In this case, Robert Chabinga and Henry Mulenga have sought judicial review proceedings against Speaker Patrick Matibini’s decision on the notice of motion, ground supporting the notice of the impeachment motion and signatures of one third of the members of the house supporting the same which Nkombo and Kambwili presented on March 23, 2018.
The Speaker had decided that the motion would be tabled and discussed at full length at a given date in June.
Chabinga and Mulenga have cited Attorney General Likando Kalaluka.
Nkombo and Kambwili applied to join the proceedings as mover and seconder of the motion, arguing that they had vested interest in any proceedings before the courts of law relating to the motion.
The duo’s application was thrown out with costs by the Constitutional Court.
The Court upon dismissing their application awarded K 5 Million costs to the petitioners’ lawyers.
Justice Banda has set January 16 as the date for commencement of trial.
Meanwhile, one of the applicants Chabinga has since indicated in his affidavit in support of originating notice of motion for judicial review that he will rely and adopt the affidavit in support of Ex-parte summons for leave to apply for judicial review dated April 3, 2018.