The Supreme Court has slapped the Felix Mutati led MMD faction with costs amounting to K2.5 million following the dismissal of their appeal against the lower court’s decision to declare Dr Nevers Mumba as the legitimate leader of the former ruling party.
This is contained in the long awaited written judgment following the verbal one delivered on 10th April,2018 by the Supreme Court sitting in Kabwe.
In their written judgment obtained by Q-News, Supreme Court Justices Evans Hamaundu,Mumba Malila and Jane Kabuku dismissed the appeal by the Mutati group as an abuse of the court process.
The court has since ordered that the matter pending in the High Court on the holding of the convention without authority by the Mutati group must proceed forthwith.
Meanwhile the High Court has set Monday, 16th July as the date for setting trial dates in the matter.
And MMD acting Spokesperson Cephas Mukuka says it’s now a moment of truth for Mr Mutati and his claims about the MMD.