THE Patriotic Front (PF) has implored new Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) president Linda Kasonde to slow down and make coherent and Intelligent statements based on facts.
PF Information Committee Member Sunday Chanda said in a statement that Linda Kasonde if not careful risk of embarrassing the reputable LAZ and entire legal fraternity in Zambia.
Mr Chanda said her press event on Tuesday was nothing if not shallow and devoid of legal grounding today.
“Linda Kasonde spoke like a pedestrian counsel and not a certified one which is shame.
“There is absolutely nothing wrong with Linda Kasonde defending the tax defaulting Post newspaper but she must at least do it based on facts.
Let there be honour even among thieves, “Mr Chanda said.
He said Linda Kasonde should the truth that The Post owes poor Zambian tax payers more than 63 million Kwacha or 6.1 million US dollars:
Mr Chanda said what Linda Kasonde referred to as a court order from the so called Tribunal does not exist because the revenue Tribunal was repealed a long time ago, what exists is the Tax Appeals Tribunal
He there is no ruling that can be made to overrule the Supreme Court ruling and wondered what Ms Kasonde means when she claims a legally binding court order was defied.
Mr Chanda said it is a pity that Linda Kasonde is supporting, Fred M’membe (The Post) who are tax offender who has taken money out of Zambians, poor Zambians that pay duty when importing second hand cars, including his own employees. Zambians are the victims, he is an offender.
“We can go on to point out more fallacies in Linda Kasonde’s overzealous statement, clearly she is very excited with her newly founded fame she does not want to stop and research before she shoots her mouth, however, we will spare her for the sake of the reputation of LAZ, “ Mr Chanda said.
He said the order Mr M’membe presented to the police on Tuesday does not have the power to over-rule a Supreme Court order and it comes from a non-existent Tribunal.