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THE Lusaka High Court has rejected Chishimba Kambwili and UPND Mazabuka Central MP Garry Nkombo’s application to join a case where two private citizens have sued the Attorney General over the Speaker’s decision to table the impeachment motion of President Edgar Lungu.

When the matter came up for ruling yesterday, High Court judge Banda Bobo refused to join the duo on grounds that they, despite being the movers of the motion, do not have sufficient interest to warrant them being joined.

Judge Bobo said the two were forum shopping by seeking to be joined to a judicial review on impeachment on matters that were already before the Constitutional Court.

Mover of the motion; UPND Parliamentary whip, Nkombo and Roan MP Kambwili being the seconder, had asked to join the case on grounds that any decision which would be arrived at would affect them.

But the applicants, Mr Robert Chabinga and Mr Henry Mulenga urged the court to reject Mr Kambwili and Mr Nkombo’s application.

They argued that Mr Kambwili and Mr Nkombo had not demonstrated their interest in the matter, adding that their application for joinder was anchored on a wrong provision of the law.

The applicants said for a party to be joined, they must demonstrate that they were entitled to or share interest in the subject matter of the suit or are likely to be affected by the results.

They argued that the fact that the motion movers may be affected by the decision of the court does not give them sufficient interest or authority that entitles them to be joined to the proceedings.

The applicants said the Attorney General was already party to the proceedings because he was the custodian of matters that were of public interest.

The applicants challenged the two parliamentarians to state whether they are opposing, supporting or wish to join as friends of the court.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Nkombo trying had to succeed HH for the UPND Presidency in an event that HH throws in a towel

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  2. Judge BANDA BOBO. The name outs you, sir. How can you call people as Movers of the case for impeachment and at the same time say they don’t have “sufficient interest” to warrant them being joined. Really? The law in Zambia has not gone to dogs. It is really in the hands/paws of dogs.

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    • ” But the applicants, Mr Robert Chabinga and Mr Henry Mulenga urged the court to reject Mr Kambwili and Mr Nkombo’s application.” Chizungu Chamipita kikikiki.

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  3. Please my appeal to judges work as professionals not to be intimidated do the right thing when something is wrong it wrong let justice prevail

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  4. When freedom of speech is given to an African bwafya sana. They don’t know whether they are going or coming.

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  5. The losers! It is a shame to see some people who call themselves “politicians” in our country! What a waste!

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    • Actually, we are more concerned about you and how your cadre mentality affects your thinking and your support for criminals like Lungu. A PF cadre in the US is really a stretch. Even being in the US alone without going school, we expect you to have learned something through life experiences and how people run affairs here. Could be some tribal support, but still more you are really classical.

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    • 5.1 Who is the hard worker? The chap who under valued state enterprises during privatization and benefited personally, its you who is a tribal supporter going by the you Tongas vote in the elections.

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    • Ba King have you ever heard of the term – Wako ni Wako? I know for sure it’s not a Tonga term. Give us the term they use in Tonga land to justify your argument. If not, thanks for openly showing your hate and ignorance. Hope email is real too.

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    • Kizito, what are you responding to? Your own pea brain question? How is your childish and hollow question related to my statement? Now answer this, who privatized the parastatals? Do you have the values of those companies? About hardworking, was that a comparative question between HH and the real Criminal Chagwa Lungu? Was that a honesty question? Really?

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  6. Mwamona “chimukoshi” Construction Company…Why did God make Kambwili ugly and others like ECL good looking? It’s not fair. I look @ Kambwili’s face & so I wonder why he is so ugly and have such an ugly neck when others like Vincent Mwale have nice bodies. Why was God unfair to this creature called CK???

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  7. As usual UPND carders, whenever the law goes against them, it is ”STUPID JUDGE” ”USELESS COUNTRY” awe mweeee grow up.

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  8. ******* **** are you sure lungu is good looking…iyee one man’s poison is another man’s cup of tea.

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  9. But Kambwili is very bitter mwe! More than HH. …at least HH is not a PF MP. The guy should just relinquish the position so that he recontests under the party where he’s president. Don’t waste our time.

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  10. ‘Mover of the motion; UPND Parliamentary whip, Nkombo and Roan MP Kambwili being the seconder, had asked to join the case on grounds that any decision which would be arrived at would affect them’. So, they know that the outcome will not be in their favour. This is typical of failure of mind or what l call cognitive rigidity. Why rush to do things when you have not done your work? Apparently, this is the same thing with government. They brush prosecute, two days later, ati nolle. Tiye nabo. Banda very good. Rubbish!!! Ma, ma give us a signal.

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