THE Constitutional Court has denied the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) to join the proceedings as a Friends of the Court. Furthermore, the Court has refused to allow UPND to present a new list of witness as it is beyond the time that the court gave and Finally, the court has ruled that UPND can not amend the petition.
Below is a statement from LAZ:
The Law Association of Zambia is disappointed that men and women who have been mandated to deliver justice have failed us.Principles of justice have been discarded.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Justice, no matter who it’s for or against should be delivered in a fair and right manner, we can to say so with what we are witnessing today.
We will issue a comprehensive statement in a few days.