The Supreme court has dismissed an application by UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba in which they sought to halt the inauguration of President Edgar Lungu.
Supreme Court Justice Nigel Mutuna before whom the application was heard this morning at 10:30 Hours read out a ruling in chambers in which he said decisions made by the Constitutional Court cannot be reversed by the Supreme Court.
He also said a single judge of Supreme Court has no jurisdiction to grant an injunction but only the full bench of the court.
Justice Mutuna ruled that the application is misconceived and has since been dismissed.
The petitioners appealed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, 10th September after the ruling of Judge Mwila Chitabo on Friday, 9th September.
They also applied before Justice Mutuna for the renewal of the same injunctive interim reliefs which were before judge Chitabo.
A similar application for interim reliefs before the Constitutional Court which was supposed to come up at 11:30 hours was withdrawn by the petitioners.