Mosho’s agents seek to join M’membe’s case at ConCourt

By Staff Reporter
Lusaka lawyer, Lewis Mosho’s agents have applied to be joined to a case where Post Newspapers Limited (in liquidation) shareholder Dr Fred M’membe has petitioned the Constitutional Court, challenging the decision of the Kitwe High Court to absolve judge Sunday Nkonde of gross misconduct.
In his petition, Dr M’membe, who is also a journalist and legal practitioner, cited judge Nkonde and the Attorney General.
He stated that he complained against judge Nkonde before the Judicial Complaints Commission (JCC) for gross misconduct.
Dr M’membe stated that the JCC found judge Nkonde with a case to answer but he obtained a stay in the Kitwe High Court and later the ruling by the JCC was quashed in a consent entered into by the judge and the Attorney General.
And a few days later,  Mosho who on January 10 was confirmed by judge Nkonde as Post liquidator through a questionable consent judgment, applied to be joined to the same matter,  together with Post Newspapers Limited as third and fourth respondents respectively.
According to an affidavit in support of ex parte summons for an order for joinder dated January 26 and filed in the Constitutional Court by one of Mosho’s agents, Abel Mboozi, the latter wants himself and five others to be joined to the matter.
Mboozi is  seeking that himself, Roy Habaalu, Andrew Chiwenda, Mwendalubi Mweene, and Bonaventure Bwalya be joined to the case as 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th respondents respectively.
“… That in view of the foregoing, the intended 5th to 8th respondents and I have an interest in the consent order which the Petitioner seeks to have set aside and thus, we are likely to be affected by the result of the applicant. That it is a proper case for us to be joined to these proceedings so we can be accorded an opportunity to be heard,” stated Mboozi.