On September 6, 2013, the Supreme Court granted a stay of execution of the High Court judgement that ordered the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to accept nomination papers from former Petauke Central Member of Parliament (MP) Dora Siliya and two others.
The order by the supreme Court stopped the filing of nominations, which had been set for 10 September, 2013.
Acting deputy chief justice Florence Mumba granted Solicitor General Musa Mwenye the stay after the High Court had earlier declined to grant the application.
Justice Mulenga declined Mr Mwenye’s application to stay the execution of her judgment that quashed ECZ’s decision that purported to block the trio of re contesting their seats.
She quashed the decision of the ECZ that purported to block Ms Siliya and former Malambo MP Maxwell Mwale and former Mulobezi MP Hastings Sililo and ordered that the three be allowed to re-contest their seats.
But the PF using Mumba Malila appealed against Ms Justice Mulenga’s decision to the supreme Court.
The Supreme Court had set today September 11 as the date to hear from both the banned MPs and those seeking to block them.