Dissenting judgment in presidential petition

Dissenting judgment in presidential petition

This is the dissenting judgment in the presidential petition. Dissenting judgment simply means that some judges did not agree with the final judgment but the majority ‘wins’.

In the dissenting judgement president of the constitutional court judge Hilda Chibomba says she was sad that the presidential petition was not decided on merit. She says the 14 days stipulated in the constitution is a serious anomaly as it does not take into account time for preparing evidence. She says the right to be heard in court is a fundamental right. As things stand, the presidential petition was not heard.

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    rabson banda 2 weeks ago

    still crying, how long are you going to cry baupnd, learn to move forward as your slogan say.

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    jackson 2 weeks ago

    Majority wins!!! Dessenting judgement has no bearing on the majority judgement.

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    Sosala 2 weeks ago

    The constitution of Zambia is very clear on 14 Days. When this was being drafted and passed in parliament some MP walked out enjoying a beer at the parliamentary pub not realising how important it was for them to participate. 14 days is 14 days. Nothing less Nothing More.

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    Zinopidilana 2 weeks ago

    Case closed. The Zimbabwe hearing was done in one day!!!

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    Dominic 2 weeks ago

    Zimbaweans finished their Presidential Petition in less than 14 days.Our Lawyers here took more time on so called Preliminary issues forgetting the time limit.They did not even present their evidence as should have done. Who is to blame?

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    abilima 2 weeks ago

    I do not understand the basis of the dissent: “the 14 days stipulated in the constitution is a serious anomaly as it does not take into account time for preparing evidence” – is this the basis of dissent, disagreeing with a provision of the Constitution? Doesn’t sound intelligent to me.

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    FuManchu 3 weeks ago

    @ Cool, I don’t think anyone really knows where we are going it seems fine we end up somewhere anywhere!

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    SINCE THE PRESIDENTIAL PETITION WAS NOT DECIDED UPON ON MERIT , DOES THIS QUALIFIES IT TO BE CALLED THAT JUSTICE WAS DONE ? IF NOT THEN WHERE ARE WE GOING WITH OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM ?