Former commissioners of the the Mongu Riots Commission of Inquiry have sued government for non-payment of their allowances.
They have contended that the situation has caused them psychological torture.
They have also charged that failure by government to pay them their entitlement amounts to the violation of their constitutional rights.
The ten former commissioners have justified that article 16 of the constitution upholds such rights.
This is contained in a petition filed in the Lusaka High Court by Henry Chanda on behalf of other nine former Commissioners of the Mongu Riot Commission of Inquiry Commissioners.
Mr Chanda who is also a Lusaka Lawyer has stated that efforts to persuade government to settle their allowances have proved futile.
The Mongu riot Commission of Inquiry was set up by President Michael Sata on October 11, 2011, and was to inquire into various issues of the Mongu riots of January 14, 2014.