Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has asked Lusaka lawyer Lewis Mosho of Messers Lewis Nathan Advocates to stop joking by demanding for a K 5 Million as costs over a single application he made before the High Court.
This was in the matter in which Mr Kambwili and Mazabuka Central Member of Parliament Gary Nkombo wanted to be joined to the impeachment case before the High Court which was dismissed on grounds that the two parliamentarians had not laid sufficient grounds to guarantee the court to join them to the case as joinders .
According to a letter addressed to Mr Kambwili’s lawyers Messers Malambo and Co., Messers PNP, Messers Keith Mweemba and Messers Christopher Mundia Mr Mosho is claiming for a payment of K 5 Million which is to be settled within 48 hours or he will without any further notice institute bankruptcy proceedings against Mr Kambwili and Mr Nkombo upon which through the bankruptcy order their parliamentary seats shall be declared vacant by the Speaker of the National Assembly.
But Mr Kambwili has described Mr Mosho’s demand of that sum as a greatest joke of the year.
“You go to court and make one application to be joinder to the case and it is dismissed, you ask for a K 5 Million, I could have been a lawyer and I think all lawyers could have been flying by now”, Mr Kambwili has said.
“Tell Mosho to behave like a lawyer and not a politician because lawyers are supposed to live above God and have integrity in everything they do but if Mosho wants to come on the political scene he will be bruised because we are ready for him,” He has said.
Mr Kambwili says he is aware that Mr Mosho is a President Edgar Lungu’s sarogate and a friend who does some transactions for the head of state but his time for reckoning will soon come.
On May, 24 this year the Lusaka High Court dismissed an application for a joinder by Mr Kambwili and Mr Nkombo in which the duo wanted to join the proceedings in the impeachment case as interested parties but the court dismissed their application and awarded K 5 Million costs to the petitioners lawyers.
Meanwhile the case in which Kambwili and others are charged with 34 counts of being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime has been adjourned to November 30.
The matter which is in relation to Mwamona Technical Services Limited a company suspected to be owned by Kambwili could not take off because the Magistrate – in – Principal Resident Magistrate Mwaka Mikalile is out of jurisdiction.
The suspect is jointly charged with his son Mwamba and some representatives of Mwamona Technical Services Limited.