High Court to rule on presidential petition

A Lusaka High Court has set 16 hours today as the time to rule on whether the Constitutional Court breached the fundamental rights of Hakainde Hichilema  and Geoffrey Mwamba when it made a judgment without hearing their complaint or looking at their evidence.

The two are challenging the declaration of Edgar Lungu as the winner of the presidential election but the majority of the constitutional court judges working in collusion with PF lawyers made it impossible for the UPND to table their petition. The father of judge Annie Mwewa Sitali is the PF central Committee member in charge of energy.

The lawyers for UPND were arguing in the High Court until about midnight yesterday. Strangely, PF lawyers are now appearing before the high court to defend the Constitutional Court.

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