President Lungu Wants lawyer Sangwa jailed, barred

President Lungu Wants lawyer Sangwa jailed, barred

 

State House has directed Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima to immediately commence contempt proceedings against Lusaka Lawyer, John Sangwa over his recent remarks over the Constitutional Court.
During a meeting at State House on Thursday evening, also attended by the Attorney General Likando Kalaluka , President Lungu is said to have complained as to why the Judiciary had allowed State Counsel Sangwa to continue attacking the bench.

“The President was very upset and he immediately issued instructions that the Judiciary should bar him. The actual reason is not about any contempt but the issue of his (Lungu)’s third term bid,
“The Attorney General tried to explain that it would be difficult to charge State Counsel with contempt but, the Head of State insisted that he should be punished,” a State House source has hinted.

According to the source, the Constitutional Court bench is supposed to issue summons to Sangwa on Monday next week to show cause why he should not be cited for contempt of court over his statement that the bench was incompetent.

“It is predetermined, they want to do what they did to the Journalist (Derrick Sinjela and Gregory Chifire,” the source said .

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    Idiocy Detector 2 weeks ago

    I know someone who should be documenting his own cases, because come what may, prison is his next long time home.

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    Zambians should refrain from making public irrational emotions catapulted from bellies filled with alcohol. The consequences are damaging. Rather sit down and think through issues. Where thoughts are constricted, consult people with the wisdom- kyapwa!

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    Kachepa 2 weeks ago

    Watchdog have given no evidence of the meeting but a lot here just assume it’s true? This is dangerous. How many times need we remind each other that were their is no evidence, their is no fact. If today Concourt dies issue contempt proceedings, everyone will believe everything watch dog has written when they could also have heard from the grapevine and embellished the story. Lets not be chikdish dear zambians. Lets always ask for the evidence. If their was a meeting, substantiate with evidence otjerwise we all become rumour mongers.

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    Banda 2 weeks ago

    Musonda, you have no idea of economics. Do not comment on what you do not know. Please do not attack an individual On personal bases, we are interested on issues.

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    Light 2 weeks ago

    All these were self created, for we chose not to listen to our inner guidance system,, giving a gun to a fool need no excuse, but to bare z consequences.

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    Lombe Mfula 2 weeks ago

    I like people who think before they put something on paper.

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    Disgusted 2 weeks ago

    President Lungu, your friends in Kenya, S. AFRICA  and others are busy fighting to protect their citizens against covid-19. You are busy fighting your fellow Zambian. Be a leader man and focus on important matters of state.  It is not a crime to call someone incompetent or that you should not have a  third term.

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    Ireen we respect your integrity please dont.

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    John Sangwa.

    You are not alone.

    We are there with you.

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    Magaba 2 weeks ago

    Fake news as usual

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    Steve 2 weeks ago

    What’s REALLY worrying is if it’s true the president SUMMONED  Chief Justice Msmbilima. What’s even worste is that she would have entertained such a discussion. She represents the 3rd equal arm of power apart from parliament’  the Judiciary’ . According to the separation of powers, the president CANNOT direct her to do anything. This is why we need a new law that gives power to parliament and NOT the president to appoint judges in a transparent public  hearing. 

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      Ubuntu 2 weeks ago

      The president does not appoint judges, but corfirms appointments. The judiciary recommends lawyers then the issue is discussed in Parliament after which the president approves.

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    His days are numbered let him leave the learned lawyer alone. Is this man really a lawyer? For me even the grades he got in form 5 wouldn’t warrant a good lawyer and how he was admitted at UNZA leaves much to be desired. I say so because I don’t need to have sat in a law class for me to understand article 106(3)

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    Evans 2 weeks ago

    That would be the dulliest thought of a man in number one seat.he cant do that.

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    Mwamba 2 weeks ago

    John Sangwa SC you are one of the new generation of freedom fighters God is raising this hour. You stand for the truth, justice, rule of law and principles. In the midst of severe intimidation you have stood out. I admire you. You have a backbone of the Lion of the tribe of Juda. God will fight your battles. The Courts of Heaven are open where no human efforts cannot stop you. Many are those who are for you than who are against you. In defending the rights of the people and the constitution is justice you have done. May God vindicate you.

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    Rochics 2 weeks ago

    Power is so sweet, it makes people in power to forget they were not born leaders.
    We have hard powerful leaders before them.
    One day they will go and power will shift to other people. As Zambians we’re seeing and judging very well.

    Mr Sangwa, we’re behind you and have made me to start liking law.
    If judges can fail to understand that simple issue which I have also understood as a layman, then we have a problem in the country.
    LAZ please come the aid of this son of the land, am proud of you to be a Zambian.

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    Pius Chanda in 2 weeks ago

    It’s the Constitution which qualifies u in the next year’s general election not comrade Sangwa.incidentally,why are u forcing yourself to stand in the next year’s elections mr President when u have failed lamentably to ran this country?

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    josip 2 weeks ago

    I dont believe everything the watchdogs say period

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    Musonda 2 weeks ago

    Ba Lungu Dont be big headed…time will come…with one kidney you will die in jail…Zambians are suffering because of you…don’t false.. 

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      Zambia mother Zambia where are we heading to? Let him arrested and see if people of Zambia especially the our lawyers will keep quiet.
      This is the end of democracy in Zambia. Zambians let us rise and stand up like our friends in Malawi.

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        Light 2 weeks ago

        All these were self created, for we chose not to listen to our inner guidance system,, giving a gun to a fool need no excuse, but to bare z consequences.

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    Gilbert 2 weeks ago

    John Sangwa for President!

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    Phiri 2 weeks ago

    This incarceration will make John Sangwa the next president of Zambia

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    Sheikh Phiri 2 weeks ago

    Good!Lungu’s actions will make John Sangwa the next president of Zed!

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    Elliot Nundwe 2 weeks ago

    You ‘re blessed if you’re in this generation period. Things are rough and it takes the likes of Esther and Modecai in the book of Esther 4:1-17 to stand up. The world all over is shaken because of different factors that control markets in which we trade and also the environment in which we live. We unfortunately need a complete shift in the way we look at issues to do with life. Seasons come and go but we need to have the spiritual insight and revelation to hear what God is saying in every situation and I emphasize this is a gift and not given to everyone of us to hear the voice of God.

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    Elliot Nundwe 2 weeks ago

    You ‘re blessed if you’re in this generation period. Things are rough and it takes the likes of Esther and Modecai in the book of Esther 4:1-17 to stand up. The world over the cronies have shaken because of different factors that control markets in which we trade and also the environment in which we live. We unfortunately need a complete shift in the way we look at issues to do with life. Seasons come and go but we need to have the spiritual insight and revelation to hear what God is saying in every situation and I emphasize this is a gift and not given to everyone of us to hear the voice of God.

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    Sarah 2 weeks ago

    I don’t believe this to be a true story. There is no way they could be this stupid.

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      yongwe 2 weeks ago

      It is hard not to call these guys stupid…because the fact is they are stupid

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    kwangu 2 weeks ago

    they first came for the post,i was quiet coz am not a journalist,then they came for hh and kambwiri,i was quiet coz am not a politician.then they came for sangwa and I was quite coz I am not a lawyer.next they will come for me.

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    Oh dear!

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      Khochi 2 weeks ago

      Son of David have mercy on our mother Zambia. God is saying something.