The Movement for Multiparty Democracy has filed an injunction to prevent the Registrar of Societies from dissolving the former ruling party.
The Registrar of Societies Clement Andeleki is working under pressure from State House to de-register the MMD.
MMD deputy National Secretary Chembe Nyangu confirmed to the Watchdog that the party filed in the court papers Wednesday afternoon.
‘As am speaking to you just now, the national secretary is submitting papers in the court to challenge the decision,’ said Chembe.
And the MMD has maintained that it does not owe the Registrar of Societies any money.
Party spokesperson Dora Siliya says as far as the party is concerned it is up to-date in terms of payments as at January 13, 2012.
Siliya further said said it was sad that a Government employee was working under political pressure to take measures which were threatening to the country’s young democracy.
She said it was not fair for the Registrar of Societies to injure the countries democracy involving of over 13 million Zambians saying the move will no doubt be challenged in the courts of law.
Siliya earlier disclosed that the party had instructed former vice President George Kunda to immediately constitute a team of lawyers to initiate legal proceeding challenging the decision of the Registrar of Societies in court.
Registrar of Societies Clement Andeleki is a documented crook
A few years ago, Andeleki was convicted by the magistrate courts for pretending to be a qualified lawyer and going into court to defend ‘clients’. He was then just a law student. He was consequently banned by the Law Association of Zambia from ever practicing law in Zambia even if he should qualify.
In 2006, while working as a police officer, he forged State House headed papers and wrote a letter purporting it to be written by late president Levy Mwanawasa.
He gave the letter to then opposition leader Michael Sata. Sata sent the letter to The Post newspaper which published it. The letter purported that President Mwanawasa ordered the arrest of PF cadres who waved at him on his way to the official opening of Parliament in January 2006.
This forged letter by Andeleki resulted in Sata, current vice-president Guy Scott and Andeleki being arrested and charged with defamation of the president. The three escaped jail only because Mwanawasa died before the matter was concluded in 2008.
Andeleki then got a job as lecturer at Mulungushi University in Kabwe but was dismissed for misconduct.
He then joined the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) where he was until PF won and given the job of Chief Registrar of Societies.
Even though he was just a lecturer at NIPA, Andeleki on his CV says ‘I am a Zambian national aged 34 years currently employed as a Lawyer at the National Institute of Public Administration.’
He said his job description is: ‘Senior Consultant – Legal Studies Advise Management on Legal Matters and Lecture Trainee Magistrates, Prosecutors, Victim Support Unit Officers and a Child Rights Lawyer Affiliated to UNICEF.’
Andeleki completed law studies at UNZA in 2005 but could not get a law practising certificate from the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) because he was banned after masquerading as a qualified lawyer and going to court to defend accused persons. He was therefore not employed as a lawyer at NIPA.