‘Leave ConCourt alone’
IT is regrettable that some sections of society are attacking the Constitutional Court a few days before judgement regarding the 2021 eligibility case of President Edgar Lungu, Young African Leaders Initiative president Andrew Ntewewe has said.
Mr Ntewewe said his organisation has noted with disappointment sentiments attributed to supposedly imminent people who have even reached the point of demanding the abolishment of the Constitutional Court.
In a statement yesterday, Mr Ntewewe said such utterances were shameful and unacceptable.
“We once again want to recapitulate, that as a democratic institution, we strongly believe in our institutions of governance,” Mr Ntewewe said.
He has reminded the citizenry that everyone had the responsibility to protect the integrity and sanctity of the Judiciary.
Mr Ntewewe said judicial independence was a very important pillar in a democratic society because it was the source of perennial vitality and the beacon of hope for the nourishment and growth of democracy.
He called on parties in the eligibility case, to exercise maximum restraint, maturity and sobriety.
“We want to remind all parties that they went to court because they believed in the first place in no uncertain terms that the court is a fountain of justice,
“So whatever, the outcome, it must be respected, knowing that only one party can be a victor,” he said.
Mr Ntewewe said if the incessant attacks continued even after the judgement, his organisation would not hesitate to complain to the Director of Public Prosecutions with a view of instituting contempt proceedings.