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Now Linda Kasonde and Sishuwa also petition President Lungu’s nomination

Headlines Now Linda Kasonde and Sishuwa also petition President Lungu’s nomination

Former Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) President Linda Kasonde has petitioned President Edgar Lungu’s nomination as presidential candidate for the PF in the August general election.

Ms Kasonde together with Chapter One Foundation says President Lungu does not qualify for elections this as he served two terms.

And another private citizen Sishuwa Sishuwa has also filed in a petition in the constitutional court blocking President Lungu’s nomination.

The two have filed in their petition which is separate from the one filed in earlier by Legal Resources Foundation on behalf of John Sangwa and Robert Simeza.

59 COMMENTS

  1. Instead of telling people what you are going to do busy wasting time in court, this is a clear indication that the pf have delivered development and the only thing that you see wrong is eligibility of Lungu.

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  2. Going into an election bareback can cause what we are experiencing now. Lungu and PF have done it.
    What else do you expect from them ,it is win and win .

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  3. The truth of the matter is that Lungu and PF wining the August election is on the table and for the opposition is off the table. We have experienced missive developmental projects country wide . Guys take it all easy.

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  4. How does HH tell John Sangwa to petition the eligibility of his running mate Mutale Nalumango? John Sangwa is acting of his own free will. Edgar Lungu has to find private lawyers to represent him in court this time and file an affidavit in response. If the facts are deemed wrong, Dr Sishuwa may file an affidavit in opposition to Edgar Lungu. This will be an interesting legal fight capable of exposing any chicanery.

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  5. NO ONE IS AFRAID OF LUNGU OR THE PATR10T1C* F000lS* THEY ON A SELF *DESTRUCT1ON PATH ANYWAY
    IT’s A MATTER OF RIGHT AND WRONG FOR THE FUTURE OF ZAMBIA’S WELL BEING

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  6. I advise ECL and team to go full throttle for campaigns as Under 5 and his surrogates wait eternally for the ruling of these time wasting petitions.

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  7. FOR THOSE PF AND PEOPLE WHO DO NOT UNDERSTSND WHAT IS ALSO AT PLAY , THE WORLD IS SEEING ALL, INCLUDING
    THE WRONG COURT JUDGEMENTS BEING PASSED AGAINST LUNGU’S ILEGALITIES AND AFTER IS ASAID AND DONE ,
    WE SHALL HAVE LUNGU AND HIS PEOPLE ,INCLUDING THE CON COURT JUDGES AND ECZ
    TO BE USA SANCTIONS AND MORE JUST LIKE UGANDA .
    SO WAIT AND SEE, SO THIS FIGHT SHALL GO , MEAN WHILE EVEN CIVIL SERVANTS WITH WISDOM SHALL
    NOT VOTE FOR THIS FAILED SYSTEM, AS THEY ARE AFFECTED THE IMPACT OF THE FAILED ECONOMY ,
    THREE – SIX YEARS AGO THEY GOT THE SAME SALARY OF K3,000.00 TO K7,000.00 , MEAN WHILE THE GOODS AND COMMODITIES
    HAVE GO UP BY OVER 300% , SO JUST IMAGINE

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  8. The Zambian versions of “RUDY GIULIANIs” (John Sangwa, Linda Kasonde, KBF, Sishuwa) are frantically seeking to earn last minute monetary gains from the rich HH. This is a version of Donald Trump-style dramas in the USA that displayed disrespect for the USA’s Constitution and its Judicial system. History is being repeated in Zambia. We have to await for the outcome of these legal insanities challenging the integrity and intellectual capacities of the Constitutional Judges..

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  9. “…Ms Kasonde together with Chapter One Foundation says President Lungu does not qualify for elections this as he served two terms….” TERM, TERM, TERM, TERM, TERM…..One of the donkeys is even a professor and yet they fail to understand this simple word??? Truth is these guy know their preferred candidate, hakainde is losing on August 12th.

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  10. The Constitution is the highest law in our land and all Citizens and Institutions should obey, respect,protect, defend and enforce the Republican Constitution. Even Concourt is not above the Constitution so it must uphold the Constitution. Zambia is a Constitutional Democracy which respects Rule of Law, Good Governance and Human Rights are. ECL should comply with the Constitution. ECL will have to prove to Concourt that he hasn’t been elected and sworn in twice in 2015 and 2016. Since those swearing in Ceremonies were on Camera we shall see how ECL will prove that he wasn’t elected and sworn in into Office in 2015 for his First Term. It remains to be seen what reasons and excuses Concourt will give to allow ECL to contest the 2021 Elections for a Third Time. That Judgment by Zambia…

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  11. After mishandling the 2016 Presidential Petition we hope Concourt this time around will redeem itself. The choice by Concourt is to either comply and uphold the Republican Constitution or do ECL a favour and allow him to contest the 2021 Elections for the Third Time. Concourt will make a Seismic Judgment which will be a Precedent in future Elections. Concourt is between a Rock and a Hard Place. The truth will free Concourt Judges. Time will tell.

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  12. These petitions are becoming monotonous. Lawyers are certainly a problem to society. Don’t they have any other productive activity apart from engaging in endless litigation and petitions?

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  13. I can’t wait to read what ECL’s Lawyers will argue in their Opposing Affidavit. Can ECL’s Lawyers dispute that ECL has been elected and sworn in twice in 2015 and 2016? The evidence of the swearing in Ceremonies is all there in videos. How will Concourt justify a Third Term for Lungu? Can Concourt dismiss these Petitions on a Technicality without Hearing them? Concourt is on trial this Election Season.

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  14. 6 Million registered voters out of a population 18 Mill
    less than 50% ……….. and we still going to the polls ???
    Cry for our beloved Zambia

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  15. We have had enough of these lawyers petitioning the same kind of issues. How many times are they going to be told that Lungu did not serve two terms? These lawyers are up to nothing but to bring confusions in a peaceful country like Zambia.

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  16. Why don’t the 2 join the Legal Resource Foundation instead of having a multiplicity of actions? I’m not surprised because it’s typical of Zambians to want to make names individually. Edgar isn’t eligible and he knows it. Whatever the outcome of the ConCourt, he isn’t eligible. However, educated Zambians have usually embarrassed us and this is yet another embarrassment. This matter has to heard and decided within 21 days so make it easy for the ConCourt. We know they’re under siege but don’t give them an excuse to dismiss the case on some weird technicality.

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  17. What Dr. Sishuwa Sishuwa said about putting the Zambia on fire is coming to show the ugly face. Edgar Lungu should not win. Now they have petitions to activate the prophecy Sishuwa foretold. I see most people are fueling chaotic, inharmonious and discordant last minute surprises.

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  18. Lungu should have known and done better. I welcome the court circuses. Just a little something to annoy the Humble Leader.

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  19. Another F00Iish bought bltch by hh. As for that ugly little f00I sishuwa I can understand that he is angry due to the cases he is facing. These thick people think that you can win an election through a court. There is a reason people stand for hours to select their preferred candidate. Hh knows he is losing and he is now desperate to stop the election at whatever cost. I will wait for that bltch kasonde to sue me. I like the sue game

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  20. TO ALL those PF Fuul.s above, my word on this is that “LET DEMOCRACY PLAY ITS COURSE”. It doesnt matter, if these guys are “RUDY Giuliani’s” versions, whether they are wasting time, or for whatever reasons, that your du.mn brains provides you, the bottomline is that, this is all part of the democratic process. The USA also let the “RUDY Giuliani’s” + Trmpu complete their process. I don’t understand why on earth someone who is educated and thoughtful, would STAND UP and have the guts to criticize the process. If people have doubts, let the courts proove them wrong. Period. Unless you a ch.cken who fe.ars for L.ungu, the petitions should NOT concern you, or should not give you NIGHTMARES, please get over it and SUPPORT the democratic process to take its course. Kwasila.

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  21. Really laughable the cadres’ brain can not see or analyse beyond Green and Red its all too much for their fragile brains…its either you are a Friend or Foe; its like those Trump supporters who were blindly supporting Trump to the point where they stormed into Capitol Hill. You called Sangwa when he filed a petition against ALL Vice Presidents who didn’t have a hundred representatives from all provinces….now you see Linda Kasonde and Dr Sishuwa file a petition against the lazy one you call them supporters of the reds…if the reds are attracting such intelligentsias I would be very worried. Stop this folly …Its time you woke up and start exercising you small brains.

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  22. PF need to employ savvy smart bloggers not these Chawama chaps you are wasting talktime on annd I mean genuine bloggers not the UK based impostor/ troll who has no affiliation to PF.

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  23. Don Mwale – You are an example of the poor reading culture we have in Zambia…LAZ have joined Sangwa’s petition and they made announcements regarding this matter…do you want to be spoonfed everything like a small baby?

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  24. IMPLICATIONS OF THE PETITION (S)
    1. All adverts done in the name of Lungu must be withdraw till case is disposed off.
    2. PF has no presidential candidate currently.
    3. By Petition of Lungu even Luo has been Petitioned.
    4. PF campaigns should end at Parliamentary level.
    5. Any airing of Lungu’s adverts in any media will attract a contempt of Court.

    (Source: Proud Aushi Musamba Mumba)

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  25. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    PF numskulls wrongly thinking petitions are a sign their Humble dictator leader all but locked in the elections (of course through rigging).
    This is about being a responsible citizen and being a guardian of the Constitution for the sake of the future. Lungu wants to be Ji Jinping and Vladimir Putin… the 2 life dictators that he admires a lot. We need brave men and women to right by the country. FTJ was stopped the country, partly because we still had effective civil society in the Oasis Forum; students union, The Post newspaper, etc. Lungu has destroyed all those entities, hence we need to squeeze him through his own Kangaroo court hoping they will redeem themselves.

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  26. KZ resorting to abusive Language because of his Zero intellectual abilities.He is sitting at home polishing his Pistols,sharpening machetes & pangas,getting ready to brutalise the citizens.That is what you do best you Chinese Commission Boy.
    Your Paymaster Lungu has been sworn in twice ,please respect the constitution.The Law is very clear & these citizens have the right to mount a judicial challenge.

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  27. The wrtting was on the wall, When we said the “academician Sishuwa” had a hiden agenda, those who could not see beyond the writting defended Sishuwa on grounds of “Academic freedom” Some of us blogged a long time ago and indicated that this man is just a shy politician hiding behind academic freedom. If you have political ambitions comeout in the open. Compete on the political platform. It was also clear that he (Sishuwa) was after Lungu and not the PF per ser.

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  28. Zambians have low confidence in Zambia Concourt. How Concourt handles these Petitions against ECL’s Eligibility will influence how People are going to Vote on August 12. Most Voters have made their minds; they are going to Vote 4 a change of Govt in and the”The Zambia we want ” Alliance. If Concourt sides with ECL as expected then People will be more determined to Vote out Lungu out of Power. The New Govt after August 12 should quickly reform this State Captured Court. U can’t expect Justice from this ECL Court. The writing is on the wall.

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  29. Choolwe Hantuba, are u saying there is no constitutional provision that allows Dr Sishuwa to do wht he has decided to do? The court is a neutral arena. Let those who oppose him meet him there. These are civil proceedings which can also join by applying to court.

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  30. I have come across Elias Chipo’s explanation and in all honest me thoughts are aha ?… you mean to say the government system the courts the judges etc are failing to interpret Held/hold and a TERM OF OFFICE as all being different.

    Perhaps government and con court should have spent more time to amend the wording on these articles rather than just throwing out petitions as not valid. This is a constitution for current and future are you waiting for other to come and see this is not right and correct it? Or as madam Luo put it you are all being selfish and are only able to see what is working for you now.

  31. Oh yea and hence the affidavit issue was also raised the process was not linking up to make it complete and someone people have brought it to everyone’s attention it just so happened that the people trusted with instruments of power were busy looking for a way to just clear a path for themselves… and now THAT WORD SELFISH WILL BE A THORN IN THERE BACK SIDE.

  32. Those with evidences of how HH benefited from his dealings during privatization of Zambian assets must now also partition his nomination. If they fail it will then mean that they were cheating people when they accused HH of the allegations.

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  33. Twanaka nama petitions by the so called constitutional lawyers who are always losing cases. Why this BIG push that president Lungu should not stand? If upnd is so popular as they say, then it should not matter whether he stands or not. He will be vanquished according according to upnd. The only interpretation of this issue is that ba —- is scared of ECL.

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  34. I fail to understand how fools skip sense, after Sata passed on elections were held and second. Yet they say once….,… Madness and shallow minded.

  35. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    What happened to Harry Kalaba? Has he filed in his nomination?

  36. Dullness is not failing to pass an exam but failure to use ones intellect to analyse a situation or problems and then acting at an appropriate time. I thought lawyers should be on top of things to interpret the law and take actions on time. But the likes of Sangwa and worse Linda kasonde have contributed to misinterpretations of the law devaluing it and the courts. They should have acted on time, fought the battle on time otherwise let’s consider this as part of those academic excercises that Sishuwa has veen doing.

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  37. Jex – The best time to act was immediately after Lazy Lungu put his pen to that ECZ nomination paper and affidavit …why is it that cadres are quick to call others dull yet can not back up or put up a proper argument. Really laughable how can you petition Lungu’s eligibility when he has not filed his papers at ECZ.

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  38. The constitution is not about this election only. it is a matter that all citizens deserve to know so that posterity may not judge us harshly. The supreme law of the land must apply to all and correctly. The earlier the concourt rules the better for everyone, which ever way they do as long as it becomes clear. In all this, we must maintain peace and tranquility in the spirit of One Zambia One Nation One People. God help us!

  39. Exercise in futility.

    PF is party after party.
    UPNDEAD is petition after petition.

    Pwepwepwe Linda, sishuwa, sangwa the u5 surrogates have gone bonkers.

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  40. The most ignorant of the law wan to bring arguments from their hearts when the person they support should have known better! It is an undeniable fact that Zambians are not good at reading and when they do most will search the meanings of the buzz words but not fit it in the total context of that which they are reading! These are legal minds petitioning president Lungu meaning something is just not right with his nomination! Then some of us with loyalty of blinded useful *****s want to up noise and insults against other people’s rights! The courts are being respected by the petitioners so let it play out and please get yourself a copy of the constitution for reference to the too much legal jargon!

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  41. What naive bloggers here don’t know about Dr. Sishuwa Sishuwa is that he is primarily a Barotse nationalist. I doubt if he gives a damn about Zambia burning to the ground. I know the guy personally and his blind supporters who think that this guy is a Zambian patriot better think twice. By the time they wake up, and Zambia is burning, the guy will be hiding somewhere in Namibia or Barotseland.

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  42. Not to support ECL , the BIGGEST QUESTION is do we APPLY law, RETROSPECTIVELY OR PROSPECTIVELY? When the retirement age in Zambia was moved from 55 to 60 years does it mean only those who were employed after the change of this piece of labour law will qualify to retire at 60 or even those who got employed before the change of this labour law can go up to 60 years? Please ba most educated, legal minds, professors, Doctors of law, help with this . The current constitution was amended in 2016 whilst ECL was serving the no term, term kikik. Now where were these lawyers when ECL was signing the new constitution? Infact UPND and supporters called winter Kabimba all sorts of names for refusing to release this constitution. Sata refused to release this constitution. When ECL took over pressure…

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  43. Your comment is awaiting moderation
    I have come across Elias Chipimo explanation and in all honesty my thoughts are aha ?… you mean to say the government system the courts the judges etc are failing to interpret Held/hold and a TERM OF OFFICE as all being different.

    Perhaps government and con court should have spent more time to amend the wording on these articles rather than just throwing out petitions as not valid. This is a constitution for current and future are you waiting for other to come and see this is not right and correct it? Or as madam Luo put it you are all being selfish and are only able to see what is working for you now.

  44. The zambian constitution allows the citizens to appeal a matter in court,am shocked and surprised that when the PF were busy making appeals in courts of law during the last general elections on members of parliament no one blue his diet mouth to condenm the ACT even the Urgly Kaiser saw nothing wrong but today because it is in the bedroom oh things are sour. Iam waiting for Chishimba kambwili to comment on this matter also.

  45. @ Kaizar

    A Government official calling a female a “bitch”, twice in a few lines?
    Is this the new style in politics?

    I hope someone will sue you
    and that PF will fire you for bringing the party into disrepute!

    Ivo.

  46. Unfortunately in civilised societies, law is interpreted in courts, by judges. Fred Mmembe once said ” Law must be respected, even bad law”. How many times will the constitution court deal with this matter from different individuals?

  47. MIND YOU UNDER 5 NOW HAS KFB UNDER HIS ARM-PITS. HE IS PRESSING HIM TO PETITION ECL’s ELIGIBILITY TO STAND IN AUGUST 2021.
    HH IS SO SCARED OF ECL AND HE IS TRYING ANYTHING POSSIBLE TO AVOID ECL.
    THEREFORE, HE HAS STARTED EVEN -, “TURNING ALL STONES” WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN TURNED. THOSE ARE SIGNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS.

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  48. What these guys are saying doesn’t happen in Zambian politics, they are trying to bring confusion they all know that it won’t change nothing in Zambian politics, a few days ago they were demonstrating that someone wanted to stop HH from filing nominations , we said in Zambia they even allow crooks to file nominations because they don’t want confusion in the country.
    Thieves go to hide in politics and hide the loot in politics , even today we all know them in politics you will have poor masses standing by your side to keep stolen money in your accounts.

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  49. Learn from the passed.

    Experience is the best teacher.

    It’s only a human being who can hit him/herself in the same object more than two times.

    Vote wisely on 12 August.

  50. Why are my countrymen so dull and uneducated about many things? Even simple arithmetic and semantics are an issue for my people – really? Count from 1 to 5 please and you will see that ECL has served 2 terms as he was elected and sworn in twice. With this kind of thinking, you will hear someone say ok bapeni ba Lungu kandyoko aka 3 years pakweba ati ba kwanishe tulya utumyaka twatekele ba King Cobra kanshi! Ba pumpwe muchalo chandi ine nemulanda.

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