ConCourt vested with power to hear Sean Tembo case – Mbula

FORMER Secretary to the Cabinet, Leslie Mbula,  has argued that the Constitutional Court is vested with the power to hear the matter in which he has sued Sean Tembo over his alleged insulting language against President Hakainde Hichilema.

Mr Tembo, the Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) party leader has raised preliminary issues, questioning the powers of the Concourt as opposed to the local court to interpret whether the disparaging innuendos and insulting words allegedly published by him against President Hichilema were contrary to Articles 8(a) and (b), 20 and 43 (1) (a) and 43(2)(d) of the Constitution of Zambia.

He asked whether Mr Mbula had properly moved the Concourt by way of originating summons as a way of commencement given that the originating summons are both for interpretation and contravention of the Constitution.

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