The Lusaka High Court has set November 24th as hearing date for the main matter on whether the rights of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his vice Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba were violated when the constitutional court decided to dismiss the presidential election petition.
In this case Mr. Hichilema wants the court to rule on whether his rights as enshrined in the constitutional were not violated when he was not heard before the constitutional court judges.
Mr. Hichilema has sued President Edgar Lungu his vice Inonge Wina, the electoral commission of Zambia, the Attorney General, Chief Justice her Deputy and the Constitutional Court.
The state has however asked the court to remove the chief justice, her deputy and the constitutional court from the case.
The state has submitted that it is the attorney general who is supposed to be sued and not the two individuals in their capacity as they are occupying public office.
Mr. Hichilema wants the high court to direct the constitutional court to hear and determine the presidential petition independently, fairly and within a reasonable time.
And the constitutional court has set Friday 30 September for hearing the matter in which Mr. Hichilema has asked the court on whether it was right to swear in president Elect Edgar Lungu in the absence of the declaration that he was duly elected.
Meanwhile, Mr Hichilema says former alliance partner and United Democratic Front (UDF) president Miles Sampa is inconsistent with his life and that he is only interested in his stomach.
Mr Hichilema told journalists at Lusaka Central Prison, popularly known as Chimbokaila, in Lusaka on Wednesday that Mr Sampa does not know what he wants in his life.