takes to be a lawyer, i.e being smart and intelligent not being a sucker.

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    • @ Directionless as you’re by name, The best that could have happened to you was never to have been born…Why insult instead of debating…Is it that Zakeyo hit the nail on the head and the truth has inflicted you will severe pain…Kikikiki

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  3. Propaganda, she has hidden interest (political ambition) believe me when HH becames president she will be minister of Justice.

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    • Interesting how somebody who holds a position that should be non-partisan, has behaved very partisan throughout!! Love of country or personal agenda??

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    • Linda is Zambian and there is nothing wrong for HH or even Lungu to appoint such an excellent and intelligent lawyer into their cabinets!! Linda should be given an opportunity to serve the country in any capacity by anyone who cares for our country because she is capable; professional and loyal to the country!!

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  4. What justice does Linda stand for when she has plainly shown the bias. She refuses to comment when the law supports govt and misinterprets plain law language saying there many ways laws can be interpreted.

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    • Linda is doing a commendable job and if she is not backing the wrongs of the government shows she has scruples and is principled; most of the people protesting are those that have little education to understand law or are eating and getting rich from the plunder of our country; well done Linda keep it up;

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    • @Ken: Interesting how anyone opposing injustice in labeled “biased” and only those who support everything PF is doing or not doing are good people and they are not biased. Linda would have been loved by PF if she and LAZ agreed with everything PF is doing. Our allegiance as Citizens of Zambia must always be to our Country and not to politicians. Politicians come and go but Zambia will always remain Zambia. Together let’s fight for a better future for our Country regardless of political affiliations.

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  5. First of all, l would want to find out from the LAZ President if it is an offence for a person who is not a lawyer to have interest in the activities happening in the association. Secondly, there’s a lawyer who complained to you about the way you are handling cases affecting your members. He requested for support when he needed it most but LAZ declined and the LAZ has offered free services to Nchima Nchito who is facing charges in the courts of law. Is that not segregation. This is where the problem is coming from…

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  6. Linda even HH said he had no political ambitions when levy invited him to join the troops. We all know “chiko’ is your friend hence your love for the mast and almost all laz presidents over the last 10 years ended up as judges some of them with questionable financial debt

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  7. The Project that Linda Kasone is executing within the structure of LAZ is owned by the CARTEL in which Mmembe, Musa Mwenye, the two Nchito brothers, Wynter Kabimba etc are prominent. Since all Lawyers exist to serve ordinary Zambian Citizens, Mr. Kelvin Sampa is simply responding to the political path that the inner circle of LAZ has plunged itself into.

    If LAZ attempts to disrupt national agricultural programs some farmers will react to protect their agricultural industries. But since LAZ has chosen to delve into the political arena, then it is appropriate for the Hon. Kelvin Sampa to respond to the Cartel’s political machinations which dates back to the Presidency of Levy Mwanawasa and Sata. Besides, Ms. Linda Kasonde’s reaction sounds political indeed.

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  8. At last, Linda is a saviour for Zambian Legal system. The integrity of the Zambian legal system is at all time low.

    – Chief justice Anel Silungwe fell off the wagon after acquiting Kambarage (KK’s son) for killing his ex-GF
    – Chief Justice Ngulube fell off wagon for his bias in FTJ Kafupi case & was later found to be a recipient of Zamtroop funds from FTJ.
    – Chief Justice Mambilima has fallen off the wagon for her bias towards LUNGU, by swearing him in using a Court Clerk & her refusal to investigate Dora’s Maizegate scandal.
    – Constitutional Court embarrassed Zambia’s Justice system after biased handling of presidential election petition.
    Justice in Zambia is NOT for the common man but for those who can afford to bribe judges.

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  9. Well spoken Linda. The problem is that the Role of LAZ and the objectives of the Illegitimate Lungu govt are diametrically opposed. Lungu does Not believe in Rule of Law, Constitutionalism, Social Justice and Good Governance. Hence to achieve his objective of One Man Party Dictatorship he has to disband LAZ. Those who are supporting the disbandment of LAZ will Dununa Regret in the same way they are regretting voting for Lungu. By the way Lungu was de-registered as a Practicing Lawyer by LAZ after stealing a Client’s Trustee Funds ,was the membership restored? This is the more reason why the Petition should be heard becoz Lungu has defied the Constitution and is illegally in power. We want Respect for Rule of Law, Constitutionalism,Social Justice and Good Governance to be upheld in…

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    • You are one ignorant, person!! Since parliament gave birth to LAZ, through an act it is only parliament who can handle issues pertaining to LAZ!! This bill does not wish to disband LAZ no-it seeks to reorganise LAZ where it will be allowable for any group of lawyers to form Bar Associations according to their interests. These bar associations can comment freely on political issues and support whichever private matters they wish but the role of conduct and professionalism will be done by another independent committee where every lawyer will belong (and this body shall not delve into political matters and the like). Meaning Linda and the Nchitos can have their own assn. while Makebi and the others can equally have their own but even Linda will be subject to disciplinary action should she…

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    • …step out of line. The Conduct and Disciplinary committee will draw powers to discipline erring lawyers from the Act which will not be privy to these bar associations. FAIR DEAL, DON’T YOU THINK?

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    • @Zambian Citizen, mate that’s already the case and the setup. The so called ‘bar associations’ are called law firms. And the ‘independent committee’ you allude is called LAZ. So why did you want to form competing entities to mud the waters in an already congested setup? Just because they don’t agree with your agenda doesn’t mean that you have to disband them. You can’t separate social justice and equality from an organisation like LAZ. Govt doesn’t need to be praised when they do the right thing. But their unlimited powers need to be monitored and curtailed by citizens and organisations like LAZ. This govt has gotten rid of The Post and now they want to get rid of LAZ and their professional certification college.

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  10. Ms Kasonde never say never .Some day you’re gonna eat your words and run for political office.

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  11. The pf are ignorant circumcised baboons who think that when the law goes against them them then it is an injustice. Ushe ni Linda analemba law? Pf are so childish. Just look at the likes of ndanje khakis that faggot

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  12. we love you mama.mambilima and sakala are afraid of you.we want sanity and credibility in our country

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  13. Linda, you hold a very sensitive and delicate position.

    Therefore, all care must be taken when answering questions on air. Care, not to lie or decieve but to be honesty and truthful, and clear in your comments.

    You were asked regarding the request made by Dr Chishimba to the chief justice to form a tribunal to probe Dora Siriya in connection with the Malawian maize gate scandal.

    Your answer was that you do not know of any reason why the Chief Justice would not form the said tribunal once a request is made.

    You created an impression that she was wrong to refuse to form the tribunal and that her move was likely unjustified.

    But look, on one hand you complained of the negative perception held against LAZ and you as a person by the public, which you said was not true.

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    • Suppose I based that wide perception being held against LAZ and yoursrlf, and called for a tribunal to be formed to probe you, Linda.

      Would you still say, “I see no reason why the requested tribunal should not be formed since it has been requested”?

      Is merely requesting for a tribunal sufficient and complete reason to form such tribunal.

      Don’t you think that we may end up with a situation where tribunals become the day -to-day operations of the Chief Justice, if the only merit is simply ‘making a request’ by a member of the public?

      Doesn’t the Chief Justice have a duty to weigh the merit of my request, based on some criteria (which you say you see reason)?

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    • I raise this matter because I wouldn’t like you to create unjustified negative perceptions in the public against the Chief Justice, similar to the perceptions against LAZ you talked about.

      The way you handled that question (which is likely to create mistrust in the operations of the Chief Justice) may raise speculation that maybe even the said perceptions against LAZ may have arisen because of the manner you speak and carry yourself about national matters.

      You said that no one kicks a dead dog, explaining that the much talk about LAZ implies you have done well as leadership of LAZ and as LAZ.

      Are you then in the same vain saying that that much talk by LAZ and some sections of the public against the government are a sign the government has done very well?

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    • Is looking at how many people oppose you, raise issues and talk against you, the only cretria you are using to assess your performance as LAZ.

      And are your conclusions correct, to think that when more people talk against then your performance is good?

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  14. Well said Linda.The problem is that the Illegitimate Lungu govt sees LAZ as an obstacle to achieving their One Man Party Dictatorship. Lungu has been using the AG as his Personal Legal Adviser in some Petitions and LAZ has enjoined in these cases to protect Rule of Law,Constitutionalism,Social Justice and Good Governance. This has angered Lungu and PF. The other issue is that LAZ has remained quiet on the UPND Presidential Petition. Lungu has interpreted LAZ’s silence to mean it is in Agreement with the Petitioners. Since the Petition is a Constitutional issue it is obvious that Lungu has abrogated the Constitution by failing to have the Petition Heard. Lungu abrogated the Constitution in many ways in handling the Petition and LAZ is now a scapegoat. That is what illegitimacy does. Lungu…

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    • Whether one likes it or not, you can not be LAZ president without being inclined to any political party whether you have announced it or not but the way you argue your case will show on which side you are. The woman is intelligent but she is not clever. She has exposed herself alot by the way she rushes to issue press releases when govt does something perceived wrong compared to the black out when a certain opposition party insulted some constitutional court judges.
      Another case is when a member of Laz requested help from it and the request was turned down but turned around and did exactly the same thing to another member with perceived connection to a certain political party.
      These are some of the things denting her image and making her being perceived as anti govt.

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  15. Its too late Ms Cartel Kasonde because that bill is in parliament now and PF have high numbers in there so LAZ will soon be history like The Post!!HH’s 58 bantustan mps wont manage to help LAZ.we all know that Linda Kasonde’s LAZ is anti-PF hence just dance to your tune.when you started the nonsense of becoming political and supporting cartel member HH,you knew the future results-so dont cry now when its too late!!PLEASE PF MPS SHOW HH AND HIS CARTEL MEMBERS IN LAZ THAT YOU ARE IN POWER AND CONTROL OUR NATIONAL AFFAIRS UNTIL 2021 AND BEYOND!!LETS SEE IF KAINDE WILL PROTECT THIS POLITICAL LAZ!!we are in a democracy so lawyers must belong to many associations than only to this political party laz!!

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  16. The truth of the matter is that the law has degenerated under the stewardship of Edgar Lungu. That is no secret. Of course, these PF people do not see that fighting an organization like LAZ says a lot about yourselves, you want to dictate what laws should be so that they favor you. It is funny where the ambitions of members in the PF have gone, no one aspires to be president, no one even aspires to take over Inonge Wina’s position regardless her frailties and delicate age. Lungu is now surrounded by “yes men”. Look at the amended constitution- most of it was just made to enhance Edgar Lungu’s position. The clauses that were meant to enhance people’s rights were “risked” to the mechanisms of the referendum.

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  17. The Reasons why Lungu wants to disband LAZ are the same Reasons why Lungu wants to pull Zambia out of ICC.For Lungu to achieve his “One Man Party Dictatorship” and Rule Zambia forever, he needs to crush those who oppose his Mission. Lungu has no respect for Rule of Law, Constitutionalism ,Social Justice and Good Governance. So ICC and LAZ are Enemies 2 &3. No.1 Enemy is of course HH who is insisting that the Petition be heard in Court. Lungu knows that once the Petition is heard in Court he will lose. The Petition is haunting Lungu and disbanding LAZ and leaving ICC are Scapegoats.

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    • And he will do it as Zambians are docile…even a drunkard like Lazy can be head of state because a heavily medicated chose him to act as President.

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  18. To me judiciary under chief justice Ernest Sakala was much more impartial than this rotten judiciary under Ireen Mambilima who seem to have gone to bed with this illegitimate govt and as a result she has sold her conscience to ECL and his minions. For once Ba Mambilima work up from that slumber as you are setting a very bad precedence

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  19. Now this is what we call integrity, probity at its best. This is a democracy and any attempts to reprise some dictatorial tendencies will and should not be tolerated. Let her speak her mind and do her job of protecting the rule of law and the constitution. Those who are not happy are free to hold any opinion they see fit, some of us are happy that she has no fallen prey to the visionless one and his maneuvers to manipulate every body. We are with you Linda, there are very few people left in the legal fraternity with muscle to stand against injustice, brutality and sheer abrogation of the constitution. Posterity is on your side and we are proud of you. Abash intimidation.

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  20. Linda my sister, I greet you, you will live long. First things first, you have shown the whole country that yours is to make sure that the ordinary zambian is well represented when it comes not just to line your pockets. Please continue with your firm stand and posterity will judge you nicely. Once again congrats, you have shown everybody what a true lawyer is supposed to do.

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    • Someone help me. Was LAZ okay to represent Nchima Nchinto? Or join the Post Case? Can they also repent poor people in court?

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  21. Lady I don’t care whether you’re pro or anti PF but don’t cheat about political ambitions. Nevers Mumba said this several times and has he kept that promise? No!!!!! .You don’t know what tomorrow may bring, have a good day.

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    • so what if she has political inclinations; it is her right like any other zambian to join politics if she so wishes; let us have some intelligent learned people in politics;

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    • @Kabweka, my point is not that she should not aspire for politics or anything. All I am telling her is that she should not say things that may not be under her control. Your reaction is uncalled for. Besides we already have people more educated than Linda in our politics but education itself is not enough but personal character is. Please read carefully before you start tantrums. Linda can be anything for I care but my advice is based on past experience.

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    • …and Ndanje, if she has political ambitions let her announce and either form a party or join an existing one: BUT SHE CANNOT BE IN POLITICS WHILE SHE HOLDS HER OFFICE AT LAZ. IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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  22. Linda, we stand shoulder to shoulder with you. I am a civilised PF member who is in support of the good works you are doing in the country. Please keep the fire burning. You have not done anything to warrant criticism. So forgive those who were born bend.

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  23. We keep telling zambians lungu is the most retrogressive and corrupt leader zambia has ever had. He seems to use his skills as a lawyer to systematically destroy the independent judiciary and media.

    The man is so corrupt that it is astounding that someone who is a lawyer can protect Davis mwila when he calls on caders to take over public places and steal plots.
    Even more astounding is his silence at his best friend and advisors , KZ, assult on a police constable in front of a packed stadium while he watched.

    With lungu zambia is in deep trouble…

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    • How does Lungu come into this picture?

      Since you like digressing from topics let me advise you.

      I thought if you don’t have something directly relating to the topic at hand, you would spend your spare time advising HH not to avoid his own petition.

      Tell him, ‘big man, you don’t avoid your own petition, and don’t love it only after it has expired’

      You know, your boss makes me laugh. He sees things in utter reverse.

      He says, ‘am being treated like some who has been accused of stealing and before I am heard I am thrown into prison’.

      HH does not realise that he is the one who has accused Lungu of stealing, and that he is the one with a duty to prove that Lungu has stolen.

      But alas he thinks he is the accused – you accuse someone and yet think you are the one…

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    • But alas he thinks he is the accused – you accuse someone and yet think you are the one accused? I have never seen such reverse thinking.

      Is HH’s thinking contagious? I am shocked because all his supporters, even his lawyers expected Lungu to prove that he won the elections.

      By law the accused does not need to prove his innocence, he remains innocent until proven guilty.

      HH failed to prove that Lungu lost until time was up, so Lungu remained the winner – that is why he was sworn in as president.

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      Why was lungu sworn in by a clerk ? Instead of the Chief justice.

      What is puzzling the country is why would someone who porports to have won elections rather rely on a 14 day technicality to avoid a petition and be called theif than show no matter 14 days , 1 year or what ever UPND lost and have no evidence ??

      Will 14 days change the evidence ?? If lungu and those concourt judges were clean they should be taking HH and the UPND to court.

      Muyopa chani ???

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    • @ 25.3 Spaka like lilo

      You are asking the question
      “Muyopa chani ?”

      Well, you will ask this question till you reach your old age, you will not receive an answer because I don’t think HH is ready to tell you what he was fearing when he decided to keep himself busy manufacturering preliminaries, after filling in his cooked petition.

      Even me I am in the same shoes – not knowing what the man (HH) was fearing when he decided to expire his petition unheard.

      I also wonder what he is fearing by avoiding intra-party election for the past 10 years.

      By asking that question, ‘muyopa chani?’ I think you understand him better.

      Can someone help us, ayopa chani kansi uyu HH? Please help us – @Spaka and I want to know.

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  24. One great daughter Zambia has produced. Thumbs up Linda, you have my support. If only we can have 100 Lindas, Zambia would move forward

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  25. You are inconsistent in your comments and actions on issues. That’s why you have a problem as LAZ. Yesterday you refuse to help your fellow Lawyer with a court case, the next day you support another lawyer with a court case. Worse the lawyer you support is directly linked to your past working environment. That’s where you have a problem.

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  26. A very intelligent woman that is in the line of fire. The truth will set you free and as long as you keep telling it, you will be vindicated madam Kasonde. Don’t worry about PF. Their time is coming.

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  27. this kelvin sampa chap is pushing his lucky too far..what a missed call..viva Linda Kasonde..

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  28. Linda Kasonde and her LAZ never cease to amaze me. According to her, a wrong-real or perceived-is one that is attributable to the PF. Up to now, she has never castigated Hallucination Honcho (HH) for insulting and dishonour the judiciary, especially the justices that have passed judgements that have not been in favour of the UPND. More recently, he insulted the Speaker of the National Assembly, but Madam Kasonde and her cohorts have decided to be mute over the matter. We know that she is dating HH’s cousin, so she finds it very difficult to criticize him or his party. Moreover, Sashi Nchito, who happens to be her vice or something like that, is the sister to Mutembo and Nchima Nchito. Clearly, she is part of the cartlel, and is pushing their agenda.

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  29. @Peace for Zambia, well spoken responding to her point by point, hope she gets to read that!
    We have had LAZ presidents before Linda, she must not mistake the huge criticism shes under to be a sign on her hard work. She has been very selective on her reactions to national issues and thats the bone of all criticisms against her LAZ. The interviewer should have helped her understand the source of those critics and further outlined the so called cartel members behind. The latest decision by LAZ of representing their member in a private matter against LAZ’s own regulations. These are the issues that put you my dear Linda in a hot seat and by that you are giving ammunition to the politicians to attack and threaten LAZ’s existance.

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  30. the question is why do they fear to have another association registered. They were established only in 1973 when LAZ act came into being to replace the Law Societies act in Zambia.at that Time one only needed to apply to the Chief Justice to gain a Practising certificate but now ZIALE has been made so tough so that a cartel is established. People forget that before ZIALE we had the LPI which used to induct lawyers and train to provide the practicing certificates.

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  31. Linda’S writings and ranting cannot be the work of a Council as it is clear that she is using LAZ as launch pad into politics. It’s either she was naive or confused when she likened Zambia to a failed state and herself failing to understand that her office is part of Government through an act of parliament which is headed by the President.

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  32. LAZ angered Lungu and PF most, when it enjoined itself to the Lungu 2021 Eligibility Petition at Concourt. Lungu knows that with LAZ enjoined to the case he will be found ineligible. Lungu will take a longer route to achieve his 2021 Election dream. However to Amend the Constitution Lungu will need two thirds majority which will be difficult to achieve. Lungu also thinks LAZ is in support of the Petitioners on the Presidential Petition. LAZ is perceived to be anti PF when it interprets and defends the Zambian Constitution. Lungu has committed a lot of irregularities which are unconstitutional. Its LAZ’s Role to protect the Constitution. This is in conflict with Lungu’s political objectives which are unconstitutional. LAZ should keep up with its wonderful work in defending the…

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  33. So Sampa a non lawyer, non member of LAZ has the audacity to move a private members motion in parliament to dissolve LAZ. Thinking, Sampa’s boss Lungu belongs to LAZ and with arrogance makes a move to disgrace his boss.- Unethical and ‘Ubututu’ wa fiko uko bafuma.

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  34. EXACTLY MY THINKING CHOSEN ONE-……………A paid-for radio interview can’t disguise what we can all see. If as you say objective of LAZ is to protect rule of law, constitutionalism, social justice and good governance, how do you join liquidation case of Post Newspapers which highest court has ruled is tax evader & how do you hire lawyer to defend council member’s brother using membership fees in each case? Is that rule of law or good governance? what did LAZ contribute to current constitution? ZERO! You’re just good @ being naively used to fight political bottles for politicians with agenda you don’t even understand. Please don’t equate yourself to our LORD JESUS. He spoke the real truth. You’re lying & disguising real forces controlling you & your council.

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  35. Linda Kasonde knows her skeletons in her closet. She is just showing that face but I know her. I have seen that she is toning down now. She knows Kelvin is in Parliament and LAZ exist out of the discretion of Parliament. Now you will see what majority in Parliament really mean.

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  36. For a long time, we only had one church and it committed all sorts of atrocities until Luther came on the scene and there are now checks and balances. Here in Zambia at some points in our history we only had one political party, one trade union one university etc. All these were created by parliament and very legal. Those who were benefiting from the status quo grew very big headed and seriously abused the common man. It is now time to liberalise LAZ so that the common Zambian can benefit from a democratic justice system. Sorry Linda and your cartel friends have grown very big headed. Your game is up.

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  37. Linda is a brilliant beautiful who wants to defend the law unlike Changwa and his cadres whom he has sponsored to try and to kill LAZ. Stay strong Linda and others

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  38. I’m surprised at how Linda is being attacked as if she makes decisions alone. LAZ is an Association not a monarchy

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  39. Well said my sister. God will vindicate you for performing your job professionally. Don’t let PF cadres reduce you to a street lawyer. Do what you stand for. Mambilima was a good example but she has been reduced to a party cadre. The love for money is very dangerous.

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  40. Sampa has interest because LAZ is a public institution.It is not only for lawyers but it is answerable to public.These institutions are not a preserve of the few.There are a lot of stakeholders in these institutions.These institutions are accountable to public.If the public is not happy,holders of these institutions should be scrutinized.

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  41. Linda with due respect, equating LAZ to the SON OF MAN, THE LORD JESUS IS WORST BLASPHEMY OF THE KIND.
    Am suprised that you are concerned a non lawyer can take a bill to parlaimen. Its so shocking that a lawyer donst even know, how and who presents bills in Parliament. SHAME.
    The biggest problem with Linda led LAZ is both the JURY AND THE JUDGES.
    LAZ thinks they know it all but the upset those us who do.

    Please LAZ apologise to the CHURCH.

    Lastly, since you claim to tell the truth, DO YOU IN PERSONAL CAPACITY AND LAZ RECOGNISE ” CHAGWA LUNGU” AS PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA?
    AND LEGAL ADVISE ON OPPOSITION MPs WHO ABSTAIN FROM WORK IN PARLIAMENT BECAUSE THEY DO NOT RECOGNISE PRESIDENT LUNGU.
    COME ON LINDA TELL THE NATION

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  42. Most know that when they see a statue of a blindfolded woman holding a sword or scroll in one hand and scales in the other that they are looking at the aspirational symbol of Justice.

    But where did this logo come from, what are we aspiring to like people to need to have her presence, and just what is the meaning of her, a woman, elevated above us, firmly holding the sword or the scroll in one hand and the scales in the other?

    The symbol of Justice began centuries ago and continued to be the link between the natural law and the rational law. It incorporates the culture of the divine, the inherent right of the individual and the culture of civil society, and the responsibilities of people and law. She is elevated, as the intermediary between divine justice and human justice,…

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    • representing the highest standards and virtues of humanity. She carries the scale, a sword or scroll and she is often blindfolded.

      The modern image of Justice that many of us know today is based on Greco-Roman mythology of Themis and Justitia. Almost always draped in flowing robes, mature but not old, she symbolizes the fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, avarice, prejudice, or favor.

      I think there is a disconnect between generations in the way we acquire information and interpret it. Look at the issue with ICC for young people is a no-brainer.

      My plea is allow this generation to have a safe playground to exercise their God-given abilities.

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  43. What a sad time for democracy free speech and the rule of law.What a cynical attempt to dissolve an association that stands for and is a voice of democracy and civil liberties,by introducing a bill to dissolve LAZ, instead of reforming the association. Shows and sends a message that democracy, the rule of law and free speech will not be respected and tolerated.

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  44. There is a similarity in the style of leadership between ECL and the late FTJ.Chiluba knew very well the power of a strong, united union movement in the ZCTU,it was a threat to his presidency,so he started operating behind the scenes by sponsoring individuals who started agitating for the fragmentation of it.This has left the once powerful and mighty ZCTU remain a shell of its former self.Similarly,ECL also knows the power behind LAZ,hence these manoeuvres to try and weaken it.All strong voices perceived to be threats to the ECL presidency, will be a target of persecution,the once powerful Post newspaper has already been mauled.Zambians,where are we heading to???

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  45. Continuously from my First post(49)

    representing the highest standards and virtues of humanity. She carries the scale, a sword or scroll and she is often blindfolded.

    The modern image of Justice that many of us know today is based on Greco-Roman mythology of Themis and Justitia. Almost always draped in flowing robes, mature but not old, she symbolizes the fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, avarice, prejudice, or favor.

    I think their is a disconnect between generations in the way we acquire information and interpret it. Look at the issue with ICC for young people is a no-brainer.

    My plea is allow this generation to have a safe playground to exercise their God-given abilities.

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  46. Marry me Linda although I donot agree with the criticism of the kasama mp. He is a member of the house that makes laws. One doesn’t have to be a lawyer to be interested in law cos law affects all of us. Same as an economist journalist etc. But for your patriotism I love you.

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  47. Linda, we all love our country in many different ways, some by evading tax, evading DBZ loans with white collars, the business and tender opprtunities that would accrue by becoming president if Zambia especially those who saw the opportunites early in their lives through privatisation, some want to become presidents because they want to be kings and dictators as they show us in their parties, you Linda by using LAZ resources to defend criminals. As for political ambitions yes dn’t even think about it because we have a very negative judgement of you and thise politicians you side with. Mama, just continue being a lawyer otherwisr you end up like Martha Mushipe who also “did not have political ambitions”.

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  48. By the way Linda, have you heard Martha’s disciplinary case? You seem to be selective in what cases you want to hear or defend. Ati LAZ Council makes decisions, you kidding who? Beautiful heads can be full of deception.

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    • True terrible, Mushipe’s case was lodged last year, yet it has become cold. Makebi Zulu, Hobday Kabwe and Anna Mwitwa have sued LAZ over their summoning. They have contended that LAZ did not avail them the minutes from the disciplinary meeting which resolved to summon them. Strange indeed, seems Ms. Kasonde is making decisions on her own and choosing who to discipline.

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  49. So LAZ gets dissolved because Linda is anti-Government, which association will be next, Engineering Institution of Zambia or what? Instead of running to Parliament, where PF has the numbers, engage LAZ in court and beat them there and we will be proud of you, because we will know you have the brains, as of now we are scratching our heads wondering.

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  50. Time time time. Everything has got time. We hope parliamentarians will be more reasonable this time and make tangible decisions. Not based on their emotions because someone has not supported their wrong ideas. Time will come when one has to pay for their sins.

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  51. We read your numerous press releases to formulate our own opinion, not any other ‘misinformation.’ You were negative and too prolific. The frequency you issued challenges created the opinion that you were anti-gov, not anything anyone side to us. One must learn to put ones pen down, ma’am!

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    • We still want a different legal body. Relations have soured irreparably, and you can’t benefit from your damage limitation exercise.

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