Attempts by Muchinga MP Catherine Namugala to cite MMD leaders for contempt of court failed Wednesday afternoon when a Lusaka High Court explained that there is no injunction against her expulsion.
Namugala was on Tuesday expelled from the MMD for gross indsicpline.
But when news broke that she has been expelled, her lawyers rushed to court where they wanted to raise comtempt of court proceedings against the MMD executive.
But Fulgeance Chisanga told lawyers representing MMD when the matter came up in chambers for inter parte hearing on Wednesday that as far as the court records were showing, Namugala was not issued an injunction to block her expulsion.
This was after one of the defendant’s lawyers Sunday Nkonde informed the court that they were confused with a mistaken view that there was an injunction widely reported in the media that Ms Namugala had been granted an injunction.
Mr Nkonde however told the court that after conferring with Namugala’ lawyer, Robson Malipenga, he informed them that it was the creation of the media because no injunction was granted to his client.
In response, Judge Chisanga stated “There is no injunction granted as far as the record indicates.”
Malipenga today asked Judge Chisanga to adjourn the hearing to enable him get fresh instructions from his client in the event that new developments had taken place.
The court will now decide if Namugala still has interest in the matter where she sued the MMD challenging the appointment of Kapembwa Simbao as acting national secretary now that she is not a member of the party.