Nine Patrotic Front (PF) Members of Parliament have filed a petition in the Lusaka High Court contesting their expulsion from the party by the Miles Sampa led faction.
The aggrieved MPs contended that the purported Secretary-General, Morgan Ng’onga, has no requisite authority to execute an expulsion as he was appointed by an expelled Sampa.
They have alleged that a letter dated December 6, 2023 was written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti, notifying her of their expulsion.
The nine are: Ronald Chitotela (Pambashe), Nickson Chilangwa (Kawambwa), Musonda Mpankata( Lupososhi), Christopher Kang’ombe (Kamfinsa), Remember Mutale(Chitambo), Brian Mundubile (Mporokoso), Stephen Kampyongo(Shiwa Ng’andu), Mulenga Fube (Chilubi) and Mutotwe Kafwaya (Lunte).
Sampa, Ng’onga and the Attorney-General are cited as respondents to the petition.
The Petitioners were on December 6, 2023 expelled from the party for alleged gross misconduct.
But they had contested that their alleged expulsion was illegal and a nullity as Ng’onga and Sampa were not party leaders.
The Petitioners are seeking declaration that Ng’onga has no power to expel them on the basis that he was appointed by an expelled Sampa.
They also want a declaration that the purported actions of the Speaker to act on the letters sent to her by Ng’onga was and is illegal and therefore, null and void ab initio as such actions were and are a violation of Article 60(2) of the Republican Constitution (Amendment) Act No. 2 of 2016.
They also seek an interim order allowing the them and the party to operate freely and further that Sampa and Ng’onga to stop masquerading as PF president and Secretary-General respectively.
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