MMD deputy national secretary, Chembe Nyangu has submitted to the court that party president, Nevers Mumba refused to abort the national executive committee (NEC) meeting despite being served with an injunction.
Meanwhile, MMD chairperson for tourism, Lucky Mulusa has applied to join in the matter in which two MMD vice-presidents Michael Kaingu and Brian Chituwo have sued Dr Mumba for contempt.
The two vice-presidents have asked the Lusaka High Court to cite Dr Mumba for contempt for going ahead with the NEC meeting despite having been served with an injunction restraining him from holding the meeting.
According to the affidavit verifying communication of the injunction to Dr Mumba and other NEC members filed yesterday, Mr Nyangu said on April 27, this year around 14:10 hours while preparing for the meeting at the MMD secretariat, he was served by Messrs Milner Katolo and Associates with an ex-parte injunction.
He said the injunction was granted by Judge Eddie Sikazwe restraining him from convening the NEC meeting on the same day and he acknowledged receipt.
Mr Nyangu said upon being served with the injunction, he tried to call Dr Mumba on his mobile phone but it went unanswered.
He then called Dr Mumba’s spokesperson Muhabi Lungu and informed him about the injunction.
Mr Nyangu said Dr Mumba later told him that he would go ahead with the meeting, adding that he was on the way to Kapingila House, the venue of the meeting.
In a related development, Mr Mulusa has filed an affidavit in support of summon for an order to join the contempt proceedings.
Mr Mulusa said NEC members were surprised that on April 28, 2014, himself and four others namely Dr Chituwo, Dr Kaingu, Dora Siliya and Tobias Kafumukache received disciplinary letters from Mr Lungu, demanding that they exculpate themselves within 10 days.
He said to avoid multiplicity of actions and to conclude the matter meaningfully, he needed to join the case because he believed that the notices of disciplinary action issued by Mr Lungu were illegal as he was appointed by an illegal meeting.
Times of Zambia