LAZ challenges Lungu to withdraw ‘chaos’ threat on judges

Zambian President Edgar Lungu reacts after participating in a discussion at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Rogan Ward – RTS154CI

The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has unreservedly condemned Edgar Lungu for threatening judges over his intentions to go for a third term.

While in Solwezi, Lungu threatened to cause unprecedented chaos in the country if the Constitutional Courts judges block him from standing for a third term.

But LAZ says Lungu’s threats proves that his regime interferes with courts, undermines the authority of the judiciary and erodes public confidence in the courts.

LAZ has further told Lungu to withdraw his threats and assure the judiciary and public that the case where he is trying to impose himself on the people of Zambia for a third time is decided impartially.

Two days ago, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was asked on BBC on whether Lungu qualifies to stand again in 2021. HH simply said that is a matter for the courts to decide and that he HH will respect the court’s decision.

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