EDGAR LUNGU IS ELIGIBLE TO STAND- CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

The Constitutional Court has ruled once again that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is eligible to stand in the forth-coming 2021 General Elections.

Making a Judgement in a case brought by UPND Katuba member of parliament Bampi Kapalasa, the Court ruled that it has already settled the issues regarding the eligibility of President Edgar Lungu in the Dan Pule and Others Vs The Attorney General, Case 2017/CCZ/004 JudgementNo. 60 of 2018.

In a case brought to determine the eligibility of President Edgar Lungu to stand as a presidential candidate in 2021, having served less than three years in his first term, the Constitutional Court determined that: ‘…the presidential tenure of office that ran from January 25, 2015 to September 13, 2016 and straddled two constitutional regimes, cannot be considered as a full term.

Bampi had petitioned the Constitutional Court to interpret Article 106(1)(3) and 106(a) and (b) amendment Act no.2 of 2016 and clarify whether or not President Edgar Lungu is eligible to contest the August 12, 2021 elections after being sworn into office twice.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Constitutional court should take any blame for any blood shed which Lungu will cause pipo of Zambia open your eyes wide and listen very carefully if u want more suffering vote for Lungu on the 12/08:21 if u want real Zambia to come back vote him out completely, concourt ya matuvi. Make when new government is formed they are going to pack their bags so be read

  2. HOW? PRESIDENT LUNGU HAS NOT YET FILED IN HIS PAPERS AT ECZ. I THOUGHT ARTICLE 52 IS FOR CHALLENGING A SPECIFIC CANDIDATE. BUT HOW DO YOU CHALLENGE BEFORE NOMINATION? OTHERWISE MAKES ARTICLE 52 IRRELEVANT. IT APPEARS IT IS ALSO A WAY OF BLOCKING SANGWA. MAYBE IT EXPLAINS WHY CONCOURT DECLINED WITHDRAWING THE PETITION. THEY HAD ALREADY PLANNED THE JUDGEMENT. ALSO SURPRISING HOW Bampi Kapalasa DECIDED TO TAKE THE MATTER TO COURT INSIDE OF PF? VERY SUSPICIUOS TAKING THE MATTER BEFORE NOMINATIONS.

  3. Please Tasila there is no need for using bad and insulting language.Please be civil.
    The eligibility of ECL as interpreted by Court is in line with the Constitution.
    It is now upto Zambians to put someone of their choice.

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    (Bloomberg) — Zambia said a lack of capital halted production at a copper mine it seized from Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Resources Ltd., just as the metal surges toward a record.

    The standstill at Konkola Deep, a high-grade underground pit that also contains cobalt, was triggered by a shortage of funds to develop new mining areas, said Barnaby Mulenga, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Mines. The lack of capital is also curbing output at other operations of Konkola Copper Mines Plc, which was placed under provisional liquidation in 2019 after the government alleged Vedanta lied about expansion plans and paid too little tax.

    The production setbacks at KCM come as copper surged back above $10,000 a ton on Thursday, with the reopening of major industrial economies sparking a commodities rally. Africa’s No. 2 copper producer is reliant on exports of the metal, but production at Konkola Deep may only resume after the resolution of a legal arbitration with Vedanta opens the way for new investment, Mulenga said

  5. The Constitutional Court has failed us and it is now in the hands of the real people of Zambia to right this wrong for posterity. Lungu must be retired in the interest of the country, otherwise we shall sleep walk into another One Party State like we did in 1973. There are already too many voices suggesting that he should be president for life. If PF get the 75% plus majority in parliament, that will be it. Lungu has allowed so many of his followers to steal that he is now holding them at ransom with the skeletons in their cupboards. They will play ball. He has graduated as the best student in Sata school of politics.

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