MMD’s Nevers Mumba Celebrates “Sweet Court Victory” over De-registration

MMD president Nevers Mumba says the judiciary’s decision to quash the de-registration of the former ruling party is sweet victory.

Dr Mumba is delighted that Lusaka High Court judge Jane Kabuka today quashed the de-registration of the MMD by the Registrar of Societies Clement Andeleki on grounds that it lacked logic.

He has since commended the judiciary for what he termed “professionalism in handling the de-registration case.”

Dr Mumba said the judgment has given hope to the opposition.

“This explains why government has launched a heavy assault on the judiciary because they want to have a rubber-stamp judiciary. We would like the judiciary to remain impartial and continue to serve all sectors of the Zambian society,” Pastor Mumba said.

MMD’s national secretary Major Richard Kachingwe challenged the decision by Andeleki to cancel its registration which would have consequently led to the nullification of 53 parliamentary seats.

Judge Kabuka said allowing the de-registration would be a mutilation of democratic tenets.
She further found that Andeleki’s decision was not in public interest and could not be sustained.

However, Andeleki maintains his decision to de-register MMD was not laced with malice or personal gain and the government official who carries a dishonourable history of fraud has vowed to appeal against the judgment to the Supreme Court.

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