Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:06:32 +0000
By CHINTU MALAMBO
FORMER Post Newspapers (in liquidation) employee Francis Lungu has petitioned the Constitutional Court to declare that Fred M’membe has no right to challenge the consent judgement that declared the company insolvent.
In a petition filed in court yesterday, Mr Lungu sued Mr M’membe, former post Newspaper employees – Abel Mboozi, Roy Habaalu, Andrew Chiwenda, Mwendalubi Mweene and Bonaventure Bwalya, the Post Newspaper (in liquidation) and the Zambia Revenue Authority.
Mr Lungu wants the court to declare the consent judgement legal and valid.
Mr Lungu said the judgement cannot be challenged by Mr M’membe as he was not a party to proceedings to wind up the company in cause 2016/ HPC/ 0518 and thus could not challenge the consent judgement entered into under that cause.
He seeks a declaration that under the circumstances and facts, Mr M’membe cannot challenge the consent judgement.
“I seek a declaration that Mr M’membe has no locus standi what so ever to commence the matter under the said cause seeking relief under a cause to which he was not a party,” Mr Lungu submitted.