KASAMA Central member of Parliament (MP) Geoffrey Mwamba has filed an application for an interim injunction in the Lusaka High Court to restrain the Patriotic Front (PF) from expelling him from the ruling party.
This is according to a statement of claim filed in the in Lusaka High Court by Mr Mwamba.
Mr Mwamba, fondly known as GBM, wants the court to declare that his purported expulsion from the PF is irregular, null and void.
“The plaintiff [Mr Mwamba] claims an order of interim injunction preventing the defendants by themselves or by their servants or agents, from suspending or expelling him from being a member of the PF,” the statement of claim reads.
Mr Mwamba contends that he was suspended from the party last year after he resigned as Minister of Defence in preference for his support for Henry Sosala as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people.
He noted that the then PF secretary-general Wynter Kabimba sat with the Northern Province disciplinary committee and decided to expel him from the party and he was only informed of this action by his sources.
Mr Mwamba also argued that the charge, suspension, notice of hearing of the recommended expulsion and the formal charge of the purported misconduct were not officially communicated to him.
“The plaintiff [Mr Mwamba]in the events leading to his suspension and recommended expulsion and subsequent expulsion, was not given an opportunity to be heard. By reason of the aforesaid, the plaintiff has suffered damage, loss and inconvenience,” the statement of claim reads.
Mr Mwamba wants the court to declare that he is still a member of the PF and MP for Kasama constituency.
He further wants the court to declare that his expulsion is illegal by reason of procedural impropriety.
Zambia Daily Mail