Governance Activist Macdonald Chipenzi says the findings of the Judicial Complaints Commissinb that the Constitutional Court bench issued contradictory or flip-flop decisions on the lapse of 14-day period provided under Articles 101(5) and 103 (2) for hearing of the presidential election petition is spot on.
Mr Chipenzi said the verdict vindicates some of them who have been upright on this matter contending that 14-days were not exhausted because the court only sat during working days and not weekends..
He said also the findings of the JCC that the bench’s abruptly termination of the hearing of the petition was contradictory to its earlier commitments that it would not do so is correct and precise.
“Therefore, the JCC concludes that the abrupt termination of the proceedings was wrong because only 10 days lapsed instead of 14 days. This means that the constitution was breached by the Constitutional Court which is supposed to interpret the constitution,” Mr Chipenzi said.
“The question is, who is supposed to watch the watchman? Countrymen and women, what does this imply to our electoral democracy?” he questioned.