Impeachment motion hearing set for January 16

By Staff Reporter

 

The case in which two Lusaka residents sued Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini for accepting the impeachment motion against the President Edgar Lungu takes off tomorrow.

 

In this case, ruling Patriotic Front cadres, Robert Chabinga and Henry Mulenga have sought judicial review proceedings against Matibini’s decision to allow the notice of motion, which Garry Nkombo moved and seconded by Chishimba Kambwili on March 23, 2018.

 

The Speaker had decided that the motion would be tabled and discussed at full length at a given date in June.

 

Chabinga and Mulenga have cited Attorney General Likando Kalaluka.

 

Nkombo and Kambwili applied to join the proceedings as mover and seconder of the motion, arguing that they had vested interest in any proceedings before the courts of law relating to the motion.

The duo’s application was thrown out with costs by the Constitutional Court.

The Court upon dismissing their application awarded K 5 million costs to the petitioners’ lawyers.

Justice Banda has set January 16 as the date for commencement of trial.

Meanwhile, one of the applicants Chabinga has since indicated in his affidavit in support of originating notice of motion for judicial review that he would rely and adopt the affidavit in support of Ex-parte summons for leave to apply for judicial review dated April 3, 2018.