PF court bid to remove George Kunda fails

The High Court has dismissed the case in which the PF was trying to remove vice president George Kunda from office following the dissolution of parliament.

The Patriotic Front (PF) had asked the Lusaka high court to order Kunda to vacate office saying that the VP was appointed to his position based on the National Assembly was dissolved to pave way for elections.

The PF wanted Kunda to cease drawing a salary from public coffers, and that he also gives up the perks of public office which it argued would be used in campaigning for his boss, President Rupiah Banda.

“I verily believe that upon the dissolution of Parliament and upon Mr Kunda vacating his seat in the National Assembly upon which membership he was appointed to the office, he ceased to be a member of the National Assembly as well as being Vice-President of the Republic of Zambia,” said Mr Wynter Kabimba, the secretary-general of the PF, in court papers.

But the court ruled Friday afternoon that the office of the vice president is provided for by the constitution.

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