Court warns attorney general over adjournments in the impeachment case. The petitioner was seeking to stop the Speaker from tabling the impeachment motion against President Edgar Lungu in parliament.
Lusaka High court Judge Annesi Banda-Bobo has warned the Attorney General Likando Kalaluka that she will not allow any further adjournments in the case in which two Lusaka residents Robert Chabinga and Henry Mulenga wants to know whether Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini was within the law to allow for the impeachment motion to be tabled in parliament.
Hearing of the matter was set for today in chambers, however, trial could not commence as prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Chambers informed the court that there was an application for an adjournment as the Attorney General was out of jurisdiction.
The application for adjournment angered the petitioners who made their feelings known to the court through their lawyer Hobday Kabwe.
Justice Bobo agreed with the petitioners and warned that there would be no more adjournments.
She directed both parties to file their additional bundles by March 11 and set May 9 for the hearing of the petition.
Source: Zambian Report