COURT ORDERS KAMBWILI TO STOP MASQUERADING AS NDC PRESIDENT
By Brightwell Chabusha
Ndola High Court Judge Mary Mulanda has granted an ex-parte order of interim injunction stopping NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili from masquerading as party president.
On Tuesday, National Democratic Congress (NDC) secretary general Bridget Atanga sued Mr Kambwili, asking the court to issue an injunction restraining him from masquerading as president or purporting to transact business in the name of the party.
But the party, on recommendation of the disciplinary committee, has expelled Mrs Atanga and others in support of the UPND alliance.
In a statement of claim filed in the Ndola High Court Tuesday, Mrs Atanga also want the court to declare a gathering held by Kambwili on February 27 this year null and void claiming it was made in the absence of any party constitutional provision.
She further argued that having ceased to hold temporary position of interim president of the NDC and not being among the list of office bearers with the Registrar of Societies, Mr Kambwili has no mandate to transact any business of the party.
Meanwhile, the NDC has expelled party officials who have resolved to support the United Party for National Development (UPND) Alliance.
The officials include NDC vice president Josephs Akafumba, Roan Member of Parliament Joseph Chishala, Mrs Atanga, Vincent Mwale, Franklin Chembe, Richard Luonde, Muyenga Atanga, Paul Sensele and George Sichula.
Judge Mulanda has since set April 9, 2021 as date for inter-parte hearing.