Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Dawson Kafwaya has challenged his suspension from the UPND in the Lusaka High court.
Mr. Kafwaya who is also North Western Province Minister has since sued UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka over the suspension and further sought an interim injunction to restrain the opposition party from expelling him.
Mr. Katuka in a letter dated August 5th, 2015, suspended Mr. Kafwaya for alleged gross misconduct and actions in breach of the UPND constitution.
But in his statement of claim, Mr. Kafwaya wants the court to order that he was duty bound to accept the Presidential appointment as Provincial Minister.
He contends that the republican constitution does not oblige him to consult his party before accepting the presidential appointment as Provincial minister.
The matter comes up for inter party hearing on August 28th before Justice Anna Sitali.