Civil Rights Activist Brebner Changala says the Constitutional Court’s ruling in the eligibility case entails that President Edgar Lungu can rule the country forever if he so wishes. In an interview, Changala said by declaring President Lungu eligible to contest elections in 2021, the ConCourt had caused more confusion which has a potential to plunge the country into a constitutional crisis. “The ConCourt deliberately shied away from there, they didn’t say ‘Edgar Lungu will stand or does qualify to stand’ but it may as it is, the ConCourt has actually caused more confusion in this country. They have legitimized the current president or indeed any president that will come after him to govern this country. The concept of the term…...

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