High Court throws out application to restrain PF General Conference
The Lusaka High Court has thrown out an application by Mulenga Fube seeking to restrain the Patriotic Front from holding a general conference to elect its president and presidential candidate in the forthcoming president election.
When the matter came up for ruling today, High Court Judge Mwila Chitoba refused to grant an injunction to Mr. Fube on grounds that he is not a member of the Patriotic Front.
Justice Chitoba has also maintained that Mr Fube’s application for an injunction is frivolous and vexatious because the applicant is not a member of the ruling party.
Mr Fube filed an affidavit seeking a court ruling on the decision by the PF to go for a general conference ignoring the adoption of the party president through the central committee.
He sued Bridget Atanga in her capacity as PF Secretary General.
But in an affidavit filed before Judge Mwila Chitoba earlier, Mrs Atanga submitted that there was nowhere in the party constitution where the National Council was required to be consulted prior to or with issues of setting a date or indeed an announcement for convening of the party general conference.
Lawyers representing Mr. Fube, Gilbert Phiri and Keith Mweemba have indicated that they will appeal against ruling.
Reporting by Nancy Chenga