Ex-employees haunt M’membe

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:51:46 +0000

By CHINTU MALAMBO

FRED M’membe is being haunted by his former employees who now want to be joined to proceedings in the Constitutional Court where he is seeking a reversal of the Post Newspaper liquidation.

The ex-Post Newspaper employees – Abel Mboozi, Roy Habaalu, Andrew Chiwenda, Mweembalubi Mweene and Bonaventure Bwalya, filed a notice of joinder as interested parties to the proceedings.

In an affidavit of ex-parte summons for an order for joinder, sworn in by Mr Mboozi, the ex-employees argue that reliefs sought by Mr M’membe directly affected their interest in the company.

Earlier, Post Newspapers liquidator, Lewis Mosho, also requested to be joined as a third interested party to the case.

This is in a case in which Mr M’membe petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking an order declaring the consent judgment dated January 10th 2018 which declared the Post insolvent and wound up null and void.

Mr M’membe is also seeking a declaration that the High Court did not have jurisdiction to hear and determine a matter relating to the exercise of the constitutional power of the Judicial Complaints Commission.

Meanwhile when the matter came up yesterday before Justice Martin Musaluke, he said he would rule on the applications for joinder after Mr M’membe files an amended petition.

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