UPND challenges ConCourt ruling in High Court

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Hakainde Hichilema casting his vote

Hakainde Hichilema casting his vote

In a new twist, the United Party for National Development (UPND) has challenged the Constitutional Court ruling in the High Court, which is an inferial court. According to the court documents seen by Zambian Eye, UPND legal counsel are suing Edgar Lungu, Inonge Wina, the Attorney General, the Electoral Commission and both the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice.

They are challenging the decision by the constitutional court to overturn its earlier decision and further dismiss the petition.

The petition to the high court is by Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate in the election Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba.

And UPND leader Hichilema has charged that Lungu’s inauguration is illegal.

Speaking to the BBC and monitored  by Zambian Eye, Hichilema announced his party’s intention to challenge the ruling.

“That is illegal (inauguration) it is against the constitution because we have not been heard. We are going to the High Court because as you may know in the so called ruling today, the president of the Constitutional Court objected to what the three judges did. She not alone, another judge Munalula also dismissed it that was mischievous,” Hichilema said.

He added: “The point is the president of the Constitutional Court has ridiculed what they tried to do today and she was not alone.”

Asked on the futility of his decision since the Constitutional Court decisions were not appealable he said: “The right to be heard is part of the Bill of Rights and because of the different interpretation of this 14 days hearing, and not determination the High Court has the jurisdiction to interpret that our fundamental right to be heart has been violated. The petition was not heard, they decided without being heard. It is like a murder accused today is sentenced today without being charged. That is what has happened today.”

Hichilema said the Constitutional Court was in a confused state having made several conflicting rulings during the hearing.

“The court is in a confused state, they basically put us in a constitutional crisis. By the way two days ago, a full bench of judges of the Constitutional Court ruled that the petition will commence on Monday (Today) and will run up to Thursday,” he said.

“The full bench of five judges ruled and then today we go to court, three judges appear in court and indicate that they have changed their minds and they have a contrary ruling and they are the majority. They cannot be the majority because the full bench on Friday and ruled that the petition commences today. The petition has already commenced, we have not been heard, and we have been denied the right to be heard.”

He said that the court should have shown direction over the conflict on the 14 days threshold that finally undid his court challenge.

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61 Responses to UPND challenges ConCourt ruling in High Court

  1. HH,

    You already have full life to yourself and you have demonstrated that you can. We know that you are tactfully proving to the world how lawless and clueless the so called Zambia mixture is. Today you have shown us that living with thieves by thieves is as difficult as turning water into oil. There is one solution to this cosmetic mixture of the so called Zambia. The solution lies is the colonial map of Zambia (NER AND NWR) before 1911 which is further demonstrated by the voting patterns shown in 2001, 2015 and 2016. We shall tell you later when time is ripe.

    janza kumbele
    September 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm
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    • HH seems to be needing social help.
      The same lawyers may be misguiding him.

      UPND lawyers had something in mind when they were coming up with Tom and Jerry games.

      It was a total miscalculation on their part, of a trick they hoped to use to surprise their opponent with.

      But this trick backfired on them, causing them to try and place the blame on the ConCourt.

      They have also decided to put the blame on the respondent.

      They also have gone ahead to blame the incumbency, saying there was political influence on the case as if incumbency had influence on the time.

      This character has often been seen in the UPND on a number of occasions; a character I would describe as CRY-BABY mentality.

      What was shocking was that the very people complaining about time in the last two hours, were the ones who raised ALL the prelinary issues.

      I wonder what would have been the story if it were the respondents who had spent time raising those preliminary Tom & Jerry cartoon games.

      Of course they would have blamed the judges for allowing the said legal cartoon games.

      It would have been percieved as a collusion between the court and the respondents.

      But, what even more amazing was that the respondents’ lawyers even tried to help the UPND lawyers by trying to stop these UPND lawyers from raising further preliminaries and amendments.

      But the UPND lawyers kept fighting to continue with preliminaries and amendments even in the afternoon of the 14th day.

      The same continued even after they were told by the ConCourt that the case hearing needed to end that very day.

      Now, what happens? Two (2) hours before petition hearing closure time they decide to walk out, saying there is no time left to defend their client.

      I know that what the lawyers for UPND were doing is understandable by the legal fraternity, but for a layman like me I would not believe that a person in their normal thinking would do that.

      That is why i am not a lawyer. I would rather go straight to play Tom & Jerry cartoonsin the right environment than use the courts to shall my artistic talent.

      Peace for Zambia
      September 5, 2016 at 9:38 pm
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      • No one can ever guide or misguide this guy because he knows it all. Legal fee please.

        Observer
        September 6, 2016 at 12:03 pm
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        • He knows it all but keeps on failing

          Dununa Reverse
          September 6, 2016 at 2:16 pm
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    • Decisions of the ConCourt are final.

      HH you are misguided.

      You cannot got the High Court, not even the Supreme Court, after concourt’s ruling.

      HH has always failed to understand democracy, that is why numbers to him don’t matter.

      I am sure the international community is laughing at Zambia, that some of the people we put as candidates for elections do not understand even the most basic if democratic tenets.

      First of all, HH gets 47% against ECL who got 50.35%. HH says no, Lungu has not won because the people of Zambia want me. He fails to accept majority decision.

      Secondly, after wasting all the constitutionally stipulated time through the Tom & Jerry type of legal games, judges decide on the validity of hearing his petition outside the 14 days stipulated time.

      The decision of the judges was on majority vote basis, where 3-2 are for the respondent to the petitioner respectively.

      HH argues and says, no I reject the case because 2 judges supported me; only 3 did not support me because they were wrong in their judgement.

      He concludes that because 2 out if 5 supported him, the case is still on because the two judges have spoken. Again here, he fails to accept the decision of the majority.

      All he says is ‘my right, my right’. Mr HH, there are no rights outside of the law.

      When the law says within reasonable time, it implies giving up to the maximum as stipulated by the constitution when such time has a limit by the law.

      Quoting Article 18 (9) of the bill of rights “reasonable time”, where specified by the constitution, is reasonable as provided by the law, not according to anyone’s emotions and feelings, and syphathies.

      Where there is time limit stipulated by the constitution to the case at hand, the rights of any person, group of persons or entity, are confined with the timeframe so stipulated.

      You don’t break the law to enjoy more ‘legal’ rights. You must enjoy rights within the law, because any attempt to enjoy ‘legal’ rights outside the law, cease to be rights, and they will obviously infringe on other people’s rights. Hence the law!!!.

      I am not responsible for any ignorance henceforth. I can’t put it simpler than this.

      My conclusion: HH neither understands democracy nor the rule of law. Therefore he ain’t fit to be in politics in a democratic dispensation.

      Peace for Zambia
      September 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm
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    • You are right my brother. Breaking away would be the only solution to this and this should be pushed as soon as possible. Please our chiefs in Northwestern rhodesia start organising for this. Let all upnd supporters join hands and protest against the concourt ruling and push for separation. Dont pretend as if things will be normal one day with zambia for i have believed that we shall never grab the governance from these thieves better we break away and its now when we can be heard

      fnb
      September 6, 2016 at 4:03 am
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    • Let him go to the high court, will handle him, HH this is the way on how you shall pay back all what you stole from Zambians during privatization, The money will be paid direct to court through court bills and lawyers.

      PRIVATISATION
      September 6, 2016 at 6:14 am
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      • Iwe panio pako what do you know

        Polo
        September 6, 2016 at 7:38 am
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    • Those who think justice still exists in Africa are dreamers who only realise when its them in the dock defending themselves against a corrupt regime that wants them locked up.

      In Zambia a semblance of Justice evaporated with Mwanawasa.

      In a court where hyenas are judges a goat can never win a case at all!

      Let the super natural powers begin to work now.

      wanzelu
      September 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm
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  2. Interestingly the pf caders disguised as concourt judges are so obsessed about 14 days, if their 14 days elapsed last Friday at 23:59 when they had just started hearing the petition and even had the opportunity to listen to the aggrieved, what the f**k were they doing today making a ruling on a case they have deemed elapsed last Friday? The only decision that should remain standing is the one they made in their 14 days, this simply means today’s ruling is null and void, how can they say they have no jurisdiction outside the 14 days, when they have just made a ruling outside the 14 days.

    Conspiracy Theory
    September 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm
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    • Very interesting argument!

      Eagle
      September 6, 2016 at 7:27 am
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    • I like your arguement bwana!

      wanzelu
      September 6, 2016 at 1:21 pm
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    • Absolute genius

      Ulemona
      September 6, 2016 at 5:53 pm
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  3. Can someone please stop the nosanse. Can someone start the war.

    Mike
    September 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm
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    • You idiot start war in your own family and house. Think before you open your dirty mouth

      rc
      September 6, 2016 at 6:15 am
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    • Why do you want someone to start it,start it yourself y uyopa.zambia is bigger than anyone else.mwana come up with some sensible ideas,that’s primitive thinking.

      petrol malambo
      September 6, 2016 at 8:26 am
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    • Lunugu already started it by not upholding the rule of law. It’s a quiet coup de’tat

      Ulemona
      September 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm
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  4. I regret having been born in Zambia. I never knew at one time will be like these other useless countries where leaders take law in their on hands

    badeggsmultiply
    September 5, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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    • Die please

      rc
      September 6, 2016 at 6:17 am
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    • Blame your parents

      petrol malambo
      September 6, 2016 at 8:28 am
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    • Curse that enabling environment nine months before your birthday

      Why
      September 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm
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  5. Am convinced that,there is no Tonga,Lozi,Luvale etc will be given a chance to rule our beautiful nation.All Tongas,Lozi and etc it is High time to do something to overcome justice,

    sad face
    September 5, 2016 at 8:51 pm
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    • We have 73 tribes in Zambia, Most the tribes they do not talk about given a chance to rule. You thinking is very wrong. Leadership is from God no matter how you force yourself you can not rule. So its not about tribes but God.

      rc
      September 6, 2016 at 6:20 am
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      • And which God gave Mugabe to Zimbabwe, late Mobutu to Zaire, Museveni to Uganda, and so on the list is endless. So don’t blaspheme God. God has guided you to be selfless and love others as you do unto yourself. Bad leaders are bad leaders. There is no question about this. They are entrenched and will always be there – nothing about God giving them to us.

        Vyakulolavye
        September 6, 2016 at 8:09 am
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  6. This should be a lesson to all that the simple reason we have not fought in Zambia is that previous Governments made wise decisions that PF is not capable of making.

    Colonel Uso
    September 5, 2016 at 8:56 pm
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  7. HH, WE KNOW THAT YOU’RE TRYING TO HELP ZAMBIA BUT THESE THIEVES WHO LIVE BY THIEVING AND WILL GO DOWN HISTORY AS THE PEOPLE THAT BREATHE AND LIVE BY THIEVING WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND. THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE THINK THE BEST WOULD BE TO JOIN HANDS WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SHOW THAT WE CAN SURVIVE ON OUR OWN. THEY ARE THE ONES THAT WILL STARVE AND PERISH. I AM SO EMBARRASSED TO BE ZAMBIAN RIGHT NOW. LUNGU IS A THIEF AND HE, LIKE LATE PRESIDENT CHILUBA WILL GO DOWN HISTORY AS A THIEVING PRESIDENT, ROTTEN TO THE CORE. NOW YOU WILL SEE HOW HE POSSESS AROUND EVEN WITH STOLEN VOTES HANGING AROUND HIS NECK. BELIEVE ME, THOSE VOTES WILL HAUNT YOU MR LUNGU. BELIEVE ME.

    WHEREVER YOU GO, WHICHEVER PROVINCE OR DISTRICT YOU VISIT, PEOPLE WILL LAUGH AT AND MOCK YOU. YOU WILL NEVER BE GENUINELY HAPPY UNLESS YOU MANAGE SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU’RE SUCH A BIG PRETENDER, EVEN GOD KNOWS YOU’RE JUST A CROOK AND THIEF. SOME UPRIGHT AND HONEST PF MEMBERS HAVE NOT LIKED WHAT YOU HAVE DONE EITHER, STEALING HH’S VOTES. THEY WANTED TO BEAT UPND FAIR AND SQUARE SO THAT THEY PROVE TO UPND THAT THEY ARE STILL STRONG BUT THEY ARE EMBARRASSED AND CAN’T NOW HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH ANYMORE. POOR LUNGU, YOU HAVE NEVER WON ANY ELECTION, SIR. 2015 WAS JUST THE SAME!

    dimitri
    September 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm
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    • It is very good public relations to say HH wants to help Zambia.

      But why force your help on someone who keeps rejecting you? Leave him, why get annoyed when he says no? Why say you want to fight until you help him?

      If HH wanted to help the people of Zambia, he can set up a foundation and fund it. He does not need to be in statehouse.

      Bill Gates is not in the White House but he has helped humanity on earth more than some nations.

      So, what is this deception about, “I want to serve the people of Zambia” when you are busy displacing villagers from their traditional habitat in preference to your cows?

      Let us be serious!

      Peace for Zambia
      September 6, 2016 at 6:41 am
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  8. We are told that each of the cons court judges were given K2M. So these privileged judges should not enjoy alone. It is good that the case has also been taken to other courts since the constitutional court has lost credibility. This will give chance to other judges to eat well also. I hope ECL is using personal funds or monies donated to him by Chinese because if he is using poor tax payers money he is committing more offenses.

    Mpongo Muleya
    September 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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    • These the lies from Satanist.

      rc
      September 6, 2016 at 6:22 am
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  9. you ‘re just bitter for nothing. HH just go rest. Ulibe nsoni….weru!

    Maumba Yotam
    September 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm
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  10. It means we dont have courts of laws in Zambia! If we have, then it means they meant for people in power to protect them and not meant for zambians! Lungu is using state powers to enjoy taxpayers money with his wife who has a big wide nose like a bull dozer opperating underground mine. Zambia is in the hands of we people not Lungu and his wife alone to do dubious means in order to retain power.These soldiers of Zambia nowadays are illiterate and ignorance. Ignorance is eating up Zambia! The concourt has not judged and justfied the case out to the people of Zambia. This concourt has to be closed with immediate effect because it is a habour of hungry thieves were they seek refuge. the bible says: You hav eyes to see,but u cant see and you hav ears to hear but u cant hear! And when you come up to the referundum, it came up with two initials, the eye representing sight, and the ear representing sence of hearing, the referundum demonstrated a sence of danger ahead! but not human fundermental rights!

    Lungu must go back to school!
    September 5, 2016 at 9:33 pm
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    • That is wrong thinking.

      Who told you that people in power can never be right?

      Are you saying courts are only right if they rule against those in power?

      Should those in power always lose cases for you to think courts are doing the right thing?

      Should the courts rule in favour of opposition, even when they are in the wrong, for you to say courts are objective?

      So for you, judging the matter based on the demands of the constitution so that the right verdict is past is wrong unless such verdict goes your way?

      Now I understand that HH is very behind in these matters. That is which he is very easy to be deceived by his lawyers.

      Peace for Zambia
      September 6, 2016 at 7:57 am
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  11. Zambia Courts Hierarchy

    In Zambia, the court system follows a hierarchical structure in which the court placed at the top of the hierarchical pyramid exercises most of the responsibilities and powers whereas these powers keep decreasing as the pyramid keeps tapering down.

    The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal in all kinds of matters including constitutional. This court is headed by the President of the court of appeal and its word is final on all matters. To understand the hierarchy of the court system in Zambia better, you can go through the details which are given below.

    The Supreme Court of Zambia

    The Supreme Court of Zambia is the apex court in the country and has the highest level of jurisdiction in the country. It consists of the Chief Justice, the deputy chief justice and other justices. It is the court of the last resort and no one can go against the decision of this court once it has been announced. All those cases that go against a person’s preference in High courts reach the Supreme Court of the country.
    The High Court

    The High Court of Zambia is an appellate court and is presided over by the Chief Justice. This court has unlimited jurisdiction to hear and determine all civil and criminal proceedings under any law. The only area where it doesn’t exercise complete jurisdiction is under the Industrial and Labor Relations Act. A person can appeal against the decision of the High court by approaching the Supreme Court.

    First Instance Courts

    The first instance courts or the subordinate courts are the lower level courts which fall under the high courts in each of the states and there are basically three classes of such courts, with progressive degrees of civil or criminal jurisdiction. A subordinate court of the first class is presided over by the President Resident Magistrate, a Senior Resident Magistrate, Resident Magistrate and Magistrate of the First class

    Local Courts

    Local Courts fall even beneath the first instance or subordinate courts and are established in each of the territories. The local courts consist of the president either sitting alone or with other members, all of whom are appointed by the Judicial Services Commission. These courts also deal with the civil cases of a customary nature.

    The following are some of the other courts which fall beneath the Local Courts:

    Minor Court Justices of Peace
    Small Claims Courts
    Industrial relations courts
    Land Tribunal
    Revenue Appeals Tribunal

    In other words if the Constitutional court in this case is regarded as the court of first Instance, then the UPND are correct in taking this matter to the High court and if the High will ……..then the matter will indeed go to the Supreme Court.

    Which means if the UPND files its case with the High Court before Tuesday, then the planned inauguration will have to be put on hold again, that is to say the inauguration will indeed take place once this case has been heard and judgement delivered

    KING SIZE SCANDAL
    September 5, 2016 at 9:35 pm
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    • Well articulated, but in this case the Constitutional Court is regarded as the Supreme Court in Zambians Courts Jurisdiction Hierarchy
      Therefore the ruling is not appealable

      Chikala
      September 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm
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  12. When thieves are given room to rule what out. Zambian crooks are now together and only God will remove them. For now look up and God will give answers.

    Mainza
    September 5, 2016 at 9:48 pm
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  13. The Goncourt and supreme are at the same level. Why is HH so desperate? If he is as popular as he claims why losing in general and Goncourt elections? HH if not careful will lose even the little that he has. We are seeing a situation where he will break the law and jailed.

    kayula
    September 5, 2016 at 9:59 pm
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  14. Mr HH, please understand!
    Decisions of the ConCourt are final.

    HH you are misguided.

    You cannot go to the High Court, not even the Supreme Court, after concourt’s ruling.

    HH has always failed to understand democracy, that is why numbers to him don’t matter.

    I am sure the international community is laughing at Zambia, that some of the people we put as candidates for elections do not understand even the most basic if democratic tenets.

    First of all, HH gets 47% against ECL who got 50.35%. HH says no, Lungu has not won because the people of Zambia want me. He fails to accept majority decision.

    Secondly, after wasting all the constitutionally stipulated time through the Tom & Jerry type of legal games, judges decide on the validity of hearing his petition outside the 14 days stipulated time.

    The decision of the judges was on majority vote basis, where 3-2 are for the respondent to the petitioner respectively.

    HH argues and says, no I reject the case because 2 judges supported me; only 3 did not support me because they were wrong in their judgement.

    He concludes that because 2 out if 5 supported him, the case is still on because the two judges have spoken. Again here, he fails to accept the decision of the majority.

    All he says is ‘my right, my right’. Mr HH, there are no rights outside of the law.

    When the law says within reasonable time, it implies giving up to the maximum as stipulated by the constitution when such time has a limit by the law.

    Quoting Article 18 (9) of the bill of rights “reasonable time”, where specified by the constitution, is reasonable as provided by the law, not according to anyone’s emotions and feelings, and syphathies.

    Where there is time limit stipulated by the constitution to the case at hand, the rights of any person, group of persons or entity, are confined with the timeframe so stipulated.

    You don’t break the law to enjoy more ‘legal’ rights. You must enjoy rights within the law, because any attempt to enjoy ‘legal’ rights outside the law, cease to be rights, and they will obviously infringe on other people’s rights. Hence the law!!!.

    I am not responsible for any ignorance henceforth. I can’t put it simpler than this.

    My conclusion: HH neither understands democracy nor the rule of law. Therefore he ain’t fit to be in politics in a democratic dispensation.

    Peace for Zambia
    September 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm
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  15. Upnd lawyers are to blame, if they had evidence, they should have stated which polling stations were rigged at day one of the prtition. They should have presented polling results which all parties signed after voting in comparison to the wrong results announced by the ECZ. But is seemed their pvt results were same as ECZ results, so all they want is to discredit the electrol system.

    theorist
    September 6, 2016 at 2:33 am
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  16. The majority ruling was improperly applied because main issue was not heard judge sitali made rulings preliminary rulings alone there was no majority ruling the kangaroo court made. The suing (not petition) starts in the High Court to Supreme Court. Stealing is evil and the Concourt blantantly swept the crime under the carpet by avoiding to hear the petition

    D Mwansabemba
    September 6, 2016 at 4:55 am
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  17. Every one who understands the political landscape of this country must surely agree that the split of Zambia into two is the only remedy to all these problems. Our kings and chiefs in NWP,SP,WP,CP must meet and begin to strategise now

    burning spear
    September 6, 2016 at 5:59 am
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  18. Late spite this country or go to war.

    Chingaipe
    September 6, 2016 at 6:14 am
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  19. its done move on what sort of a president do you think you will make one day.No qualities at all

    toxie
    September 6, 2016 at 6:35 am
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  20. you us and we love hh .

    One Siba pa Macha.
    September 6, 2016 at 6:49 am
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  21. Politicians must be aware that these are ju still games you can lose or win never put it to heart.
    In fact every zambian has a wright to play it is for strong to concede defeat. Alas for the weak it is death, my advice for the weak is not to play this game of chase.

    Nshilimubemba
    September 6, 2016 at 6:50 am
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  22. @Peace for Zambia, what are you trying to achieve? You are also on Chagwa’s payroll like the disgraced judges. Shut up this is not a platform for your vomit. Just eat your stinking money which will chock you.

    Chakolwa Lungu
    September 6, 2016 at 7:01 am
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    • @ Chakolwa Lungu,

      I know that when one fails to think, for some, the result is an insult.

      Insults could also come as a result of emotional failure.

      But of course, the worst case is where insults come out as a result of brain damage.

      I think that the latter is the most common, and if you think you have insulted me; this is where you are.

      When are insults triggered? Usually when one who fits the criteria above has been intellectually challenged beyond their intellectual capacity.

      What does this do to the intellectually challenged? It gives them a false sense of victory and conquering, hoping that their opponent will be silenced by the insults.

      But intelligent people usually ignore insults, and am one of them.

      My writing here is not failure to ignore you; it is an effort to see if it is possible to help you intellectually. I don’t mind if this mini project fails because your willingness to be helped is required if we are to record any success.

      Peace for Zambia
      September 6, 2016 at 9:09 am
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  23. The con court is a sham, useless. how is it law to abide ourselves to 14 days? when Edgar has obligated too many laws of the land and nothing from our court has been down about it. does the law only applies one side or is it to be applied equally? men and women this action is compelling us to fight for justice. it is the reason why in certain countries we see unrest. we are not going to allow this nonsense to continue because enough is enough. if we fail to reason together then we suggest that we revisit our colonial maps period.

    vundende
    September 6, 2016 at 7:22 am
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  24. @mike why don’t you start war yourself first,thats why you are always shallow minded and resolt to INSULTS,whatever you want,you will still remain loosers even the very war that you are asking for.Think civilised my brother.Your argony will be both loosing elections and nursing war wounds or die in war and face hell since you are a DEMON of a free marsonist.

    panda
    September 6, 2016 at 7:26 am
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  25. Lungu don’t make a mistake to come here to southern Because you will go back faster than you will come

    Polo
    September 6, 2016 at 7:50 am
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  26. no need to vote. No need of having a voters card , because wen you vote judges chooses for you, sham on you foolish zambian for celebrating long thing. Me I have bent my card no more voting.

    dan
    September 6, 2016 at 7:58 am
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  27. @Peace for Zambia. My brother the foundational statements matter. It is the 50.4% against 47% statistics that are being disputed. Which all in power are fearing to prove they are wrong or correct. You can not base on them to reason anything out.

    Beware Beware
    September 6, 2016 at 8:05 am
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    • Disputing itself is not authoritative.

      What is authoritative is the substantive ground or evidence which forms the basis of the dispute.

      I can chose to dispute everything in the world. But does that mean everything in the world becomes useless on account of my statement.

      HH failed to provide what he said he knew about. He spent time celebrating that he knew something regarding the elections, until the stipulated time was over.

      When you go to the exam room and you spend time writing and rubbibg your name and decorating the answer sheet.

      When time is over you say, it is unfair because I have not even answered a single question. I was still busy writing and rubbing my name. I must also be given time to prove myself that I know the answers. It is my right to be examined because I paid.

      Peace for Zambia
      September 6, 2016 at 9:40 am
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  28. If those figures were settled, nobody would be justified to further any other argument. This is where the contention all lies. Was 50.4% actually scored or not. People are advancing all kinds of arguments and accusations.
    But all Zambia needed to hear from the ConCourt was whether or not ECZ appropriately accorded the votes to whom they were due or not. But alas look at the gimmicks we have had to witness! Look at the fears of the ruling party! And to be fair also look at the delays from the opposition to hit the nail on the head. Up to now I don’t know what the overwhelming rigging evidence was there apart from the man who was illegally allowed to enter the private room.

    Beware Beware
    September 6, 2016 at 8:11 am
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  29. Ndili mucende lungu kanio kako come if you can tonga by tribe

    Polo
    September 6, 2016 at 8:27 am
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  30. Why amend a concrete case? Why get GBM standard as the best running mate? Why force people to rule them, if they are not willing? Why insult people who do not support you? What makes Mushipe sarcastic? What makes HH think and say that only him alone can fix Zambia.

    hamaluba
    September 6, 2016 at 9:33 am
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  31. There is no court in the world ; even in the villages where a case is judged without hearing.

    We don’t need this state of affairs; please Judiciary help us come out of this situation in the right procedure. If hearing is done , evidence will show who must have won the elections be it ECL or HH .

    Sibumo
    September 6, 2016 at 11:44 am
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  32. We thought HH understands Law!!
    Basic knowledge of Law would be helpful, can he not see that the ConCourt has superior jurisdiction to the High Court?
    And yet his lawyers allow him to make such glaring pronouncements, little wonder others are saying that they just want to milk him of his ill-gotten wealth. We rest our case.

    mwana wa mfumu
    September 6, 2016 at 11:47 am
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  33. The case is in favor of a thieves becoz of 14days, so sad to hear in our country zambia. May God do his part for the part of the devil is over. Pliz God do a fair judgment as in Daniel 5 the entire chapter.

    Mich cool
    September 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm
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    • @ Mich cool,

      Suppose we say that the 14 days limit prevented the thief from stealing his friend’s victory by manufacturing fake, and cooked evidence.

      But time was not enough for the thief to carryout his schemes. Now he is crying that he needed more time organise the required recipe for cooking evidence.

      Some of the recipes required included:

      A) transferring ECZ material to the courts in order to work with an accomplice in the courts to change things in favour of the thief.

      B) impound ECZ trucks carrying election materials and steal the materials to create irregularities that would then work as evidence the the elections were flawed.

      C) transfer power to the speaker with the view to negotiate a way to disadvantage the incumbent. They have been insisting on transfer of power even when they know that there is no transfer power following a petition of results of the initial ballot.

      The initial ballot is covered under Articles 101 and 102. There is no transfer of power following a petition made under this. And this is where the failed petition came as we had just done round 1 of elections.

      The second ballot is covered under Articles 103 and 104. This is where transfer of power to the speaker comes in. The failed petition did not fall under here because this applies to round two of elections – meaning if you hold initial ballot, the results are petitioned. Then after you go for round 2, results are petitioned again, such are covered under 103 and 104.

      HH and his team have been citing articles (Articles 103 and 104) that refer to second ballot deliberately so that they deceive the public and try force the incumbent to wrongly transfer power to the speaker under a wrong round of elections.

      I don’t know why HH thinks that everyone thinks like a child in this country.

      Such is a very serious insult to the zambian people.

      Peace for Zambia
      September 6, 2016 at 6:01 pm
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  34. let us share the country

    musata nkwela
    September 8, 2016 at 12:23 am
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  35. We get our nation now,!!Barotse land.A wel organised country..not living with a banch of. Criminals.

    roldriguez mahelah
    September 10, 2016 at 12:46 am
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