Constitutional court to hear petition to stop referendum two weeks after elections

The Constitutional Court Deputy President Mungeni Mulenga says she can only hear the matter in which a Lusaka resident wants the referendum stopped after fourteen days from today (Tuesday).
Mrs Mulenga told Mr Fresher Siwale’s Lawyers that she is not able to hear the matter urgently even with a certificate of urgency attached to the affidavit.
Mr Siwale in his petition has asked the Constitutional Court the following questions!
1.Whether the 2016 referendum meant to alter part 3 and article 79 of the Constitution of Zambia can in fact proceed to be held without a Bill to be voted on not having been put to the said Referendum as required by article 79 (3) of the constitution of Zambia Act, Chapter 1 of the Laws of Zambia.
2. Whether it will not be unconstitutional and illegal for the referendum to proceed in the manner suggested without a Bill to be voted on not having been put to the said referendum as required by article 79 (3) of the Constitution of Zambia Act.
3. Why the referendum should not be stopped from proceeding until the said Bill is put to the said referendum as required by article 79 (3) of the constitution before proceeding with it.
The adjournment to fourteen days from today (Tuesday) makes the petition academical as the referendum would have taken place.

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