Zambia Reports (Lusaka)

28 January 2013

Zambia: Major Kachingwe Stands Expelled - High Court

The Lusaka High Court has dismissed an application by expelled former MMD national secretary Major Richard Kachingwe contesting the decision of the party.

Maj Kachingwe, a PF sponsored mole who was assigned by President Michael Sata to create confusion and distabilise the former ruling party, was also claiming that MMD president Dr Nevers Mumba was not leader of the party.

The former diplomat claimed that Dr Mumba could not expel him from the party as he was the president of the Reform Party, a scapegoat the PF used in attempting to destabilise the MMD.

But Judge Jane Kabuka has dismissed Maj Kachingwe's application saying the claimant has no authority to remove an elected official from office.

She said Dr Mumba can only be removed at the party convention by two third majority of the MMD electoral college.

Judge Kabuku said as things stand, Maj Kachingwe remains expelled from the MMD.

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