The Oasis Forum is deeply concerned and saddened at the recent spate of verbal and political attacks against Ms. Linda Kasonde, in her capacity as President of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ). We also find it to be in bad taste the attempts by some people to demonise and try to isolate LAZ, especially its President, Linda Kasonde, who carries the full mandate of officially and validly speaking on behalf of LAZ and usually after wide consultation and deliberation by the various members of the said Association. To vilify her in her individual capacity is therefore grossly unprofessional, unfair, immoral and highly unchristian.
As members of the Oasis Forum and its constituent members, we stand solidly with and wholeheartedly support the statement issued by LAZ on 30th November 2016 on the nullification of parliamentary seats and the recent attacks on the judiciary. The Oasis Forum further supports the position taken by Ms. Kasonde on behalf of LAZ as the position that has been arrived at through dialogue and consensus within LAZ, but more importantly on behalf the voiceless citizens of Zambia calling for the protection of and promotion of the tenets of constitutionalism, separation of powers and the Rule of Law in our beloved country.
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