The governing Patriotic Front has accused University of Zambia lecturer Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa of insulting the Judiciary when he appeared on Monday’s edition of Hot FM’s Breakfast Show. The PF reported the following on its official Facebook page:
SISHUWA SISHUWA INSULTS JUDICARY, SAYS THEY ARE A DANGER TO DEMOCRACY
Losing petitioner in the Edgar Lungu Eligibility Case, Sishuwa Sishuwa has issued a tirade of insults and false allegations on the Constitutional Court and the Judiciary.
Sishuwa, who is a University of Zambia Lecturer, has lost the case together with Linda Kasonde’s Chapter One, and Lusaka Lawyer John Sangwa’s Legal Resource Foundation.
Sishuwa has accused the Constitutional Court of open bias and favoruritsm towards the ruling Patriotic Front and its presidential candidate, President Edgar Lungu.
He also accused the Constitutional Court of misbehavior claiming that this (behaviour) started in the Dan Pule Case.
Sishuwa, who chose to attack the Judiciary instead of the Judgement, says the Courts have become a clear and present danger to Democracy
He was speaking when he appeared on Hot FM Breakfast Show.
Here is the full recording of Dr Sishuwa’s interview on Hot FM on Monday.
I have listened to the full interview and there is not a single insult from Dr Sishuwa. If anything, the UNZA man advanced well argued, crystal clear, logical and reasonable arguments in this interview. He was excellent and on top of the game, to say the least. Only someone who does not listen to the recording will hear the insults. What are they smoking in PieFu?
Just shows how unruly and desperate chinshumpu sishuwa has gotten. We care less what this learned d.ull individual seems to be suggesting against our able and potent courts. The court has been consistent on this matter. The law is blind to the social standing of an individual in any community. Who told this none entity or nonentity that the ruling of a court always has to go ones selfish way or end.
It is highly preposterous ond egregious for this dul.l nicoon.poop to put such scoffing attacks on th Judiciary.
I have listened to the recorded interview but failed to pick up any insult to the judiciary.
He never insulted the Judiciary and I listened to him.
Those concourt judges are criminals and if they can side with Lungu and not the people of Zambia why shouldn’t we condemn.
We shall revisit this matter after 12 August Dr Sishuwa mustn’t worry.
Edgar Lungu aka fenta nakambi!
PF must go!
He is not straight with his comments but he has mentioned something that jeopardize the constitutional court. He has in fact insulted the highest court in our country. So if the court had judged towards his favour then he would have said something good about it. He is a failed project and he is disappointed in the outcome.
If there’s an institution that’s quite swift in defending itself, it’s the Judiciary. The Judiciary doesn’t need less knowledgeable and misguided cadres on its side. We know that the Judiciary isn’t immune and some judges individually have questionable character. When MCS instituted the Judge Chikopa Tribunal, he wanted to address that matter. We heard how the robed individuals were lining up ChaChaCha hardware shops for free building materials, how even panels at the Supreme Court stopped writing individual judgements. So in this case it’s the PF cadres that have insulted the ConCourt. It’ll be better for the PF cadres top heed Nkandu Luo’s counsel that they keep their lane. They’re causing more injury to their Party. At this rate, they’ll be shocked to find themselves in…
At the rate they’re going, the PF will be shocked to find themselves in opposition again
That little ugly boy sichuwa is sick in his head. He is not doing this by his own accord. He is being paid by that tribal motherfcuker hh. He needs to be careful because his days of freedom are numbered. You cannot go around insulting every institution in our country and think you get away with it.
Ifine fya fisushi are offended…
Well spoken….my worry is that even the judiciary has been compromised in these hard economic times.
Sishuwa Sishuwa spoke the truth. Except for Prof Munalula all 8 Concourt Judges chose to stand with ECL their Appointing Authority and against the Republican Constitution. The Pule Case was rubbished by the 3 Eminent Lawyers as unsound and unconstitutional at law. The point is that ECL cannot deny being elected and sworn in twice in 2015 and 2016. The Concourt chose to gift ECL with an illegal and unconstitutional Third Term. The Real Concourt of Public Opinion will have its say on August 12 and will pass a Verdict on this issue. We stopped Chiluba from his Third Term and we determined to stop ECL from his Third Term Steal. We will usher HH in State House and the Third Term Steal will be barred. How can Concourt remove 2 Term Limits and introduce Life Presidency in Zambia?…
That’s PF for you…instead of telling people how they will repay the huge national debt they’re interested in fixing people.
When clear cases of misconduct as DPP were proven by a Tribunal against Mutembo Nchito, he hopped from Court to Court with judicial reviews hoping to change the charges until one judge slapped him with an issue of forum shopping and reminded him to concentrate on the charges not judiciary reviews and forum shopping. It’s a kind of deja vu for Sishupu and his band of hyenas. They want to ignore the fundamental matter here which is the “definition of a term” and want to find faults in the Dan Pule presentation and how they have repackaged the same issue and expect a different outcome.
DARLING LINDA AND TEAM , IT IS WELL ON RECORD THE WORLD KNOWS THE TRUTH
ABOUT ALL THESE AND WHO IS WHO AND SOON TIME IS COMING
To call the noble Judges of the ConCourt biased, incompetent for doing their job is an insult in itself and an attempt to to incite anarchy. These upnd supporters should have told their violent hordes that it’s not the ConCourt at fault but the whole eligibility exercise was a failure from inception; the onus was on their inept leadership to put together a wholesome policy package that was going to inspire Zambians-as Sishupu has alluded to towards the end of the interview. Citizens, respect those in authority and our institutions. They are not perfect but are ours to improve and develop. Beware and vote wisely.
HH and his supporters are immature! They don’t know basic things that the Court judgments are purely based on evidence!!
The fact is, filing a plea against President Edgar Lungu’s eligibility was baseless in 2016 and it was baseless this time as well. And, it will be baseless in the future as well because even after 100 or 1000 days truth will remain truth, forever!!!!
What else to expect from Hichilema’s supporters? They openly insult the Head of the State, Constitutional Law, Court Judgement, ECZ, everything. And praise criminal and evil HH. Through such unpatriotic people from Zambia.
People follow those whose character they personally like! Hichilema had insulted the Constitution of Zambia, then how his follower will be behind in insulting??? #Bally is spreading falsehood and are not only misleading people but also violating our Constitution.
Thousand times it has been said that as per our Constitution, Article 106 (3) and (6) says that a presidential term of office that ran from 25 January 2015 to 13 September 2016 can’t be considered as full term, as it is less than three years. Even the constitutional court, in its judgment has said that the Presidential term of office that ran from 25th January 2015 to 13th September 2016 and straddled two constitutional regimes cannot be considered as a full term. Now still, some fools want to shed crocodile tears then only God can help such people.
HH is so scared of our President that he is trying to remove him from the race of elections only. ????
We already knew the intentions of HH. He wanted to grab power and hand over this patriotic nation to his masters sitting in foreign countries. He purposely spread the Covid-19 virus in the names of rallies, he never wanted any good bill that benefiting Zambians to pass in Parliament. And, some fools here helping him to fulfill his evil game plan. I think it is high time every Zambian rose to the occasion to save our Constitution and Country from falling into the hands of the foreign mafia.
He is a lecturer University of Zambia lecturer and look his knowledge about Constitutional Law. Wonder what he must be teaching to innocent students!
He is just trying to gain his 2 min fame by the ruling party, the way HH and his team do all the time.
No doubt HH must have supplied him funds for this, or else why a university lecturer suddenly will have so much interest in President Lungu’s eligibility??? And, why such a person will get public attention?? UPND leader Hichilema is a mastermind behind all this!!!!!!
Just listen to the language of this Sishupu, “…inherited from Mr. Sata…”, “…Mr. Edgar Lungu…”. Then the same twits will call hh president hh, respect foreign leaders as president Biden, president so and so??? Upnd is a danger to our democracy and nation. Beware and vote wisely.
Too many Matero ‘university’ graduates in the PF. They do not get cogent arguments. They resort to pulling guns and wielding machetes.
@Saint-Too many impotent ‘intelligent’ Namwala graduates in upnd. They are stubborn as donkeys and their 5 time failure record speaks volumes. They resort to lies, insults, hate and tribalistic violence.
From a technical point of view, it is more common for the state to defend cases against the state successfully than for civil society to do so. This is because of the manner in which states operates. It is what Jean de Silhon describes as “a mean between what conscience permits and affairs require.” The legend of David and Goliath teaches that justice remains justice. In the court of law there can be no winner nor loser. Justice is an expression of the balanced consideration of jurisprudence and available evidence. The decisions of the Constitutional Court are well documented for posterity but direct appeals are not permitted by law. It is shocking for defenders of justice and democracy to attack the same court that they established. The court was right again. The petition was absurd…
Dr.Sishuwa has tried to sound fair as he closes the interview but he betrayed himself.
Before he petitioned Lungu’s eligibility, he told Zambians these election are a two-man race: HH and ECL. Because he does not want to be seen aligned to HH, he closes interview by adding Kalaba and Mmembe to the list to obscure his clear support for UPND, his preferred man.
Am saddened to hear Sishuwa say the Dan Pule case was unfair. He is shooting himself between the legs. With all fairness, Dan case dealt with the office of president while Sishuwa’s was dealing with Edgar Lungu as an individual. ECL may be PF candidate but he still has executive presidential power. Dan case was judiciously and fairly dealt with and Sishuwa shouldn’t bring in non issues.
The fallacy is going to court predudiced and when the ruling is against you, you disparage the judges. When Sishuwa was asked to state his views that Lungu will be on the ballots, I expected him to say he will continue to fight for the constitution until he gets there. But he started urging the electorates to vote wisely. This means he is not protecting the Constitution, but advocating régime change. In one of his articles, he said, if UPND does not win elections, there will be chaos in Zambia.
The clear present danger is that Dr.Sishuwa is inciting people to rise against the State and its institutions after his petitions flopped in court. He wanted to legalise his cause to fight the government, but the Concourt couldn’t be used for such selfishness.
After you fail to argue in a court you go on a monologue on radio….that’s not how debates that are not before a judge are held…..
Only linda who he has attacked before follows him…
Forget PF, that is a dead out going party. Let us look forward
Do these PF chaps know that they have 2 months left only to work, in any case in the 9 years and 10 months they have been in office all the economic stats plummeted to negative from the positive MMD left us with, and I emphasise, this was even before Covid
If UPND loses elections, the opposition will have basis to propagate their agenda. That Edgar Lungu is an illegal candidate.
In 2014 he was illegal when there was a fracas with Guy Scott. In 2016, he was more of an outlawed villain.
Western and Southern provinces didn’t accept him as president. The Litunga did not even condemn the altercations on Lungu’s presidential convoy in Mongu. If ECL has never been a legal presidential candidate, would this time have been different? No. Same people have ganged up. Soon Barotse autonomy will be reborn.
This petition had nothing to do with the constitution, but everything to do with blocs: South/West on one hand and North/East on another. The eligibility petition has been a scapegoat, sham, mischief and a veil to hide the vile on UPND.
Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa, Linda Kasonde and State Counsel John Sangwa you are the heroes of the moment. Your desire to ensure that the supreme law of the land is upheld will always be recognized and cherished. At one time or the other, some people(including those judges) will realize that you meant well for mother Zambia. If PF wins this August election, either through a petition or not, or after a rerun or not we will just have to wait for God’s timing to come and deliver us from……………….you know who
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