President Lungu gestures at the PF campaign launch rally
FILE: President Lungu gestures at the PF campaign launch rally

The Constitutional Court is expected to deliver ruling in President Edgar Lungu’s 2021 eligibility case on December 7, 2018.

This is in a case in which leaders of Christian Democratic Party, Zambia Republican Party, News Congress Party and Citizen Democratic Party Dan Pule, Wright Musoma, Peter Chanda and Robert Mwanza respectively asked the ConCourt to determine whether President Lungu could stand in the next election.

Deliberations in the matter came to an end in May 2018 but the ConCourt has only just announced date of ruling.

“Please take note that the above mentioned petition will be determined by the Constitutional Court sitting at Lusaka on the 7th day of December 2018 at 09:00 hours in court two, Supreme Court Building,” reads the notice sent to lawyers.

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  1. He is eligible.
    This is no rocket science.
    Why would any wise judge worth his salt rule against the appointing authority?

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    • But Akainde is not eligible. Having lost 6 times at the polls he still imposes himself on the UPND membership. Hadolf Hitler (HH) is a tinpot dictator who should be taken to the Con Court so that his eligibility is addressed.
      Even when you tell UPND cadres that 2021 will be worse with this (HH) candidate, they are not brave enough to challenge him.
      Us true democrats and patriots in PF have allowed KBF to challenge the president. Let Garry try that in UPND and they’ll set him up for murder like they did to Keith.

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    • The only thing they believe in UPND is that Kainde’s nephew Lloyd can position them for Plot 1 using his gutter trash journalism gossip blog at Zambian Witch Doctor.

      They think Lloyd and Clayson are like Fred Mmembe. Joker clowns

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    • Which *****s reply’s to his own comments and likes his own comments…kudos. heheheh, Jackass. Anyway we know the out-come but time and only time will teach these boys a lesson. There fall will be great.

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    • In this computer era, you still find all Zambian Government documents hand filled – the above looks really ugly. both police and court documents. It just portrays where we are as a nation.

      If we are stingy and not able to invest in building schools in rural areas that eliminate those ugly thatched schools, at least we can use that money on improving our ministries other than buying tu ma jets with few people benefiting.

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    • We already know the outcome. Lungu will be declared eligible. That’s why Lungu appointed drink-mates, friends, wives of friends as KangCourt judges.
      – Judge Anne Mwewa Sitali’s husband George Sitali owns Brian Colquhoun, Hugh O’Donnell and Partners Zambia (BCHOD) which has engineering consultancy contracts with Govt. Her brother is the notorious Joseph Mwewa who is also doing roads. He owns Asphalt Roads Zambia Ltd which was awarded contracts for township roads in Kabwe & other towns & roads at the new KK int’l Airport. He paid for bribe money to bribe the judges in ECL vs Miles Sampa fight for PF presidency case.

      The damage to the constitution will be non-repairable. It’s like the bible; when you take out a verse or a word or even a coma (to suit one man), it stops being holy…

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    • CONT’D….
      Let Lungu step aside whilst he has some popularity amongst his PF00Ls & give a chance to others. He has done enough damage to all sector of the nation:- destroying the economy, corruption, hunger, destroyed agriculture thru FISP, high Youth Unemployment, Toll-gates, Borehole tax, Speed traps, Over-borrowing, Importation of Chinese, High Interest Rates, Selling land & companies to Chinese, fostering Tribalism, aimless Globe-trotting, no controls in Govt expenditure, giving guns to Chinese etc,etc.

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    • Ba concourt please tupususheniko. You are the last in defense we have. Let us show the love for mother Zambia

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    • Desperate housewives and desperate little boys! Power hungry wolves! If someone stole from your house when you showed them the your kitchen and the living room, DO NOT show them your bedroom! YOU WILL CRY! I am glad HAZALUZA HAGAIN.

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    • HaMaloza bitter hearts, Hamaloza evil hearts, Hamaloza Tribal hearts, Hamaloza demonic hearts! Kindly pass my greetings to Prof. HANSONI. When is he going to write the UN HAGAIN on his University letterhead? How is he doing? Has he spoken to CHILDISH of late?

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    • So precedence will be set. All the same, we can do better. Simply include this problematic thing in the amendment process and fix it so that it is as clear as a blue sky next time.
      Also good luck to comrade ECL the president of the republic of Zambia and commander in chief of the armed forces. Even if the ruling was not in your favour, kindly line up a fellow who would politically brutalise and bruise double h ruthlessly.

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  2. We all know that they will side with their appointee so that they can not be disappointed by their boss. Too bad there is no justice in Zambia anymore.

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    • Why wait till the 7th…we already know what Lungu’s hand picked incompetent Concourt judges we say..I mean these are ill-qualified Judges, its like promoting your garden boy to farm manager…do you really expect him to rule against you after increasing his/her wages 5 fold.

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    • We will certainly send someone into retirement in 2021 because it be a GUINESS BOOK of WORLD RECORDS – 6 times of licking the bitter wounds of losses.

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  3. After the Captured Concourt Judgements on Mwanakatwe and Luo Petitions the Judgement on the Third Term is obvious. The Captured and Kangaroo Concourt will confirm that ECL is Legible for a Third Term after the High Court dismisses the HH/GBM Right to be heard Petition. Its all choreographed that way by ECL. No Court will ever Rule against ECL in Zambia. The Judiciary, Civil Service and all State Institutions are Captured by ECL. Where Chiluba failed over the Third Term Issue ECL is determined to win. Once he is confirmed as a 2021 Presidential Candidate ECL will put in place machinery to rig the Election in the same way he rigged 2015 & 2016 Elections to retain Power. The writing is on the Wall.

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    • That is ECL’s Plan but will it work? In the Bible 1 Samuel we learn that when God rejected Saul as the First King of Israel and anointed David as the second King of Israel Saul tried to kill Saul several times but failed. ECL has been rejected by the Majority of Zambians infavour of HH. ECL is trying to eliminate HH from the Presidential Race in 2021 but God will protect him. This is now God’s Battle against ECL and PF Dictatorship. God is in it.

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  4. Just asking…Any connection between the summoned HH who could end up being detained indefinitely, and the ruling coming out on Dec 7th? Make judgment while opposition leader is locked up.

    Watching this movie how it unfolds.

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    • No connection at all. ECL is eligible and all this fuss is about the desperation of the opposition. Nobody asked HH to time his careless pronouncement.

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  5. The qualities that one should look for in a judge are a burning desire to be fair and impartial; the courage to uphold the law and strike down injustice; compassion, coupled with an understanding of human frailties; and lastly, love for the law. Unfortunately its not so with concourt, these gods of society are deep in politics.

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  6. Pf is NOT short pf people to take over

    Let someone else take over

    Why do you behave like that party were only one striker takes penalties and miss

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  7. Whether Lungu is eligible or not, in 2021, he is packing his bags and we shall remove his immunity, so that he is answerable to the people of Zambia for his Grand theft!

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  8. The ConCourt will rule and its judgment is final……I will respect but will not insult the Judges, HH , GBM when the judgment is in Lungu’s favour. We are all GOD’s children whether you support HH or Lungu. Never insult anyone for the sake of pleasing Lungu…..LUNGU does not even know you…….neither does HH……

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    • There is no opposition. And pf will win regardless.

      Its better pf is run by different team till a credible opposition is formed

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  9. What’s on my mind?
    I would prefer that both Edgar and HH are banished from political scene, so that we’ve fresh breeze in politics. We’ve witnessed fiece fights and as a country we’re stuck or moving backward because all the energies are spent in self preservation. If the court rules not elligible well and good then afterwards we shall quickly amend the constitution to exclude those that have stood and lost elections more than 3 times. Ma guys aba cacilamo mwee!!!!

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  10. I looked at our current constitution which clearly defines a PRESIDEBTIAL TERM.It has to be 3 years or more (meaning 3yrs to 5 yrs).This is a period which qualifies to be called a TERM!President Edgar C.Lungu first presidential journey started on 24/01/2015 to 11/08/2016,so count,is this period makes 3 years?BIG NO!!But lawyers being lawyers still want to argue in court simply to make money out of desperate clients such as HH&co!!!HH’s lawyers only picked an article which says “HAVING HELD AN OFFICE TWICE”,minus going further on number of “YEARS IN OFFICE”,Indeed the law is sh1t!!Anyhow,the fact is ECL QUALIFIES TO STAND IN 2021 because he never ruled for 3yrs or more after replacing Mr Sata-SIMPLE!!!Nevertheless,whoever shall stand on PF ticket will win 2021 because our opposition…

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    • So when one rules for 2.5 years, you amend the constitution which cancels your term and qualifies you for another full term

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  11. The fact is the current opposition leaders cannot defeat anyone on PF ticket in 2021.Seasoned losers such as HH,Nawakwi have failed to convince voters as they do not have proper messages to give hope to the poor who vote for PF in masses.We now have Kambwili with one aim if he wins ;i.e:”to come and jail ECL and all senior Govnt officials”.kkkkkkkkk…SURELY,WHAT WILL JAILING ECL AND THE CO BENEFIT A POOR ZAMBIANS?This is pure nonsense or madness!!!Many Zambians are Christians,hence they hate revenge because it is a sin,meaning the majority voters cant support Kambwili’s or HH’s evil aim!!!today,by elections are on,expect PF to win in its stronghold areas easily,UPND would do the same.But PF is popular in 6.5 provinces,hence it will win 2021!!

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    • It should not be about taking over power with the sole intention of sending Lungu to jail. It is about Justice prevailing if crimes have been committed. You will be shocked to learn that it will be someone within PF who will come and order that Lungu be prosecuted for alleged crimes. Remember Chiluba and Mwanawasa? Do not have such short memories

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    • This from the congolees who thinks because lungu wears $5000 suits he must be good leader , the same one who boasts that it rains money around lungu while we have more than 40% unemployment…

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  12. The people in PF want a strong candidate to stand in 2021 and in this case ECL is the ideal candidate and the UPND want their strongman HH to stand.Voters should be given a chance to chose the best between HH and ECL come 2021.

    EDGAR CHANGWA LUNGU
    1.CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS
    2.CONSTRUCTION OF AIRPORTS
    3.CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITALS
    4.CONSTRUCTION OF UNIVERSITIES

    HAIKAINDE HICHILEMA
    * PRIVATISATION OF GOVERNMENT COMPANIES
    *SELF ENRICHMENT THROUGH NYOKO
    *HIDING HIS MONEY IN OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS

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    • EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU
      1. FIRE WHEEL BURROWS – $1 000000.00X42
      2. AMBULAMCES – $280 000.00X…
      3. SOCIAL FUNDS – $ 4 000 000.00
      4. MICHEAL SATA TOOL GATE – $ 4 300 000.00

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    • Very shallow interpretation and understanding of the political scene, actually a display of utter ignorance. This kind of ignorance is pathetic, a little knowledge is truly dangerous.

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    • PANAMA tax haven off show – HH
      Privatisation funds theft – HH
      Inside trading theft – HH
      HH a White Collar Thief.

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  13. It is a waste of time even to listen to the judgement. Those days we would be up and attentive to listen to the ruling. We ha rulings where Levy Patrick Mwanawasa instigated deportation of Roy Clark over an article entitled Muwelewele and the court reversed that. To this day Roy Clark is still in Zambia and enjoying his tea. Not now especially with this Constitution court of ours.

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    • JUST GET RIDE OF YHE SO CALLED CONCOURT, WASTE OF MONEY AND SPACE. JUST TOOL FOR INDUSTRIAL SCALE INJUSTICE.

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  14. I meant – We had rulings where Levy Patrick Mwanawasa instigated deportation of Roy Clark over an article entitled Muwelewele and the court reversed that.

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  15. The expected ruling on this matter is known because the constitution is very clear what on ehat constitute a term.

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  16. I am still eligible, I haven’t stolen enough for me to leave yet, power is sweat coz I still have people to lock up as well, let me List my crimes so that you can judge for your self that I haven’t crooked you fcukers enough
    1) Maize Gate….
    2) 42 Wheel Barrows
    3) Ministers Over stay in Office
    4) Over priced New York trip
    5) over Priced Ambulances
    6) eSwatini Plot
    7) Stag Scandal
    8) Mukula
    jut to mention but a few, but I am not done yet, please vote for me so that I screw you pricks over and over

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    • Don’t forget my new Jet and some useless second hand F14`s that I just bought that were over priced, what the heck its not my bloody money any way, it for you losers who continue to vote for me

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  17. ECL should just rule till end of his tenure.Bitter truth, is that HH is not ready to rule this country. He is too bitter, revengeful, hateful,unforgivable etc. leaders should have a heart of forgiveness, lowly at heart, tolerance,meek , etc. These qualities are foreign in HH’s temperament.He wants to be a president with wrong reasons.His political ideology is bad because only himself is right . More worse, his bilateral relationship with Anglo/American has made him no respect for Zambians just because they protect and favors him politically. This is not good at all for Zambians. ECL may have weaknesses, but is far much better than HH political wise.

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  18. The problems of this ruling starts with the dates on the NOTICE. The dates on the notice say this day of 19th November 2017 while the date stamp on the document says 19th November 2018 and the so called judge has signed it.

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  19. It is really wishful thought to even considered EL will be found ineligible to stand for the third term. Opposing lawyers put up with all sorts of situations for the judges to consider, but at the end of it they have all been appointed by him and they need to say thank you Mr president. The courts have set precedents in regard to the PF that they cannot lose a case no matter what the opposition and their cohorts do. EL is still hungry for power and will not let go easily. Remember the Lusaka central and Munali petitions ;)!

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  20. Waiste of time….we all know how lungu has corrupted the country including the judiciary …….

    Have ministers paid back the illigal salarires as ruled by the courts ???

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  21. I am a proud easterner, chife musholo..kwamadede….

    By zambia standards I should by supporting lungu, but no, this man is too corrupt, zero morals and integrity. I put my country before my tribes men…

    One single question answers all , have the illigal salarires drawn by ministers been paid back as ordered by the courts ???
    BTW lungu is supposed to be a lawyer.

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  22. To me this is an in house matter and not about the opposition. If the law proves him eligible, be it. What matters to me is who the people want at the end of the day period

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  23. Any one can be better than lungu…the corruption and moral decay of all systems in GRZ are shocking.

    KBF, Chipimo, HH, even sinkamba can do a better job…

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  24. The hearing or is it judgement notice at the end reads as follows; “This 19th day of November 2017”, gosh are these people serious with there work or maybe they are blinded by something or is it that they are ill qualified for the job? How can they send out such an important notice to lawyers and the public at large without reading through? Just what is going on? why are these concourt offices in such a hurry? What an embarrassment to the judiciary. Even in grade seven exams you are told to check your work before handing in the answer sheet.

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  25. Oh Marvellous! Time for popcorn and waiting with bated breath.
    President Lungu is on track for a win here or we’ll riot, ok Concourt….!!!1

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